Fact: The cover image for David Gilmour's Rattle That Lock has been named the best album artwork of 2015. Members of the British public voted for the rocker's bird-themed shot, art directed by Dave Stansbie, ahead of Drenge's Undertow. which places second. Tame Impala's Currents scores third place in the contest, organised by officials at Art Vinyl.
Fact: Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour has unveiled plans for his first European tour in nine years. The singer and guitarist will kick off the trek in Croatia on 12 September (15) and travel across the continent, wrapping up the live shows with a three-night stint at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall. The tour will coincide with the upcoming release of his untitled fourth solo album, the first since Gilmour's 2006 project On An Island.
Fact: David Gilmour's son Charlie has returned to his studies at Britain's Cambridge University after he was jailed for taking part in a riot during student protests in London in 2010. The adopted son of the Pink Floyd guitarist served four months of a 16-month prison sentence on violent disorder charges.
Quote: "Attention spans have changed. The idea of going around to somebody else's flat or house and sitting around in a comfy (comfortable) room and having a really good hi-fi system and listening to a whole album all the way through, then chatting for a few minutes, then maybe putting another album on... does that happen today?" Rocker David Gilmour fears Pink Floyd's classic albums would be lost on modern music fans.
Quote: "We're getting away from that too-precious-for-our-own-good thing of never releasing anything considered as substandard. Everything there is going to be out in one way or another." Pink Floyd star David Gilmour on the band's deluxe-box-set releases of hit albums Dark Side of The Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here, which will feature outtakes, live recordings and video.
Fact: Pink Floyd legend Dave Gilmour will be handed a honorary doctorate from his hometown's Anglia Ruskin University. The guitarist will be made a Doctor of Arts at the ceremony, which will take place in Cambridge, England in November (09).
Quote: "I don't think the occasional rock 'n' roll tour is of deep relevance to this. If all the factories pumping out stuff every day were made fairly carbon neutral or made as efficient as they could possibly be, and all the power stations and power-producing units throughout the world were made as efficient as possible... all those sorts of things seem to be much more important." Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour insists environmentally-friendly bands should keep on rocking.
Fact: Legendary guitar manufacturers Fender are launching a replica of Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour's signature Stratocaster guitar. The instrument will be available from 22 September (08) to coincide with the release of the star's live album LIVE IN GDANSK.
Fact: A Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by a glittering array of rockers including David Gilmour, Nick Cave, Jon Bon Jovi, Brian May and SIR Elton John sold for GBP1,950 ($3,800) on auction website eBay.co.uk yesterday (09DEC06). Proceeds from the sale will benefit the War Child Charity.
Fact: <p>Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will play a one-off gig at a London venue in the first week his solo album ON AN ISLAND is released. The album, his first in 22 years, is out on 6 March (06) - the star's 60th birthday. </p>
Fact: <p>PINK FLOYD star David Gilmour has announced his first solo tour in decades, which will begin in March (06) in Germany and end with a two-night stint at London's Royal Albert Hall. </p>
Quote: <p>"I might be prepared to make a record, but there's no f**king way I'm going to argue with him about how to make it." Rocker Roger Waters gives Pink Floyd fans reasons to hope for a new album, even if he still has major differences with bandmate David Gilmour. </p>