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Roger Waters Facing Gig Protest Over Anti-israel Stance

The veteran rocker is set to play a show at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, but members of a Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, are calling for...

David Gilmour's Son Spotted At London's Refugee Protests

The son of the Pink Floyd guitarist was handed a 16-month prison sentence after he was pictured swinging from a war memorial in central London during a violent 2010 protest against increased university...

Roger Waters Fires Off Angry Letter To Bon Jovi Over Israel Gig

The former Pink Floyd frontman often takes aim at artists prior to scheduled gigs in the Middle East and urges them to boycott the nation as part of an ongoing cultural protest against...

David Gilmour Hits Out At U.k. Government Over Protests

In 2010, the Comfortably Numb hitmaker's adopted son Charlie Gilmour was jailed for 16 months for swinging on the Cenotaph war memorial in London and jumping onto a car carrying royal protection officers...

Lana Del Rey's 'Honeymoon' Beaten By Dave Gilmour In Chart Battle

Dave Gilmour has topped this week’s UK album chart, beating Lana Del Rey to the number one spot. Gilmour previously landed at number one just 10 months ago with band Pink Floyd’s latest release The...

David Gilmour Tops U.k. Albums Chart

The singer/guitarist has scored his first solo number one in nine years with Rattle That Lock. Gilmour also hit the top of the Official Album Chart last year (14) with Pink Floyd's...

Muse Named Biggest Selling Progressive Act

Muse have been named the biggest selling progressive act of the millennium so far. The band beat Pink Floyd to the top spot in a list compiled by the Official Charts Company and Prog Magazine...

Pink Floyd's Inflatable Pig 'Algie' Withdrawn From Auction

Pink Floyd’s famous inflatable pig – known as ‘Algie’ – has been withdrawn from auction after being mistakenly placed on sale having spent decades gathering dust in storage. He has been offered back to the...

Pink Floyd Pig No Longer On The Auction Block

The owners of the blow-up creature, which featured on the cover of the rock band's 1977 album Animals, were planning to sell Algie as part of a massive clear-out of their U.K. warehouse,...

Pink Floyd's Flying Pig Set For Auction

Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones,...

David Gilmour 'Done' With Pink Floyd

David Gilmour is ''done'' with Pink Floyd.The 69-year-old guitarist has vowed never to reform with his two surviving bandmates Roger Waters and Nick Mason, saying it would be ''fakery'' for the rockers to reform because...

David Gilmour Rules Out Pink Floyd Reunion

The members of the band - Gilmour, Roger Waters, Rick Wright and Nick Mason - got back together for the historic Live 8 concerts in 2005 and the group also put out an...

David Gilmour Recruits Former Prison Inmates For Song

The rocker was joined by thirty members of The Liberty Choir on the single, and seven of them once served time in Wandsworth Prison in London, where Gilmour's adopted son Charlie spent four...

Nick Mason Joins Jeremy Clarkson On Final Top Gear Lap

The drummer, a car enthusiast, joined Clarkson and racing driver Marino Franchitti for Clarkson's last ever drive around the Top Gear circuit to raise money for charity, more than three months after he...

Dionne Warwick Refused To Bow To Roger Waters' Pressure Over Tel Aviv Gig

Pink Floyd rocker Waters often takes aim at singers scheduled to perform in the country and urges them to boycott it as part of a cultural protest against the unrest between Israelis and...

Pink Floyd Lead Progressive Music Awards Nominations

The rock group's The Endless River album has put the bandmates in contention for the Grand Design, Best Album and Best Band/Artist of the Year prizes, while Kate Bush is up for two...

Pink Floyd Up For Three Progressive Music Awards

Pink Floyd have been nominated for three awards at the 2015 Progressive Music Awards. The legendary rock band's chart-topping 'The Endless River' LP sees them up for the Grand Design, Best Album and Best Band/Artist...

Pink Floyd Stars Unveil Plaque At Former College

The band formed after the musicians met as students at Regent Street Polytechnic in the 1960s, and they returned to their alma mater, which is now part of the University of Westminster, to...

Lemmy, Nick Mason & Hynde Pay Tribute To The Damned In New Documentary

Don't You Wish That We Were Dead also features Duff MCKagan, Mick Jones and The Offspring's Dexter Holland, alongside The Damned stars Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible and Brian James. The...

Kurt Cobain's Credit Card Up For Sale

Kurt Cobain's credit card is up for auction.The late Nirvana frontman's Visa card - which expired in 1995, less than a year after his suicide - from now-defunct Seattle bank Seafirst and leather 'King of...

Alan Parsons Takes Aim At Waters Over Israeli Gig Boycott Plea

Rocker Alan Parsons has attacked Pink Floyd star Roger Waters over his efforts to persuade his old studio engineer to scrap a recent show in Israel.Parsons, who engineered Pink Floyd's iconic album Dark Side of...

Alan Parsons Ignores Waters' Plea To Boycott Israel Gig

Alan Parsons, the rock boffin who engineered Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon album, has ignored pleas from the band's Roger Waters to scrap a show in Israel.Waters, a longtime supporter of the...

Nick Mason Slams Spotify Payouts

Nick Mason has branded Spotify ''pathetic'' for artists.The Pink Floyd rocker is concerned about the rise in popularity of the streaming service because musicians receive such little revenue from the airplay they receive and thinks...

Noel Gallagher: Revolver Was Pivotal To The 90s

Noel Gallagher believes the 90s music scene would ''never have happened'' without The Beatles album 'Revolver'.The 'In The Heat Of The Moment' singer's former group Oasis became the biggest band in the world during the...

Session Drummer Steve Forman Wins Bid To Stay In U.k.

A top session musician who previously worked with David Bowie and Pink Floyd has been allowed to stay in Britain after a bid to deport him was rejected on Tuesday (13Jan15).Steve Forman, 68, faced being...

Stars Demand Release Of Guantanamo Bay Briton

Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters, pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor and actress Juliet Stevenson are among those who have signed an open letter calling for the release of a British man from the Guantanamo Bay detention...

U.s. Rocker Threatened With Deportation Can Stay For Xmas

A U.S. rocker who has worked with David Bowie, John Lennon and Pink Floyd is facing what could be his final Christmas in his adopted Britain after Home Office bosses agreed to stall his deportation...

Pink Floyd And David Bowie Help Boost UK Vinyl Sales Past The One Million Mark For The First Time In Nearly Two Decades

It seems that vinyl is once again back in fashion (thanks hipsters). This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, according to the Official...

Pink Floyd Score First Number One Album On U.k. Music Charts In 19 Years

Pink Floyd have scored their first number one album on the U.K. music charts in 19 years.The Endless River, which features unreleased material from studio sessions for 1994’s The Division Bell, has beaten the Foo...

Good Way To Go - Pink Floyd's "Endless River" Tops UK Chart

And they’re back! By them, I obviously mean Pink Floyd and by back, I mean their new album , The Endless River, has topped the UK chart, making this the first Pink Floyd album in...

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