Pink Floyd rushed out the shock announcement of their new album amid fears the story was about to leak online.
The rockers announced in July (14) that they will release The Endless River, their first new album for 20 years, in October (14) after completing tracks originally recorded in 1994.
The news first broke when singer/guitarist Dave Gilmour's wife Polly tweeted about it after fears the details were about to leak, and one member of the band's crew is convinced the decision was the catalyst for finishing the record.
Andy Jackson, Pink Floyd's long-standing studio engineer, tells Uncut magazine, "If it hadn't been for the leak, this wouldn't exist yet. Still no one knows where it came from. At that point, Warners and Sony knew about it and that increases the number of people massively. They don't seem like the likely source, but it certainly wasn't any of us within the inner circle."