Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. Distinguished by their use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, extended compositions, and elaborate live shows, they are one of the most commercially successful and influential groups in popular music history.

Pink Floyd were founded by students Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, and Richard Wright on keyboards and vocals. They gained popularity performing in London's underground music scene during the late 1960s, and under Barrett's leadership released two charting singles and a successful debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined in December 1967; Barrett left in April 1968 due to deteriorating mental health. Waters became the band's primary lyricist and conceptual leader, devising the concepts behind their albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977), The Wall (1979) and The Final Cut (1983). The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall became two of the best-selling albums of all time.

Following creative tensions, Wright left Pink Floyd in 1979, followed by Waters in 1985. Gilmour and Mason continued as Pink Floyd; Wright rejoined them as a session musician and, later, a band member. The three produced two more albums—A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994)—and toured through 1994. After nearly two decades of enmity, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason reunited with Waters in 2005 to perform as Pink Floyd in London as part of the global awareness event Live 8; Gilmour and Waters later stated they had no plans to reunite as a band again. Barrett died in 2006, and Wright in 2008. The final Pink Floyd studio album, The Endless River (2014), was recorded without Waters and based almost entirely on unreleased material.

Pink Floyd were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. By 2013, the band had sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

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1972 Obfusc/ation
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1972 Obfusc/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.
1971 Reverber/ation
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1971 Reverber/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.
1970 Devi/ation
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1970 Devi/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.
1969 Dramatis/ation
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1969 Dramatis/ation is an album by musical group Pink Floyd, released on March 24, 2017.

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Sir Paul McCartney joins campaign to prevent venue closures, warning “the future of music is in danger”
  –  January 12, 2018
He’s not alone, either. Joining McCartney in support of his campaign in favor of the bill are Billy Bragg, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson.
Alan Parsons Live Project tour coming to Chumash Casino Resort
  –  January 12, 2018
Considered one of the best sound engineers in the music business, Alan Parsons — who produced Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” — is a legend in the recording industry. Soon, he’ll be performing his greatest hits at the Chumash Casino Resort.
More Choices in Smart Speakers for 2018
  –  January 12, 2018
The convenience of a digital assistant is one thing, but if you also want Pink Floyd to sound like Roger Waters intended, you should have more and better options in 2018. Braven is a small audio company known for its wireless speakers with good sound—its ...
Song Premiere: Michael Landau’s “One Tear Away”
  –  January 11, 2018
Michael Landau is a prolific session guitarist who’s worked with Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, and many others. Photo by Austin Hargrave Now Landau is releasing Rock Bottom, an album he made with a full band in the studio ...
The Intriguingly Exotic Sound of the C Lydian Hexatonic Scale
  –  January 11, 2018
The sound of this figure implys a dramatic, circular Em-to-C progression, which brings to mind the intro and outro to the Pink Floyd song “Pigs (Three Different Ones),” as well as the chorus and solo sections of Led Zeppelin’s guitar tour de force ...
Run Like Hell: not just another brick in the wall
  –  January 11, 2018
Run Like Hell is kicking off the Paradise Center for the Arts' upcoming season with a bang, performing Pink Floyd classics with a highly produced show. This show was developed over a year and a half and includes the full Pink Floyd concert experience.
David Fricke's Year in Rock 2017
  –  January 11, 2018
via Pink Floyd, to a rock & roll year laden with loss. This set of reflections is not everything that mattered to me in 2017. But it will give you a good idea of how my year in rock got me through the year in darkness. Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 ...
Abdullah The Butcher’s History Of Carnage Through The Ages
  –  January 11, 2018
I think everyone who knows me knows that The Midnight Express theme is going to play at my funeral, but Abdullah coming out to the rocking opening track of my favorite Pink Floyd album ever is a pretty solid 1a as far as entrance music goes. Someday I hope ...
Danny Carey Reveals The New TOOL Album's "Tracks Are Long…Too Long!"
  –  January 11, 2018
Everything has its own voice. It’s funny how people understand it all when it comes to concepts. I know from Pink Floyd, Yes, all these bands – there was no fucking concept. Those guys would just go in there and do it until it was done…and that’s ...
Of Mice & Men Have a Gas With Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’
  –  January 11, 2018
Of Mice & Men's Defy album doesn't arrive until Jan. 19, but the band is already cashing in on their newly issued cover of Pink Floyd's "Money." The track recently debuted and can be heard in the Spotify player at the bottom of this post. The band update ...
Howard Stern: Singer Lorde a ‘S***head’ for Cancelling Israel Show
  –  January 11, 2018
Stern also has dumped on Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters for his vocal criticism of Israel and effort to get various artists to cancel concerts there. "She has no problem with Russia," Stern was quoted as saying during his show. "The only place in the ...
It's a gas: Of Mice & Men shares cover of Pink Floyd's "Money"
  –  January 11, 2018
The cover stays true to the original's melody and like the original, it even has a cash register sound effect at the beginning. But since this is an Of Mice & Men track, those effects soon give way to riffs upon riffs. You can download the cover now via ...
Alan Parsons playing benefit concert for Oklahoma County's SHINE Foundation
  –  January 11, 2018
Parsons began his music career as a recording engineer, working on the last two Beatles albums at Abbey Road Studios and later supervising Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon.” He moved into the performance arena when he teamed with the late Eric ...
Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd join campaign to save UK music venues
  –  January 11, 2018
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and folk singer Billy Bragg were among artists and politicians campaigning outside Britain’s parliament on Wednesday to save the country’s live music venues. Around 35 percent of Britain’s live music venues have shut ...
Of Mice & Men have shared their cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Money’
  –  January 11, 2018
Of Mice & Men are heading out on in support of the release this spring. The tour will see them supported by Wage War and Sylar on most dates, and kicks off on 2nd April in Russia, before arriving in the UK on 21st April.
Pink Floyd join Sir Paul McCartney in offering stark warning over dangers to British music venues
  –  January 11, 2018
Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason has warned the band would struggle to reach its dizzying heights in today’s climate. The musician issued the call as he backed a campaign to stop the closure of grassroot music venues after more than a third were said to have ...
McCartney, Pink Floyd drummer join campaign to save UK music venues
  –  January 11, 2018
LONDON: Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason and folk singer Billy Bragg were among artists and politicians campaigning outside the United Kingdom’s parliament on Wednesday to save the country’s live music venues. Around 35% of the UK’s live music venues ...
The Greatest Cover Of Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall' You'll Ever Hear
  –  January 10, 2018
Musical talent is very discriminatory - unfortunately, know matter how hard you try, some of us will never acquire the skills to shred on a guitar, play the drums, or sing in tune. But this next bloke certainly has what it takes.
Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd tribute shows on Long Island
  –  January 6, 2018
Ultimate albums are the foundation of rock and roll. Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors,” the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Joni Mitchell’s “Court and Spark” and Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” are like classic ...
Revealed: Ukip leader's new lover dated cousin of Pink Floyd star as his friends say she found him on Facebook 'to get close to Dave Gilmour' but broke up after she made him ...
  –  January 4, 2018
Ukip leader Henry Bolton’s new lover dated the cousin of Pink Floyd star Dave Gilmour – and contacted him on Facebook because of his family name, his friends claim. Jo Marney, 29, is understood to have been in a relationship with Patrick Gilmour from ...
Wish You Were Here brings back Pink Floyd, Anthony Gomes delivers the blues: Also Playing
  –  January 3, 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The new year gets off to a colorful start with the music of Pink Floyd from local favorites Wish You Were Here and the blues from Canada's Anthony Gomes. Wish You Were Here, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, House of Blues. Eric "Eroc" Sosinski ...
Pink Floyd in Cork
  –  January 1, 2018
The legendary band only ever played one gig in the Republic of Ireland. Jack Lyons recalls being part of that sparse crowd at the Arcadia in Cork in 1967. SEPTEMBER 1967 — having spent seven years in west London working as a clerk filing legal papers, I ...
Facebook sends Ars takedown notice from Pink Floyd over NASA audio [Updated]
  –  December 20, 2017
“The Eagle has landed” are among the most famous words ever uttered in the 20th century. Enlarge Ars Technica Most Americans know that those words were spoken by Neil Armstrong just before his famous 1969 walk on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
30 years ago today: Pink Floyd plays BC Place, David Gilmour freaks say "Roger who?"
  –  December 10, 2017
Thirty years ago today--on December 10, 1987--Pink Floyd played BC Place on its A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour. At that point Roger Waters wasn't in the band anymore, but that didn't stop hordes of Vancouver Floyd fanatics from packing into the stadium ...

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