When Pink Floyd‘s The Division Bell was released twenty-five years ago this week, the term “Brexit” had not been coined and Theresa May did not need a hair colorist. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking ( who did a cameo on the song “Keep Talking” ), Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, orchestrator/ arranger Michael Kamen, and longtime […]
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By the time a soggy Pink Floyd wrapped up 1990’s Knebworth Festival on the royal castle grounds outside London in the English countryside, we were drying off in the car headed for a hot meal at Ristorante Ravello in North London. We listened to Pink Floyd performing “Money” live on the London radio, including a […]
A Pink Floyd interview has always been one of the most difficult “gets” in the music journalism business, but at the time thirty years ago when In the Studio launched in Summer 1988 amidst public sniping between former member Roger Waters and the two remaining active members, David Gilmour and Nick Mason ( Rick Wright […]
…the forty-fifth anniversary of the progressive rock masterpiece by Pink Floyd which not even “Time” can “Eclipse”: The Dark Side of the Moon !
Mercifully, time, maturity, other creative outlets, and the loss of mutual dear friends and colleagues have brought the disenfranchised factions of Pink Floyd to a truce in the 21st century, but tin 1987 this international superstar band faced its greatest existential threat while simultaneously experiencing A Momentary Lapse of Reason. By early 1987 it had become […]
Practically all of the later headliner performances at the 1990 Knebworth Festival outside of London were plagued by the rain, but the hearty British spirit won the day both onstage and in the soaked crowd. Here is Pink Floyd soldiering through defiantly with a particularly fiery lead guitar solo by David Gilmour on “Comfortably Numb“. […]
David Gilmour,Nick Mason, and Roger Waters explore the dark, ominous, yet vitally important transitional musical missing link, 1977’s “Animals”.
Roger Waters has a completely different recollection than the other three of the 1975 recording sessions for Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here…
Pink Floyd’s The Endless River is the fascinating back story of a “final ” musical statement, 1994’s The Division Bell, which was never intended to be the superstar progressive rock band’s last word.
Pink Floyd’s monumental opus The Wall…the numbers that it has generated are starting to rival the Great Wall of China: #87 ranking on Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 500 Albums of All Time; worldwide sales of an estimated 30,000,000…