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 […]
…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 in 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…
Roger Waters admitted to me that in 1980 Pink Floyd had been guaranteed one million dollars per night to perform The Wall on a stadium tour. “And I refused to do it outdoors,” Waters tells me in this classic rock interview. “But how can you do a show, that’s about the alienation you feel about doing stadium shows, in a stadium?”