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Pink Floyd-The Wall 40th Anniversary pt1- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

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?"

Pink Floyd- Comfortably Numb- Knebworth 6-30-90

This reportedly will appear later this month on the upcoming Later Years   box set.  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…
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Pink Floyd- The Division Bell- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

In mid-March 1994 I had been driven to a decommissioned Air Force base in the California desert at dusk, where we were met at the gate by Military Police with white gloves and live ammo in their M-16 rifles. The reason that the British band Pink Floyd was rehearsing their 1994 "Division Bell" North American tour at a U.S. military base was simply because nothing smaller than a B-52 hangar could accommodate the massive stage, lights, and sound system.

David Gilmour- On an Island

David Gilmour joins Redbeard In the Studio for Gilmour's 2006 solo album "On an Island".
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Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon- David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters

To illustrate how seriously many of the post-British Invasion bands were approaching the rock idiom by early 1973, you need look no further than Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" to see how this progressive rock movement had matured,  with spectacular results both artistically and commercially, confirmed in this classic rock interview by my guests, musical lunar explorers David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason.

Pink Floyd- A Momentary Lapse of Reason- David Gilmour, Nick Mason

In the first half of the Eighties, Pink Floyd was M.I.A. for five long years,  conspicuous in their absence for instance at the largest one day gathering of rock royalty, Live Aid, in July 1985. It was not until the end of that year that Roger Waters' official departure from Pink Floyd was revealed to the other band members, and this bowling ball revelation left the group with the musical equivalent of the dreaded 7-10 split. 
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Paul McCartney-Flowers in the Dirt

Paul McCartney returns for "Flowers in the Dirt" In the Studio #1500 with Redbeard !

Pink Floyd- Animals- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

David Gilmour,Nick Mason, and Roger Waters explore the dark, ominous, yet vitally important transitional musical missing link, 1977's "Animals".

David Gilmour- Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour and lyricist Polly Samson In the Studio for "Rattle That Lock"
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Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here- Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason

Roger Waters has a completely different recollection than the other three of the 1975 recording sessions for Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here...