News featuring Pink Floyd

The following news stories mention Pink Floyd. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 11 hours ago.

’15 Mar 24 Tue

Tuesday 24th March

  • Being deaf doesn't mean you don't care about music

    Toy’s London show is a breakthrough for hearing-impaired fans – it will be captioned. Why can’t more gigs cater for fans whose love of music hasn’t been stopped by deafness?

    I was born in the middle of the 70s into a family and world swirling with music. One of my earliest memories is sitting cross-legged in awe of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 video on Top of the Pops, trying to decide whether I liked tomato ketchup more than brown sauce (I still haven’t decided). Fast-forward a few years, to the middle of the 80s, and everything was suddenly silenced. An attack of meningitis left me with permanent hearing loss. When I emerged from a coma, the first words to my mother were: “Tell me later mum, I can’t hear you.”

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’15 Mar 4 Wed

Wednesday 4th March

’15 Feb 26 Thu

Thursday 26th February

  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Chasing Yesterday review - unready for takeoff

    For all his lofty talk of ‘space jazz’, Noel Gallagher’s latest album operates very much within earthly bounds

    Last October, Noel Gallagher’s second solo album was announced via a Facebook Q&A with fans. As ever in interviews, the elder Gallagher was on fine, bullish form, describing the recent reissue of Definitely Maybe as “money for old fucking rope”, dismissing the suggestion that he should give his new album away for free (“If anything I want to put the prices up”) and talking intriguingly about its contents. The phrase “space jazz” was mentioned; the presence of saxophones was alluded to; he expected audiences to be bamboozled. They might, he suggested, think: “Fucking hell, he’s gone insane, what’s he done there?”

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’15 Feb 17 Tue

Tuesday 17th February

’15 Feb 10 Tue

Tuesday 10th February

  • Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera Announces New Solo LP, Covers Kanye West & Jay Z

    Back in the fall, Roxy Music announced their breakup in very low-key fashion, and now guitarist Phil Manzanera is moving on by revealing a new solo album. The record is called The Sound of Blue, and it will be out on March 23 through Expression Records/Universal Music Catalogue. Manzanera self-produced the album, while Pink Floyd soundman Andy Jackson handled mastering. A press release refers to the 10-song offering as an "instrumental memoir" of the guitarist's life, with each cut accompanied by a video created by the man himself using Super 8 and iPhone footage. In addition to the...

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’15 Feb 6 Fri

Friday 6th February

  • Counterbalance: Nine Inch Nails - 'The Downward Spiral'

    Oh, 191st most acclaimed album of all time, you let me violate you, you let me desecrate you, you let me penetrate you, you let me complicate you. A 1994 industrial bellwether is this week's Counterbalance.

    Mendelsohn: If there was one album that could concisely sum up my musical taste as a teenager, it would be Nine Inch Nail’s The Downward Spiral. In 1994, I was wandering around the rock and roll wilderness, trying to find my way with nothing more than a couple of Rush records and a mixtape of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits. Then the video for “Closer” hit MTV and my world changed. A path opened up in…

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’15 Jan 27 Tue

Tuesday 27th January

  • The 2015 Progressive Rock Preview

    Forthcoming releases from Steven Wilson, Neal Morse, and many others highlight what is bound to be an excellent year for progressive rock.

    Of all the subsections of rock music that permeate through our ears each day, progressive rock is easily one of the most polarizing. Pioneered in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s by groups like King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Rush, and Jethro Tull, the genre is often both revered and ridiculed for its lengthy song structures, incredibly intricate arrangements, eccentric concepts, and histrionic performances. Still, those of us who adore the style cling to…

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’15 Jan 23 Fri

Friday 23rd January

  • watch Jeremy Enigk play his first solo show in a while, cover Pink Floyd ++ cover The Police with Mark Nichols

    Jeremy Enigk in Seattle on NYE (via @seattlezack)

    Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk hadn't played a solo show in a very long time but that changed when he rang in New Year's Eve in Seattle at El Corazon with Jen Wood. (Emo veterans seriously had a great NYE this year.) Anyone make it out to that show? If you didn't, or just want to relive it, you can check out a few videos from it below. One is Jeremy playing "In Circles" from SDRE's groundbreaking 1994 debut, Diary, plus there's three songs from his 2006 sophomore solo album, World Waits, and a cover of Pink Floyd's "Mother."

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’15 Jan 21 Wed

Wednesday 21st January

’15 Jan 15 Thu

Thursday 15th January

  • Pink Floyd Albums From Worst To Best

    How appropriate that Pink Floyd would find their beginnings in the same year that saw the first person walk in space. It’s a fitting foreword to the band’s story which, over the last fifty years of their existence, has seen them embrace the rarity and mythos that is rock and roll legend with a disarming [...]

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