Pink Floyd

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Bianca Gracie | October 10, 2014 5:00 am

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Christina Lee | July 7, 2014 5:00 am
Christina Lee | July 7, 2014 5:00 am


London Olympics 2012: Ed Sheeran May Perform With Pink Floyd…Or Not

Robbie Daw | August 2, 2012 10:05 am
Robbie Daw | August 2, 2012 10:05 am

The “Parklife” Stamp: Even Better Than Sealing Your Letter With A Kiss

noah | October 15, 2009 3:00 pm
noah | October 15, 2009 3:00 pm

parklifeNext year, the UK will issue a series of stamps dedicated to the art of the British album cover. The Stones’ Let It Bleed, New Order’s Power, Corruption, and Lies, Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, and Blur’s Parklife will all be honored in this 10-stamp issue. If the US had a similar stamp issue, I wonder what albums would get the nod? You’d think Thriller would be a no-brainer, and Madonna’s True Blue would look kinda dynamite, but after that… ? (First person to shout Merriweather Post Pavilion!” is fired.) The full issue of stamps after the jump. More »


Kanye West Would Like To Offer Up A New Celebrity Taxonomy

noah | May 20, 2009 4:00 pm
noah | May 20, 2009 4:00 pm

kanyeIn the midst of praising a sort of mediocre, but I guess well-framed paparazzi photo of Rihanna, Kanye West took some time out to offer up his thoughts on today’s biggest stars, and which current celebrities were serving as analogies of stars gone by, I guess because we live in the post-everything age. If you ever wondered which current somewhat-superstar Kanye West views as the new Jimi Hendrix and/or Roger Waters, the answers lie after the jump. More »



Pink Floyd Will See EMI On The Dark Side Of The Courtroom

noah | April 20, 2009 12:00 pm
noah | April 20, 2009 12:00 pm

pinkfloydIn today’s midday headlines: Pink Floyd gets litigious, Rick Ross gets bored, and Madonna nurses her wounds. More »


“Marmite Artists” Make Everyone Pucker Their Lips And Get In The Mood For A Row

noah | October 14, 2008 6:15 am
noah | October 14, 2008 6:15 am

Supermarket shelves in other parts of the world (and at certain specialty shops in the US) contain a food product called Marmite, which is basically a bread spread made out of yeast extract. I personally tried it when I was 16, after an Australian pen pal sent me a few packets, and my Cool Ranch and Domino’s-trained palate found it absolutely repellent; I haven’t tried it since, because the thought of doing so makes me shiver. But apparently it’s pretty divisive in the UK, to the point that the product name is actually being used by some music-biz insiders to describe certain artists who have a love-’em-or-hate-’em appeal. The musical omnivores at Popjustice explain: “the phrase describes the sort of band or artist which divides opinion as strongly as the disgusting/delicious yeasty food product Marmite. It is not a phrase used to describe how good or bad something is–there’s no value judgment involved.” Popjustice says that Alphabeat, the Scissor Sisters, and Bob Dylan are all “Marmite artists”–although a shitty band being pushed by a publicist to no avail is not, so don’t try it next time, publicists. Confused yet? Well, in keeping with our English-class form, the term is used in context after the jump!

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Toppling ‘The Wall’: The Farce Of Double-Counting In The RIAA’s All-Time Platinum List

Chris Molanphy | September 17, 2008 3:00 am
Chris Molanphy | September 17, 2008 3:00 am

Reading the New York Times obituary of Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright yesterday, I came upon a statistic that the newspaper ran unquestioningly that ticked me off, as it always does when I see similar statements in print:

Pink Floyd’s 1979 album, “The Wall,” eventually sold 23 million copies in the United States.

No, it didn’t, I grumbled to myself. It’s a double-album—by RIAA math, that means it sold about 11.5 million. SNARL!

There are many things wrong with the Recording Industry Association of America’s system for certifying albums gold, platinum, multiplatinum, and (now) diamond. There’s the counting of records shipped, not sold; I’ve seen discs certified platinum that have actually SoundScanned fewer than 700,000 copies. On the other side of the ledger, there are discs that are under-certified because of the RIAA’s outmoded system requiring labels to request certification—short-changing dozens of classic Motown artists, for example.

But nothing in the RIAA metals methodology sticks in my craw more than double-counting. It’s the biggest scam in record-industry self-tallying, and the main reason it’s infuriating is the very example cited above: journalists and music fans the world over use the RIAA’s certs as their yardstick for all-time album sales. It’s basically a total distortion of rock history.

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Pink Floyd-Themed Cruise To Suck Even More Money From Fans’ Wallets

noah | August 6, 2008 4:30 am
noah | August 6, 2008 4:30 am

It was probably only a matter of time: Pink Floyd finally has a cruise in its honor. The Great Gig In The Sea, which will set sail next May, is guaranteed to be a rollicking time, despite having zero performances by any members of the band during its three-day duration. More »


David Gilmour To Join <i>Atom Heart Mother</i> (You Heard Me) Tribute Concert

anthonyjmiccio | June 2, 2008 1:30 am
anthonyjmiccio | June 2, 2008 1:30 am

atom%20heart%20mother.jpgAn upcoming live performance of Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother led by Ron Geesin, the orchestral arranger who worked on the album’s legendarily bloated title track, will be joined on the opening song by none other than Floyd’s David Gilmour himself. Gilmour has been quoted as saying “Some of it now, like Atom Heart Mother, strikes me as absolute crap, but I no longer want or have to play stuff I don’t enjoy,” but obviously time has changed the guitarist’s feelings about the album, which was the band’s first No. 1 album in the UK critically thought of as a disappointment following Ummagumma.

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Roger Waters’ Coachella Pig Found in Desert

noah | April 30, 2008 9:15 am
noah | April 30, 2008 9:15 am

Roger Waters’ post-Coachella littering spree, the final chapter: The deflated remains of his giant inflatable pig, which floated away after his festival-closing performance Sunday night, were found Monday morning by a jogger. More »



noah | April 30, 2008 9:15 am
noah | April 30, 2008 9:15 am

Roger Waters’ post-Coachella littering spree, the final chapter: The deflated remains of his giant inflatable pig, which floated away after his festival-closing performance Sunday night, were found Monday morning by a jogger. More »


noah | April 30, 2008 9:15 am
noah | April 30, 2008 9:15 am

Roger Waters’ post-Coachella littering spree, the final chapter: The deflated remains of his giant inflatable pig, which floated away after his festival-closing performance Sunday night, were found Monday morning by a jogger. More »


Roger Waters Somehow Finds A Way To Make Me Loathe Pink Floyd Even More

noah | April 28, 2008 12:00 pm
noah | April 28, 2008 12:00 pm

AP080427024791.jpgI slogged through the first half of last night’s main-stage-closing set by Roger Waters–which was billed as “Roger Waters Dark Side Of The Moon“–partially out of masochism, partially in the interest of sociological research, and partially because I didn’t feel like dragging my ass over to the stuffed-to-capacity-all-weekend dance tent to see Modeselektor, who were the only other act playing for the first portion of Waters’ set. While it was interesting in a “so this is who he lured out to the desert” sort of way, it was also infuriating, and at one point a friend said to me, “I can hear your eyes rolling back from here.” But no portion of the evening filled me with more rage than the pre-show, which had as its visual an old-timey radio, a model airplane, and a tumbler of whiskey; every so often, a hand would reach into frame to change the station and/or refill the glass, and the stations that the hand hit on, for the most part, had a playlist that lulled the classic-rock fans in attendance into a state of self-righteousness: Bob Dylan, “Hound Dog,” and “My Funny Valentine.” There was also a “humorous” bit when the radio somehow was all-ABBA, all the time, and hand man couldn’t escape from the tyranny of radio! ABBA! I mean, could you believe the nerve!

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Roger Waters: Littering For Obama

noah | April 28, 2008 7:30 am
noah | April 28, 2008 7:30 am

“Those who live near the Empire Polo Fields, where the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was held, woke up this morning to something that looked like snow, according to some residents. More »


Coachella Lineup Announced: Prepare Yourself For The Anticlimax

noah | January 21, 2008 6:36 am
noah | January 21, 2008 6:36 am

coachellaposter.jpgThe long-awaited announcement regarding this year’s Coachella Festival has finally taken place, and apparently the big name the organizers got this year was … Roger Waters? Who will be recreating Dark Side Of The Moon on the festival’s main stage? Yeah, really. (What was that I said about festivals being totally over in ’08 again?) Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. PT; other names on the 125-act bill, via the Los Angeles TimesSoundboard blog and URB, after the jump. (For those of you who think that Roger Waters is a little too old for Coachella: Don’t worry, Love and Rockets are on the bill, too!)

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As Heard On “The Sopranos”: If You Missed It Last Night, For God’s Sake, Don’t Read This

Brian Raftery | May 14, 2007 10:15 am
Brian Raftery | May 14, 2007 10:15 am

sopranos.jpgSo: Something tangentially music-related happened on The Sopranos last night. However, we do not want to give it away, as we are not that dickardly. So please, if you didn’t see it, go and re-read that Pete Nice item again; and if you did catch it, meet us after the click-through…

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