Okay, wait–Syd Barrett’s been dead for a while, and Roger Waters isn’t on speakin’ terms with David Gilmour…
Pink Floyd hasn’t released a new album since 1994’s The Division Bell, and most fans had assumed that the band had been retired. But now it seems that they are working on their first new album in two decades.
While his comments have drawn music industry outrage, the Anti-Defamation League had his back up until recently. According to the Times of Israel, their defense is long but over now. Today (Dec. 12) the ADL have agreed that Waters’ “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories” have “seeped into the totality” of his views.
He recently told Rolling Stone about the concept album: “It’s 55 minutes long. It’s songs and theater as well. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s couched as a radio play. It has characters who speak to each other, and it’s a quest.”
What happens when you spin Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here” one million times on Spotify, Dr. Evil Pinky?
A man from Monticello, Minnesota claimed to be Pink Floyd guitarist-vocalist David Gilmour in order to avoid paying $100,000 in medical expenses.
Roger Waters has been getting more press for his vocal critiques of Israel lately than he has for his music. In March, he was interviewed by the Al-Jazeera network, and encouraged artists to boycott the Middle Eastern country.
Manhattan’s 92nd Street YMCA (92Y) has cancelled an event with former Pink Floyd singer/bassist Roger Waters, following pressure from members of the Jewish community over the rocker’s criticism of Israel over the years.
Pink Floyd‘s thirteenth studio album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, almost had rapping on it. Possibly due to an, ahem, “momentary lapse of reason” on the part of producer Bob Ezrin.
What a prestigious honor!