Looks like Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl won’t be the only duet tonight at NYC’s 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines has covered Roger Waters route for an upcoming documentary surrounding the nearly 20-year-long West Memphis Three ordeal. Maines, who had been an outspoken opponent of the imprisonment of the three men, recorded a version of the Pink Floyd classic “Mother” for the documentary West of Memphis: Voices of Justice, which is coming out on January 15th.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters turned rock’n’roll theater into real-life entertainment with his top-grossing “The Wall” tour, but now the singer/bassist will try his hand at professional theater.
A new technique to convert DVDs into smartphone apps has been created, and first on the development company’s list is “David Gilmour In Concert,” featuring Gilmour’s concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall in 2001.
Muse is known for making over-the-top musical statements, so it should come as no surprise that they’ve turned to Pink Floyd to influence their epic new stage show.
The Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd and The Eagles have shared space on radio station playlists for decades, but last night at New Jersey’s Izod Center was probably the first time that their members shared a stage. And yet, there they were: Gregg Allman, Roger Waters and Joe Walsh, performing not just at the same concert, but at the same time. It was an incredible finale to the Love For Levon concert, paying tribute to The Band’s Levon Helm
Waters, who just wrapped up a huge three year tour where he performed Pink Floyd’s The Wall every night, will be playing in relatively stripped down surroundings. Coincidentally, the one time when Waters performed with Helm was at Waters’ one-off performance of The Wall in Germany on July 21, 1990.
In an email to Sheeran, Nick Mason wrote: “Hi Ed, Really great experience, many thanks for a great performance. And a great day out! Following a bit of post show stuff with some of the PF fans getting outraged at people not realising the song was not your new release, I just wanted to go on record to suggest they chill on this.
Though the U.S. charts don’t show the same influence, the Olympics effect is out in full force on on the U.K. charts this week.
The ceremony featured a “Symphony of British Music” over the last 50 years, which included a mega-set by The Who; a touch of Queen, Pink Floyd and The Kinks; five songs by the Beatles (though no Beatles performed in the ceremony); and the first performance in years by the reunited Spice Girls.