Roger Waters, co-founder and prime songwriter of the classic revolutionary band Pink Floyd, is honoring the 30th anniversary of the original release of “The Wall” with an astronomical tour featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production of his tale of dissension and metamorphosis performed in its entirety.
For the first time in a long time, The Beatles failed to crack Goldmine’s Market Watch. (Never fear, Elvis is here.)
David Letterman announced that he is starting a record label. The late-night talk-show host’s company, Worldwide Pants, has formed Clear Entertainment/C.E. Music
For collectors of the continuous-loop cartridge format known as the eight-track tape, it is a prize few have been able to find, let alone afford: the Quadraphonic U.K. release of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon (Harvest/EMI Records Q8 SHVL 804).
Alan Parsons talks candidly about his solo work, “Abbey Road” and “Dark Side Of The Moon”
In case you were wondering, here’s what Goldmine writer Martin Popoff and his voting army came up with as the greatest non-metal guitar solos of all time (Can you guess which two Martin snuck in there? Here’s a clue: ZZ T_p and F_ank Za_pa).
Though Porcupine Tree has been compared to modern and classic art-rockers such as Pink Floyd, Yes, The Mars Volta, Genesis, King Crimson, Tool, Dream Theater, Muse and even Radiohead, the group’s closest connection to the aforementioned bands lies in its ambition more than its music.
It’s reassuring to know that, amid all the talk of financial woes, there’s still somebody out there willing to spend $12,000 on a Pink Floyd LP. Of course, this isn’t just any old copy of Meddle, but a rare Colombian blue-vinyl pressing, in VG++ shape.
Back in 1969, at the tender young age of 16, I was about to first experience the otherworldly sounds of a British rock group known as Pink Floyd. It was the age of Woodstock, and I had moved with my parents from the sweltering big city of Houston to the pastoral charms of rural Arkansas.
by Michael Popke — If you frequent online progressive-rock communities, you’ve no doubt seen the question “What is prog?” posted countless times. …