Category: Pink Floyd News

Phil Manzanera and David Gilmour

Phil Manzanera Memoirs feat. David Gilmour

Roxy music guitarist and record produce Phil Manzanera, who you may have seen playing guitar on David Gilmour’s tours, has his memoirs coming out. Phil Manzanera, a renowned figure in the UK music scene and a celebrated record producer, is set to release his memoir, “Revólución to Roxy.” The book, chronicling his exceptional journey, is scheduled for a special limited edition pre-order from December 1st, with deliveries commencing in January 2024. The normal kindle, hardback and paperback are out on 22nd March 2024. Order > Signed Limited Edition Boxset for £80 , Kindle, Hardback, Paperback This memoir is not just about Manzanera’s musical escapades with Roxy Music and his collaborations with David Gilmour and other music icons. It delves deeper, unraveling his family’s compelling history. This narrative traces back to the 15th century, detailing the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews from Spain, the revolution in Cuba in 1959, and the...

Roger Waters with Jim Ladd

Jim Ladd Passes Away, Roger Waters Reflects

Jim Ladd, the American disc jockey, radio producer and writer, has passed away from a heart attack on 16th December 2023. Jim Ladd and Roger Waters were involved primarily through their collaboration on Roger Waters’ album “Radio K.A.O.S.,” released in 1987. In this concept album, Jim Ladd’s voice is featured, providing spoken segments and playing a character within the album’s narrative. This inclusion of a real-life radio personality added a layer of authenticity and depth to the album’s exploration of communication and media themes. Beyond “Radio K.A.O.S.,” their professional relationship was marked by mutual respect and shared artistic sensibilities. Ladd was known for his appreciation and understanding of Waters’ music, often featuring it on his radio shows. This helped in bringing Waters’ solo work to a wider audience, especially in the United States where Ladd’s influence in the rock music radio scene was significant. Roger Waters Facebook Response Jim Ladd...

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Additional Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Show 2024

An additional Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Show in Leicester 2024 has been announced. The National Space Centre in Leicester England has another two showings of the Dark Side of the Moon planetarium show in January 2024. There will be two screenings on 20th January at 7pm and again at 8:30pm. Tickets are on sale now and expected to sell quickly. Book your tickets here DSotM Show Details The “Dark Side of the Moon” planetarium shows are part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of Pink Floyd’s iconic album. These immersive shows are being held in up to 100 planetariums worldwide. They feature 10 unique animations synced with a new mix of the album. Each track of the album is presented with a different theme, combining retro and futuristic elements. The shows utilize the latest technology for an immersive audio-visual experience, celebrating the album’s legacy and Pink Floyd’s contribution to music...

David Gilmour December 2023 Salvation Studios Brighton

David Gilmour New Album Recording…

David Gilmour new album for 2024 seems to be getting closer and closer. Polly Samson, lyricist, novelist and wife of David Gilmour, has shared another photo of David at work. The latest photo, one of many in a year’s worth of posting, looks to be at Salvation Studios in Brighton. I assume this from the distinctive stained glass window in the background. Get our Newsletter and follow on Twitter to hear about the album and tour when it is announced. The studio has recently undergone an extensive refit. Looking through their website, the studio looks very well equipped and very comfortable. The studio is owned by Russell Church – Music Producer & Studio Owner at Salvation Music Studios. I wonder who else has been in the studio recording with David? Polly posted another picture recently of David with Roger Eno. He has previously worked with him on “A Boat Lies Waiting” and “Beauty” on Rattle...

Nick Mason with wife Annette Mason

Middlewick House Open Gardens 2024, Nick Mason Charity Event

Middlewick House Open Gardens 2024 charity event, hosted at Nick Mason’s house in Corsham, England, will take place again in Summer 2024. This is following the most successful event ever in 2023, which raised £88k for charity. Tickets are on sale now. The annual event will take place between Saturday 8 June 2024 to Sunday 9 June 2024. The gardens will be open between 11am to 4:30pm. Given the popularity of the last event, it will be well worth sorting accommodation and travel plans ahead of time. Although you can buy tickets for Middlewick House Open Gardens 2024 on the gate, you can also buy them online, ahead of time, for more peace of mind. Buy Tickets Online The event is held for the benefit of two charities that are very important for the local area. There is the Wiltshire Air Ambulance providing a vital lifeline particularly in remote areas...

Bowse Poster Hipgnosis

Iconic Album Art Exhibition by HIPGNOSIS in Germany in 2023 and 2024

Berlin 2023: In a significant cultural event for music and art enthusiasts, the renowned Browse Gallery in Berlin is currently exhibiting an exclusive exhibition titled “HIPGNOSIS: The Dark Side of the Moon and other album cover art.” It opened on November 4, 2023, and running until December 17, 2023, this exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s seminal album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” It showcases the ground breaking work of HIPGNOSIS, the British photo design studio founded by Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson, known for crafting some of the most iconic album covers in music history. The Exhibition’s Significance The exhibition is a tribute not just to Pink Floyd but also to the artistic genius of HIPGNOSIS, which designed more than 400 album covers for various international bands and musicians from 1967 to 1984. These covers, many of which have attained cult status, highlight the studio’s unique...