Tagged: David Gilmour

Roger Waters Tour 2024

Roger Waters Tour Set To Conclude. What Next?

Roger Waters Tour is coming to an end soon in December. After an amazing run of concerts which started in July 2022, This Is Not A Drill Tour is set to conclude on 9th December 2023. The final venue is Estadio Olimpico in Ecuador. The tour was billed Roger’s “first farewell tour” jokingly referring to the trend of older artists saying its their last, then doing more! The original tour schedule, for Roger Waters’ seventh solo tour, was supposed to start around the time of Covid. This was postponed. The world went into turmoil. There would be further turmoil during this tour, with controversies being reported in the media. What will 2024 bring? Memoirs, perhaps a REDUX tour given the cost of the two nights at London Palladium, an unlikely extension of the This Is Not A Drill tour? A Tour with Controversy Accusations of Roger Waters Antisemitism There have...

Matt Gilmour with father David Gilmour

Matt Gilmour, Son of David Gilmour

Matt Gilmour is one of the children of David Gilmour, the renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with the legendary rock band Pink Floyd. Here’s what you might find interesting about Matthew Gilmour: Musical Talent: Like his father, Matthew has shown an inclination toward music. While not as prominently known in the music scene as his father, he has still ventured into the field, showcasing talent and potential. Band Involvement: In the past, Matthew was involved in a band named “The Whip.” Their style was different from Pink Floyd’s, leaning more towards alternative rock. David Gilmour Family and Children David Gilmour’s first marriage was to model and artist Virginia “Ginger” Hasenbein. The couple had four children: Alice Gilmour (born 1976), Clare Gilmour (born 1979), Sara Gilmour (born 1983) and Matthew (born 1986). In David Gilmour’s marriage to Polly Samson, he has adopted son Charlie Samson (born...

Pink Floyd Tribute Bands

Pink Floyd Tribute Band Concerts

With Pink Floyd very much finished as a live touring band, fans only have Pink Floyd tribute band concerts to seek out and experience. Some fans will have been born after the band had stopped touring so not seen them. Others may have seen Pink Floyd live and in the flesh. Lucky them. You blogger here has seen Roger Waters, Nick Mason and David Gilmour solo concerts many times, but never actually see Pink Floyd live. Who is the best tribute band for Pink Floyd? There are a lot of tribute bands to Pink Floyd all over the world. There should be at least one in every major city or region because everyone should watch! I have seen a few live over the years. They are a lot of fun. My favourite Pink Floyd tribute band has probably been the Australian Pink Floyd. I saw them last at Jodrell Bank...

Metallic Spheres In Colour The Orb feat David Gilmour

A Re-imagining of Metallic Spheres In Colour by The Orb and David Gilmour

Pink Floyd fans, ambient lovers, and music aficionados, there’s a shimmering new release on the horizon! The 2010 album, Metallic Spheres, a collaborative piece by The Orb and David Gilmour, is getting a fresh coat of sonic paint. Set to be released on 29th September 2023, “Metallic Spheres In Colour” is not just a re-release but a re-imagining such is the trend. Format Purchase Links Vinyl Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com CD Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com Digital/360RA/Dolby Atmos/Streaming Version TBC A Brief Backstory The original Metallic Spheres album was serendipitously birthed. It began in 2009 when David Gilmour recorded the Graham Nash track Chicago/Change The World. This single, an emblematic stand against the extradition of British Hacker Gary McKinnon, featured a star-studded lineup including Chrissie Hynde, Bob Geldof, and McKinnon himself. Yet, the track’s journey didn’t end there. Ambient pioneers The Orb and producer Youth decided to remix the track. As a result,...

Syd Barrett Madcap Laughs (28)

Review: Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd.

Rating: ★★★★☆ “Have You Got It Yet?” is a mesmerising and thought-provoking documentary that unravels the enigmatic life of Syd Barrett, the founding member of Pink Floyd, and his significant role in the psychedelic rock movement of the 1960s. Directed by Roddy Bogawa and co-directed by the late Storm Thorgerson, the film seamlessly weaves together interviews, rare archival footage, and captivating dramatisations to paint a vivid and multifaceted portrait of Barrett. The documentary begins with an intimate audio interview with Barrett himself, setting the stage for an exploration of his upbringing in Cambridge, where his artistic talents began to emerge. It delves into his early days with Pink Floyd and the band’s rise to prominence, highlighted by their seminal album “Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” Barrett’s unique and whimsical songwriting, coupled with the band’s mesmerising live performances, epitomised the essence of the psychedelic era. The Pressures of Fame The...

Nick Mason Pompeii

Nick Mason Becomes Honorary Citizen of Pompeii on the Day He Performs There

Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, has been awarded the title of honorary citizen of Pompeii in Italy. He received the title today, joined by his wife Annette, at the small ceremony at the City Hall – known locally as the Commune di Pompeii. Nick Mason is in town with his excellent Saucerful of Secrets band performing at the Teatro Grande in the ancient ruins, this evening. Pompeii is famous for lots of reasons including the great volcano eruption that preserved a Roman city and was only relatively recently rediscovered. Its also famous for Pink Floyd’s 1972 film Live at Pompeii where they recorded a rather excellent and experimental film of them performing, sharing clips behind the scenes and of recording Dark Side of the Moon. There is a Pink Floyd museum at the amphitheater. Watch a video of the event : https://www.facebook.com/NickMasonDrums/videos/811550813958130/ What is Pompeii Famous For? Pompeii, an ancient...