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Pink Goes Purple As David Gilmour Pays Tribute To Late Prince (Watch!)

4/28/2016 3:31pm EDT
David Gilmour
One music legend paid tribute to another on Sunday, April 24, when former Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour paid his respects to Prince, who passed away a week ago.

Gilmour was performing for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday and shared an audience recording of Floyd's megahit "Comfortably Numb", into which he worked Prince's guitar solo from his iconic hit, "Purple Rain".

"This is an audience recording of David Gilmour performing Comfortably Numb, with the inclusion of Purple Rain as a tribute to Prince," reads the video's description.

Following the sec...

Drake And Future Take Top Honors

9/29/2015 9:02am EDT
Drake And Future Take ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ To No. 1
Lana Del Rey could practically taste her second no. 1 album – that is until Drake and Future totally ‘killed her vibe’ with surprise mixtape, What A Time To Be Alive. Expectedly, the superstar hip-hop collaboration was too much for the moody, alt-pop singer to overcome. In other words, her Honeymoon in the ‘penthouse’ wasn’t meant to be. Okay, okay, enough puns!

Drake and Future took top honors on the Billboard 200, to the tune of 375,000 units – WOW! This doesn’t outpace Drake’s earlier no. 1 album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late or the juggernaut that was The Weeknd’s Beauty Behin...

Pink Floyd Calls It A Day

8/17/2015 9:50am EDT
Pink Floyd Officially Breaks Up: David Gilmour Announces They're
David Gilmour, guitarist and singer with legendary rock band Pink Floyd, has announced that the group has officially broken up.

The musician stated that the group is "done."

"I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd, quite a few of those years at the beginning with Roger [Waters]. And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95% musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter," the guitarist revealed to Classic Rock Magazine.

"I certainly don’t want to let the other 5% color my view of what was a long and fantastic time together. But it has run its course, we are d...

David Gilmour Says Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' Is Likely The Band's Last Album As New Single Hits Radio

10/9/2014 3:43pm EDT
David Gilmour Says Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' Is Likely Th
The first single from Pink Floyd's forthcoming album, "The Endless River," was released to radio stations on Thursday, marking the band's first new material to hit the airwaves in about two decades.

The single, "Louder Than Words," is part of an album's worth of music recorded by singer guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and late keyboardist Rick Wright back in 1993 during the studio sessions for the band's "Division Bell" album. 18 tracks make up the album, which is split into four "sides" and is mostly instrumental.

"Louder Than Words" is one of the songs with lyrics, which wer...

Pink Floyd Pay Tribute To Late Keyboardist Rick Wright On 'The Endless River,' Out Nov. 10

9/23/2014 4:08pm EDT
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pink Floyd is set to release their first album in over 20 years.

Band members David Gilmour and Nick Mason confirmed the forthcoming release of "The Endless River" on Monday, calling it a tribute album to late Keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008.

Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, who contributed lyrics to one of the songs on the mostly instrumental album, informally announced the release of the LP back in July on Twitter, revealing that the album would be released this fall.

The album is comprised of music the group (minus co-founder Roger Waters) recorded in 1993 while working on "The...

Pink Floyd To Release New Album This Fall, But There Won't Be A Tour

7/7/2014 1:34pm EDT
Pink Floyd is set to release a new album this fall, but don't expect the band to get back together and tour anytime soon.

The group will release "The Endless River" in October, their first album in two decades. The LP isn't new though, it will feature music recorded in 1994 that was never released, intended for a planned album called "The Big Spliff."

Singer/guitarist David Gilmour's wife, rock journalist Polly Samson, tweeted news about the album over the weekend, writing, "Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called The Endless River. Based on 1994 sessions is [keyboartist] Rick Wrigh...

Pink Floyd Deny Rumors Of Olympic Closing Ceremony Performance

8/2/2012 9:35pm EDT
David Gilmour
A spokesperson for Pink Floyd has shot down reports suggesting the members of the rock group are set to reunite for a collaboration with singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

Sheeran sparked rumors of the headline-grabbing get together when he was asked to confirm reports he would be teaming up with The Who during the August 12 finale.

During an interview on Australian radio this week, Sheeran said, "I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm do...

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour Involved In Bomb Scare

5/25/2012 11:48pm EDT
David Gilmour
Pink Floyd star David Gilmour fled his vacation home with his family after discovering a World War II bomb buried underneath the site.

The music legend is currently renovating his $4.8 million seaside mansion in East Sussex, England, but his building plans had to be delayed after they unearthed the explosive device.

Gilmour's wife Polly Samson writes in a post on her page, "They've found a bomb under our building site! We think it's a bit of old pipe but MoD (Ministry of Defense) on their way."

A bomb disposal team turned up at the site, and removed the item.

Sampson add...

David Gilmour: 'Pink Floyd Reunion Is Just As Unlikely As Ever'

9/28/2011 10:55pm EDT
Pink Floyd
A full-on Pink Floyd reunion between David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters appears to have stalled because the band's leaders have failed to keep in touch following a trio of unexpected get togethers in recent years.

Waters and Gilmour put aside their long-running feud and reunited onstage after 24 years at the Live 8 concert in London in 2005, and they have since performed together again for a low-key charity show and during Waters' The Wall spectacular in the British capital earlier this year.

But Gilmour insists fans who are hoping for a full-scale reunion are praying for somethin...

David Gilmour Ordered To Pull Beach Hut Down

9/18/2011 4:00pm EDT
David Gilmour
Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has been ordered to pull down his bright yellow beach hut in East Sussex, England, because local officials consider it an eyesore.

The "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" singer uses the shed, based on the driveway of his seafront mansion in Hove, to store his bicycles.

Gilmour and his wife, writer Polly Samson, appealed against the council's request to have the building destroyed, but officials are now demanding the musician take the hut down or face prosecution.

A spokesperson from Brighton and Hove...

Pink Floyd Reunite At Roger Waters' London Show

5/12/2011 10:55pm EDT
Pink Floyd
The existing members of Pink Floyd stunned fans at a Roger Waters concert in London on Thursday night by joining the rocker onstage.

Rumors of a group reunion have been swirling for months, but David Gilmour and Nick Mason's appearance onstage at Waters' The Wall show at the 02 Arena was still a big surprise, even though the guitarist leaked news of the get together on his official fan blog hours before the sold-out show.

The trio played together for only the second time in the last 30 years when they teamed up to perform Pink Floyd classic Comfortably Numb.

Fans went crazy at the sight ...

Pink Floyd Opens The Vault For Huge Remastered Catalog & Rarities Release This Fall

5/10/2011 10:40pm EDT
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd's lost recordings are to be released as part of an upcoming "Why Pink Floyd?" reissues campaign.

The group has opened its vaults and plans to release a treasure trove of never-released material, according to a post on the band's page.

The initiative comes amid renewed attempts to get the remaining trio, Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, together following a cooling of past feuds.

The online statement promises "unreleased material from the archives, collectors' box sets and complete studio recordings remastered."

The September releases also include DVDs,...

David Gilmour's Son Charged Over Royal Car Attack

2/11/2011 6:15pm EST
The son of Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has been charged in connection with an attack on a limousine carrying British royal Charles, Prince of Wales during a protest in London.

Last month, Charlie Gilmour was accused of violent disorder after he was caught on camera clambering over the Cenotaph war memorial in the U.K. capital as students ran riot in December.

He attended a court hearing on Friday, when it emerged he has since been charged with a second offence of violent disorder, in connection with an incident later on the same day when a car carrying Charles, Prince of Wales and his...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: December

1/2/2011 7:00pm EST
Miley Cyrus
December saw a series of scandals as the stars brought a touch of sex and drugs to the festive season - and wildchild Miley Cyrus led the way. The former Disney star ended 2010 by reminding us all she's a grown up now after she was caught on camera smoking legal hallucinogenic Salvia from a bong, and hit headlines again days later when she was pictured in a girl-on-girl clinch and exposing her bra while surrounded by hunky men.

Her pal Demi Lovato joined the Hannah Montana star in scandal when provocative photos which appeared to show her partly-exposing her breasts leaked on the internet,...

David Gilmour's Son Apologizes For War Memorial Stunt

12/11/2010 6:02pm EST
David Gilmour
The son of Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour has issued a public apology and spoken of his "shame" after he was caught on video climbing atop one of the U.K.'s most important war memorials during a violent student protest in London.

Charlie Gilmour was among thousands of demonstrators who descended upon the British capital's Parliament Square on Thursday to express their anger at lawmakers' decision to raise university tuition fees.

The violent clashes with riot police were captured on camera by TV news crews and, in video footage posted on, the 21 year old can be seen swing...

Roger Waters Showing Anti-Semitic Imagery On Tour?

9/30/2010 9:23pm EDT
Roger Waters
Roger Waters knew his questionable stance on the conflict between Palestinians and Jews would raise controversy on his ongoing "The Wall" concert tour - but insists he's not trying to start trouble.

Waters' fiancee has come to the rocker's defense after officials at the Anti-Defamation League in America criticized the former Pink Floyd star for his use of images including the Jewish Star of David and the U.S. dollar sign which are projected above the stage during the shows.

Organization director Abe Foxman claims Waters is using the imagery to comment on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a...

Nick Mason Eyes Pink Floyd Reunion

9/16/2010 2:00pm EDT
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is pushing for the band to reunite - even though they're not "really ready". The group reformed for a brief comeback at 2005's Live 8 charity concert in London and have faced constant speculation of an extended reunion ever since.

Former feuding stars David Gilmour and Roger Waters performed together at a charity gig earlier this year - and now Mason is keen to regroup completely.

He tells Sky News, "We played Live 8 which is hopefully a template for something we could do again. It might almost be better if we really kept it as something to be used for good. ...

Gilmour & Waters Give Hope To Pink Floyd Reunion

7/12/2010 10:10pm EDT
Roger Waters and David Gilmour
Feuding Pink Floyd stars David Gilmour and Roger Waters put their differences aside on Saturday to perform together at a Hoping Foundation awareness benefit in England.

The two rockers hit the stage at Kiddington Hall in Oxfordshire, England to the amazement of the 200 guests in attendance.

It was the first time the duo had shared a stage since Pink Floyd's Live 8 appearance in 2005.

The former bandmates, who were accompanied by Guy Pratt and Waters' son Harry, among others, played Floyd favorites "Wish You Were Here," "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick in the Wall."

The event raised...

Celebrity Birthdays - March 6, 2010

3/6/2010 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to:

Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946)

"Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986)

Comedian D.L. Hughley (1963)

Comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959)

Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955)

"General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953)

Actor/director Rob Reiner (1947)

English singer Kiki Dee (1947)

Jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968)

TV personality Ed McMahon (1923)

Comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 1959)

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Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

3/6/2009 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), and comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 1959).

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Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

12/25/2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...

Steve Winwood Celebrates The New Year With String Of East Coast Concerts

12/3/2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Winwood
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood, recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," will ring in the New Year with a series of East Coast concert performances in January. Winwood's upcoming East Coast concert dates mark the first U.S. headline tour since 2007 for the legendary rock superstar, who last toured the states with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in the summer of 2008.

Winwood is currently enjoying the success of his most recent album, Nine Lives, which entered the Billboard 200 at #12 last May, bringing the artist his highest chart debut...

David Gilmour To Release Double Live Album & Concert DVD Sept. 15

6/27/2008 7:00pm EDT
David Gilmour
'David Gilmour Live In Gdansk is a double live album plus concert DVD set for release on September 15, 2008, on EMI Records. David Gilmour Live In Gdansk, the first solo live album from Pink Floyd's singer / guitarist, captures the magic of his concert held in front of 50,000 in the Gdansk shipyards, the final performance of his critically acclaimed 2006 'On An Island tour'. It also features the first ever recording of selected Pink Floyd classics performed with an orchestra.

"This was the first time I have played in Poland and it was a thrill to be there helping to mark one of the m...

5 Underrated Guitar Players

6/25/2008 9:00am EDT
John Frusciante
Whenever one creates an "underrated" list, it often sparks an argument. Maybe that's because it's such a hard concept to define. Some might say an individual is far too under appreciated, while another might say, "Nope. He's rated right where he should be."

With music it's all about a person's ear and what he or she digs on. After all, there are no statistics to back a person up (unlike a topic such as sports where one might say that the importance of Dennis Rodman's rebounding was overlooked, and he/she would have the 20 boards a game stat right in front of him/her).

In a l...

David Gilmour To Release Live Album In September

5/12/2008 6:00pm EDT
Live In Gdansk
David Gilmour has announced the release of Live In Gdansk in September, 2008 on Columbia Records. The album was recorded during the last concert of Gilmour's 2006 summer tour, which was held in front of 50,000 people at the shipyards in Gdansk, Poland. The concert was the only occasion on which Gilmour performed the tour material with an orchestra, using the 40-strong string section of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zbigniew Preisner, who was responsible for On An Island album's orchestral arrangements.

Other unique features of the show included the special 6-...

Legendary Superstar Steve Winwood To Release 'Nine Lives' April 29

4/3/2008 3:58pm EDT
Steve Winwood
The legendary singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Steve Winwood has signed a new deal with Columbia Records who will release the artist's highly-anticipated new major label album, "Nine Lives," on Tuesday, April 29.

The eagerly-awaited "Nine Lives" is Winwood's first full-length studio album since About Time, released on Winwood's own independent label, Wincraft, in 2003; and it opens an important new chapter in Steve's extraordinary career. The musician also recently announced that he will head out on a national tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers this summer for shows acro...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

3/6/2008 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), Phoenix Suns star Shaquille O'Neal (1972), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), baseball players Willie "Pops" Stargell (1940; d. 2001) and Ted Abernathy (1933), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 1...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 6

3/6/2007 3:00am EST
David Gilmour
Happy Birthday to "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen" actor Eli Marienthal (1986), Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal (1972), comedian D.L. Hughley (1963), comedic actor Tom Arnold (1959), Canadian actress Alberta Watson (1955), "General Hospital" actress Jacklyn Zeman (1953), actor/director Rob Reiner (1947), English singer Kiki Dee (1947), Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour (1946), baseball players Willie "Pops" Stargell (1940; d. 2001) and Ted Abernathy (1933), jazz musician Wes Montgomery (1923; d. 1968), TV personality Ed McMahon (1923), comedic actor Lou Costello (1906; d. 195...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 1)

12/31/2006 12:00pm EST
Arctic Monkeys
From Arctic Monkeys to Zutons to Britney's divorce to the most overplayed song of the year (hint: it's not James Blunt's You're Beautiful), 2006 was unmatched in musical diversity. There were albums we didn't even realize came out and artists we didn't even realize were still around. There were reunions and breakups too. Here's a brief summary of 2006: The Year in Music...

The new year kicked off somewhat quietly; however, it was the debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, from the Arctic Monkeys, the band that U.S. critics bashed despite storming to the top of the...

Pink Floyd 'Pulse' DVD Debuts At #1 In US, UK & More

7/20/2006 3:36pm EDT
Pink Floyd Pulse DVD
Pink Floyd's Pulse -- a landmark DVD collection documenting the 1994 Division Bell tour including the band's first-ever filmed performance of "The Dark Side of the Moon" -- is the #1 music DVD on both sides of the Atlantic topping the charts in Austria, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the UK and the United States, where it's just debuted with first week's sales of 92,815 units according to SoundScan. Pulse has one of the Top 3 best first week's sales in the United States of any music DVD in history. is giving away Pink Floyd 'Pulse' DVDs, click to enter