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10 Unconventional 'Back To School' Songs

August 10th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
10 Unconventional 'Back To School' Songs
Students of all ages and teachers everywhere are going through that time of the year that can be frightening as albeit – the beginning of the school year! Scarier than any monster that appears during Halloween, the beginning of a new school year kills the vibe of summer vacation. Still, it’s inevitable, and the only thing students and teachers can do is endure and make the best of it. Here’s 10 Unconventional ‘back to school’ songs that may (or may not) help!

1) Pink Floyd, “Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2” from The Wall, 1979

Sure, “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2” isn’t praising...
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Pink Floyd To Release New Album This Fall, But There Won't Be A Tour

July 7th, 2014 1:34pm EDT
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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...
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Flaming Lips' 'Dark Side Of The Moon' Companion Piece Just An April Fool's Prank

March 31st, 2014 10:06pm EDT
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UPDATE: the album is a total hoax, the band confirmed on Tuesday, revealing that it was just an April Fool's prank set up in conjunction with website FunnyorDie.com.

The Flaming Lips Sell Out from April Fools' Day

The Flaming Lips are paying tribute to rock icons Pink Floyd for the second time, releasing a digital-only LP called "Flaming Side of the Moon."

The new release is meant to be played simultaneously with Floyd's 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon; and better yet, it even syncs up with "The Wizard of Oz" the same way that "DSotM" does (despite Pink Floyd maintaining that an...
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12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

March 27th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!
Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll music, there are some opening lines to songs that grab your attention and keep it. Some of the greatest rock bands in the world have crafted masterpieces, but their opening lines leave a little something to be desired. The following list is purely subjective, but it bears the question, what do you think is the best opening line in rock and roll?

1. "It was 1989 my thoughts were short my hair was long, caught somewhere between a boy and man. She was seventeen but she was far from in-between, it was summertime iin Northern Michigan."

Kid Rock...
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DVD Review: Pink Floyd - 'The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moon'

March 23rd, 2014 10:42pm EDT
DVD Review: Pink Floyd - 'The Making Of The Dark Side Of The Moo
Pink Floyd’s absolutely seminal and necessary The Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best records ever released and remained on the Billboard 200 for a staggering 741 consecutive weeks. There’s not much to top that, unless you’re able to peel back to curtain, go behind the scenes and hear from all four members of the band - Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason – regarding the making of each and every song on the record.

Well, The Making of Dark Side of the Moon gives fans that opportunity.

Released to coincide with the album’s 30th anniversary, The Making of Dark Si...
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Roger Waters Angers Jewish Leaders By Comparing Israel To Nazi Germany

December 17th, 2013 11:57pm EST
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Outspoken Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters has angered Jewish leaders by comparing the current state of Israel with that of Nazi Germany.

The singer compared the ongoing struggles of Palestinians to Adolf Hitler's mass killings of Jews during the Holocaust in the 1930s and 40s.

"There were many people that pretended that the oppression of the Jews was not going on. From 1933 until 1946. So this is not a new scenario. Except that this time it's the Palestinian people being murdered," Waters told left-wing CounterPunch magazine in a recent interview.

Waters' comments in his interview angered...
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Nick Mason Eager For Pink Floyd Reunion

September 27th, 2013 12:25pm EDT
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Pink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason wants the band to reunite.

The 69 year-old  star wants to get back together with the two surviving members of the renowned psychedelic band, bass player Roger Waters and guitarist David Gilmour to play live, but warns it would have to be on the scale of Live 8 in 2005, which saw them play in aid of charity.

He told NME.com a reunion was "unlikely but possible" if the band had a "good enough reason ... an equivalent of Live Aid."

He added: "I would do it ... I'm ready to go. I'm packed, I have my drum kit, a suitcase and a wash bag by my front door ready fo...
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Graphic Artist Storm Thorgerson, Who Designed Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side Of The Moon' Cover, Dies At 70

April 19th, 2013 2:08pm EDT
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Storm Thorgerson, the British graphic artist who designed Pink Floyd classic album "Dark Side Of The Moon" has died after a battle with cancer. He was 70.

Thorgerson met Roger Waters and late Floyd singer/guitarist Syd Barrett while attending the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys in Cambridge, England, and became friends with the band's founders and was brought on to design some of their earliest albums, including 1973's iconic "Dark Side Of The Moon."

A statement released by Thorgerson's family reads: "He had been ill for some time with cancer though he had made a remarkable recovery f...
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Ed Sheeran's Cover Of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' At The Olympics Causes A Stir With Fans

August 17th, 2012 12:26am EDT
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Fans of British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran have angered Pink Floyd's loyal devotees after failing to realise his performance of the rockers' classic tune "Wish You Were Here" at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony was a cover.

Sheeran's following mistakenly thought the track he sang at the 2012 Games extravaganza was a new piece by "The A Team" hitmaker, and their lack of musical knowledge has upset Pink Floyd's longtime fanbase, with many members complaining directly to the group's drummer Nick Mason, who backed the newcomer onstage at the big gig.

Mason has since written an email to ...
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Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

August 13th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...
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Pink Floyd Deny Rumors Of Olympic Closing Ceremony Performance

August 2nd, 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...
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Roger Waters Leads 2012 Concert Ticket Sales List

July 14th, 2012 10:30am EDT
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Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has beaten Bruce Springsteen to the top of the concert ticket sales list so far this year.

The rocker's "The Wall Live" show has grossed almost $160 million in sales globally to make Waters the biggest live act on the planet in 2012.

Springsteen comes in a distant second thanks to his "Wrecking Ball" tour.

The Boss is expected to overtake Waters by the end of the year, while Madonna, who comes in third with $42 million, has yet to embark on what is sure to be a money-spinning North American tour.
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Pink Floyd's David Gilmour Involved In Bomb Scare

May 25th, 2012 11:48pm EDT
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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 Twitter.com 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...
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Roger Waters Weds In New York

January 19th, 2012 11:18am EST
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Pink Floyd star Roger Waters married his fiancée during an intimate ceremony in New York over the weekend.

Initial reports on Thursday suggested the British rocker was set to wed Laurie Durning this weekend, but it has since emerged the pair exchanged vows at their home in Southampton, New York on Saturday.

Waters and Durning, who have been dating for seven years, wed in front of just six guests, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

Durning recently revealed the couple was planning to tie the knot in 2012 ahead of Waters' tour, which kicks off next week.

The rocker has...
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Adam Lambert In Talks To Become New Lead Singer Of Queen

December 8th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Adam Lambert
Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May are in talks with American Idol star Adam Lambert about becoming the rock supergroup's new frontman.

The rockers teamed up with Lambert for the 2009 American Idol finale and again at the MTV Europe Awards last month, where the trio performed a stirring medley rendition of Queen hits The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, and drummer Taylor admits he's a big fan of the gay star.

He tells Billboard.com, "He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that's great. We would like to work with ...
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Roger Waters To Wed For Fourth Time In 2012

November 20th, 2011 5:00pm EST
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Pink Floyd rocker Roger Waters is finally preparing to walk down the aisle with his fiancee Laurie Durning after a seven-year engagement.

The musician and his longtime filmmaker partner will become husband and wife before Waters hits the road for his solo world tour next year.

Durning tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "It just seems like a good time to do it before the tour," and she insists the ceremony will be "private and low-key."

The nuptials will be Waters' fourth - he has previously been married to Judy Trim, Lady Carolyn Christie and Priscilla Phillips. He has three chil...
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Roger Waters Bringing 'The Wall' Tour Back To North America In 2012 (See Pics From The Epic Show)

November 16th, 2011 11:32am EST
Roger Waters
Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, has announced the return of the historic production of "The Wall" to North America in 2012. His aural and visual masterpiece of alienation and transformation will be performed in-its-entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production. "The Wall" live has played more than 120 shows around the world for more than 1.6 million fans making it one of the most successful tours of 2010 and 2011. Tickets for "The Wall" 2012 go on sale beginning on Monday, November 7th at LiveNation.com.
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William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

October 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
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Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

And Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who add...
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David Gilmour: 'Pink Floyd Reunion Is Just As Unlikely As Ever'

September 28th, 2011 10:55pm EDT
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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...
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Pink Floyd's Pig Flies Again To Mark Albums Reissue

September 26th, 2011 11:42am EDT
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Pink Floyd's legendary Animals album cover was recreated in London on Monday as an inflatable pig was flown over the city's iconic Battersea Power Station.

The 1977 cover art featured a giant pig floating over the derelict structure and the scene was recreated to mark the release of the band's 14 re-mastered albums, but organizers had to use a replica as the original pig was found to be leaky.

A spokesperson tells the Press Association, "Sadly, two weeks prior to the event the original neoprene glued pig was officially declared not airworthy and a brand new high-frequency welded PVC rep...
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David Gilmour Ordered To Pull Beach Hut Down

September 18th, 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...
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'Lost' Syd Barrett Songs To Be Released

August 25th, 2011 2:18pm EDT
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Pink Floyd are planning to release several unheard songs by legendary late rocker Syd Barrett as part of a trawl through the band's back catalogue.

The rockers have opened their vaults and will release a haul of rare material next month, including live recordings, demos, and a 'work-in-progress' mix of their classic album, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Now, drummer Nick Mason has revealed the band is planning a similar project featuring their first two albums - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets - which will feature never-released tracks by reclusive founder member B...
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Johnny Depp Surprises Alice Cooper On Stage In London (Photos)

June 27th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Alice Cooper's fans were given an extra special treat during his gig in London on Sunday night when Johnny Depp stepped onstage to join the show.

The shock rocker was performing an intimate concert at the British capital's iconic 100 Club, which was recently saved from closure following a star-studded campaign from musicians including Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.

Depp, who started his career as a musician, stunned the crowd by appearing on stage with his guitar and joining in with a rendition of Cooper's track "I'm Eighteen."

The pair then performed Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The ...
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The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' Leads List Of Top Five Album Covers

June 17th, 2011 12:14am EDT
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The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" has topped a new poll of best album covers.

The colorful artwork on the 1967 classic, which features the Fab Four in a park, surrounded by cut-outs of icons and celebrities, saw off competition from George Hardie's "Dark Side of the Moon" creation for Pink Floyd in the RollingStone.com online poll.

Announcing the winner, editors write "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is, "without a doubt, one of the most iconic images in the history of rock & roll."

Third on the list is Nirvana's "Nevermind" and "Abbey Road" by the Beatles and T...
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Roger Waters Dismisses Pink Floyd Reunion

May 30th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
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Roger Waters has dismissed speculation of a full-blown reunion with his Pink Floyd bandmembers following their surprise gig appearance together earlier this month - insisting he has "no wish" to be in the group again.

Waters was joined by David Gilmour and Nick Mason during his show at London's 02 Arena on May 12, following months of rumours about the group reforming.

But the star is adamant he has no plans to reteam with Gilmour and Mason for any other Pink Floyd projects.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs program, Waters says, "I'm really glad that I was in that band for...
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Pink Floyd Reunite At Roger Waters' London Show

May 12th, 2011 10:55pm EDT
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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 ...
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Pink Floyd Opens The Vault For Huge Remastered Catalog & Rarities Release This Fall

May 10th, 2011 10:40pm EDT
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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 Facebook.com 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,...
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Roger Waters Calls for Musicians to Boycott Israel

March 7th, 2011 10:59pm EST
Roger Waters
Outspoken Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has called for musicians to boycott Israel while the nation operates on a "two-tiered racist system."

The rocker is planning to place an opinion piece about the ongoing problems in the Middle East in either the New York Times or Britain's The Guardian newspapers, but he has pre-empted that by speaking to TV news network Al Jazeera.

Waters reveals his op-ed piece will encourage his musical peers to join a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel.

He says, "I'm against Israel for exactly the same reasons that I was against South Africa: ...
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Lady Gaga Was The Highest Earning Pop Star Of 2010

February 14th, 2011 11:32am EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga has another reason to celebrate following her Grammys success - she's been named the highest-earning pop star of 2010.

The "Poker Face" singer topped Billboard's Money Makers list, with earnings of more than $30.5 million last year. Bon Jovi are second in the rundown with $30.4 million, and Pink Floyd star Roger Waters is third with $24.4 million.

The Dave Matthews Band is the fourth biggest-grossing act of 2010, with $23.9 million, and Justin Bieber is fifth with $22.4 million.

The top 10 is rounded out by Taylor Swift ($20.7 million), Michael Buble ($19.8 million), the Eagles...
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David Gilmour's Son Charged Over Royal Car Attack

February 11th, 2011 6:15pm EST
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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...
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