How do you reason with two guys who once went to court over the artistic ownership of a big rubber pig? That was Bob Ezrin’s mission when he agreed to co-produce Pink Floyd’s The Wall with guitarist David Gilmour and bassist/vocalist Roger Waters. The legendary tensions between the two feuding Floyds came to a head during sessions for The Wall in 1979 — which was why Ezrin was called in.
Pink Floyd's David Gilmour has announced plans to release a new solo album later this year. A brief message on his website added that the album (about which we know very little) will coincide with a string of September tour dates, suggesting a fall release date. You can see his current tour dates at the bottom of this story.
Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour made a rare appearance Saturday night at a Bombay Bicycle Club show at London's Earls Court. First Gilmour played lap steel guitar on Bombay Bicycle Club's "Rinse Me Down"; then he picked up his guitar and performed Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" live for the first time in more than two years, NME reports.
The Endless River, Pink Floyd's new and final album, will be released November 10. To advance and promote its release, the two-man band has been posting brief videos that shed light on the recording and writing process.
Catch a rare inside glimpse of one of the world's most revered guitarists, David Gilmour, and his iconic Black Stratocaster. Pink Floyd: The Black Strat was written by Phil Taylor, Gilmour's personal guitar technician and the band's chief backline tech since 1974. He was the only man to know Pink Floyd's equipment better than the band.
Calling all Pink Floyd fans: here's a video for you! Below, check out fingerstyle guitarist Thomas Leeb deliver a gorgeous fingerstyle rendition of the Floyd classic, “Comfortably Numb.” Leeb makes great use of a GoPro camera, with shots not only on the outside of his guitar, but inside as well. It’s no wonder Leeb has a commanding ability on the guitar. According to his bio, he studied West African traditional music for three years, which has clearly given him an advanced sense of timing and groove.
Tina S. — everyone's favorite teenage French shredder — is back with a new video. This time, Tina — who has covered everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Eddie Van Halen to Steve Vai — slows things down a bit and tackles David Gilmour's emotional solo from Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb."
Known for numerous releases as one half of Everything But the Girl, U.K.-based songwriter-DJ-author-label owner Ben Watt is set to release Hendra, his first solo album in more than 30 years. Below, watch a live, acoustic video for “The Levels,” a song featuring Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour on steel guitar.