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Sword Guitarist Records Doom Version of 'Dark Side of the Moon'; Check Out "Money"

Hey, finally something interesting.Kyle Shutt, guitarist from the Sword, has recorded a doom version of Pink Floyd's legendary 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. Shutt's album, titled Doom Side of the Moon, will be released August 4, and you can preorder it right here.You also can get a taste of the new disc, courtesy of the album's first single/video, "Money," below.If you happen to be in... …

Why (and How) We Should Learn David Gilmour's Guitar Habits

David Gilmour is one of the few guitar players who might cause me to wreck my car one day; every time I hear one of his solos, I close my eyes and get lost in the soundscape flowing out of my speakers.The emotional character of Gilmour’s playing is portrayed through distinct habits, such as two-step bends, buttery vibrato and a masterful fusion of the natural minor and pentatonic tonalities... …

David Gilmour's "Comfortably Numb" Arpeggios

David Gilmour's first guitar solo on Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" is a soaring, melodic masterpiece that uses almost exclusively arpeggios.In this lesson video, Joe from Reverb.com examines how Gilmour uses arpeggios in relation to the root notes of the chord progression—and how he moves from position to position.As a bonus, you get to see (and hear, obviously) several pedals in action,... …

David Gilmour Honors Prince: Watch "Comfortably Numb" Morph Into "Purple Rain"

On April 24, 2016, Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour performed a touching tribute to Prince during his show at London's Royal Albert Hall.The show took place three days after Prince's death was announced.Just as Gilmour was about to play the second guitar solo in Pink Floyd's “Comfortably Numb,” he suddenly shifted into Prince's “Purple Rain.” Actually, he blended the solos from “Purple Rain" and... …

Watch Pink Floyd Working on “Echoes” in 1971

Pink Floyd have released a rare video that shows the group at work in the studio on their epic track “Echoes,” from the 1971 album Meddle.The video is a segment from a 1971 documentary about bootleg albums, in which Pink Floyd are seen listening to a bootleg recording of what appears to be a work session for “Echoes.” The video includes the group’s reactions, followed by documentary footage of... …

Bobaflex Channel Vintage Pink Floyd in Stirring New "Hey You" Music Video

West Virginia rockers Bobaflex have a new album on the way this summer.And while you'll have to wait just a bit longer for more details on that disc—their eighth full-length release—we're happy to present the exclusive premiere of the album's first single and music video, a stirring cover of Pink Floyd's "Hey You."The track is available for download today, exclusively via iTunes."Pink Floyd is... …

Pink Floyd Stream Rare TV Clip from 1968

Pink Floyd made one of their earliest TV performances on March 26, 1968, on the U.K. program The Sound of Change, which focused on the counterculture revolution then taking place in the U.K., Europe and the U.S. This performance, titled “Instrumental Improvisation,” comes from the show and is among the rare tracks included in Pink Floyd’s box set The Early Years 1965–1972, which contains more... …

A David Gilmour-Style Approach to Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata”

Continuing my two-guitar arrangement of the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” I now present its sparse, haunting melody, which I play in a classic hard rock lead style inspired by David Gilmour’s lyrical wailing on such Pink Floyd songs as “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” “Time” and “Comfortably Numb.” ... …

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