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Hear Avenged Sevenfold's Cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here"

Avenged Sevenfold have made quite a habit of left-field covers lately, re-interpreting the Mexican folk song “Malagueña Salerosa,” Mr. Bungle’s “Retrovertigo,” an original track (“Dose”), Del Shannon’s 1961 hit, “Runaway," The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" and—most recently—The Rolling Stones' "As Tears Go By."Now, the band have released yet another eyebrow-raising cover, taking on the Pink... …

Watch David Gilmour Perform Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell" at Pompeii

Today—September 29—David Gilmour released Live at Pompeii, a live album and concert film documenting his performance at the Pompeii Amphitheatre last year.Now, you can get a preview of the film and album with a gorgeously shot, high-definition video of Gilmour and his band performing the Pink Floyd classic, "Run Like Hell."The Live at Pompeii album was produced by Gilmour himself, while the... …

David Gilmour Hints at New Album in 'Live at Pompeii' Trailer

Though we were gifted with new music from former Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour just two years ago, when he dropped his most recent solo album, Rattle That Lock, it seems that we may not have to wait much longer for another one.In the new trailer for his upcoming live album, Live at Pompeii, Gilmour hinted at the existence of new, unheard material waiting in the wings."I feel very... …

Roger Waters Rails Against the Powers That Be and Asks, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?'

In 1979, the British songwriter wrote The Wall, a nightmarish rock opera he recorded with his former band, Pink Floyd. For over 40 years the album’s themes of isolation, tyranny and alienation have connected with audiences worldwide, selling an estimated 30 million copies.It’s still selling and is perhaps more relevant than ever, as Trump seems determined to bring the dark metaphor to life,... …

Watch Eddie Vedder and Roger Waters Play "Comfortably Numb"

Last night, Roger Waters invited Chicago native and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder onstage to sing the chorus of the Pink Floyd classic, "Comfortably Numb."It wasn't the first time the two legends have teamed up for a live performance of the song, as they previously played the song together at the 12-12-12 concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy.You can watch the emotional performance below. …

Watch Roger Waters' New "Wait for Her" Video

In June, Roger Waters released Is This the Life We Really Want?, his first solo album in 25 years.Today, Waters has unveiled the harrowing video for "Wait for Her," one of the album's centerpieces.The video features actress/dancer Azzura, who also starred in the video for the politically charged "The Last Refugee," another of the album's singles. You can check it out below. …

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... …

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