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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... …

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... …

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