Once upon a time, the mere act of strapping on an electric guitar and cranking up an amplifier marked one as an outsider, a rebellious badass who refused to live by the laws of a "decent" society. But today's cookie-cutter rockers and forgettable pop janglers make studying for the priesthood seem like an edgier pursuit than playing guitar in a band.
Here’s a great clip of Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist David Gilmour performing “Breathe” acoustically. As the second track on Floyd’s epic LP Dark Side of the Moon (the album opens up with the “Speak to Me” sound collage), this acoustic rendition is a great way to watch Gilmour’s chord progression and hear the lyrics clearly.
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.
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 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.
Pink Floyd's new album, The Endless River, is available pretty much everywhere as of today. In honor of the release, Pink Floyd have posted the official music video for a track off the new album, "Louder Than Words."
Pink Floyd have premiered another song from their new album, The Endless River, ahead of its November 10 release. You can hear "Allons-y (1)" below, via Spotify. Like a lot of The Endless River, the song is instrumental.
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.
Pink Floyd have released a 30-second trailer for their new album, The Endless River. You can check it out below. The clip, which was posted today via the band's social media outlets, features 30 seconds of instrumental music highlighted by David Gilmour's signature Strat sound.