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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. …

Jeff Beck's Top 10 Studio Guest Appearances

When a legendary guitarist is invited to play on a recording session, he or she is expected to make a noticeable impact on the song or album being recorded.Bearing that in mind, Jeff Beck—as a session guitarist—has pretty much never disappointed.Here are his top 10 guest-session appearances.Actually, we've thrown in a bonus track. Our math was never all that good anyway! 11. Jon Bon Jovi, ... …

May 8, 1984: Eric Clapton Lets Loose with Roger Waters on 'The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking'

On this date in 1984, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters released his first solo album, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking.The album abounded with something that Eric Clapton’s early Eighties albums sorely lacked: screaming guitar solos—played by Eric Clapton!The title track—"5:01 AM (The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking)"—features a mini masterpiece of a solo, a composition within a composition, much like... …

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... …

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