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What’s a legacy to a legend? For some, it’s a thing to be actively patrolled: endless tours, obligatory records, the noblesse oblige of the bassist getting to do the occasional side project. Constant existence, in other words. For others, it’s an ambient gift. You’ll always have a band to join; awestruck journalists will check o… More »

How appropriate that Pink Floyd would find their beginnings in the same year that saw the first person walk in space. It’s a fitting foreword to the band’s story which, over the last fifty years of their existence, has seen them embrace the rarity and mythos that is rock and roll legend with a disarming… More »

What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they’ve filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »

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David Gilmour – “Rattle That Lock”

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour has announced that he’ll be releasing his first solo album since 2006’s On An Island. The new one is called Rattle That Lock, and today he’s shared the title track and lead single for the record. According to Rolling Stone, most of the album’s lyrics were written by his wife,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 17, 2015 - 9:50 am

Roger Waters Slams Digital Music For Pink Floyd’s 50th Birthday

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters took a stand against the digital music empire in a new interview with The Times. “I feel enormously privileged to have been born in 1943 and not 1983,” he said. “To have been around when there was a music business and the takeover by Silicon Valley hadn’t happened, and in consequence,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2015 - 3:09 pm

Pink Floyd – “Louder Than Words” Video

Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River only has one song with lyrics: “Louder Than Words,” an elegy to late band member Richard Wright written by David Gilmour’s wife Polly Sampson. The song’s new video is about death, too, as far as I can tell. It builds on the album cover, showing a figure piloting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 10, 2014 - 10:52 am

Pink Floyd – “Allons-y (1)”

Pink Floyd’s The Endless River comes out next week. It’s supposed to be the art-rock giants’ final album, and it’s also their first album in two decades and the first one recorded since the passing of Richard Wright. We’ve already heard lead single “Louder Than Words,” and now you can listen to “Allons-y (1).” Most… More »

By: James Rettig / November 3, 2014 - 8:53 am

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Also Thinks U2 Devalued Music

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason is the latest person to weigh in on U2’s Apple stunt for Songs Of Innocence. Like Patrick Carney and Trent Reznor before him, Mason also believes that U2 devalued music by forcing their album onto everyone. In a new interview with Rolling Stone about the upcoming new Pink Floyd album, the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Watch David Gilmour & Nick Mason Preview New Pink Floyd In Endless River Teaser

So far Pink Floyd have shared one song from farewell album The Endless River, “Louder Than Words.” The latest teaser video with David Gilmour and Nick Mason doesn’t reveal an entire track, but there are snippets of several unreleased songs. They also talk about the making of the album and how they didn’t want to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 24, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Pink Floyd – “Louder Than Words”

The Endless River, the forthcoming album from art-rock greats Pink Floyd, is the band’s first since 1994’s The Division Bell, and the band’s David Gilmour says it will be their last. The album is mostly instrumental, but one song, “Louder Than Words,” has lyrics from Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson. The song is a lovely piece… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 9:48 am

Roger Waters Tells Confused Fans He’s Not On The New Pink Floyd Album Because He Left Pink Floyd In 1985

Pink Floyd are releasing The Endless River later this year, the group’s first album since 1994’s The Division Bell. Well … David Gilmour and Nick Mason are releasing an album, the remaining members of Pink Floyd who still go by that name. Roger Waters is the only other living member of the group, and he’… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Pink Floyd Reveal The Endless River Details

For their first album in more than two decades, it appears that Pink Floyd are going full art-rock. We learned over the summer that the band was planning to release The Endless River, the follow-up to 1993’s The Division Bell, this year. And today, the band revealed the details of the album. It’s a four-sided… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014 - 10:32 am

Pink Floyd To Release New Album The Endless River

UPDATE: Pink Floyd have officially announced the album on their website:… More »

By: James Rettig / July 5, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Stream Flaming Side Of The Moon, The Flaming Lips’ New Companion Piece To Dark Side Of The Moon And The Wizard Of Oz

Back in 2009, the Flaming Lips teamed with Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Henry Rollins, and Peaches to cover Dark Side Of The Moon. Now Wayne Coyne & Co. have found an even less conventional way to pay tribute to the Pink Floyd classic. The Lips have announced Flaming Side Of The Moon, an “immersive companio… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 30, 2014 - 10:48 pm

Pink Floyd, David Lowery Reignite Pandora Royalty Debate

It can’t be a coincidence that less than one week after Pink Floyd’s catalog was “unlocked” on Spotify, band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason published an editorial on decrying Pandora’s royalty payouts — or, more specifically, the payout system that would be put in place if the Pandora-sponsored Internet Radio Fairne… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

The 10 Best Pink Floyd Songs

Time has a marvelous ability to render the absurd familiar. Mankind can harvest vast energy from the basic stuff of matter, using means that only people with considerable higher education can even describe accurately. But nobody’s taken aback by this fact because, welp, they’ve been doing that shit since your grandpa’s time. Humans can fly! More »

By: Doug Moore / June 20, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Win A $200 Pink Floyd The Wall Prize Pack

Hey, teachers! In celebration of this week’s release of Pink Floyd’s The Wall: Immersion Box Set, we’re giving out a copy of the boxed set, a copy of the remastered The Wall on vinyl, as well as a “Making Of” book about the famous record. To enter, you need be a fan of Stereogum onMore »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Win Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set

Morning, you crazy diamonds. Today we’re giving away Pink Floyd’s just-released Wish You Were Here Immersion box set as well as A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd. You need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment with your favorite Wish You Were Here song via Facebook Connect (do not… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2011 - 10:03 am

Win Pink Floyd’s Entire Catalog & A Signed Poster

EMI recently undertook a huge project to remaster Pink Floyd’s entire catalog of studio albums, and two Stereogum readers will reap the rewards as we give away two full catalogs. The first place winner, in addition to the set of CDs, will also receive a poster signed by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason. To enter,… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 5, 2011 - 2:34 pm
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