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Watch My Morning Jacket Join Roger Waters At Newport Folk Festival

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters headlined the Newport Folk Festival last night, performing live for the first time since 2013. Newport regulars My Morning Jacket performed a surprise set earlier in the day, and they showed up to serve as Waters’ backing band. Waters opened with the live debut of a new song, “Crystal Clear Brooks,”… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Roger Waters And Dionne Warwick Argue About Palestine

I didn’t wake up this morning expecting to write about a Dionne Warwick/Roger Waters beef, but here we are. And as it turns out, the two veteran entertainers are going at each other over a serious issue: Israel’s treatment of Palestine. In recent months, many musicians have canceled shows in Israel. But the old-school ’60… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2015 - 10:22 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

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

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney — whatever they’re calling themselves (Abomination is taken) — performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much in the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Roger Waters @ Los Angeles Memorial Sports Coliseum, Los Angeles 5/19/12

Roughly fifty thousand fans packed the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Coliseum to see Roger Waters put on a grand spectacle of the classic Pink Floyd album The Wall. Utilizing 42 projectors, The Wall served as a massive movie screen projecting various images while measuring three stories tall and 140 yards long. It is a live… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / May 21, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Roger Waters Joins Foo Fighters On Fallon

Last night, the week-long tribute to Pink Floyd continued on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, as Floyd co-founder Roger Waters stopped by and cranked out a one-time-only performance with the Foo Fighters as his backing band. Together, they took on “In The Flesh,” the rumbler from The Wall. The Foos totally and completely played backing-band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 28, 2011 - 9:30 am

Jimmy Fallon Brings The New Pornographers And Roger Waters To 30 Rock

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon celebrated the Fifth De Mayo with a double kowtow to their always-on-point music booker, presenting “indie rock icons” the New Pornographers performing Together standout “Crash Years” with Neko Case in tow as the episode’s musical guest, just after Roger Waters took the couch for his very first televised appearance. Roger… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 6, 2010 - 9:53 am

Rogers Waters Apologizes To The Ghost Of Elliott Smith

Roger Waters hired street artists to wheat-paste or project images and an anti-war quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower around NYC and L.A. to promote his upcoming The Wall tour. But the street team picked the wrong wall when they pasted the message and images on the side of Solutions, an audio shop in Silverlake. The… More »

By: jessica / May 5, 2010 - 12:53 pm

Op-Ed By Ben Gibbard: The Roger Waters Quandary Or, Will The Last One Leaving Battersea Please Turn Out The Lights?

Today your regular bloggers have been replaced by Ben, Chris, Nick, and Jason of Death Cab For Cutie. The band’s new album Narrow Stairs is out now. DCFC are not professional bloggers, so please send them tips.

By Ben Gibbard
It’s come to my attention that there are some people who were genuinely upset… More »

By: Ben Gibbard / May 20, 2008 - 1:00 am

Coachella: Sunday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
When we arrived Sunday we didn’t have to wait in line or battle our way through the parking lots. Not because we’re some important VIP’s — there just wasn’t anyone there. The crowd picked up a bit throughout the day, and was more than respectable for the… More »

By: brandon / April 28, 2008 - 9:43 am

Ben Gibbard: “Roger Waters Doing Dark Side Would Be Like Ringo Performing Sgt. Pepper’s

The boys of DCFC are gearing up for a busy festival season — Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, Pemberton — where they’ll be playing songs from the forthcoming Narrow Stairs, which hasn’t leaked yet. Spin recently sat down with them at Ahmet Ertegun’s old office to talk about life on the road and Billy Corgan.

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By: Scott Lapatine / April 25, 2008 - 12:50 pm

Official Coachella Lineup 2008: See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon

Last year was our first Coachella, and it easily ranked as our favorite festival of ’07 — due to our newness to Indio, but also to an unmatched lineup with lots of built-in storylines (Björk’s first US Volta shows, reunion sets from Rage Against The Machine, Crowded House, and the Jesus & Mary Chain plu… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2008 - 10:40 am

Sak Vid Pa Kanpe! Arcade Fire On SNL

Normally we wait out the weekend before telling you if anything interesting happened on Saturday Night, but because tonight’s episode, hosted by Rainn Wilson, included an Office parody AND a Digital Short featuring an Arcade Fire cameo, we figured why wait.

In true rock-on-TV style, Win taped a message onto the face of hi… More »

By: Stereogum / February 25, 2007 - 12:18 am