Pink Floyd Returns For Live 8

Published: 2005-06-13
All four British prog rockers who made up Pink Floyd are reuniting with their most famous line-up for the first time in 24 years at next month's Live 8 London concert. Bassist Roger Waters has not performed with band members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright since 1981.

Pink Floyd is joining a star-studded lineup at London's Hyde Park July 2nd, which includes such musical heavyweights as Madonna, REM, U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Coldplay.

"Like most people, I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world," said Gilmour. "Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if reforming for this concert will help focus attention, then it's got to be worthwhile."

Pink Floyd formed in the mid sixties and in 1973 released their seminal album The Dark Side of the Moon, which stayed in the US album chart for more than a decade. Their last studio album, which they produced without Roger Waters, was 1994's The Division Bell.

Writer: Trent McMartin



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All right, man!

I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Moon.
Posted by: Anonymous on June 13, 2005
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