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#92240 - Mon, 13 Jun 2005 00:27:00 Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Press release taken from internet today..

LONDON (Reuters) - Four members of seminal rock band Pink Floyd will play together for the first time in 24 years at London's Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2, publicists for the event said on Sunday.

Guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboard player Richard Wright will be on stage with bassist Roger Waters for their first public performance since they played at London's Earls Court in 1981.

The rock legends will join a star-studded line-up including Coldplay, Elton John and Paul McCartney at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, organised by activist rocker Bob Geldof to pressure rich nations to ease African poverty.

"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."

The band released their first album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" in 1967 and broke records with 1973's "The Dark Side Of The Moon", which remained in the American album charts for more than a decade.

In the 1980s relations between Waters and the rest of the group soured, with Waters suing over the rights to the Pink Floyd name.

Gilmore, Mason and Wright continued to record and tour as Pink Floyd, releasing their last studio album "The Division Bell" in 1994.

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#92241 - Mon, 13 Jun 2005 01:42:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall, through my alcohol-soft middle age, that there was a comment somewhere on the site to the effect that Ultravox's Reformation was about as likely as Floyd's. As David Gilmour says, the poverty thing puts a few personal squabbles into context. I just hope they're not awful after so much time apart!

I don't really think it's that likely that our heroes will regroup, however much I'd like it, however much of a thrill it'd give to hear those words spoken by some announcer (a bit like hearing the word "Dalek" used again by a character on a Saturday evening fantasy drama slot); but it's sobering (metaphorically) to see how carefully one must choose one's similes these days!

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#92242 - Mon, 13 Jun 2005 02:25:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall, through my alcohol-soft middle age, that there was a comment somewhere on the site to the effect that Ultravox's Reformation was about as likely as Floyd's. As David Gilmour says, the poverty thing puts a few personal squabbles into context. I just hope they're not awful after so much time apart!

I don't really think it's that likely that our heroes will regroup, however much I'd like it, however much of a thrill it'd give to hear those words spoken by some announcer (a bit like hearing the word "Dalek" used again by a character on a Saturday evening fantasy drama slot); but it's sobering (metaphorically) to see how carefully one must choose one's similes these days!
bemused

Actually Oes, although it was said with a tongue rather firmly in cheek (I admit), I think you'll find I commented that we were more likely to see the full Pink Floyd reform than Ultravox. On that basis, perhaps I should argue that my conclusion on which of the bands would regroup was ultimately correct rather than admitting to using false similies.

smile

It should be one of the more interesting parts of the concert (I wonder whether they will keep them to the 15 minute slot [as is reported] they are said to be giving every band before they literally turn the tables for the next band to come on, or whether they will give them a little more). What's also potentially interesting will be to see whether Roger and David genuinely get on with each other after all this time, rather than stand together for the wrong personal reasons.

And remember where you read it first - Ultravox will still not be reforming for Live8...

wink

All the best

EG

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#92243 - Mon, 13 Jun 2005 06:07:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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what will syd barrett think / say about this reunion of his former band m8s ???

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#92244 - Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:13:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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I presume 'not much' M#748 given his retreat from public life for so long now. What would be interesting I think would be to find out what he has thought about the previous incarnations of PF since he left all those years ago, and whether he ever imagined that they would go on to be the great ticket and live seller they eventually became.

On the reformation with Roger Waters for L8, does anyone think a full reunion is in the offering afterwards? Given the amount of money PF grossed on the Division Bell tour without him in 1994, (perhaps) there may be some thinking that a final fling with the four members would be a fitting way to close the book on the band.

Debate only welcome folks...

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#92245 - Mon, 13 Jun 2005 20:27:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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there may be some thinking that a final fling with the four members would be a fitting way to close the book on the band.
the phrase "final fling" instantly reminded me of the "final fling" tour , which my all time favorite rock band big country did back then ... & it was indeed their "final fling" , as their lead singer & guitarist stu adamson died not much later , so the book on that band was sadly closed forever ... *sigh*

concernin' pink floyd , i suppose that if the one-off "live 8" gig really goes down well especially for the band , it will only be the start of somethin' new then ... however ...

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#92246 - Tue, 14 Jun 2005 01:23:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Can someone...anyone...please try and get me a couple of tickets fir this...av got tae see the floyd one mare time excited excited excited

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#92247 - Tue, 14 Jun 2005 02:26:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Actually Oes, although it was said with a tongue rather firmly in cheek (I admit), I think you'll find I commented that we were more likely to see the full Pink Floyd reform than Ultravox. On that basis, perhaps I should argue that my conclusion on which of the bands would regroup was ultimately correct rather than admitting to using false similies.

smile

It should be one of the more interesting parts of the concert (I wonder whether they will keep them to the 15 minute slot [as is reported] they are said to be giving every band before they literally turn the tables for the next band to come on, or whether they will give them a little more). What's also potentially interesting will be to see whether Roger and David genuinely get on with each other after all this time, rather than stand together for the wrong personal reasons.

And remember where you read it first - Ultravox will still not be reforming for Live8...

wink

All the best

EG
I'm happy to be corrected! I agree with your final analysis, too - a surprise reunion is not a thing to hold one's breath for unless going blue and sufferign irreversible anoxic brain damage are your thing, sad though it is to say.

As for Floyd sticking to 15 minutes - that's barely and intro and a guitar solo! Give 'em more, send the boy bands home with a lolly and their bus fare.

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#92248 - Tue, 14 Jun 2005 03:42:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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and Roger will join them !!!
taken from pinkfloyd.com --

It has been confirmed that Roger Waters will join Pink Floyd to perform at the Live8 concert in Hyde Park on 2nd July.

David Gilmour made the following statement:
ďLike 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. Itís crazy that America gives such a paltry percentage of its GNP to the starving nations. Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if re-forming for this concert will help focus attention then itís got to be worthwhile.Ē
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#92249 - Tue, 14 Jun 2005 04:05:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Can someone...anyone...please try and get me a couple of tickets fir this...av got tae see the floyd one mare time excited excited excited
eek

What's that Sleepy - you want to see the Floyd in London more than Texas and The Proclaimers in Edinburgh???!!!!!...

But why??!!

wink

As Chris Tarrant would say, 'Is that your final answer...'

ha

EG
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#92250 - Tue, 14 Jun 2005 20:34:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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But isn't the Edinburgh Murrayfield gig a different day to Hyde Park? Couldn't he go to both?!

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#92251 - Tue, 14 Jun 2005 23:16:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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But Helen, surely the two could not compare...

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#92252 - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:21:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Can someone...anyone...please try and get me a couple of tickets fir this...av got tae see the floyd one mare time excited excited excited
If you're feeling rich, try e-bay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10049&item=6539542417&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1307&item=6539548881&rd=1

Obviously some people are now taking the michael to stop this getting out of hand...

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#92253 - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:52:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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I've never understood the fuss about Pink Floyd. I just don't get it. Anyone care to posit why I should bother listening to them?

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#92254 - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:56:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Not really, if you don't get it then you don't get it - same with any music...

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#92255 - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 01:09:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Spoilsport.

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#92256 - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:16:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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I've never understood the fuss about Pink Floyd.
the fuss about WHO you do understand, mate ? confused

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#92257 - Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:18:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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the fuss about WHO you do understand, mate ? confused
Eh?

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#92258 - Fri, 17 Jun 2005 21:05:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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I've never understood the fuss about Pink Floyd. I just don't get it. Anyone care to posit why I should bother listening to them?
Suggest you get a Copy of Wish you were here and listen to the opening of Shine on you crazy Diamond. One of the most powerful introductions ever...

Also there's the sublime Welcome to the Machine... the use of synths on that song was incredible considering it was recorded in 75.

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#92259 - Sat, 18 Jun 2005 08:44:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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But Helen, surely the two could not compare...

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LOL@ EG....... Hmmm, let me think about that one????!!!! :rolleyes: laugh nutjob

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#92260 - Sat, 18 Jun 2005 17:33:00 Re: Pink Floyd to play Live8
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Suggest you get a Copy of Wish you were here and listen to the opening of Shine on you crazy Diamond. One of the most powerful introductions ever...
I do have that actually, on some kind of vinyl compilation with a couple of people dancing on the front of it. It is pretty sublime. I also love the track Time. I just don't get the 'whole thing' I think. My brother was a massive floyd fan when I was growing up, so much so that he painted the 'Wall' artwork all over his walls and wardbrobe!

I suppose I should give them another try.

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