When I last saw Brit Floyd in August, I said that I would gladly see them again. I did just that on Tuesday night at The State Theatre in New Brunswick NJ.
Over the last two years, the State Theatre took advantage of the downtime forced by the pandemic to completely refurbish the facilities. New carpet, new seats, new bar, new bathrooms…everything has been updated and it looks great. I would swear that the seats are even a bit wider than they were before. Parking is readily available in a public garage just a five minute walk from the venue, and there are tons of restaurants of every type in the immediate area. Continue reading →
Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band, but to call them such diminishes what they have really achieved. They formed in 2011, and have been performing the Pink Floyd catalogue ever since. The brainchild of now musical director Damian Darlington, it has evolved over the years to become a grand spectacle closely mirroring a Pink Floyd concert. Brit Floyd is more of a passion project honoring the music and performances of Pink Floyd than just a tribute.Continue reading →
“The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” in the world,” Brit Floyd is coming over to the USA to kick off their headline tour this week, making up their 2020 dates that were postponed due to the lockdown year. The band flawless recreates some of the greatest music ever made.. In addition to faithfully recreating the iconic one-of-a-kind sound of the band, the band storms onto our shores with a brand new production recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Pink Floyd tour, complete with a stunning multi million dollar light show, iconic circle screen, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. The set list will draw upon highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and more. If you never saw Pink Floyd “In The Flesh” – this is the closest you will ever get to the original article. Tickets are on sale now at the link below, as well as the full routing!
Legendary British filmmaker Alan Parker, who directed such classics as Midnight Express, Evita, Mississippi Burning, Bugsy, and also immense music related films such as Fame, The Commitments, and Pink Floyd’sThe Wall, has died. He was 76 years old. A statement from the director’s family says Parker died Friday in London after a long illness. We send our condolences to his family at this time.
Ghost Cult scribe Lorraine Lysen caught up with the great Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon for a wide-ranging interview a few months ago. They chatted about The Electric Castle Live project, the visuals of Ayreon Universe live, working with John de Lancie, rock operas, concept albums, Vin Diesel, Star Trek TNG, upcoming new music, and much more. Continue reading →
Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters will release a concert movie shot during his sold-out ROGER WATERS:US + THEM worldwide tour of 2017-2018. Us and Them is being released via 4K, HD and SD Digital, EST & TVOD on the 16th of June via Sony Pictures Entertainment. The tour comprised of a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people across the globe, it features classic songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, as well as his most recent album, Is This The Life We Really Want? The film was directed by Sean Evans. Viewers on digital will have access to all-new post-feature content including two additional concert songs not included in the original feature (“Comfortably Numb” and “Smell the Roses”) as well as A Fleeting Glimpse, a documentary short featuring behind-the-scenes moments from the tour. Roger recently lashed out in the press at David Gilmour of Pink Floyd for not allowing him partner access to Pink Floyd’s website and fan community access via social media. Except for the full band reunion at Live 8in 2005, Roger Waters Was legally separated from Pink Floyd in a court case in the mid-1980s where we argued in court and lost that he “was Pink Floyd”. Watch the trailer now!Continue reading →
Ever wondered what makes a “classic band” classic? Have you ever sat down and play records of bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, etc. just to analyze the components of what makes them be as magnificent as they are? Even more, how is it that forty, fifty years later their music still as intact and as relevant as ever before? This is the case with Pink Floyd, especially when we think about that four classic albums run that they had in the mid-seventies. Albums like The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals, brought us records that still are in the charts and are, basically, soundtracks of our current lifestyle. Continue reading →
YouTuber and personality Nostalgia Critic has filed his “review” of Pink Floyd’s classic movie musical “The Wall” based on their 1979 album of the same name. In this episode, he gets help from major Pink Floyd fans in Slipknot/Stone Sour‘s Corey Taylor, his son Griffin and musical covers by fellow YouTuber Rob Scallon. Intercut with the original film, scenes poking fun at the storyline including Griffin basically playing a young Corey, just as actor/singer/humanitarian Bob Geldof’s character Pink was portrayed by a young boy in the film! Check it out! Continue reading →
Entrenched in the history of classic rock is the 1972 concert movie Live at Pompeii, by Pink Floyd. Live at Pompeii. In 2016 David Gilmour and his solo band returned to perform two shows at the amphitheater in Italy on July 7 and 8, 2016. The concerts yielded the album Live at Pompeii. Now you can watch the pro-shot video released by Gilmour of the final song of each night, ‘Comfortably Numb’, from 1979’s The Wall Live at Pompeii. (Harvest). Continue reading →
Like the noble slice of pizza, a cover song, if done well, can be amazing. And if it’s not, it’s still pretty good. It’s tough to cover well-known songs and albums by famous bands because music becomes our lexicon and fans know every little nook and cranny of a track. This is the case with Pink Floyd and their iconic double album The Wall. Luckily Magnetic Eye Records and their incredible “Redux” series is here, and they always do a bang-up job of assembling the talent. Covering the entirety of The Wall seems both ambitious and a little crazy too. While The Wall is lower on my personal list of Floyd favorites, it’s as important as it is beloved by the masses. Continue reading →