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Win: Pete Townshend’s Deep End Face the Face

Posted September 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Register to win a copy of Pete Townshend’s Deep End: Face the Face, a DVD/CD double-disc performance from 1986 featuring David Gilmour.

Prizes courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment. Deadline to enter: End of day Sunday, Sept. 18.

Register to win now


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Vintage BBC recording, video released

Posted September 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Pink Floyd has released a new video featuring an early performance of “Grantchester Meadows.”

The video includes film of the band’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Rick Wright in a 1970 KQED (San Francisco) performance and new nature footage shot by Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis, set to audio from a BBC performance recorded May 12, 1969.

The song comes from the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma.”

The video is the first taste of the rarities coming our way when the group releases ‘The Early Years 1965-1972″ boxset Nov. 11.

Read more about the boxset


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David Gilmour 1986 performance coming to DVD/CD

Posted August 4, 2016 by Floydian Slip

face-the-faceA 1986 show that was part of David Gilmour‘s stint with Pete Townshend‘s Deep End band is about to be released.

“Face to Face” will be a two-disc DVD/CD set of the band’s appearance on German TV’s “Rockpalast” program. The performance was recorded at Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM) in Cannes on Jan. 29, 1986.

The discs will be released Sept. 16. The package will also be available digitally.

In addition to Townshend solo songs and classics from The Who, the band performs Gilmour’s “Blue Light” from his ’84 “About Face” album.

The band includes: Townshend (vocals, guitar); Gilmour (guitar, vocals); Peter Hope-Evans (harmonica); Chucho Merchan (bass); Simon Phillips (drums); John Rabbit Bundrick (keyboards); Jody Linscott (percussion); The Kick Horns: Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Pete Beachill and Dave Plews; and backing vocalists Billy Nicholls, Ian Ellis, Chris Staines, Gina Foster and Coral Gordan.

“Blue Light” will appear on the DVD and the CD.

Thanks to Ian Schulze for the heads-up.


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David Gilmour made honorary Pompeii citizen

Posted July 7, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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David Gilmour has been made an honorary citizen of the Italian city of Pompeii.

The honor was bestowed upon him yesterday by the city’s mayor, Ferdinando Uliano.

“Thanks to everyone,” Gilmour said. “Here in Pompeii I feel safe, as if I was at home.”

Gilmour is set to play two shows tonight and tomorrow at the ancient amphitheater where Pink Floyd shot its live concert film in 1971.


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Video: David Gilmour on CBS This Morning

Posted March 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip


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Video: David Gilmour on Jimmy Kimmel

Posted March 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip

David Gilmour appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last night:


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David Gilmour to return to Pompeii

Posted March 18, 2016 by Floydian Slip

gilmour-pompeiiThis summer David Gilmour will return to play the Pompeii amphitheater, 45 years after Pink Floyd performed there while shooting Adrian Maben‘s “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii.”

Gilmour will perform July 7 and 8 as part of his “Rattle That Lock” tour.

“I want to thank the Ministry of Culture for giving me the opportunity to once again play this beautiful and historic venue,” Gilmour says. “Performing there in 1971 was very special and I’m looking forward to returning and hopefully creating some more memorable moments made even more special by playing to an audience.”

Floyd was the first to play the ancient city of Pompeii, filming over four days in October 1971. No other artist has performed there since. The film showed the band performing without an audience, though the group’s set-list mimicked those of its other live shows at the time.

This time around, there’ll be more than just a film crew watching.

Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. CET March 22 at www.davidgilmour.com for €300 plus a 15 percent booking fee.

Buyers are limited to two tickets per show.

Pompeii’s amphitheater, built around 80 BC, is the oldest surviving Roman amphitheater. It was buried along with the rest of the city by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.


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Happy 70th Birthday, David Gilmour

Posted March 6, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Happy 70th Birthday, David Gilmour


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“Rattle That Lock” wins album art award

Posted January 9, 2016 by Floydian Slip

rattle_that_lockDavid Gilmour‘s “Rattle That Lock” was honored for best album artwork of 2016 by Art Vinyl.

The avian-themed design, art directed by Dave Stansbie from The Creative Corporation, was selected by popular vote from 50 entrants.

Drenge‘s “Undertow” came in second, and “Currents” by Tame Impala was third.

The 2016 winners will be shown at exhibitions in  Ayrshire, Bologna, Budapest and Munich, and at two locations in London.

Art Vinyl sells framing systems to display album covers as wall art, and curates album art exhibitions.


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Winners: Mojo #263

Posted October 5, 2015 by Floydian Slip

mojo263Congratulations to winners of a copy of Mojo magazine #263, featuring David Gilmour:

  • Mike Wendell, Dallastown, PA
  • Richard Conklin, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Jeff Pinkstaff, Midland, TX
  • Jessica Hauptmann, Aurora, CO
  • Joseph Pachut, Lansing, MI
  • Harvey Wilkes, Surfside, SC
  • Maria Smith, North Andover, MA
  • Matthew Luque, Valencia CA
  • Tim LaBarr, Rome, NY

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