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Roger Waters confirms album release date

Posted February 24, 2017 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has confirmed his upcoming album “Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be released on May 19.

He dropped the date in a new interview with Rolling Stone published yesterday.

In the interview he talks about inspiration he’s drawn from the recent presidential election, the new album’s shift away from an earlier radio play concept, and plans for his 2017 tour.

Read the full interview


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Roger Waters reveals new album title

Posted February 16, 2017 by Floydian Slip

“Is This the Life We Really Want?” will be the title of the upcoming album from Roger Waters.

The Pink Floyd co-founder and long-time solo artist revealed the title with a short video clip that includes, presumably, music from the album.

No release date has been announced.


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Audio/Video: Roger Waters teases new album

Posted January 13, 2017 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters posted this brief clip of him playing in the studio with producer Nigel Godrich.

Waters has said he’s working on a new album, which would be his first studio album of new material since “Amused to Death” (1992). (Read “Roger Waters: New album coming in 2016.”)

Godrich, best known as producer of Radiohead, was one of the producers of 2015’s film soundtrack “Roger Waters The Wall.”

Waters begins his 2017 North American tour May 26 in Kansas City, Mo.


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Roger Waters announces 2017 North American tour

Posted October 13, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters has announced a 40-date North American tour coming in 2017.

“Us + Them” is the project recently teased in a 20-second video posted online by Waters.

“We are going to take a new show on the road, the content is very secret,” says Waters. “It’ll be a mixture of stuff from my long career, stuff from my years with Pink Floyd, some new things.

“Probably 75% of it will be old material and 25% will be new, but it will be all connected by a general theme. It will be a cool show, I promise you. It’ll be spectacular like all my shows have been.”

The tour begins May 26 in Kansas City, Mo., and wraps up Oct. 28 in Vancouver, BC.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 21. VIP package sales and Citi presale tickets begin Oct. 17.

Full schedule is available at rogerwaters.com.


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Roger Waters teases new project

Posted October 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

Roger Waters has posted a mysterious video on his website. The 20-second clip is apparently a tease for an upcoming project titled “Us + Them.”


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #1065

Posted September 12, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Roger Waters Birthday Special
Born Sept. 6, 1943

  1. 4:30 AM Apparently They Were Travelling Abroad
    The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) (1984)
  2. 4:33 AM Running Shoes
    The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking (Roger Waters) (1984)
  3. Each Small Candle
    In the Flesh (Roger Waters) (2000)
  4. The Bravery of Being Out of Range
    Amused to Death (Roger Waters) (1992)
  5. Brain Damage/Eclipse
    The Dark Side of the Moon (DVD documentary) (Roger Waters) (2003)
  6. Mother
    Roger Waters The Wall (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters) (2015)
  7. Lost Boys Calling
    The Legend of 1900 (Film soundtrack) (Roger Waters f/Eddie Van Halen) (1999)
  8. The Tide is Turning (After Live Aid)
    Radio K.A.O.S. (Roger Waters) (1987)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #1065

Posted September 6, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Join us this week for Floydian Slip #1065: It’s a special show devoted to Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters on his 73rd birthday.

We’ll hear Roger solo from: The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S., his recent “Wall” concert film, a 2003 documentary about “Dark Side” and much more.

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 75 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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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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Roger Waters signs BMG publishing deal

Posted June 29, 2016 by Floydian Slip

bmgRoger Waters has signed a publishing deal with BMG to represent his catalogue of Pink Floyd songs.

As a main songwriter with Floyd, many of the band’s most popular (i.e. profitable) songs fall under Waters’ jurisdiction: “Money,” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Another Brick in the Wall, Part II” and “Comfortably Numb,” to name a few.

“We are honored that Roger Waters has chosen BMG, the youngest of the big international music companies, to represent his legendary and exquisite catalog,” says BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. “To win the endorsement and trust of one of the world’s most successful songwriters is a significant milestone less than eight years after our launch.”

Waters added, “October last year I put on a gig called Music Heals with some wounded veterans in Washington D.C. BMG supported us. I’m very glad to be back in the same team.”

Waters’ Floyd catalogue was previously administered by Warner/Chappell.


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Who is Jimmy Smith?

Posted June 24, 2016 by Floydian Slip

Super deluxe edition book signed by 'Jimmy Smith'

One fan who ponied up $500 for the so-called “super deluxe” boxset of “Roger Waters The Wall” got a surprise: Instead of being autographed by Waters, the 170-page hardcover book included with fan Jim Clarke‘s box reads “Love Jimmy Smith.”

Fans have put forth two theories to explain the anomaly: Either Waters grew tired of signing all 3,000 boxes and decided to play a prank. Or someone else was hired to sign on Waters’ behalf and experienced a momentary lapse of reason when he accidentally signed his own name.

Music publication NME has asked Waters’ camp for comment, but none are forthcoming just yet.

Either way, in the end, this botched box might end up being worth even more than if Waters had signed his own name to it.

Surrogate band indeed.


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