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2006-07-11 17:16:15

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Syd Barrett, the troubled founding member of British rock group Pink Floyd, has died at age 60 after living the life of a recluse for the last 30 years. "The band are naturally very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death," Pink Floyd said in a statement on Tuesday. "Syd was the guiding light of the early band line-up and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire." A source close to the band, who did not want to be named, said Barrett...

2006-07-11 12:24:24

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Syd Barrett, the troubled founding member of Pink Floyd, has died aged 60, after living the life of a recluse for the last 30 years. "The band are naturally very upset and sad to learn of Syd Barrett's death," Pink Floyd said in a statement on Tuesday. "Syd was the guiding light of the early band line-up and leaves a legacy which continues to inspire." A source close to the band, who did not want to be named, said Barrett died on Friday....

2006-07-11 08:55:46

LONDON (Reuters) - Syd Barrett, a founding member of Pink Floyd, has died aged 60, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The singer and guitarist, who left the band in 1968 and has lived the life of a recluse for the last 30 years, had been suffering from diabetes, but it was not immediately clear what caused his death. No official confirmation could be immediately obtained.

2006-06-21 14:37:56

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who inspired the rock band's iconic album "The Wall," scrawled "tear down the wall" on the concrete panels of Israel's West Bank barrier on Wednesday. The barrier was the first stop on a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories for Waters, who had been criticized by some fans for planning to play a concert in the Jewish state. "It's a horrific edifice, this thing," Waters told reporters as he stood beside a...

2006-04-02 17:45:58

By Ray Waddell NASHVILLE (Billboard) - In a rare alliance, a wide range of musical artists and competing concert promoters are combining efforts in an online ticket auction to benefit Music Rising, the musical instrument replacement fund founded by U2's the Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar chairman Henry Juszkiewicz. Some 60 artists will work with Ticketmaster, Live Nation, House of Blues, AEG Live and Nederlander Concerts on the fund-raising program, which targets Gulf...

2006-02-20 19:57:28

By Emmanuel Legrand LONDON (Billboard) - David Gilmour has remained quiet since Pink Floyd's reunion last July for the Live 8 concert at London's Hyde Park. Quiet but hardly inactive. He has been busy putting the finishing touches on his third solo album in a career that spans close to 40 years. The 10 tracks on the new set, "On an Island," bear Gilmour's trademarks -- atmospheric guitar work and ethereal harmonies. Some of the songs, such as the title track and "A Pocketful of...

2005-12-20 10:07:11

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink Floyd fans waiting in vain for the band to reunite for a tour will have to make do with the next best thing: the first solo trek in more than 20 years by singer/guitarist David Gilmour. A week after he announced plans to tour Europe in March, Gilmour on Monday said he would play 10 shows in five North American cities, beginning on April 4 with a two-night stand at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The trek will also take him to Toronto...

2005-12-19 21:34:10

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pink Floyd fans waiting in vain for the band to reunite for a tour will have to make do with the next best thing: the first solo trek in more than 20 years by singer/guitarist David Gilmour. A week after he announced plans to tour Europe in March, Gilmour on Monday said he would play 10 shows in five North American cities, beginning on April 4 with a two-night stand at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The trek will also take him to Toronto...

2005-12-12 17:24:30

By Jason MacNeil and Jonathan Cohen TORONTO/NEW YORK (Billboard) - Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour will begin his first solo tour in decades March 10 in Dortmund, Germany, in support of his upcoming solo album, "On an Island." Although North American dates have yet to be confirmed, Gilmour is expected to visit the region in April. Due March 6 via Columbia, "On an Island" is Gilmour's first solo release since 1984's "About Face." The set is packed with guest appearances from...

2005-11-17 15:34:05

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Roger Waters delighted rock fans when Pink Floyd played their first gig together for 24 years at July's Live8. On Thursday he was hoping to win over classical fans with his first opera, 16 years in the making. The singer, bass player and songwriter on classic albums like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," said he wanted his French Revolution opera "Ca Ira" to have the same impact at its world premiere in Rome as his stadium-filling rock...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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