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2005-08-19 22:33:58

By Anastasia Tsioulcas NEW YORK (Billboard) - Back in his days with Pink Floyd, Roger Waters took on the big issues of life. In high-concept projects like "The Dark Side of the Moon" and "The Wall," he grappled with such challenging topics as social oppression, the long shadows of war, the interplay of money and power, and the abuse of authority. Since 1989, Waters wrestled with many of those same concerns in a genre new to him: opera. The result, "Ca Ira," an opera set during the...

2005-08-14 09:21:26

By Paul Majendie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Bass guitarist Guy Pratt has backed some of the world's biggest rock acts, and his comedy routine at the Edinburgh Fringe presents a cast of famous characters whose behavior borders on the bizarre. "Pink Floyd had an ambience coordinator who had two jobs; to obtain narcotics and look after your parents when they came on tour," Pratt said at the world's largest arts festival where acts include The Lady Boys of Bangkok and Puppetry of the Penis....

2005-07-25 22:13:41

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was a far cry from "we don't need no education" on Monday when Pink Floyd's Roger Waters presented excerpts for the first time from "Ca Ira," his new three-act opera about the French Revolution. Rogers told an enthusiastic audience, which was to all appearances made up more of Pink Floyd fans than opera buffs, that the ambitious project first came to him back in 1989, when French songwriter Etienne Roda-Gil brought him a libretto for the French...

2005-07-04 17:24:00

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - They came out of charity. They left withbooming record sales. The galaxy of rock stars who took part in Live 8 concertson Saturday to help beat the curse of poverty have seen theirdiscs fly off the shelves in British music stores -- a case ofbank balances as well as consciences winning out. Live 8's main cause, making poverty history, also benefitedthough, after the London performance of Beatles classic "Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was...

2005-07-04 15:02:40

LONDON (Reuters) - They came out of charity. They left withbooming record sales. The galaxy of rock stars who took part in Live 8 concertson Saturday to help beat the curse of poverty have seen theirrecords fly off the shelves in British music stores, provingthat cash balances as well as consciences were the winner. According to HMV, one of Britain's main record retailerswith 200 stores nationwide, Pink Floyd's "Echoes" album posteda staggering 1,343 percent increase in sales on Sunday...

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2004-11-27 15:00:03

LONDON - Members of the children's chorus who sang on Pink Floyd's anti-authoritarian 1979 hit, "Another Brick in the Wall," are owed thousands of dollars in payment, a royalties agent said. Peter Rowan said he was representing one of the group, Peter Thorpe, in a bid for unpaid royalties. Rowan said he hoped other members of the group would join the claim for royalties from a fund set up in 1997 to compensate session musicians. Two dozen students from Islington Green School in north...


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