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Pink Floyd returns again to BBC TV's Mastermind Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Monday, 19 February 2018

BBC's MastermindBrain Damage visitors with good memories will recall that back in October 2005, and November 2014, BBC's Mastermind included Pink Floyd as one of the contestants' chosen subjects.

For those of you unfamiliar with this show, in a nutshell, four contestants take it in turns to answer questions over two rounds, against the clock. The first round, 90 seconds long, comprises questions on each contestant's chosen specialist subject, and the second, two-minute round, tests general knowledge. The winner of each contest goes forward to the next knockout phase of the competition. It is one of the most popular quiz programmes on television, having run for almost forty-six years.

For the third time in the programme's history, someone has chosen to answer questions about Pink Floyd - and this week's show, which airs on the UK's BBC Two this coming Friday night, February 23rd, at 8pm (except in Wales for some reason!). More details can be found at the BBC website. Our thanks to David Haddock for letting us know about this.

As before, we will make a note of the questions (and the given answers) so you can all give the quiz a try - especially those who don't want the pressure of answering the questions 'live' in front of their families!

 
German Rolling Stone majors on The Dark Side of the Moon Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Rolling Stone Magazine (Germany) February 2018With next month seeing the 45th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd's iconic The Dark Side of the Moon, an increase in coverage of this album is bound to happen as March approaches.

One of the first (if not THE first) of the items of interest, is now available in Germany. The localised version of Rolling Stone magazine has a cover feature on "The Dark Side Of The Moon - The album that changed everything" with a suitably intriguing graphic to help it stand out on the store shelves.

In the preface to the article, Pink Floyd: The crack in the moon, they note that "In 1972, Pink Floyd began recording The Dark Side Of The Moon at Abbey Road Studios, which became one of Rock's most famous and best-selling albums - and the last album they co-produced conciliarly. 45 years after its release, Arne Willander traces the path of the groundbreaking work and the first cracks in the band."

For more information, visit RollingStone.de.

Our thanks as ever to Michael Nickel for his help with sharing information on Floyd related things.

 
The Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour adds dates in Mexico Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Roger Waters live 2017-2018Some great news for our friends in Mexico - three dates have been announced for that country as part of the Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale next week.

The regular sale of tickets starts on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 11am CST (local time), via Ticketmaster.com.mx or the direct links below [click 'TICKETS']. Please note: there's a ticket presale beginning on MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY starting at 11am CST ending on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th at Midnight, through the same links.

Here are the newly announced dates:

Dedicated pages for each newly announced show on the tour are now live, joining the show pages already shown in the 2018 Roger Waters tour area. If any further dates on the Australian/New Zealand/European/South American/Mexican tour is announced, a page for each concert will be in place: the location to find out information on each show, and to see, once the concert has taken place, pictures, video and commentary.

 
Brain Damage website - we're back! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 03 February 2018

Brain Damage websiteRegular visitors to Brain Damage will be aware that the site has had issues over the last week. Whilst the site looked OK, none of the content was loading or viewable for anyone. Our sincere apologies for this - it was due to a server issue at our website hosts; their repair work changed some software on that server, to a different version that wasn't compatible with Brain Damage. Very frustrating for us, and I'm sure, just as frustrating for you all!

Particular thanks go to our friends at 3B Digital for - as ever - really prompt and expert help in diagnosing the issue, and helping us towards the solution. This involved moving to a new cloud-based hosting solution which hopefully will bring improvements (as well as getting the site back up and running properly!).

The downside - for us - is that the hosting costs have increased, so it's a great time to thank all of you who use our links to the likes of Amazon, Ticketmaster, eBay and other sites (see the intro text near the top of the home page). If you buy ANYTHING (not just Floyd related goodies) after entering those sites using our links, it gives a small but vital contribution toward the ongoing running costs of the site, without costing you a penny or cent extra! Needless to say, it is hugely appreciated - we get no funding, so hosting and other costs come out my own pocket...

Again, apologies for the lack of Brain Damage over the last week, but hopefully all is now back to normal. As a side note, during the issues we used our Facebook page for updates, so make sure you "Like" our page so you get any updates - it's also a place where we sometimes have additional material/videos, information and suchlike, so don't miss out!

 
Roger Waters talks to Australian TV Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 02 February 2018

A new interview with Roger Waters has aired on Australian TV, as his 2018 Us + Them tour kicks off in Sydney. The interview, with Angela Bishop for Network Ten's morning shows Studio 10, looks at his music past and present, and touring the world with his latest work.

You can view the interview below:

 
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