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Former AC/DC frontman interviews Nick Mason in Sky documentary Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Brian Johnson with Nick Mason, Sky Arts 'Life on the Road'The UK's Sky Arts TV channel have announced a new series of interviews hosted by former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, who left the band last year on medical grounds.

The six-part TV show explores what life is like touring the globe as part of a legendary rock act. Screened weekly on Sky Arts from Friday 28th April onwards, Brian Johnson's Life On The Road sees the vocalist interview six fellow rock icons to get an insight into the ups and downs of being on tour – from the euphoria of performing live in massive stadia to the debauchery, sleep deprivation and fallouts.

The show kicks off with Brian interviewing his friend of 40 years, The Who's Roger Daltrey, and follows with Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Sting, Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott, and Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant. Announcing the show, Sky Arts said: "One of rock music's iconic and tour-hardened frontmen, Brian Johnson, gives us a brand new and exclusive take on one aspect of the rock and roll life: live performance, touring and being 'on the road'."

The schedule for Brian Johnson's Life On The Road is as follows:

  • Brian Johnson and Roger Daltrey – 28th April
  • Brian Johnson and Lars Ulrich – 5th May
  • Brian Johnson and Nick Mason – 12th May
  • Brian Johnson and Sting – 19th May
  • Brian Johnson and Joe Elliott – 26th May
  • Brian Johnson and Robert Plant – 2nd June

As yet, there's no indication that this will be aired outside the UK, although many places in Europe can also see Sky Arts via satellite TV.

 
Roger Waters upcoming US television interview Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 30 March 2017

One for our friends in the US: On Tuesday, April 4th, The Big Interview with Dan Rather has Roger Waters as his guest. The show airs at 8pm EST/7pm CST on AXS TV. In the interview, Roger will be talking about Syd Barrett, music, politics, and his upcoming Us + Them tour, which starts in North America in May. Please check your local listings for channel number and exact timings. As far as we know, this show will not be available for anyone outside the US to see, sadly.

UPDATE: Yes it will! With thanks to Michael Rowell and Joseph Mitchell for the info, if you go to this direct link at AXS.tv, you can buy (worldwide it seems) the entire interview in HD quality for $2!

Here's a short trailer for the show...

 
Careful With That Head, Eugene... Pink Floyd exhibition artefacts arrive at V&A Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Division Bell head arrives at V&A for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal RemainsWith the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains getting ever closer (it opens on May 13th 2017, at the Victoria & Albert - or V&A - in London's Kensington) we've now been given these pictures showing the first of the major artefacts arriving, and carefully being taken into the gallery reserved for Their Mortal Remains.

As you'll see from these pictures, the item in question is one of the 'metal' Division Bell heads. With an item as large (and as precious) as this, the narrow corridors and corners found in places such as the V&A prove a tricky task. However, the norm is to use a team who are used to moving such things, and the head reached its final destination.

It's great to see this final stage starting, with the exhibition becoming a reality. Tickets for the exhibition are now on sale, and are priced at £20 (Monday-Friday), £24 (Saturday-Sunday), and concessions, including family tickets at reduced prices, are available. V&A Members go free. Advance booking is strongly advised. Tickets can be purchased using these direct links at TicketmasterSeetickets, from the V&A at vam.ac.uk/pinkfloyd, by calling 0800 912 6961 (booking fee applies), or in person at the V&A.

Whether or not you are going to the exhibition, you can enjoy the contents of Their Mortal Remains by placing your order for the 304-page companion book, certain to be an essential addition to the Floydian bookshelf, through the following links: Amazon UKAmazon.comAmazon CanadaAmazon FranceAmazon GermanyAmazon Spain and Amazon Italy. Orders placed before publication (due to be the opening day of the exhibition - May 13th) will benefit from Amazon's pre-order price guarantee - if the price drops at any point between your order, and the publication date, they automatically will charge you the lowest price.

Division Bell head arrives at V&A for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Division Bell head arrives at V&A for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
Division Bell head arrives at V&A for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
 
Pink Floyd 'The Early Years, 1965-1972: The Individual Volumes' out now Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Friday, 24 March 2017

Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 The Individual VolumesOut today (March 24th), as a follow-up to the Pink Floyd The Early Years 1965-1972 box set, are the series of book-bound individual collections from the box set, which go under the title 'The Early Years, 1965-1972: The Individual Volumes'.

These individual volumes are broken down into the years 1965-1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and finally 1972. As those familiar with the contents of the box set will know, these go under the titles CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION, GERMIN/ATION, DRAMATIS/ATION, DEVI/ATION, REVERBER/ATION, OBFUSC/ATION, which (it has been revealed) were titles dreamt up by Roger Waters to give an insight into where the band were at that particular point in their career.

Each of these sets will be presented as they are in the box set, with a selection of reproduction memorabilia tucked into part of the fold-out packaging. Our extensive review of Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1965-1972 box set can be seen here, along with the full track listing of the box set and thus, the individual volumes too.

Just to clarify, the box set also included an exclusive selection of additional material, BONUS CONTINU/ATION, which is not getting a standalone release, nor will the additional memorabilia or reproduction vinyl singles be getting a release outside of the box set.

The complete Early Years box set is still available from most retailers, as is the 2CD highlights album The Early Years – CRE/ATION.

To place your orders for the individual volumes, please use the following links:

CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION 1965-67:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
GERMIN/ATION 1968:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DRAMATIS/ATION 1969:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
DEVI/ATION 1970:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
REVERBER/ATION 1971:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
OBFUSC/ATION 1972:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 


If you decide you would rather get the full box set (or just the 2CD highlights), please use these links:

THE EARLY YEARS 1965-1972, 27 disc box set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 
CRE/ATION, 2 disc highlights set:  Amazon.com  Amazon UK  Canada  Germany  France  Italy  Spain 

It is worth checking the other Amazon stores, rather than just your local one, as pricing varies hugely; they will ship internationally. Buying through our links will give a small but vital contribution toward running this site, and is hugely appreciated. There is NO region coding on the Blu-ray and/or DVD discs, so if purchasing from a different region (e.g. you're in North America, buying from Europe, or vice versa), then all discs should be compatible with your players.

 
Pink Floyd special 12" single included in Record Store Day 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd - 2017 Record Store Day 12

Celebrating its tenth anniversary next month, Record Store Day 2017 hits independent record stores on April 22nd, with a special Pink Floyd release. RSD offers limited run pressings, available for one day only through independent record stores.

The item in question is a 12", single-sided 180-gram pressing, with an otherwise unreleased version of Interstellar Overdrive. This was recorded at the Thompson Private Recording Company in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, in October 1966, and used in Anthony Stern's film 'San Francisco'. It's a mono recording, around fifteen minutes long, and housed in special packaging.

As with all Record Store Day releases, it will not be available online (other than inevitably on eBay from the morning of April 18th) but while stocks last in participating independent record stores. Be prepared to get to your local store prior to opening, and be ready to queue!

There are a lot of independent stores that participate in Record Store Day. Not all of them will choose to participate in all promotions, or carry all releases. Just because a store is listed on the RSD website does NOT mean it will have the goodie or record you're looking for. That said, find a store near you and check with them directly. They won't hold an item aside for you, but at least you'll know if it will be worth the trip!

 
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