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Already this year, David Gilmour has announced a string of 10 European dates taking place in September, and we hope that many of you will be able to enjoy the shows, which should include new material - his new album, Rattle That Lock, is expected at the same time as the concerts.

Elsewhere, Roger Waters has now announced the release of the 5.1 surround mix of Amused To Death, coming in July this year, and we're hoping that the long-awaited release of Roger Waters The Wall Live on DVD/Blu-ray won't be too far behind the cinema screenings worldwide at the end of September 2015. We're hoping, too, that Their Mortal Remains returns to the calendar, even if not in Milan but somewhere else. As 2014 has shown, there's always the potential for surprises!

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Syd Barrett documentary - film maker Roddy Bogawa clarifies!
Written by Matt   
Monday, 29 June 2015

Storm Thorgerson working on Syd Barrett documentaryTwo years ago, the regular StormStudios newsletter referred to the documentary that Storm had been working on (which I had the pleasure to be included as one of Storm's interviewees). Providing some background to the project, they noted then that: "Since the end of 2011 Storm had been very busy filming a documentary with Rupert [Truman] about Pink Floyd's founder member, Syd Barrett. They filmed many interviews including old school friends, flat mates, girlfriends, fellow musicians and all the surviving members of Pink Floyd. So far it's proved a very enlightening experience..."

After Storm's sad passing, the reigns were passed to film maker Roddy Bogawa, following his work on the excellent documentary about Storm (Taken by Storm), which we've talked about elsewhere and is due for a release this autumn.

Over the weekend, some websites posted stories about the documentary, following a piece on the Mojo magazine website. However, before you get too carried away with what has been stated in various places, we've had some clarification from Roddy over the story. "Now the cat is out of the bag, we'd like to clarify a few things - Mojo got a few things wrong - the correct title is 'Have You Got It Yet?' and the film is not being released this summer. We are shooting the last bits and entering the editing stage."

We'll obviously keep you posted on all the confirmed, accurate information on this hotly anticipated documentary, which promises to be a fascinating look at Barrett, but is some way off completion. In the meantime, for all you Facebookers out there, they have just set up a page for the documentary. You can find it at www.facebook.com/haveyougotityet.

 
Adrian Maben returns to Pompeii for Pink Floyd exhibition
Written by The Lunatics   
Saturday, 27 June 2015

Pink Floyd Live @ Pompeii exhibition posterThe myth of Pink Floyd in Pompeii will be celebrated with a special exhibition that will open in the ancient Italian city of Pompeii on July 4th, 2015 - next Saturday. The event is called "PINK FLOYD LIVE @ POMPEII – THE EXHIBITION' and comes 44 years after the movie by the Scottish director Adrian Maben that in 1971 captured one of the most beautiful performances in the history of Pink Floyd.

This is the first exhibition about the movie organized in the city of Pompeii and will include over 250 photos (a handful of which you will see below) and original memorabilia assembled by Maben with the collaboration of The Lunatics, the cultural association that brings together the most famous collectors of Pink Floyd. Part of the exhibition will be collected in a 48 page catalog made by The Lunatics.

The exhibition, being held in Pompeii's Town Hall from July 4th to 31st, will be completely free. The opening of the exhibition, attended by Maben himself, is set for next Saturday (4th July) at 6pm. During that opening Maben will be awarded with the honorary citizenship of the city of Pompeii.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death US radio special coming in July
Written by Matt   
Friday, 26 June 2015

Roger Waters - Amused To Death (2015 edition)To coincide with the long awaited and highly anticipated 2015 editions of Roger Waters' 1992 album, Amused To Death, which come in a variety of editions, all boasting new artwork and packaging, on July 24th, 2015, we have news of a one-hour syndicated radio special for our US readers.

The programme will feature an extensive interview with Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters as well as nine tracks from the album. Craig Bailey of Floydian Slip will host the show, which will likely begin airing a week ahead of the release of ATD.

The show, "Roger Waters: Amused to Death" will be made freely available to stations wishing to air it. A list of participating stations hasn't yet been finalized, but we hope to bring you more details once we have them.

If you are yet to place your order for any of the 2015 editions, which are just under one month away, you can do so through the following links, which contribute a small, vital and hugely appreciated amount to help keep Brain Damage running!

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Vote Pink Floyd in 2015 Prog Awards
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Prog Awards 2015

Well, it's that time again...voting for the Progressive Music Awards 2015 - also known as the Prog Awards - has opened today. Unsurprisingly, with the release toward the end of last year of The Endless River, Pink Floyd have been nominated across a few categories.

You can vote for the Floyd for the following awards:

  • BAND OF THE YEAR
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR - The Endless River
  • STORM THORGERSON GRAND DESIGN AWARD - The Endless River Deluxe Edition

Votes can be cast by fans worldwide, and of course there are other choices - and other categories - for you to cast your eyes over and make appropriate decisions on. Visit progmagazine.com/awards to see the possibilities that await you...

 
David Gilmour at Royal Albert Hall, London - tickets in charity auction
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015

David Gilmour live 2015If you missed out on tickets for David Gilmour's upcoming tour dates (and we know many of you did) then a currently running charity auction, in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust is offering a very special opportunity to see the first of the five concerts being held in London, which conclude the 2015 tour.

On offer are two tickets in the front of a Loggia Box at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 23rd September to see David's show, where he is expected to showcase his new album, Rattle That Lock, which is expected in September, along with other solo material and undoubtedly a selection of Pink Floyd classics, too.

The highest bidder will be greeted by the CEO of the Royal Albert Hall with a bottle of champagne for enjoying whilst watching a concert that sold out in minutes. A rare chance to watch a music legend, at a prestigious venue, in supreme style.

The auction prize has been donated by the venue itself, and bids will be accepted until 8pm BST, tomorrow (Thursday, June 25th).

 
Roger Waters holds Music Heals Benefit Concert in Washington DC
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Roger Waters MusicHeals 2015 concert Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am EDT for Music Heals, an exceptional one night only concert, where some of the world’s biggest recording artists will join forces to raise money for MusiCorps - a charity supporting injured service men and women and their families. MusiCorps Band is made up of injured service members who have learned, and in some cases relearned, how to play instruments through the charity.

The concert, being held at the DAR Constitution Hall, a venue which seats around 3,700, will see Roger Waters and the musicians of MusiCorps join with special guests which include Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello.

Roger Waters has supported MusiCorps for a number of years and served as a mentor to members of the MusiCorps Band, playing with the veterans at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC and encouraging their love of music as part of the rehabilitation process.

Roger Waters said: "The work I have done over the last few years with these men and women has been some of the most rewarding work I have ever done."

MusiCorps is a non-profit charitable organization which helps wounded veterans play music and recover their lives. Praised by the Wall Street Journal as “revolutionary,” the conservatory-level program enables the wounded to learn, relearn, and perform music as a core part of their rehabilitation. More info at musicorps.net.

To purchase tickets, visit this direct link from 10am EDT on Friday, June 26th.

 
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