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With 2018 progressing nicely, join us in wondering what surprises await us this year, if the last few years have been anything to go by.

In case you missed it, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains has now opened in Rome, Italy, for its next staging. Running until July 1st, 2018, please let us know if you are going! Once it is finished in Rome, it will continue its travels...where would YOU like to see it staged?

The Roger Waters Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South America tour in 2018 seems to be ever increasing in size. It's a truly spectacular show - don't miss it! Talking of spectacles, out now for those who missed the concerts (or indeed, cannot wait to relive them!) are the recordings of David Gilmour Live at Pompeii on CD, LP, DVD, Blu-ray which are out now. Some other goodies form part of the package (especially the boxset) so worth checking out the details!

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Two extra nights added for Roger Waters in Mexico
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Roger Waters Us + Them 2018 tour

Some great news for our friends in Mexico - due to overwhelming demand, two further dates have been announced for that country as part of the Roger Waters 2018 Us + Them tour, with tickets going on sale next week.

For the regular sale of tickets, which starts on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th at 11am CST (local time), visit Ticketmaster.com.mx. Please note: there's a Citibanamex ticket presale beginning on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26th starting at 11am CST. Using our links also helps toward the ongoing running costs of this site, and is appreciated!

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.

 
"Outside The Wall" retrospective book - Floydseum
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Recently published is the large format, paperback book "Outside The Wall" commemorating the Italian exhibition of the same name held back in 2013.

The exhibition, staged by the Floydseum Cultural Association (the publishers of the book) was the largest show ever devoted entirely to the record, film and live performances of "The Wall". This new book, over 100 pages in full colour, looks back at that event (which included a poster specially drawn by Gerald Scarfe) and offers photos of rare items that were on display, along with interviews with Roger Waters, Gerald Scarfe, David Appleby and memories of the live performances of "The Wall" (1980 to 2013), spectacles that entered into rock history.

The interview with Scarfe is from his attendance at the exhibition; the Waters interview is a transcript of an older chat with Jim Ladd about The Wall. There's a detailed look at the 1980/81 concerts, at the Berlin 1990 extravaganza, the 2010-13 Waters tour, and a range of David Appleby's behind the scenes shots taken during the making of the film.

Whilst all the written content is in Italian, the book has an absolute wealth of shots (mostly taken whilst the items were in situ at the exhibition) of original memorabilia, animation cels, concert pictures and more. For collectors, irrespective of your ability to read Italian, there is plenty to enjoy in the book, a taste of the Floydseum exhibition almost five years ago.

The book is available to order online via the Floydseum store.

 
Pink Floyd returns again to BBC TV's Mastermind
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 two-minute round 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
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
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!
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!

 
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