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Major Pink Floyd feature and interviews in Word Magazine - update Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 07 November 2004

We mentioned yesterday the upcoming feature on Pink Floyd in the excellent Word Magazine. Thanks to the Word team, we now have our copy of this issue, and heartily recommend you track down a copy when it hits the stores!

Initially, the band were due to appear on the cover, but with the tragic death of John Peel, 48 hours before they went to press, a tribute to the DJ has taken precedence (naturally). Pink Floyd, one of John's favourite bands, still appears, as a drop in at the top of the cover (see right).

The main interest in the issue rests in the in-depth look at the history of the band, told through the words of Roger Waters and Nick Mason. Now, Nick's comments supplement his excellent new book "Inside Out", so although he expands on some of the stories within, if you are fortunate enough to have read "Inside Out" already, there will be little new.

However, the real meat comes with Roger's reaction to Nick's version of events. He enters a self-acknowledged rant mode, and gives his views on the version of events in the book.

This makes fascinating reading - Roger pulls few punches, especially when referring to David Gilmour - and worries about the effect his views might have on his recently rekindled relationship with Nick. However, he carries on regardless (and is generally pretty light-hearted about it all anyway)!

After reading the article, one definitely gets the feeling that Roger's take on the band's history - if it ever were committed to paper and published - would make a fascinating contrast to Nick's book.

Elsewhere in the issue is a large tribute to John Peel, which taking aside his relationship with Pink Floyd, is a fascinating look at his life and career. There is also an interview with Robyn Hitchcock, long time Syd fan.

If you can't find Word Magazine in a shop near you, (and the December 2004 issue reported on here goes on sale from November 9th in the UK), try www.wordmagazine.co.uk. Our thanks again to editor Mark Ellen for keeping us posted with information regarding this Floyd special - cheers, Mark!

 
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