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Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 05 July 2005

Our first bit of news is aimed at our US readers. Tonight, Nick Mason's interview on RockLine Radio, that originally aired in April, is being repeated. Check your local stations for timing details. In the interview, Nick talks about his book, "Inside Out", the history of the band, and of course, the subject of a reunion crops up too...

In other news, David Gilmour's swift actions to announce that all additional profits from the sale of Pink Floyd albums, following the band's emotional reunion at the London Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, has struck a note with most of the other performers.

Many of them have said they are following David's lead, also donating money from the extra sales of albums since Saturday's show. The main exception is Razorlight, who are the only ones to publicly take an opposing stance. They pointed out that they are a young, struggling band who have donated enough to the cause.

Internet provider AOL received a lot of thanks for their excellent Live 8 coverage on Saturday, especially with MTV cutting the Floyd set short mid-song. You can now relive the four songs - Breathe/Breathe Reprise, Money, Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb - on demand by going to Each song can be selected individually, and with a fast connection, can be viewed successfully full-screen in pretty good quality.

This should keep people going until the official DVD arrives in November from EMI. We have now heard that the DVD set will be tailored for different countries, with different selections on each. How this affects the sets of the larger artists is yet to be seen; rest assured, as soon as we know more about this, we will let you know.

In the meantime, eBay are continuing to try and stop the sale of the show on privately recorded DVD. There are also numerous download sites offering every moment of the event in audio and video. However, all of these are illegal, and with the official DVD release only four months away, being heavily discouraged. Bob Geldof has been particularly annoyed by the rapid spread of the show.

Finally, well-respected UK newspaper The Times has a photosales division, covering many subjects, and they have just added a large range of Live 8 pictures to the range of pictures that you can buy in a number of formats.

They are offering no less than 103 different shots from the event, including five different ones of Pink Floyd in action. These are all professionally shot, and are high quality digital prints. Go to and do a search for "Live 8". They are offering a discount of £7.50 for buying three or more pictures. Delivery time is quoted as 14 days for 12" (inch) x 8" (inch) prints, to UK destinations (with free postage). They will also send pictures worldwide - details and costs are on their site.

They are offering their pictures in all the following sizes: 12"x8", 18"x12", and 27"x18"; portrait or landscape format door posters at 58"x26"/26"x58"; and you can also have them as a mousemat, thermal mug, white mug, coaster or even place mat!

They also have some other great shots in their archives available to order, including Roger at Glastonbury in 2002, and a 1967 shot of the band.

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