Pink Floyd - 2005 UK Music Hall Of Fame: US TV broadcast
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 03 November 2005

Back on 8th September we were first to bring you the news that Pink Floyd are amongst the inductees to the 2005 UK Music Hall Of Fame. We have another update for you - with great news for our friends in America who will also be able to watch the complete induction ceremony, which happens on 16th November at London's Alexandra Palace.

VH1 will broadcast the entire two-hour ceremony exclusively on VH1 as a "live" extravaganza on Saturday November 26th, at 9:00 PM ET. Then, VH1 Classic will air the entire, unexpurgated ceremony again, on Sunday, November 27 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT and again at 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT.

Despite original expectations that the same line up of the band that appeared at London's Live 8 concert in July - David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright - were due to appear at the event, it is now looking very unlikely that Roger will be able to make it. As regular Brain Damage readers know, Roger will be performing the premiere of his opera, Ca Ira, in Rome on the 17th November - the following night - so will be preoccupied with final arrangements for this show.

It is also confirmed that the band will NOT be performing; simply appearing to accept their award.

The 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be broadcast on the UK's Channel 4 TV channel, as a two-hour special on the 17th November, at (we understand) 9pm. However, the great news for Floyd fans across the world is that the BBC's Radio 2 will be broadcasting the whole event live, as it happens on the 16th, from around 10pm until midnight, GMT (although like any live event, it may overrun).

For those who can't pick up the radio signal, stream all their programmes live via the internet, with every show available to listen to on demand for seven days following broadcast.

More news and coverage of this event as we get it...