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40 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Try to Make an Album Without Musical Instruments

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As 1973 drew to a close, Pink Floyd abandoned their plans for a highly experimental follow-up to 'The Dark Side of the Moon,' their smash hit album from earlier in that year. The new project was to be called 'Household Objects,' and true to that title, the group's plans were to record it without any musical instruments. 

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26 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Finalizes Breakup

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After years of bitter recrimination and mudslinging in the press, Pink Floyd buried the hatchet 26 years ago this weekend, celebrating peace on Earth and goodwill to men by legally finalizing one of the most strongly contested breakups in rock 'n' roll history.

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Pink Floyd ‘Animals’ Master Tape Sells for $3,500

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A reel-to-reel master tape of Pink Floyd's 1977 album 'Animals' recently sold for more than $3,500 on eBay after drawing 38 bids.

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37 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s Giant Inflatable Pig Breaks Free

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Oli Scarff, Getty Images

Whether it was an epic publicity stunt or a genuine mishap remains a topic of debate in some circles. Either way, the cover shoot for 1977's 'Animals' remains one of Pink Floyd's signature moments.

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Roger Waters Admits He Shouldn’t Have Sued Pink Floyd

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MJ Kim, Getty Images

Roger Waters has admitted that he shouldn't have sued his former Pink Floyd bandmates after he left the group in 1985. In an interview scheduled to air on Sept. 19 on BBC World News, Waters said, "I did think that was wrong, and I was wrong."

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5 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright Dies

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Richard Wright, in the time just before his passing in 2008, was in the midst of something of a comeback alongside his Pink Floyd bandmate David Gilmour.

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Pink Floyd’s ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Album Turns 26

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It was a time of transition for Pink Floyd, who returned after their supposed demise on Sept. 8, 1987 (in the U.S., one day earlier in the U.K.) minus one key member but with a new album titled 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason.' The disc would be a key one for the band as it would make or break their future ability to tour and record without bassist Roger Waters.

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Korn, ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Korn have seen better days. The exit of drummer David Silveria in 2006 (one of the hardest, finest skins-beaters of the nu-metal era) and a few ill-timed lineup changes have resulted in some below-average music compared to their first few albums. Coupled with a general apathy for anything that has to do with the genre, it's led to a steep decline in interest in the group by the general public. Don’t get us wrong, loyal Korn fans still exist; you just don't see too many mainstream ones these days.

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Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Inspires New Radio Play

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A new radio play inspired by Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' will air on BBC2 on Monday (Aug. 26) at 10PM GMT. An animated three-minute teaser clip from the production, created by Aardman Studios is embedded above.

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Top 10 Richard Wright Pink Floyd Songs

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Pink Floyd's Richard Wright, more often than not, was the guy keeping to himself while outsized personalities like Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour drew all of the attention. Still, he made a number of important contributions to the band's space-rock legend over the years

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