The shining star that was Syd Barrett played his last ever gig with Pink Floyd on Jan. 20, 1968. Barrett was the main songwriter, lead singer, guitarist and focal point for the psychedelic pioneers from their formation through the end of 1967, at which time, various issues led to his exit from the band.
Natalie Maines is supporting the West Memphis Three with a cover of Pink Floyd's 'Mother' for 'West of Memphis: Voices For Justice,' a benefit album for Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin, whose story is told in the 2012 'West of Memphis' documentary. The longtime Dixie Chicks singer's performance only hints at her country pedigree, and leaves behind much of the bravado she's known for. It's a humble, passionate cover.
Day two of the 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl features a battle of brains versus brawn, as space rock pioneers Pink Floyd get in the ring with the mighty Metallica. Over the next month, 16 of rock’s biggest bands will square off against each other in a series of single-elimination matches to determine who rules all.
Before Pink Floyd conquered the world with prog- and narrative-heavy albums like ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall,’ they were a psychedelic group led by a floppy-haired singer, songwriter and guitar player whose thirst for drugs often superseded his creative impulses. Yet Syd Barrett undeniably led the band through their early years, anchoring their f
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. (We'll explain below.)