So, this is fucking crazy news, and has nothing to do with metal, beyond the obvious: Without Pink Floyd, a number of prog metal bands you know and love never would’ve happened.
Anyways, this post is mostly for my dad, who always reads this blog but never gets to see coverage of bands he knows. And also, for you, because chances are you’re into Pink Floyd. Because who isn’t.
Hell, I even dug The Division Bell.
Over the weekend, David Gilmour’s wife (and sometimes Floyd lyricist) Polly Samson was on Twitter to reveal that Pink Floyd’s first album in 20 years is due out this fall.
She says it will be called The Endless River and hit stores in October.
According to vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who has toured with the band, sessions for the album originally began some twenty years ago.
McBroom-Hudson is quoted at follows: “The recording did start during ‘The Division Bell’ sessions (and yes, it was the side project originally titled ‘The Big Spliff’ that Nick Mason spoke about). Which is why there are Richard Wright tracks on it. But David and Nick have gone in and done a lot more since then. It was originally to be a completely instrumental recording, but I came in last December and sang on a few tracks. David then expanded on my backing vocals and has done a lead on at least one of them.”
This is awesome.
Not sure if Roger Waters is involved at all, but I doubt it.
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