TAGS: David GilmourPink Floyd David Gilmour has announced that he is auctioning off more than 120 guitars from his personal collection. The collection includes many of his famous Pink Floyd guitars, including his 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster (AKA ‘The Black Strat’) played on “Money”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Comfortably Numb” (estimate: $100,000-150,000). Order the latest issue of Uncut online and have it sent to your home! Other guitars offered for auction include ‘The #0001 Stratocaster’ played on “Another Brick In The Wall (Parts Two and Three)” (estimate: $100,000-150,000); a 1955 Gibson Les Paul, famous for Gilmour’s guitar solo on “Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)” (estimate: $30,000-50,000); and a rare Gretsch White Penguin 6134 (estimate: $100,000-150,000). All sale proceeds will benefit charitable causes. Says Gilmour: “These guitars have been very good to me and … [Read more...] about David Gilmour to auction his Pink Floyd guitars for charity
JOOLS Holland is a well-known face on TV and in the music industry. But what TV shows has he done? And who is his band? Here's what we know about the talented pianist... Who's Jools Holland? Who's his band? Julian Miles "Jools" Holland, OBE, DL, 60, was born January 24, 1958, and is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter. He was an original member of the band Squeeze and has worked with artists including Sting, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, David Gilmour, Magazine and Bono. Jools has a touring band, the Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, which currently includes singers Louise Marshall and Ruby Turner and his younger brother, singer-songwriter and keyboard player, Christopher Holland. What TV shows has Jools Holland been on? Jools started his TV career in the 80s when he fronted The Tube with the late Paula Yates. Since 1992, he has hosted Later... with Jools Holland on BBC2. He was also part of Chris Evans' 1994 show, Don't Forget Your … [Read more...] about How old is Jools Holland, who is his wife Christabel McEwan, what’s the Annual Hootenanny and who’s his band?
Nick Mason toured the U.K. with Saucerful of Secrets earlier this year. / Jill Furmanovsky Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is following his ex-bandmates Roger Waters’ and David Gilmour’s cue and touring America next year with a new band playing their old songs – very old songs in Mason’s case. Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – featuring Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp and former Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt -- will be picking through some of the band’s earliest and most psychedelic albums on their spring U.S. tour, which includes an April 3 date at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. Tickets will cost $45-$200 plus fees and go on sale next Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Pre-sale options start Wednesday. The band of British vets played U.K. dates this past year and earned a favorable response from diehard Floyd fans and critics. Among the songs they brought back to life were such wigged-out, wowee-zowee jams as … [Read more...] about Drummer Nick Mason to revisit early Pink Floyd cuts April 3 at Orpheum
TAGS: Pink Floyd Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is the latest musician to face a grilling by the readers in the new issue of Uncut. In a candid and wide-ranging chat, he discusses his soon-to-be re-released solo projects, producing The Damned, what’s in the Pink Floyd archives, and the formation of his new ‘early Floyd’ band Saucerful Of Secrets. Order the latest issue of Uncut online and have it sent to your home – with no delivery charge! “What I didn’t really want to do was go out as another version of Pink Floyd and play the best of Dark Side and so on,” says Mason. “All this other material was there, lying dormant, and could be interpreted in a slightly different way… No, I didn’t ask [Roger Waters and David Gilmour] to join in, because that would be Pink Floyd. But I did tell them what I was proposing to do, as good manners, and I have to say both of them were supportive – which I found slightly … [Read more...] about Nick Mason on the chances of a Pink Floyd reunion: “You’re asking the wrong person!”
TAGS: Pink FloydRobert Wyatt Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason has announced that his three solo albums from the 1980s will be reissued in box set form on August 31. Unattended Luggage compiles 1981’s Nick Mason’s Fictitious Sports, written with Carla Bley and sung mostly by Robert Wyatt; 1985’s Profiles, a largely instrumental collaboration with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn, also featuring David Gilmour on one track; and 1987’s White Of The Eye, the soundtrack for the British thriller movie of the same name, another collaboration with Rick Fenn. The latter album has been out of print for 20 years and never before released on CD. Get Uncut delivered to your door – find out by clicking here! “These recordings hold a very special place for me in my musical life,” says Mason. “Listening back after 30 odd years, I’m delighted they are getting the reissue treatment. I’m rather hoping that sales will be sufficient to damage the market in … [Read more...] about Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason announces solo box set