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Topic: It Looks Like Pigs Can Fly Again!!!
Posted By: threefates
Subject: It Looks Like Pigs Can Fly Again!!!
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:32

BBC NEWS (UK edition)
Last Updated: Sunday, 12 June, 2005, 12:57 GMT 13:57 UK

Pink Floyd to play Live 8 show 
 
Roger Waters left Pink Floyd in the mid-1980s to pursue a solo career.

Veteran rock band Pink Floyd have been added to the list of acts appearing at next month's Live 8 concert in London.

Roger Waters will be reunited with band-members Dave Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright for the show.

The show, organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to help fight African poverty, is one of five taking place around the world on July 2.

Meanwhile, pop fans have until midnight to apply for tickets for the concert at Hyde Park.
 
For the rest:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4085484.stm - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4085484.stm

 



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Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:34

Pink Floyd to reform for London Live 8 concert
12 Jun 2005 14:49:04 GMT

Source: Reuters
 
LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) - Four members of seminal British rock band Pink Floyd will play together for the first time in 24 years at London's Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2, publicists for the event said on Sunday.

Guitarist David Gilmour, drummer Nick Mason and keyboard player Richard Wright will be on stage with bassist Roger Waters for their first public performance since they played at London's Earls Court in 1981.

The rock legends will join a star-studded line-up including Coldplay, Elton John and Paul McCartney at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, organised by activist rocker Bob Geldof to pressure rich nations to ease African poverty.

"Like most people I want to do everything I can to persuade the G8 leaders to make huge commitments to the relief of poverty and increased aid to the third world," said Gilmour.

"Any squabbles Roger and the band have had in the past are so petty in this context, and if reforming for this concert will help focus attention then it's got to be worthwhile."



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Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:39


Posted By: Manunkind
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:40


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"In war there is no time to teach or learn Zen. Carry a strong stick. Bash your attackers." - Zen Master Ikkyu Sojun


Posted By: Tony R
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:43

Hope that is a happy shock,because this is great news!

From little acorns......



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:45


Posted By: Mharo
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:46
Didn't they deny they were getting together for this quite a few times? 

GREAT news of course, but I don't want to get my hopes up


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:46
Wow, that's great!


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:51


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Posted By: Manunkind
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 11:56
Originally posted by Tony R Tony R wrote:

Hope that is a happy shock,because this is great news!

From little acorns......

It is a happy shock, bt also an apprehensive one...



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Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 12:29

Its pretty incredible... but reports are coming in from all around the globe saying the same thing... including the Brain Damage site and Fleeting Glimpse...

Can someone in the UK.. please text message in for me!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 12:36

Great news indeed...



Posted By: frippertronik
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 12:59

why??? why all the great things ever happen in other countries???!!! 

 



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Posted By: SevenColoured
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 13:20

http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/news/0506121.html - http://www.brain-damage.co.uk/news/0506121.html

http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/12/pink.floyd.reut/index.html - http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/12/pink.floyd.reut/ index.html

PINK FLOYD  HURRAY

 



Posted By: hope
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 13:22
to say roger left to pursue a solo career is a gross misstatement....everyone knows he left to go solo because of the abhorrent and materially driven direction in which gilmour was leading the band

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Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 13:51

Originally posted by hope hope wrote:

to say roger left to pursue a solo career is a gross misstatement....everyone knows he left to go solo because of the abhorrent and materially driven direction in which gilmour was leading the band

You really should take your meds now!!



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Posted By: koolboee cdmo87
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 14:00

I am SO happy. SO SO happy. Even if I won't be able to fly to England or anything, at least I can hear and hopefully see this happen!

I'm so glad Waters and Gilmour were able to deflate their egos enough for this to happen.



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Posted By: cmidkiff
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 14:03

Originally posted by hope hope wrote:

to say roger left to pursue a solo career is a gross misstatement....everyone knows he left to go solo because of the abhorrent and materially driven direction in which gilmour was leading the band

yea right, I guess "The Final Cut" is evidense of that.



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Posted By: NetsNJFan
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 14:29

WOW, so they aren't the petty children I thought they were.  I just hope Water's doesnt strangle Gilmour wiht a bass string during the show.

GREAT NEWS THO.

 



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Posted By: Mharo
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 14:42


SO SO HAPPY.....


Posted By: dropForge
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 15:15
Big whoop...


Posted By: Syzygy
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 15:17
Calm down people - it's almost certain to be a lacklustre disappointment, though I'd be delighted to be proved wrong.

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Posted By: Don_Frog
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 15:20
I wish I could be in London for the show, but I can wait for the dvd.


Posted By: Yams
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 15:53
I just received the Floydian Slip newsletter in my email when I woke up this morning and I nearly fell out of my chair. I really didn't see this coming. Hopefully some American networks will air the show.


Posted By: SevenColoured
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 15:53



Posted By: Myrrh
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 16:10
I just had the best orgasm I have had for a whike


Posted By: Progger
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 16:11

Even if you live in the UK, you have more chance of winning the National Lottey than getting a ticket for Live8. It's a free concert but there have already been a million or so applicants.

Of course it's great news that Sir Bob has got Pink Floyd to reform but their set will probably be limited to about half an hour at most. My guess is they'll play 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond', 'Another Brick In The Wall' & one more, probably 'Money' as it seems significant for the event!



Posted By: DracoMordag
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 16:14
Wow.... wow. Too bad I live in the states 

We get 50 cent and Will Smith, tho! </sarcasm>


Posted By: Jeremy Bender
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 16:36


Posted By: Syntharachnid
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 17:11
I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!  I'M HAPPY!!!

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Posted By: Hangedman
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 17:48
I hope this means another tour eventually


Posted By: NetsNJFan
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 17:50

Originally posted by Hangedman Hangedman wrote:

I hope this means another tour eventually

another NORTH AMERICAN tour



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Posted By: Cygnus X-2
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 19:36
Originally posted by NetsNJFan NetsNJFan wrote:

Originally posted by Hangedman Hangedman wrote:

I hope this means another tour eventually

another NORTH AMERICAN tour

Better start saving up for the good seats, then.



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Posted By: Zargus
Date Posted: June 12 2005 at 20:25

ooohhhh... there is a god!!!  



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Posted By: Cluster One
Date Posted: June 13 2005 at 04:48
Just another FLOYD fanatic expressing his absolute sheer joy that Pigs are flying again, if only for this concert.

Dreaming about studio albums and world tours, the like of which has never been seen before...

But taking the good news one day at a time


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Posted By: the dragon
Date Posted: June 13 2005 at 05:19

Wow, really?

 



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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: June 13 2005 at 07:15

WOW!!!



Posted By: dragonflight
Date Posted: June 13 2005 at 11:48

I must share with you this little snippet from a radio interview here in the UK:

Presenter (older bloke, male, knew his music) : 'I cant believe that Floyd are reforming, how good is that? One of the greatest bands ever will close out the event (Live 8)'

Co-Presenter (younger, female, blond (probably), did not know who Pink Floyd were) : 'Who are Pink Floyd and why did they split up?'

Presenter : 'Floyd were the greatest rock band ever, they split up over twenty years ago after a blazing row and swore never to see each other again, let alone reform'

Co-Presenter: 'A bit like Steps.........'

 STUNNED SILENCE

 Presenter: (THUD - head hits table)



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Posted By: Hangedman
Date Posted: June 13 2005 at 14:56
Originally posted by Cygnus X-2 Cygnus X-2 wrote:

Originally posted by NetsNJFan NetsNJFan wrote:

Originally posted by Hangedman Hangedman wrote:

I hope this means another tour eventually

another NORTH AMERICAN tour

Better start saving up for the good seats, then.

Id be willing to pay every penny!



Posted By: Wizard/TRueStar
Date Posted: June 13 2005 at 15:34

Oh................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My...............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord.........................

 

 

Amazing.  YEs. Amazing.  I need to be there. This must happen.  Help me.  I need to be there. Please. Someone.  NO kidding.  I NEED TO BE THERE.



Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: June 14 2005 at 00:21
Don't we all wish we could be there... You seen the price on airfares to the UK this summer... I'd have to sell everything I own on ebay.... geez!!!

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Posted By: PROGMAN
Date Posted: June 14 2005 at 05:37

How did they come to a decision and have they spoken to each other yet?.

It was a shock, it so unthinkable bloody great news.

They should be allowed a 2 hour set on 2 July.

Maybe, just Maybe a possible number of concerts and an album?



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Posted By: threefates
Date Posted: June 16 2005 at 11:11

I think better than seein the concert actually, would be to be in that first rehearsal when they first have to speak to each other after all these years... and actually play their first note together.  I think I'd prefer to be there...

Darn, where did I put Phil Taylor's email addy???????????



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Posted By: Yams
Date Posted: June 17 2005 at 17:55
I think their first meeting all together will be very professional. 



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