August 7, 2016 |
Out in Indio, Calif., in the middle of the Coachella Valley, they'll put on a festival Oct. 7-9 that - if it were 1975 - would be one of the greatest lineups in the history of pop music: the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan (Oct. 7), Paul McCartney and Neil Young (Oct. 8), and Roger Waters (once of Pink Floyd) and The Who (Oct. 9). And I am not going. And I would not go. It's not that it won't be fun. The audience will know all the songs. May they dance all weekend. May they get the cosmic feel-goods all over.
December 4, 2015 |
'As you could guess," says film director Sean Evans, "Roger is not afraid to speak his mind. " That unbridled spirit is Roger Waters, cofounder and former front man of Pink Floyd, and, now, codirector with Evans of a documentary on the progressive British band's celebrated theatrical work, The Wall. The film was released this week on BluRay/DVD. Waters was in his 30s when he conceived the rock opera, about the psychotic decay of a fictional rock artist named Pink, drawn in part from Water's own inner turmoil.
April 20, 2013
English graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, 69, whose eye-catching album art for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin encapsulated the spirit of 1970s psychedelia, died Thursday. Mr. Thorgerson's family said that his death "was peaceful and he was surrounded by family and friends. " The statement gave few further details but said that the artist, who suffered a stroke in 2003, had been ill for some time. Mr. Thorgerson is best known for his surreal Pink Floyd covers, which guitarist David Gilmour said had long been "an inseparable part of our work.
October 29, 2012 |
When the Washington Township cross-country team goes for a training run, Kyle Leonard doesn't just set the pace with his legs. He sets the tone with his mouth. "My teammates will tell you, I talk a lot," Leonard said. "I talk a lot during those runs. " Leonard has backed up his words with action as a senior. He has excelled as an individual and led the Minutemen into position for one of the best seasons in the history of the program. Leonard ran a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 0.16 seconds at Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational at Great Adventure on Sept.
July 16, 2012 |
Given the efficiency with which commercial success trumps contradiction, it was perhaps inevitable that Pink Floyd's The Wall, an album inspired by Roger Waters' distaste for stadium shows, would find its way back into ballparks, more than three decades after its initial release. At Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night, Waters and his 11-piece band were dwarfed by a 40-foot-high "brick" wall that spanned the breadth of the field. As the ensemble played through the album in its entirety, stagehands filled in the gap in the center, oversize imitation brick by oversize imitation brick, until, at the two-hour show's midpoint, Waters and his ensemble were entirely hidden from view.
November 2, 2011 |
Would Ryan Howard be able to hit it over this Wall? Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters is bringing The Wall , his most impressive musical-theatrical production based on the 1979 double LP that's one of the biggest-selling albums of all time, back to Philadelphia. The bass-playing rock auteur will build up a 40- by-500-foot wall at Citizens Bank Park on July 14, in what's planned as the final stop of a U.S. tour that begins May 1 in Houston. Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at livenation.com and comcasttix.com.
July 8, 2011 |
With its mix of maudlin metal, earthen psychedelia, and animalistic punk done up in complex chord changes, Soundgarden was an anomaly on the American music scene of the '90s. While grunge-era gods Nirvana and Pearl Jam played it noisily or straight, Soundgarden made a racket, sure, but made it sing and swing, racking up platinum album sales for their troubles. Topped by Chris Cornell's powerfully primal howl and emotionally tortured lyrics, guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, and bassist Hunter "Ben" Shepherd could do no wrong and went out on top when they disbanded in 1997.
May 25, 2011 |
THEY SAY if you were really there, basking in the DayGlo colors and smoky haze of the hippie era, you probably don't remember it. Yet veteran concert promoter Larry Magid is still around to prove them wrong, with an entertaining new book called "My Soul's Been Psychedelicized: Electric Factory Four Decades in Posters and Photographs. " Published by Temple Press and landing in stores today ($39.50), this large-format, profusely illustrated trip down memory lane aims to set the record straight about the dawning of the countercultural revolution in our town, with a special focus on all the great talent that grew up in the period.
February 15, 2011 |
In the post-Valentine's Day spirit, we're "speed dating" new album releases today. _ PJ Harvey, "Let England Shake" (Vagrant, A-): Polly Jean puts varied voices to missives about the downfall of Britain and aftershock of war. You scare me, girl. Gotta see you again. _ Cowboy Junkies, "Demons: The Nomad Series Volume 2" (Latent/Razor & Tie, B+): Margo and Michael Timmins ease access to the dark ruminations of the severely crippled (and now sadly departed) singer/songwriter Vic Chestnutt.
December 13, 2010 |
The event was hardly a shocker (they do have two children together), and the location was well-known (at dad Lionel 's L.A. estate), but Nicole Richie and Joel Madden 's weekend wedding did supply one surprise: a trained elephant. Was this meant as a kiddie ride? A euphemism for Hollywood? No one knows. But who has time to wonder, when a double mazel tov is in order for Celebrity Weekend Wedding No. 2! New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and actress Joanna Garcia - of Better With You - did the deed in Palm Beach.