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Rockers Pink Floyd have confirmed their new album The Endless River will be their last. Band members Nick Mason and David Gilmour spoke out to insist they will not release another record and admit it is a "shame" their career is over.
Gilmour tells BBC6 Music, "This is the last thing that will be out from us, definitely. I'm pretty certain that there will not be any sort of follow up to this. Polly, my wife, thought that would be a very good lyrical idea to go out on. A way of describing the symbiosis that we had. It's a shame but this is the end."
The Endless River is composed of tracks partly recorded with keyboardist Richard Wright prior to his death in 2008, and Gilmour still has some leftover pieces he plans to use on a solo album.
He adds, "I have a little bit of Rick playing on some sessions that I did for my solo stuff. I still have some tracks with Rick playing on them that will hopefully appear on my next solo album. So there will be a little bit of Rick to come but not on a Pink Floyd album."
The Endless River is due for release next month (Nov14).
Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River will feature physicist Stephen Hawking's artificial voice on the track Talkin' Hawkin'. The band previously recruited the scientist to serve as narrator on their The Division Bell single Keep Talkin'.
British rocker Roger Waters has distanced himself from the latest Pink Floyd release by insisting he had no involvement in the production of the new album. The group is poised to release The Endless River, a new album based on 20 hours of previously unreleased material which was recorded with late bandmember Richard Wright.
However, former frontman Waters, who quit the group in 1985, fears the record is causing confusion among fans and he has spoken out to insist he had nothing to do with the project.
In a post on Facebook.com, he writes, "Some people have been asking Laurie, my wife, about a new album I have coming out in November. Errhh (sic)? I don't have an album coming out, they are probably confused. David Gilmour and Nick Mason have an album coming out. It's called Endless River. David and Nick constitute the group Pink Floyd. I on the other hand, am not part of Pink Floyd. I left Pink Floyd in 1985, that's 29 years ago. I had nothing to do with either of the Pink Floyd studio albums, Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, nor the Pink Floyd tours of 1987 and 1994, and I have nothing to do with Endless River. Phew! This is not rocket science people, get a grip."
The Endless River, the group's first album in 10 years, is due to for release in November (14).
Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has accused Simon Cowell's reality shows of ruining a generation of youngsters, insisting kids no longer want to work hard for success. The veteran rocker insists many teenagers now want a career in the music industry, but do not want to put in the long hours the way he and his peers had to.
Gilmour tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "Now it's celebrity culture for the sake of it. The X Factor - Ghastly. People want their fifteen minutes of fame. But they haven't come up the hard way like we did. I don't know who the young bands are now, there's nobody I like. When we started we worked hard for what we believed in and didn't need anybody to tell us who we were or what and how we were doing."
Cowell is currently on the panel of Britain's The X Factor, while he has also been involved in the U.S. version as well as other TV competitions including American Idol and America's Got Talent.
Pink Floyd rushed out the shock announcement of their new album amid fears the story was about to leak online. The rockers announced in July (14) that they will release The Endless River, their first new album for 20 years, in October (14) after completing tracks originally recorded in 1994.
The news first broke when singer/guitarist Dave Gilmour's wife Polly tweeted about it after fears the details were about to leak, and one member of the band's crew is convinced the decision was the catalyst for finishing the record.
Andy Jackson, Pink Floyd's long-standing studio engineer, tells Uncut magazine, "If it hadn't been for the leak, this wouldn't exist yet. Still no one knows where it came from. At that point, Warners and Sony knew about it and that increases the number of people massively. They don't seem like the likely source, but it certainly wasn't any of us within the inner circle."
Rockers Pink Floyd are dedicating their first new album in 20 years to late keyboardist Richard Wright. The Comfortably Numb hitmakers will unveil The Endless River in November (14).
The material is based on a series of tracks David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Wright originally recorded in 1994, during studio sessions for their last record, The Division Bell.
Gilmour and Mason decided to revisit the songs following Wright's death in 2008 and now they will be releasing the tracks in his memory.
In a statement, Gilmour writes, "We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album.
"With Rick gone, and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire."
Drummer Mason adds, "The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognising a lot of what he does (sic) and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was."
Icelandic pop superstar Bjork has thrown her support behind the Scots fighting for independence from England. The Declare Independence singer/songwriter has urged Scotland to vote yes in Thursday's (18Sep14) independence referendum, and joins stars like Morrissey, Russell Brand, Eddi Reader, Amy MacDonald and Mogwai rocker Stuart Braithwaite among the celebrities backing the Scottish National Party's bid for freedom.
Bjork took to her Facebook.com page on Wednesday (17Sep14) and posted altered lyrics from her song Declare Independence, adding the words "scotland! scotland! scotland".
Her post was followed hours later by one from Welsh singer Charlotte Church, who wrote, "Go on Scotland....... Do it!!!!!!!" on Twitter.com.
Mick Jagger, Sting and Pink Floyd star David Gilmour are among the British celebrities who have signed a letter urging Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Thursday's referendum is expected to be very close.
Scottish singer Susan Boyle is expecting a major backlash from Beatles fans after covering John Lennon's iconic hit Imagine. The I Dreamed a Dream hitmaker is to release her sixth album in November (14) and the record includes covers of classic songs, which she admits is a "risk".
Lennon's peace anthem Imagine is among those featured, and Boyle reveals the 1971 hit was the toughest to cover.
She says, "John Lennon’s Imagine was one of the hardest to record, not because of the music or the vocals but because I wanted to do his song justice. Of course the die hard Lennon fans will probably criticise, but I hope that people like my personal take on the song."
Other covers on the album include Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water and Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
Rock icon Roger Waters was left humbled on Saturday (06Sep14) after fans at a Toronto International Film Festival screening serenaded him with a rendition of Happy Birthday.
The former Pink Floyd frontman was set to introduce the world premiere of his new documentary Roger Waters: The Wall at the Elgin Theater in Canada this weekend, when he was surprised with an impromptu sing-a-long as he entered the auditorium.
Waters, who turned 71 on Saturday, expressed his shock and gratitude by letting slip an expletive as he marvelled at the packed house. He returned to the stage after the screening to partake in a question and answer session with fans about the film, which documents his latest tour, during which he performs the seminal Pink Floyd album.
London's Battersea Power Station, which featured on the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals, is to be turned into a residential/industrial complex that will house stores, offices and luxury housing. The Malaysian developers funding the demolition of the fabled building on the banks of the Thames are planning to rebuild the power station's iconic smokestack towers, even painting them the same colour as the originals.