Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason have reunited to record the first new Floyd music since the Division Bell album 1994 in support of those affected by the Russian Invasion of the Ukraine.
This new track samples the amazing vocal performance of BoomBox Frontman Andriy Khlyvnyuk singing in front of Kyiv’s Sofiyskaya Square. BoomBox is the Ukrianian rock band that performed with Glimour in 2015 in support of the Free Belarus Theater.
David Gilmour spoke about the new recording and the situation in Ukraine, “I hope it will receive wide support and publicity. We want to raise funds for humanitarian charities and raise morale. We want to express our support for Ukraine and, in that way, show that most of the world thinks that it is totally wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that Ukraine has become“.
You can listen to the new track and see the video by acclaimed film director Mat Whitecross. All of this happened very quickly and the video was shot at the same time the track was recorded not more than a week ago. Pink Floyd Hey Hey Rise Up
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The Pink Floyd Exhibition Coming to LA – KnuckleBonz Rock Iconz “On Tour” for Sure!
The Pink Floyd Exhibition that originally debuted in London in coming to LA to the Vogue Multicultural Museum. The exhibition was curated by the band David Glimour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason and Aubrey Powell, the Hypnosis co-founder. He and designer Storm Thorgerson and collaborated on many Pink Floyd album art concepts and designs.
Many things from all the Pink Floyd eras that you would expect to see will be on display, like a myriad of music instruments, or the Pink Floyd Pig. But, some you might now expect. If the LA version of the museum mirrors the UK, you will see the cane that Roger Water got his licks from in his school boy days with Syd Barrett. This was a direct influence to the Teacher character from Pink Floyd The Wall.
We are personally looking forward to seeing the Division Bell heads in all there metallic glory inside the exhibit along with lyric sheets from Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd Animals and many others.
This will be a hot ticket with Covid restrictions still in place…check the https://www.vmmla.com website for ticket sales information.
You might even see a KnuckleBonz Collectible or 2 while you are there…
Here’s a good overview video from the Pink Floyd Exhibition in London.
Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” – Simple Designs Can Be the Most Complex
When we began the initial discussions for our 3D Vinyl® Limited Edition State Series in 2017, the initial focus what to create something in statue and collectible form for Superfans™ that for what ever reason, did not dig the statue category. There was a ton of creative motivation obviously, but that was the touchstone moment.
Once we decided to move forward with a new KnuckleBonz collectible series, the real fun began; what albums should we initially create in 3D? We all blurted out our obvious favorites. Some were perfect for the 3D Vinyl format and could be expressed easily in statue form. Others, although amazing albums, with equally great cover art would prove elusive. One album that we all defaulted to and wanted to consider, was Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” The gold standard for concept albums, and the 8th studio release for Pink Floyd. The power of artist Storm Thorgerson’s pyramid with the prism light beam? Sounds great right? We are now 4 years into the 3D Vinyl Collector Series and we still have not pulled the trigger on any Dark Side of the Moon designs for 3D Vinyl. However, we are sneaking up on it and might submit something to Pink Floyd for consideration soon…Staytuned.
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