With their distribution deal with EMI ending at the end of June, fans of the seminal psychedelic rock act Pink Floyd may have a harder time getting their hands of the band’s post Dark Side Of The Moon output as albums like Animals, Wish You Where Here and The Wall have been pulled from all digital distribution outlets like iTunes and Amazon. Fear not as physical copies of those albums have not been pulled from shelves, but no new ones will be manufactured until a new deal is signed. The band has been shopping their entire catalog for over a year a half, looking for a new deal.
In other Pink Floyd news former guitarist David Gilmour has teamed up with ambient-rockers The Orb for a new album called Metallic Spheres which will hit shelves on October 4 with all royalties going to the legal campaign of Gary McKinnon—the Scottish computer hacker who is fighting extradition to the U.S. after he breached military and NASA computer systems.
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Finally, while Bob Dylan is clearly known for his songwriting prowess, the legendary bard also has a passion for painting as well with his work being used for the covers of The Band’s Music From Big Pink and his Self Portrait album. This fall Zimmy will have 40 new acrylic paintings and eight drawings on display at Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst called the Brazil Series. Running from Sept. 4 through Jan. 30 the paintings are said to be “inspired by early 20th century American realism and painters like Matisse, Dylan depicts politicians, gamblers, wine growers and other denizens of Brazil.”