classic rock

Pink Floyd: The $250 Million Dollar Question

In 1982 Don Henley said “hell would freeze over before the Eagles would play together again.” Sure enough, the apocalypse never arrived and the Eagles were delivering their feel-good California rock twelve years later in one the most anticipated reunion tours ever.

But who would have thought Pink Floyd would reunite? There were better odds of Barbara Streisand marrying Tommy Lee than seeing Roger Waters and David Gilmour spit out “Comfortably Numb” together on stage.

But sure enough it did happen, when a Pink Floyd reunion stole the show at Live 8 last month in London. That’s right, all four members, minus of course the mysterious recluse Syd Barrett took the stage together. In Live 8 terms, it’s pretty common knowledge that Pink Floyd band leaders David Gilmour and Roger Waters see about as eye to eye as George Bush and Bono. But there was Waters, along with Gilmour and Nick Mason and Rick Wright performing “Breathe,” “Money,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Comfortably Numb.”

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The Soundtrack of Our Lives 2/24/2005: Knitting Factory, New York, NY

For music lovers who dig old classic rock music like Pink Floyd, The WHO, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and the Rolling Stones, The Soundtrack of Our Lives is a perfect fit. The group has been around for more than ten years and just released their sixth studio album, Origin Vol. 1. The band brings to life unexpected combinations of 60’s pop, soul and garage psychedelia with 70’s high-energy rock-n-roll, plus a tinge of boogie.

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Little Feat: Time Loves A Hero (Bill Payne Interview)

It’s hard to imagine, but there was actually a period in the 70’s when the music establishment ignored Little Feat. With their eclectic blend of styles and surreal lyrics still rocking crowds today, perhaps these California rockers were just ahead of their time.

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