The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens 13 May at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A). Purchase tickets here: http://www.pinkfloydexhibition.com/
A new species of shrimp has been named after Pink Floyd thanks to a pact between prog rock-loving scientists.The synalpheus pinkfloydi uses its large pink claw to create a noise so loud it can kill small fish. The team behind the discovery vowed years ago if it ever found a new pink shrimp it would “honour” the rockers.
Sammy De Grave, head of research at Oxford University Museum of National History, said he has been a fan of the band since he was a teenager. He has previous for naming crustaceans after rock legends, having already named a species of shrimp after Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger – Elephantis jaggerai.
He said: “I have been listening to Floyd since The Wall was released in 1979, when I was 14 years old, The description of this new species of pistol shrimp was the perfect opportunity to finally give a nod to my favourite band. We are all Pink Floyd fans, and we always said if we would find a pink one, a new species of pink shrimp, we would name it after Pink Floyd.”
The event takes place on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00PM at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022, Between Park and Madison
David Gilmour won Concert of the Year at yesterday’s LEA awards in Germany for the show at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, on June 28th 2016, ahead of fellow nominees Adele, Andreas Gabalier, Iron Maiden, and Yello.
More than 500 live productions were screened in the year 2016 by PRG LEA’s jury, composed of renowned music journalists, radio broadcasters and cultural managers. It also assessed the outstanding achievements of promoters, artisans, booking agencies and tour operators.
Barracuda Music promoted both of David’s shows at the Vienna venue.
TV channel Sky Arts have announced a new TV series titled Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road.
It will see the former AC/DC frontman interview a host of big names from the world of rock and metal, with the first episode featuring The Who’s Roger Daltrey scheduled to air on April 28.
Sky Arts say: “One of rock music’s iconic and tour-hardened frontmen, Brian Johnson, gives us a brand new and exclusive take on one aspect of the rock and roll life – live performance, touring and being on the road.”
The following five episodes see the singer talk to Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Sting, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and Robert Plant.
Brian Johnson’s Life On The Road schedule :
Apr 28th: Brian Johnson and Roger Daltrey
May 05: Brian Johnson and Lars Ulrich
May 12: Brian Johnson and Nick Mason
May 19: Brian Johnson and Sting
May 26: Brian Johnson and Joe Elliott
Jun 02: Brian Johnson and Robert Plant