Roger will be appearing on French Canadian TV on 6 March at 20:00. He will be on the ‘ Tout le monde en parle’ show, which is a very popular show in Quebec. It is said that Roger is currently in Montreal to work with the artist who will be adapting The Wall for the 375th celebration of Montreal in 2017. (Thanks to Paul Cousineau for the heads up)
AFG Correspondent Julie Skaggs has done it again. For some years now we have been featuring Julie’s reviews and special features on this site. Now Julie brings us another cracker and this time it’s a conversation with Matt Gilmour. Matt talks about his new album, the formation of his band ‘Patient Wolf’ and about his famous father. Also featured is a bonus interview with Danny Johnson, Producer/Engineer of The Grey (Matt’s new album) A really nice pair.
Acclaimed Floyd historian and author Glenn Povey has been busy. On the same day (3 March) as his highly acclaimed ‘Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd’ was published (see full details in story below) Glenn has brought out another book! This one is called ‘Pink Floyd – Giants Of Rock’. (Which is an update of Glenn’s ‘Treasures of Pink Floyd’ published in 2012). This latest book tells the story of one of the most important bands in the history of popular music with words, pictures and the reproduction of memorabilia. The book recounts every decade of the band’s existence and every album they recorded. It contains profiles of all five members and discusses the significant influence they had on music and culture across the world. This book is an essential purchase for every fan that wants to immerse themselves in the amazing, surreal and fascinating world of Pink Floyd. You can order the book from Amazon UK | USA | CANADAHere’s some more good news! We have a copy of the book to give away to some lucky person. We will make this one easy for you. Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Treasure. Usual stuff, one entry per person, include your mailing address and answer this question. In what year was A Fleeting Glimpse founded? (Head upstairs if you don’t know the answer). Comp closes 25 March. Good Luck! AND THE WINNER IS: Marty Burch Bulverde, TX
Purchasers of Roger Waters The Wall ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ (Since Sold Out) were promised ‘Hand Applied Graphics’. These were revealed to be 3000 hand painted boxes, each one numbered and signed by Roger. The boxes were stacked together to form a wall (What else!) and the Brazilian Artist Team Osgemeos painted them in a warehouse in LA. The finished product has now been unveiled to the world and some of Roger’s support band turned up in LA on 24 February to officially launch the project.(Thanks to Simon Wimpenny for the picture on the right)
Congratulations go to James Guthrie & Joel Plante for winning the Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album (Roger Waters Amused To Death 5.1). Sadly, In the category of ‘Best Music Film’ the Grammy went to Amy Winehouse for ‘Amy’, with ‘The Wall’ missing out. (Nominated were Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers.)