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Roger Waters, Syd Barrett, and David Gilmour: Ranking All 12 Pink Floyd Solo Albums from 'The Madcap Laughs' to 'Amused to Death'

Former Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour announced today that he would be releasing his fourth solo album (yet untitled) later during 2015, so Music Times went back and looked at every solo album released by every member of Pink Floyd over the years ...

Future Music Festival Asia Likely Cancelled as Singapore Police Reject Applications; Avicii, Afrojack and The Prodigy Were Set to Headline

Avicii, Afrojack, The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim might have played in Singapore next weekend, but the reality of logistics suggests that the Future Music Festival Asia won't be happening this year, although organizers for the event are desperately ...

Antemasque and Cedric Bixler-Zavala Pelt New Zealand Crowd with Boiling Water, Microphone, Instrument Cases

Alternative rock band Antemasque may have taken a stab at the "world's most dangerous band" title after frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala seemingly made an attempt to throw everything onstage at a recent festival stop at the crowd, including boiling ...

Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe Branching Out with Score for New Production from Richmond Ballet

Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is branching out a bit and composing the score for a new ballet, which may-okay will almost certainly will-come as a surprise for fans of the Virginia groove metal band.

David Gilmour Announces Solo Album, European Tour to Follow Pink Floyd's Final Record, 'The Endless River'

David Gilmour, best known for his work as the guitarist of Pink Floyd, has announced the released of a solo album and a tour in support of it to commence during late 2015. An official date of release, or an official title, has yet to be offered for ...

Detroit Giants Big Sean and Kid Rock Come within A Thousand in Sales on Album Chart; Chris Brown and Tyga Debut

Big Sean and Kid Rock, two proud Detroit natives, were separated by about 30,000 equivalent records on the Billboard 200 this week with 'Dark Sky Paradise' and 'First Kiss,' respectively, but things were a lot tighter when only album sales were taken ...

Miley Cyrus Inspiration for Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' According to Pharrell Williams in Lawsuit Testimony

Things have gotten exciting in the "Blurred Lines" trial as Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have entered the picture to offer testimony defending their hit song against claims from the Marvin Gaye estate that the no. 1 single is dangerously ...

5 Celebrity Couples Releasing Albums in Same Year: Ariana Grande vs. Big Sean, Jay Z vs. Beyonce and More

This week marks a high point for the "power couple" status of Big Sean and Ariana Grande: The former's new album Dark Sky Paradise topped the Billboard 200, selling nearly 140,000 copies in the process. That gives him his first no. 1 album, which ...

7 Great Frank Sinatra Covers from Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Sex Pistols and More

A source indicated today that Bob Dylan might be considering a second album of Frank Sinatra to accompany this year's Shadows In The Night. Sinatra was himself a master of the cover, often taking popular songs and immortalizing them with his own ...

Streaming Numbers Give Big Sean's 'Dark Sky Paradise' over Kid Rock's 'First Kiss' on Billboard 200

New releases from Big Sean and Kid Rock demonstrated how big of a role the new metrics for the Billboard 200 could play in determining the placement of an album. Big Sean and Dark Sky Paradise took the crown this week, moving 173,000 equivalent units ...

ASCAP Reports Revenues More Than $1 Billion for 2014; Is Streaming Proving Profitable for Music Yet?

ASCAP reported its annual revenues for 2014 this week, indicating that it had generated more than $1 billion during the calendar year, becoming the first performance rights organization to crack ten digits. That total marked an impressive 6 percent ...

Another Bob Dylan Album of Frank Sinatra Covers Coming? Producer Daniel Lanois Says Enough Recordings Exist

Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra may not be done yet: Although the folk icon cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 with Shadows in The Night, a collection of Old Blue Eyes covers, a new interview with the Vancouver Sun suggests that a whole other ...

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Tribute Featuring Performances from Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Wayne Coyne and More [LINEUP]

Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, plus Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips will be among the many musicians paying tribute to Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson at the forthcoming "Brian Fest," an event honoring one of the most ...

Simon Rattle Jumping from Berlin Philharmonic to London Symphony Orchestra During 2017-'18 Season

A big move at the trade deadline in classical music occurred as conductor Simon Rattle announced that he would be leaving the Berlin Philharmonic to take the role of the music director for the London Symphony Orchestra.

Apollo Theater Plans Billie Holiday Birthday Bash with Cassandra Wilson to Celebrate Vocal Icon's 100th Anniversary

One of the most historic venues in New York City will be hosting a number of events to honor the legacy of one of America's greatest vocalists later this year, as the Apollo Theater is planning memorial concerts to mark what would have been the 100th ...

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