Pink Floyd announces first new album in 20 years

Pink Floyd announces first new album in 20 years

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) --Pink Floyd will release new album "The Endless River" in October, 20 years after their last record, "The Division Bell."
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Fallon plans Pink Floyd-themed shows

Fallon plans Pink Floyd-themed shows

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. talk show "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" is devoting a week of episodes to the work of the British rock band Pink Floyd, NBC said.

Pink Floyd could return for charity

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason says the British rock band could get back together to play concerts for charity.

Pink Floyd musician Wright dead at 65

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Pink Floyd founding member and keyboardist Rick Wright has died of cancer at the age of 65, his family said Monday.

'Dark Side' cover was a unanimous decision

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- Internal rivalries splintered the British rock group Pink Floyd, but its members unanimously agreed on the "Dark Side of the Moon" cover, an artist says.

Pink Floyd almost reunites at tribute

LONDON, May 11 (UPI) -- British rockers Pink Floyd gathered to honor their late bandmate Syd Barrett, but the concert in London stopped short of a true reunion.

Pink Floyd members discuss reforming

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- During the London launch party of Pink Floyd's DVD "Pulse: Live," the three members who are still on friendly terms discussed the possibility of reuniting.

Guitarist doubts Pink Floyd reunion

LONDON, April 3 (UPI) -- David Gilmour wants Pink Floyd fans holding their breath for a band reunion to exhale.

Pink Floyd reuniting for Live 8 Concert

LONDON, June 13 (UPI) -- The Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park will see the reunion of Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright.

Pink Floyd reunion rumored

LONDON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Britain's Q music magazine says Pink Floyd is reuniting for a 2005 tour, although informed sources, including the band's manager, said the rumor is false.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late David Seville of "The Chipmunks" fame, who was born in 1919. His real name was Ross Bagdasarian. Bobby "Blue" Bland was born in 1930 (age 73); Kevin Coyne in 1944 (age 59); Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason in 1945 (age 58);
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Nick Mason
Musician Nick Mason of the band Pink Floyd performs at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles on February 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Nicholas Berkeley "Nick" Mason (born 27 January 1944) is the drummer for Pink Floyd. He has been the only constant member of the band since its formation in 1965. He also competes in auto racing events, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The son of the documentary film maker Bill Mason, he was born in Birmingham but brought up in Hampstead, London (many online biographies mistakenly cite the street address Downshire Hill – sometimes as "the Downshire Hills" – as a district of Birmingham) and attended Frensham Heights School, Surrey. He later studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic (now the University of Westminster), where he teamed up with Roger Waters, Bob Klose and Richard Wright in 1964 to form Pink Floyd's predecessor, Sigma 6.

Mason has been the drummer on every Pink Floyd album (but not on every song; some session drummers have been used).

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