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Pink Floyd detail new album 'The Endless River'

Pink Floyd detail new album 'The Endless River'

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Pink Floyd's first new album in 20 years, "The Endless River," is an instrumental record dedicated to late keyboardist Rick Wright.
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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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Stars raise $30M-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Stars raise $30M-plus for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi helped raise more than $30 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at a star-studded New York concert.
Springsteen to kick off Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

Springsteen to kick off Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are to kick off Wednesday's star-studded Hurricane Sandy concert in New York, organizers said.
Rolling Stones to play Hurricane Sandy benefit in N.Y.

Rolling Stones to play Hurricane Sandy benefit in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- British rock icons The Rolling Stones have joined the lineup for this week's star-studded Hurricane Sandy relief benefit in New York, organizers said.
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Eric Clapton, Chris Martin set for Sandy relief concert in N.Y.

Eric Clapton, Chris Martin set for Sandy relief concert in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Eric Clapton and Chris Martin have joined the lineup of artists performing at a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser in New York next week, organizers said.
Grohl, Vedder booked for Sandy relief concert

Grohl, Vedder booked for Sandy relief concert

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Dave Grohl and Eddie Vedder have joined the lineup for next month's Hurricane Sandy fundraiser at New York's Madison Square Garden, organizers said.
Keys, Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy benefit in NYC

Keys, Joel, Springsteen to play Sandy benefit in NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Bruce Springsteen are to perform at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert in New York.
Roger Waters completes 'The Wall' N. American tour

Roger Waters completes 'The Wall' N. American tour

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- Roger Waters has wrapped up his North American concert tour of "The Wall" at The Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, Columbia Records said.
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.

Jenin gets a movie theater

JERUSALEM, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The West Bank city of Jenin celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished movie theater funded by a German filmmaker and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.
More dates added to 'The Wall' tour

More dates added to 'The Wall' tour

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Four more dates have been added to Roger Waters' North American tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of "The Wall," Live Nation said Thursday.
Waters adds 12 dates to 'The Wall' tour

Waters adds 12 dates to 'The Wall' tour

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Rocker Roger Waters has added 12 shows to his upcoming North American tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of "The Wall" album, Live Nation said.
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British singer/songwriter Roger Waters performs Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side Of The Moon" at Earl's Court in London on May 11, 2007. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He was a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd, serving as bassist and co-lead vocalist. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, Waters became the band's lyricist, principal songwriter and conceptual leader. The band subsequently achieved worldwide success in the 1970s with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. Although Waters' primary instrument in Pink Floyd was the electric bass guitar, he also experimented with synthesisers and tape loops and played rhythm guitars in recordings and in concert. Amid creative differences within the group, Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and began a legal battle with the remaining members over their future use of the group's name and material. The dispute was settled out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed with Pink Floyd again. It is estimated that as of 2010, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million units sold in the United States.

Waters' solo career has included three studio albums: The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (1984), Radio K.A.O.S. (1987), and Amused to Death (1992). In 1986, he contributed songs and a score to the soundtrack of the movie When the Wind Blows based on the Raymond Briggs book of the same name. In 1990, he staged one of the largest rock concerts in history, The Wall – Live in Berlin, with an estimated 200,000 people in attendance. In 1996, he was inducted into the US and UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd. He has toured extensively as a solo act since 1999 and played The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety for his world tours of 2006–2008. In 2005, he released Ça Ira, an opera in three acts translated from Étienne Roda-Gil and his wife Nadine Delahaye's libretto based on the early French Revolution. On 2 July 2005, he reunited with Pink Floyd bandmates Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour for the Live 8 benefit concert, the group's only appearance with Waters since their last performance with him 24 years earlier. In 2010, he began The Wall Live, a worldwide tour that features a complete performance of The Wall. Waters has been married four times and has three children.

Roger Waters was born on 6 September 1943, the younger of two boys, to Mary and Eric Fletcher Waters, in Great Bookham, Surrey. His father, the grandson of a coal miner and prominent Labour Party leader, was a schoolteacher, a devout Christian, and a Communist Party member. Fletcher was a conscientious objector who drove an ambulance during the Blitzkrieg and the first years of the Second World War. He later changed his stance on strict pacifism and joined an infantry regiment of the British Army, and eventually died in combat with the Royal Fusiliers Company C at Anzio in Italy in January 1944, when Roger was four months old. Following Fletcher's death, Mary, also a teacher, moved with her two sons to Cambridge, and raised them there.

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