Monday, July 7, 2014

Wow! Pink Floyd to release first album in 20 years in October

The Endless River reported to feature new material from founding members David Gilmour, and the late Rick Wright, but not Rogers Waters. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pink Floyd is releasing a new album in October called The Endless River.

Pink Floyd lyricist Polly Samson, who is also guitarist and singer David Gilmour's wife, casually dropped the news on Twitter.

In a tweet Saturday, Samson wrote that new record is “based on 1994 sessions” and described the project as “Rick Wright's swansong.”

Wright, Pink Floyd’s founding keyboardist, died of cancer in 2008 at age 65.

Richard Wright
Founding Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright died in 2008 at age 65 after a battle with cancer. (MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Veteran Floyd backup singer Durga McBroom-Hudson unveiled more details via Facebook, revealing that The Endless River consists of "all unreleased songs" that were originally for a side project called The Big Spliff.

But according to reports in the British media, The Endless River will not feature founding member and long-time bassist Roger Waters nor will it be followed by a tour.

The legendary British rock band hasn’t released an album since 1994’s The Division Bell.
They celebrated that album’s 20th anniversary with a special edition box set released last month


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