Surprise!! Legendary Rock & Roll gods Pink Floyd will be releasing their first album in 20 years. Nope we are not tripping…yet. The exciting news was initially dropped on Saturday when Polly Samson, the wife of singer-guitarist David Gilmour, tweeted that the band had been working on an album of unreleased material titled The Endless River and to expect it out in the fall.
Back-up singer Durga McBroom Hudson, who toured with Pink Floyd throughout the 80’s and 90’s then took to Facebook confirming the news with this post.
Formed in 1965 Pink Floyd remains one the most commercially successful and game-changing bands of all time. Their psychedelic aesthetic altered the way people perceived rock & roll and their musical influence can be heard today in popular artists from U2 to Kanye West. Over the years the band went through many incarnations with original members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Richard Wright all departing the band by 1985. Wright, the bands keyboardist re-joined the band in the 90’s to help the band put together it’s final album, The Division Bell.
As eluded in Samson’s tweet, The Endless River will likely be comprised of unreleased recordings from The Division Bell sessions. Singer and writer of many Pink Floyd hits, Roger Waters has yet to confirm any sort of involvement on the new record.
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The rock gods of psychedelic entertainment, Pink Floyd, are rumored to be releasing an album of unreleased music in October. While the songs are most likely tracks that didn’t make it onto the 1994 album The Division Bell, fans are still waiting to here if singer and former member Roger Waters will be involved.