1. Roger Waters Brings His Rock & Roll Protest to Sold-Out Staples Center Show

    June 22, 2017 2:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 After more than 50 years onstage, Roger Waters could certainly be taking an easy victory lap -- if he wanted to.  But the Pink Floyd co-founder, visual visionary and creator of one of the most enduring soundtracks in all of rock seems at age 73 to b ...

  2. Roger Waters Responds To Thom Yorke's Defense Of Radiohead's Israel Concert

    June 06, 2017 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, Radiohead ’s Thom Yorke   responded to criticism  about the band’s decision to play a concert in Israel next month. The criticism was levied in  an open letter  released back in April whose signees included the likes of Thurston Moore, Tu ...

  3. Roger Waters Talks Veterans, Touring and Calling it Quits

    June 04, 2017 11:26 PM EDT 0 0 5 Roger Waters isn't sure how much longer he will tour, or if his current one will be his last. But there's one thing the former Pink Floyd co-founder is sure of - if you're a veteran, there's a place for you at his shows. Waters, ...

  4. Stream Roger Waters' New Album 'Is This the Life We Really Want?'

    June 02, 2017 7:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former  Pink Floyd  frontman  Roger Waters  has a new record out, and it’s called  Is This the Life We Really Want?  It’s been 25 years since his last release, and  is expected to be politically charged . The cinematic  “Déjà Vu” was released early ...

  5. Roger Waters Blasts Trump & Questions Bob Dylan's 'Schlock' Frank Sinatra Covers

    May 31, 2017 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 There aren't too many iconoclasts left in the rock realm, but Roger Waters is assuredly one of them. While talking about his new solo album (his first in 25 years) Is This the Life We Really Want? with Billboard recently, the former Pink Floyd ...

  6. Roger Waters Holds Dress Rehearsal for the Tour of His First Album in 25 Years: See Photos & Details

    May 22, 2017 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Waters , the architect behind Pink Floyd ’s far-reaching sound and vision for their '70s commercial peak, invited a cadre of friends and family on Sunday (May 21) to witness a dress rehearsal for his upcoming Us & Them tour. The live ...

  7. Watch Roger Waters Perform 'Deja Vu' on 'The Late Show'

    May 09, 2017 8:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters performed his very Floyd-like acoustic reverie "Deja Vu" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert  on Monday night (May 8). Strumming an acoustic guitar and joined by a string section and two female backu ...

  8. Roger Waters Posts New Tease of First Solo Rock Album in 25 Years, 'Is This the Life We Really Want?'

    March 03, 2017 12:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Roger Waters teased out another taste of his first new rock tunes in nearly a quarter century on Thursday (March 2) when he posted a 30-second video preview of his upcoming fifth solo album, Is This the Life We Really Want? The clip features Waters ...

  9. Creative Community for Peace on Urging Artists to Play Israel & Challenging Roger Waters to a Debate (Updated)

    January 05, 2017 9:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Top music execs Craig Balsam & David Renzer discuss "the importance of building cultural bridges and not boycotts" in the face of the BDS movement. A common love of music may have carried Craig Balsam (co-founder of Razor & Tie Ent ...

  10. Pink Floyd's 'Animals' Album Cover Inspires Trump Protest in Chicago

    December 05, 2016 11:45 PM EST 0 0 5 While many Donald Trump protests have taken place across the country, the latest in Chicago takes its inspiration from an unusual source. Four golden pig balloons are proposed to reign across the President-elect's Trump Tower in Chicago, a nod ...

  11. Metallica on Finally Finding Harmony & Whether They'll Still Tour at 70

    November 03, 2016 9:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 There was an unbilled addition to the Olympian collection of rock legends gathered at Indio, Calif.’s Desert Trip festival in October: Lars Ulrich of Metallica . But the drummer wasn’t onstage, sitting in with Roger Waters or Nobel laureate Bob Dyla ...

  12. Roger Waters Joins Call for Chemical Brothers to Cancel Israel Concert

    November 02, 2016 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 A growing network of UK artists, musicians, film makers, and other cultural influencers are coming together to stand against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. There are at least 1,000 such individuals who've added their names to its rank ...

  13. Roger Waters Says Donald Trump's Rise Is Like Hitler's on 'WTF With Marc Maron'

    November 01, 2016 6:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The method for taking over the state and for it becoming a totalitarian police state is always the same and it's always the identification of 'the other' as the enemy." Roger Waters has not been shy with his real feeling fo ...

  14. Desert Trip Exec Jay Marciano Breaks Down How That First Weekend Went

    October 11, 2016 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 With the echoes of rock ‘n roll legends still lingering in the Coachella Valley in Indio, Calif., Desert Trip producers are gearing up for a repeat performance as the second weekend of the epic concert looms. “By and large it went very well,” says J ...

  15. BMG Pacts With Roger Waters to Represent His Pink Floyd Catalog

    June 28, 2016 4:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 BMG has signed a long-term, global publishing administration deal with Roger Waters to represent his share of the Pink Floyd catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but BMG company representatives are describing the agreement's scope as e ...

  16. Desert Trip Mega-Concert Featuring McCartney & The Stones Sold Out in 3 Hours: Sources

    May 11, 2016 4:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 The two-weekend fest's estimated gross of $150 million will be highest Boxscore ever. In a testament to the tremendous box office power of its headliners, all of whom are some 50 years or more into their respective careers, Desert Trip in Indio ...

  17. Watch Pearl Jam Cover Pink Floyd's 'Comfortably Numb' for First Time in Brazilian Rain

    November 12, 2015 9:04 PM EST 0 0 0 No one's a bigger Pink Floyd fan than Pearl Jam . The band has made a habit of performing songs by the classic rockers, and last night (Nov. 11), Pearl Jam covered "Comfortably Numb" for the first time. Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire’s Win Bu ...

  18. Roger Waters Fears Hillary Clinton Might 'Drop a F---ing Nuclear Bomb'

    October 27, 2015 9:56 AM EDT Don’t expect to see Pink Floyd ’s Roger Waters performing at Hillary Clinton rallies any time soon -- the politically outspoken British citizen has some choice words for the liberal frontrunner.  “Hillary worries me,” Waters told Rolling Stone , ...

  19. Howard Stern Yells at Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Over Israel Remarks: Listen

    October 06, 2015 9:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Where do you want the Jews to go, Roger?" Stern asked. "You want them just to go back to the concentration camps? What is it you want, f—head?" Howard Stern probably shouldn't expect  Roger Waters  to make a guest appearanc ...

  20. Pink Floyd Fans Gain Unique Insight into ‘The Wall’ with New Roger Waters Film: Review

    September 28, 2015 4:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 Between 2010 and 2013 Pink Floyd’s mastermind Roger Waters toured performing the band’s epic 1979 album The Wall . The historic outing marked the biggest worldwide tour by a solo artist and the shows were nothing short of a breathtaking feat of musi ...

  21. Roger Waters on the 'Roger Waters: The Wall' Documentary Finally Hitting Theaters and Why It's Politically Relevant Now

    September 25, 2015 4:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Roger Waters doesn't mind that Roger Waters: The Wall , the documentary about his three-year The Wall Live tour, wasn't picked up for distribution immediately after its debut at last year's Toronto International Film Festival. In fact ...

  22. Roger Waters to Host Benefit Concert for Wounded Vets; Sheryl Crow & Billy Corgan to Perform

    June 23, 2015 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Longtime MusiCorps supporter Roger Waters will serve as host of this year's Music Heals benefit concert. Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow and Tom Morello will also perform at the annual one-night event, Oct. 16 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, ...

  23. Nile Rodgers, Roger Waters, Geddy Lee Redefine the Interview on 'Speakeasy'

    April 09, 2015 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Speakeasy , a relatively new interview series from live music broadcasting programmer Front and Center , came about somewhat serendipitously. Executive producer and industry veteran Don Maggi had already recruited Roger Waters to appear on the show, ...

  24. 'The Wall' Turns 35: Roger Waters Revisits Pink Floyd's Enduring Rock Opus

    November 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Pink Floyd ’s The Wall -- a dark and enduring rock masterpiece that deals with personal alienation juxtaposed against a backdrop of war and government corruption -- has been presented in many formats over the years. First came the 1979 double albu ...

  25. Pink Floyd Sets New Release Date for ‘The Endless River’

    September 22, 2014 10:22 PM EDT Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about The Endless River ,  the British rock group's first new material in 20 years. Earlier this year, Coumbia Records announced the set would get a ...

  26. Pink Floyd Sets New Release Date for ‘The Endless River’

    September 22, 2014 10:22 PM EDT Pink Floyd's new album will arrive on Nov. 10. A Monday news release gives fresh details about The Endless River ,  the British rock group's first new material in 20 years. Earlier this year, Coumbia Records announced the set would ge ...

  27. Roger Waters Discusses Emotional Anti-War Documentary ‘The Wall’ at TIFF

    September 07, 2014 2:20 PM EDT "It has a more universal message, which is passionately anti-war," Roger Waters says. If a concert film can be emotional and even require a tissue, Roger Waters The Wall is it. Roger Waters Premieres His New Doc at Toronto International ...

  28. Roger Waters Premieres His New Doc at Toronto International Film Festival

    September 07, 2014 10:32 AM EDT "Roger Waters: The Wall" chronicles his recent tour covering the seminal 1979 Pink Floyd album. Roger Waters celebrated his 71st birthday in style with a world premiere of his new documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival. ...

  29. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:50 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records. "It is with heavy hearts and deep sadnes ...

  30. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tel Aviv Concert Canceled Over Security Crisis

    July 13, 2014 3:36 PM EDT Neil Young & Crazy Horse have canceled their concert at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on July 17 because of the current security crisis in the region, according to a statement from Warner Bros. Records.  Neil Young, Jack White Cut a Vinyl Record on ...

  31. Pink Floyd Confirms October Release of ‘The Endless River,’ Describes Album as ‘Mainly Ambient’

    July 07, 2014 7:24 PM EDT Pink Floyd has confirmed that the band will release its first new album in 20 years. The new set, titled “The Endless River,” will be released in October, according to a statement from Columbia Records. New Pink Floyd Album 'The Endless Riv ...

  32. Pixies Performing in Israel Next Summer

    December 23, 2013 7:28 PM EST 0 0 0 The rock band will perform with Soundgarden in June An Israeli promoter for the Pixies says the American alternative rock band will perform in Israel next summer -- four years after the band canceled a concert following a deadly Israeli raid on a pr ...

  33. Rogers Waters Defends Use of Religious Symbolism

    December 03, 2013 12:20 AM EST 4 3 0 Now that his three-year world tour for "The Wall" has finally come to an end, Roger Waters wants to set the record straight over criticism he's received from Jewish groups regarding his use of the Star of David symbol in the show and ...

  34. Roger Waters Talks New Album, Pink Floyd's First U.S. Gig and the Cult of Syd Barrett

    November 14, 2013 6:00 PM EST "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career outside of music, "is starting a church. Then you don't have to pay income tax All you need is ...

  35. The Outspoken Roger Waters Talks New Album, The Wall Tour at Billboard Touring Conference

    November 14, 2013 11:24 AM EST A full recording of Ray Waddell's talk with Roger Waters can be found at the bottom of this article. "The only other thing I would ever consider doing," said Roger Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd frontman, about pursuing a career ...

  36. Roger Waters Recording New Rock Album

    November 13, 2013 9:12 PM EST Roger Waters hasn't released an album of new rock material in over two decades, but that's about to change. In an interview with Rolling Stone , Waters revealed he's recording a new album, not long after wrapping up his The Wall tou ...

  37. Beyoncé’s Australia & NZ Tour Does Big Business

    November 12, 2013 3:45 AM EST Beyoncé's latest tour of Australia and New Zealand was “by far” her biggest trek yet in the region, shifting almost 220,000 tickets and grossing more than Australian $40 million ($37 million), promoter Live Nation reported today. The Down Und ...

  38. Beyoncé’s Australia & NZ Tour Does Big Business

    November 12, 2013 3:45 AM EST Beyoncé's latest tour of Australia and New Zealand was “by far” her biggest trek yet in the region, shifting almost 220,000 tickets and grossing more than Australian $40 million ($37 million), promoter Live Nation reported today. The Down U ...

  39. Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and Comics Galore Salute Wounded Vets at 'Stand Up for Heroes' Benefit

    November 07, 2013 10:12 AM EST Bruce Springsteen auctioned off the guitar around his shoulder for $250,000 to benefit wounded servicemen and women, the climax of Wednesday's seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit run by ABC newsman Bob Woodruff's found ...

  40. Rogers Waters Returns to Benefit for Wounded

    November 06, 2013 1:46 AM EST Their faces are young and strong, but their bodies sit in wheelchairs or stand on artificial limbs. They laugh and smile as Roger Waters holds court in a rehearsal hall. The wounded servicemen are waiting to rehearse their set with the former Pink ...

  41. Roger Waters Passes Madonna for Solo Boxscore Record with $459M Wall Live Tour

    October 04, 2013 7:14 PM EDT Rock legend Roger Waters sets the solo artist Boxscore record with totals submitted from the final leg of the Wall Live tour, which also place him at No. 1 on our weekly ranking of Hot Tours. With $81.3 million in ticket sales reported for the f ...

  42. Morning Fix: WMG-Clear Channel's 'Groundbreaking' Deal; Twitter Files for IPO; E. Zoo Deaths Ruled Overdoses; Ray Dolby Dies

    September 13, 2013 8:01 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WARNER MUSIC'S DEAL WITH CLEAR CHANNEL COULD BE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE U.S. MUSIC BIZ (ANALYSIS) There's been a lot of confusion online about a groundbreaking new partnership between Cle ...

  43. Roger Waters To Give Keynote Q&A at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Pink Floyd and one of the most influential touring and recording artists of all time, will do the Keynote Q&A at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Confe ...

  44. Roger Waters to Give Keynote Q&A at Billboard Touring Conference

    September 12, 2013 10:00 AM EDT Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Pink Floyd and one of the most influential touring and recording artists of all time, will do the Keynote Q&A at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Confe ...

  45. Australia’s Billion-Dollar Live Biz Reports ‘Weaker’ 2012

    July 31, 2013 3:18 AM EDT Australia’s live music biz has had an up-and-down year, new figures reveal. Live Performance Australia’s annual “Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey” reveals attendance slipped across the wider live entertainment market in 2012, and there was ...

  46. Pink Floyd Make a ‘Big Change,’ Pact with Imagem Music U.K.

    July 25, 2013 5:37 AM EDT Pink Floyd have partnered with Imagem Music U.K. for their publishing. Through the deal, announced today, Pink Floyd Music Publishers has struck a deal that will see Imagem Music U.K. administer the songs of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard ...

  47. Legendary Set-Designer Mark Fisher's Greatness In Context

    June 28, 2013 7:39 AM EDT Legendary architect/set designer Mark Fisher, whose creations brought scale, creativity, and “wow factor” to many of the highest grossing and most critically acclaimed megatours of all time, died Tuesday of an undisclosed illness in London. He ...

  48. Business Matters: The Webcasting Royalty Debate Rages On

    June 25, 2013 7:20 PM EDT Two legendary artists have sounded off against lower royalties for webcasters. On Sunday, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason penned an op-ed in USA Today (which Billboard.biz received permission to reprint here ) warning fe ...

  49. Madonna, Bruce Springsteen Lead Billboard's 2013 Top 40 Money Makers

    February 22, 2013 12:26 PM EST It may be a digital age, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual list The U.S. music business offers a matrix of trends to satisfy chart watchers and number crunchers. New CD sales continue to fall. Digital music ...

  50. Madonna, Bruce Springsteen Lead Billboard's 2013 Top 40 Money Makers

    February 22, 2013 12:00 PM EST It may be a digital age, but live is still the big cash driver for the top 40 earners on our annual list The U.S. music business offers a matrix of trends to satisfy chart watchers and number crunchers. New CD sales continue to fall. Digital mus ...

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