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The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains heads to Madrid, Spain!

StubHub (http://www.stubhub.es) and as before, advance booking is highly recommended as popular times and dates will no doubt sell quickly. Opening hours each week for the exhibition are Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm (last entry: 8:30pm), and admission costs are €9.90 EUR – €19.90 EUR (plus applicable fees), with the excellent audioguide included in the price. For more information about the exhibition, either check out the various articles here on Brain Damage, or visit www.pinkfloydexhibition.es (http://www.pinkfloydexhibition.es).

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Nick Mason presents set of NINE programmes on BBC World Service radio

UPDATED STORY: Nick Mason is presenting a set of no less than NINE radio shows on the BBC’s World Service, a series of programmes in association with the Open University. The first of these airs this coming Saturday (April 27th), with Nick telling the story of how sound was first captured, giving birth to a global recording industry. For details of how to tune in to this 53 minute programme, and for the airing time in your region, visit the BBC website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz428). The following Saturday (May 4th), Nick tells the story of some of electronic music’s pioneers, in another 53 minute programme on the World Service. Again, for details, visit the BBC website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz429). Should you miss the broadcasts, they are being repeated, as well as being available to hear online. For more details, visit this page at the BBC site (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0380g6h/broadcasts/upcoming). For more information about ALL the shows in this series, all presented by Nick, visit the Open University website (https://www.open.edu/openlearn/tv-radio-events/radio/history-music-and-technology#episode-details).

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Nick Mason presents pair of programmes on BBC World Service radio

Nick Mason is presenting a pair of radio shows on the BBC’s World Service, part of a series of programmes in association with the Open University. The first of these airs this coming Saturday (April 27th), with Nick telling the story of how sound was first captured, giving birth to a global recording industry. For details of how to tune in to this 53 minute programme, and for the airing time in your region, visit the BBC website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz428). The following Saturday (May 4th), Nick tells the story of some of electronic music’s pioneers, in another 53 minute programme on the World Service. Again, for details, visit the BBC website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz429). Should you miss the broadcasts, they are being repeated, as well as being available to hear online. For more details, visit this page at the BBC site (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0380g6h/broadcasts/upcoming).

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Floydian Slip Turns 30: An Interview with Host Craig Bailey

Floydian Slip reached its 30th year on the air this past January. Host Craig Bailey sat down for a celebration, a toast, and a few questions… Brain Damage: Craig: 30 years… what keeps you going? Craig Bailey: At this point, working on the show is such a routine part of my daily life I couldn’t imagine not doing it. While producing each week’s show only takes a couple hours, I spend time every day marketing the show — trying to grow the network, renewing affiliate contracts, helping stations with technical stuff. And, believe it or not, I still really enjoy doing it. BD: How many stations are you on now? CB: Today it’s 103. That gets a little squirrelly when you try to suss out exactly what constitutes a station. Many stations broadcast on multiple frequencies in multiple locations. Do you call those one station? Or more than one station? For the most part, 103 is a conservative number. BD: Which came first for you: acting or radio and are you still doing any acting? CB: I started acting in a 5th grade school play, so acting beat radio by about eight years. A lot of the quality time I spent in high school involved drama, and I did a good amount of community theatre after college. Over the last several years most of my acting’s been in local TV commercials and only rarely. I played a bit part in a feature film shot in Los Angeles a few years ago. Nice bucket-list item there. But I’ve just recently started to think about getting more involved. I played a part in a community theatre production in March and think I might like to do more. BD: You’re originally from Vermont and returned to live in Vermont after college in New York, where you had started hosting Floydian Slip: did the acting bug or your enthusiasm for music ever make you curious about living in LA or NYC or did you always know you’d want to return to Vermont?

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New interview with Nick Mason for the New York Post

In the run-up to Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets hitting the stage of the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Thursday/Friday, Nick spoke to the New York Post (https://nypost.com/2019/04/17/pink-floyds-nick-mason-shares-the-secrets-of-the-bands-legacy/) about the project, in an interesting and wide-ranging discussion. Nick explained the philosophy behind the project: You only have to wait for 15 minutes before another version of the greatest hits come ’round, whether it’s Brit Floyd or the Australian Floyd or Roger [Waters] or David [Gilmour], and what I didn’t want to do is get into a competition of who can do the closest to the original Comfortably Numb. What I wanted to do was something a lot freer than that that was sort of based in how we did do things 50 odd years ago, and that was sort of important that there’d be some freedom in the music rather than slavishly copying every single note that David did.. What’s really nice about this is from the moment we started last year it was almost sort of going back in time,. It reminded me of all the really good times playing with Pink Floyd, in fact. It wasn’t that I ended up playing it in a despondent way. I enjoyed it all the way through. It’s sort of turning back the hands of time, really. In the article, Mason says fans can expect a live Saucerful album, and while he has given up on a full-blown Floyd reunion, the band still remains a working entity in some ways, referring to the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains which Nick hints at a European city as its next stop, with a longer term view of taking it to America. He also talks about plans for remasters and mentions Animals as ripe for this process as technically we sort of did it in our own studio and it’s not quite up to the standard of an Abbey Road production. He also muses on the likelihood – or not – of a Floyd biopic, and suggests potential actors for key roles. You can read the entire interview over at the New York Post (https://nypost.com/2019/04/17/pink-floyds-nick-mason-shares-the-secrets-of-the-bands-legacy/) website.

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10 page Pink Floyd feature in latest issue of Uncut Magazine

The new issue of the UK’s Uncut Magazine (cover date June 2019) went on sale on Thursday (April 18th), is available now in all good stores, and available online worldwide (https://www.newsstand.co.uk/140-TV-and-Film-Magazines/6457-Subscribe-to-UNCUT-Magazine-Subscription.aspx), and as you can see, has Pink Floyd as its cover stars. The ten-page article looks at the transitional period of the Floyd – writer Tom Pinnock discovers a band reconfiguring themselves and their creative aesthetic following the departure of Syd Barrett – via a run of bold, experimental records that are considered by many among their best. It makes for a fascinating read; the story is brought up to date with a piece looking at Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, who are concluding their US and Canada tour this evening, and are back in the UK next week for a string of shows, before spending much of July performing around Europe. If you can’t find the June 2019 issue of Uncut at your local UK store, order online now (https://www.newsstand.co.uk/140-TV-and-Film-Magazines/6457-Subscribe-to-UNCUT-Magazine-Subscription.aspx). The issue comes with a unique 15-track CD curated for Uncut by The National. Elsewhere in the magazine, you’ll find Scott Walker, Bob Dylan, Primal Scream, JJ Cale, Cate Le Bon, Peter Perrett, Aretha Franklin, Mac DeMarco, Dinosaur Jr, Dylan Carson, Africa Express and much more.

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Sunday with Opeth, 1349, Carach Angren and more

The last day at the Inferno Metal Festival 2019 had a good variety of music styles. Prog metal from Opeth, black metal with lots of pyro from 1349, symphonic black metal from Carach Angren, epic black metal from Cult of … Continue reading

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Saturday with Bloodbath, Taake, Gaahls Wyrd and more

Saturday at the Inferno International Metal Festival had mostly Nordic bands on the Rockefeller stage. Norwegian bands Gaahls Wyrd, Taake, Impaled Nazarene from Finland plus Bloodbath from Sweden, and Der Weg Einer Freiheit from Germany. (Photo above: Old Nick Holmes from … Continue reading

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Friday with Hypocrisy, Tribulation, MGLA and more

Friday at the Inferno Metal Festival had less symphonic and more black and death metal than the first day. This day was also the only day of the festival where there were still a few tickets left when the doors … Continue reading

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Fan Q+A: Dose Talks Idols, Inspirations, Their Father, Touring, and New Music

Fans took to social media on Dose and Concert Crap’s pages for this exclusive Q+A. Here is what was asked: For those that don’t know […]

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