For a band that steadfastly denies its existence, Pink Floyd sure manages to keep the product coming. I've been spending time with Nick Mason's 2004 book Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
, now updated to include a postscript about last year's miraculous reunion gig. Although he acknowledges having had a good editor, Mason really knows how to tell a story and does so with enormous wit and candor. Pink Floyd's rise from London's psychedelic underground to international megastardom would be great material for any writer—I couldn't put it down and ended up killing a whole weekend. A three-CD audio book
read by the author is also available albeit hard to find. The 1994 concert video Pulse
will be reissued in September as a double DVD extravaganza. The reunion is already available on the five-disc Live 8
DVD set. David Gilmour's 2002 In Concert
DVD is extraordinarily beautiful. His third solo album On an Island came out yesterday
and he's touring this year to support it. Roger Waters now has a whole opera, a Ira
, to his credit. He has two albums in the works and is also touring this year.