One of music’s greatest bands is rising from the dead — again

Pink Floyd, simultaneously one of the most influential and popular bands ever and one of my favorite musical acts of all time, died three times by my count. First, principal songwriter Roger Waters left the group in the ‘80s under a cloud of (now-dissolved) acrimony. Everyone assumed that was the end. However, the remaining members carried on without him and released a couple more albums. One was pretty terrible, one was pretty great, but both were a shadow of what the band did when they were whole. They essentially called it a career in 1995 after a fairly epic tour. But in 2005, it rose from the dead again for a one-off reunion with Waters.

I thought that was really the end. I cursed not being there, and let it go. It turns out, I was…

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