Sir Mick Jagger and Dave Gilmour are among 200 celebrities to sign a letter asking Scots to vote no to independence next month, according to Classicrock.teamrock.com.
As Scotland prepares to go to the polls on September 18, Jagger and Gilmour have joined Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Hawking, Steve Coogan and Simon Cowell in signing the letter, which organisers hope will be seen by Scots as an appeal by the rest of the UK not to leave the union.
According to the Telegraph, the letter reads: “We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together.”
Earlier this year, David Bowie weighed in on the independence debate at the Brit Awards, saying: “Scotland, stay with us.”
PINK FLOYD are to release a new album in October, according to Dave Gilmour‘s wife and as reported by Classicrockmagazine.
Polly Samson says via Twitter that the record – called “The Endless River” – features work by the late Floyd keyboard player and multi instrumentalist Rick Wright.
Her tweet reads: “Btw Pink Floyd album out in October is called The Endless River. Based on 1994 sessions is Rick Wright’s swansong and very beautiful.”
In May, Samson – who contributed lyrics to Floyd‘s last album “The Division Bell” – posted a picture of Gilmour in the studio and it was assumed he was working on a new solo album.
It turns out he was at work on Pink Floyd‘s 15th record and first since “The Division Bell” in 1994.
Also in the picture was long-time Floyd and Gilmour collaborator, vocalist Durga McBroom-Hudson, who reposted the photo on Facebook and says: “Remember this photo? It wasn’t what you thought it was. Yes there is a new Pink Floyd album coming out. And I’m on it. And there was much rejoicing.”
Rick Wright died in 2008 from cancer at the age of 65.
According to Thespectrum.com, a Minnesota man accused of defrauding Dixie Regional Medical Center of services by pretending to be 1970s-era rockers failed to make his initial appearance Tuesday in 5th District Court.
Phillip Michael Schaeffer, 54, of Monticello, Minn., is charged with two counts of communications fraud stemming from visits to the hospital in 2011, 2012 and 2013 in which he allegedly first pretended to be 60-year-old Canadian RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and then 67-year-old English PINK FLOYD guitarist and singer David Gilmour.
An investigative report filed with the court states a man claiming to be Lifeson incurred $23,328.27 in hospital bills shortly before Christmas in 2011 and left the hospital against medical advice after an overnight stay.
In November 2012 and February 2013, the same man allegedly returned for services, racking up more than $15,000 in bills and then more than $34,000 in bills under Gilmour’s name, leaving after a night’s stay each time against medical advice.
Read more at Thespectrum.com.