Pink Floyd and David Gilmour Removing Music From Digital Platforms in Russia and Belarus

Pink Floyd are removing some of their catalog from digital music platforms in Russia and Belarus, the band announced today. “To stand with the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour’s solo recordings are being removed from all digital music providers in Russia and Belarus from today,” they wrote.

The musical output that will disappear from Russian and Belarusian platforms includes the Pink Floyd studio albums A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987), The Division Bell (1994), and The Endless River (2014). Gilmour has also released four solo studio albums in his career, the most recent one being 2015’s Rattle That Lock.

Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Gilmour and the band for more information.

Earlier this month, Gilmour showed his support for Ukraine with a message on Twitter: “Russian soldiers, stop killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war. My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my grand-daughters want to visit and know their beautiful country. Stop this before it is all destroyed. Putin must go.”

Roger Waters, who left Pink Floyd in 1985, has also condemned Russia and President Vladimir V. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. “I am disgusted by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it is a criminal mistake in my opinion, the act of a gangster, there must be an immediate ceasefire,” he wrote in an open letter to a Ukrainian fan this week. “I will do anything I can to help effect the end of this awful war in your country, anything that is except wave a flag to encourage the slaughter.”

Source : Pitchfork