Amid Ukraine invasion, Pink Floyd and David Gilmour remove music from streaming platforms in Russia and Belarus


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David Gilmour said he and Pink Floyd are protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by removing much of their music catalog from streaming properties in Russia and Belarus.

“To support the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987, and all solo recordings by David Gilmour are removed from all digital music providers in Russia and in Belarus starting today,” shared an announcement. from Friday to the group’s Twitter account States.

Works included that are expected to leave Russian and Belarusian streaming platforms are Pink Floyd’s studio albums “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” (1987), “The Division Bell” (1994) as well as “The Endless River” from 2014.

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Gilmour has released four solo studio albums in his career, the most recent being “Rattle That Lock” in 2015. His entire solo discography is also deleted from streamers.

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Last week, Gilmour tweeted in support from Ukraine, writing: “Russian soldiers, stop killing your brothers. There will be no victors in this war. My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to visit and know their beautiful country. Stop it before that it is completely destroyed Putin must go.

Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, who left the group in 1985, also condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin in a Facebook post in response to what a fan Ukrainian shared on Wednesday.

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Psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd pose for a rose-wrapped portrait in August 1968 in Los Angeles. (L-R) Nick Mason, Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright (center), Roger Waters.
(Michael Ochs Archive)

“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 said. he writes. “I will do whatever I can to help end this horrible war in your country, anything but wave a flag to encourage the slaughter.”




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