Musician, singer, songwriter, composer, producer
George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd with drummer Nick Mason, keyboardist Richard Wright and guitarist, singer and songwriter Syd...Wikipedia
Born: 6th September, 1943, Surrey, England
Height: 6' 3" (191 cm)
Claim to Fame: Pink Floyd
Attended the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture, where he met fellow band mates Richard Wright, and Nick Mason.
Pink Floyd`s 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon" topped Classic Rock Magazine`s list of the 30 greatest concept albums of all time. Their 1979 album "The Wall" came tenth and their 1983 album "The Final Cut" came 21st on the list. [March 2003]
...It's No Fairy Tale
With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack...
Classic Rockers Dominate ‘Richest Bassists’ List
by Dave Lifton August 20, 2014 6:09 PM
They hold down the low end, but many of them are living the high life. A new list compiles the Top 10 Richest Bassists in the World, and there are many of our favorites among them.
This countdown can be found over at a website fittingly called the Richest. Unsurprisingly, it’s topped by Paul McCartney, whose net worth is valued at $1.2 billion. In fact, McCartney is so far ahead of the pack that he’s got more money than the next four bassists... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 5 months ago
METALLICA, AEROSMITH, AC/DC Make BILLBOARD's List Of Top 25 Live Artists Since 1990
May 28, 2014
METALLICA, AEROSMITH and AC/DC have made Billboard magazine's list of the 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014.
The music industry publication ranks THE ROLLING STONES, U2, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, MADONNA and BON JOVI as the five acts to have earned over a billion.
Billboard's 25 highest-grossing touring artists from 1990 through 2014:
01. THE ROLLING STONES
03. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
05. BON JOVI
06. ELTON... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 8 months ago
Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bon Jovi Make List of Highest-Paid Musicians
by Jeff Giles November 20, 2013 9:25 AM
We might not hear much rock in the Top 40 these days, but the genre can still pay pretty well if you’re lucky enough to have the right audience. Just ask Paul McCartney, Elton John and Bon Jovi, all of whom cracked Forbes’ most recent list of the highest-paid musicians on the planet.
Of course, it was still a very good year for pop stars — Madonna topped the list at $125 million, with Lady Gaga coming in second with $80 million... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 1 year ago
Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Who on 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Lineup
by Billy Dukes
Eight A-list artists have been named as performers at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert in New York City next month. Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and the Who are just three of the classic rock acts who’ve agreed to play the Madison Square Garden event. More are expected to be named in coming weeks.
The Dec. 12 show will directly benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid victims of Sandy, which devastated the New York and New Jersey... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 years ago
TOP 10 BASSLINES OF ALL TIMES
Guitarists get all the girls, drummers get all the jokes, and singers get all the interviews. But bassists are, as all UG readers know, the backbone to any rock track.
On Wednesday we asked you to nominate and vote for your favorites baselines ever.
Hundreds of you took part, and the result is a definitive list of awesome riffs that only UG readers could pull off.
So who were the winners, and do you agree with the results? Read on to find out.
10. Green Day "Longview"
Bassist Mike Dirnt vaguely... Read More
Posted by eviltwins 2 years ago
Either you write songs or you don`t. And if you do write songs like I do, I think there`s a natural desire to want to make records.
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.