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Roger Waters’ Manchester gig should be banned, says MP

Roger Waters‘ should not perform in Manchester due to fears that his “divisive actions” could fuel anti-Jewish hatred.The former Pink Floyd member has been provoking controversy with his live shows – the most recent taking place in Berlin on May 17 in which he wore an outfit that some deemed as having connotations to the Second World War, mentioned Anne Frank and pretended to fire a rifle.According to BBC News, the Bury South Labour MP Christian Wakeford told other MPs his concern about Waters playing at the AO Arena on June 10, explaining that “The city of Manchester has a rich and vibrant history in which those of different faiths and backgrounds have lived together as well as stood together through difficult times and times of division.”Roger Waters has a long history of vile attacks against Jewish people. His recent shows in Berlin show why he should not be welcome in Manchester.

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With Documentary on Abbey Road Studios, Mary McCartney Digs Into the Family Legacy, but Also 90 Years of Recording Lore
Chris Willman Senior Music Writer and Chief Music Critic When Mary McCartney was approached by producer John Battsek (“Searching for Sugar Man,” “One Day in September”) to make a film about the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, she didn’t immediately leap at the chance, the way almost any other photographer interested in making the leap into documentary filmmaking might have. It’s not difficult to guess at the reason she might have balked at, and then succumbed to, the idea of making “If These Walls Could Sing,” which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival over the weekend and has been picked up for airing on Disney+. “I think because of my surname, I get a little bit oversensitive,” says the daughter of Paul McCartney, sitting at a sidewalk-adjacent table in Telluride. “I used to sort of shy away from anything to do with my family, wanting with my photography to be making a name for myself in my own area. I mean, I’ve always been really proud of my family, but then recently I’ve realized (I should) actually not shy away from it because I feel like I’m being judged. …. Before, I was like, my family’s my family and my career’s my career, and now I’m at the point where I’m confident enough to merge the two.”
Pink Floyd reportedly set to make £400million from back catalogue sale
Pink Floyd are reportedly set to make £400million from the sale of their back catalogue.Back in May, it was revealed that the legendary rockers were in talks to sell their entire catalogue, with a potential price for the sale reaching the hundreds of millions.Now, as reported by The Times, the band are looking for a £400million sale for their whole back catalogue, with private equity group Blackstone battling with major labels Sony, Warner, BMG and more to seal the deal.The sale, which would include Pink Floyd’s songs and master recordings, comes after they reunited earlier this year for new song ‘Hey, Hey, Rise Up!’, the band’s first original material since 1994’s ‘Division Bell’ album. The track was released to draw attention to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to raise funds for those affected by the war, with all proceeds from the song donated to Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief.In a statement, David Gilmour – who has a Ukrainian family – explained that the band released the song to draw attention to the war and to raise money for humanitarian efforts.“We want to express our support for Ukraine and in that way, show that most of the world thinks that it is totally wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that Ukraine has become,” Gilmour said.The likes of Neil Diamond, Sting, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks have all sold their back catalogues recently.Many artists – including Neil Young, Blondie, Shakira and Fleetwood Mac‘s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie – have all sold the rights to their catalogues via the Hipgnosis Song Fund.
Most expensive music memorabilia ever sold - £1.4m Beatles piano to £4.5m Nirvana guitar
READ NEXT: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's Hollywood home on sale for less than $1millionItems once played by his former Beatles bandmates including Ringo Starr and John Lennon have sold at auction for eye-watering sums - with other music icons even purchasing the items themselves.As bidders head to the auction house to try purchase a part of music history, Daily Star takes a look at some of the most expensive music memorabilia ever sold.Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance in 1993 went down in history as one of the music series' greatest performances of all time.The performance, which took place just five months before singer Kurt Cobain died, saw the star play a retro acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E during the set.Now an important part of music history, the guitar later sold at Julien's Auctions in 2020 for a jaw-dropping £4.9m, and was won by Rode Microphones founder Peter Freedman.According to the BBC, Peter Freedman said he planned to take the guitar on a worldwide tour, with proceeds to go to supporting the performing arts.He also described buying the guitar as "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity", according to the auction house.Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour announced in 2019 that he was selling his entire guitar collection, with the intention to use the funds to fight climate change.Speaking at the time, he told NME: "These guitars have been very good to me. They’re my friends.
Pink Floyd in talks to sell its music catalog for $500M which would be among richest music sales
Pink Floyd is in talks to sell the rights to their recorded music catalog, and are seeking at least $500 million,which would be one of the largest music sales in history.The legendary rock band have released 15 studio albums between 1967 and 2014, which includes three of the most heralded and best-selling albums rock albums of all time: The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975) and The Wall (1979).No matter the total money package offered, getting the members of the band to agree is expected to be a challenge, considering its two main songwriters, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, have been at odds for decades. Massive: Pink Floyd is reportedly seeking $500 million for the sale of its music catalog; the classic lineup of David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and the late Richard Wright are pictured during the Live 8 London concert in 2005The British rockers, who are known for a plethora of classic hits like Comfortably Numb, Money andShine On You Crazy Diamond, are selling its recording and songwriting catalog, which would include the power to create merchandise based on the band, according to Bloomberg.Warner Music Group Corp., Sony Music Entertainment and BMG are said to be among the list of potential buyers that the band's representative, Patrick McKenna, is talking too at the moment.