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Ed Sheeran And Pink Floyd To Collaborate
Laurie Tuffrey , August 2nd, 2012 06:51

Pairing will perform title track from 1973 album Wish You Were Here at Olympics closing ceremony

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Sofa-surfing enthusiast Ed Sheeran will be performing with Pink Floyd at the Olympics closing ceremony, report the NME.

Speaking to Australian radio station Nova, Sheeran said: "I'm playing the closing ceremony - which I think is kinda cool right? A lot of people think that I'm doing a song with The Who but I'm not - I'm doing a song with Pink Floyd. I'm doing 'Wish You Were Here'."

The singer added that not all the surviving members of Pink Floyd would be performing, with only Nick Mason definitely involved, which means that either Roger Waters or Dave Gilmour, or in fact neither, will be there.

While the exact line-up from the closing ceremony is being kept under wraps, The Who, Muse, Kaiser Chiefs, Take That, George Michael and Emeli Sandé have been confirmed, while Fact add that Madonna, performing her Nicki Minaj and MIA-featuring ‘Gimme All Your Luvin’, and Oasis are both rumoured to be on the bill.

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Aug 2, 2012 11:04am

ahem... what is this? running out of proper news are you?
and who is this idiot who need to mention the words PINK FLOYD over again when he is fortunate enough to possibly being accompanied by ONE member of said excellent but now defunct band... what a sad loser :-)
and quite sad of you guys to give him a platform i unfortunately have to add.

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bar har
Aug 2, 2012 12:56pm

Actually, it's their 1975 album. They did something else in 1973.

Anyway, wish he wasn't there- that shower Sheeran, not Mason, whose many transgressions are offset by his modest drumming on the Floyd greats.

All a bit of a shame after the unexpected use of 'Eclipse' in the psychedelic finale of the opening- from the sublime to the ridiculous. As Roger 'the Hat' Manifold put it on 'Dark Side', that Sheeran could do with a 'short, sharp shock'.

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Aug 2, 2012 3:34pm

Still love that song after all these years - but it's a bit dreary isn't it? What about 'Astronomy Domine'? [Am only half-joking!]

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