Saturday, December 29, 2018

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason receives UK honors

Pink Floyd founding member and drummer Nick Mason has been honored in his native UK for services to music.

“Many congratulations to Nick Mason for being awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the British New Year's Honors list, which has just been announced,” says Pink Floyd. “Nick will receive the award for services to music.”

As the lone Pink Floyd member to appear on all of the legendary band’s albums, the rocker returned to live performances in 2018 with Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, featuring a lineup that strictly performs material from the group’s pre-“The Dark Side Of The Moon” era.

“With the help of some like-minded friends, I have embarked on a voyage of discovery of the music that was the launchpad of Pink Floyd and my working life,” explains Mason. “It seems too early to retire, and I missed the interaction with other musicians.”

Mason and his band will next be seen on a spring 2019 tour of North America that will begin in Vancouver, BC on March 12; the series will be followed by a brief UK run that includes two nights at London’s Roundhouse in May.

Formed in London in 1965, Pink Floyd went on to sell more than 250 million albums worldwide, including 75 million in the US alone; the band were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall Of Fame in 2005, and released their final album, “The Endless River”, in 2014.

Pink Floyd delivered the No. 1 Rock News Story of The Year and were named the No. 2 Rock Artist Of The Year as part of the 2018 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

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