David Gilmour stated he and Pink Floyd are protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by eradicating a big portion of their music catalog from streaming properties in Russia and Belarus.
“To face with the world in strongly condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd, from 1987 onwards, and all of David Gilmour’s solo recordings are being faraway from all digital music suppliers in Russia and Belarus from as we speak,” an announcement shared Friday to the band’s Twitter account states.
The included works which can be set to be leaving Russian and Belarusian streaming platforms are Pink Floyd studio albums “A Momentary Lapse of Motive” (1987), “The Division Bell” (1994) in addition to 2014’s “The Limitless River.”
Gilmour has launched 4 solo studio albums in his profession, the latest being “Rattle That Lock” in 2015. His total solo discography can be being faraway from streamers.
Final week, Gilmour tweeted in support of Ukraine, writing, “Russian troopers, cease killing your brothers. There shall be no winners on this battle. My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my granddaughters wish to go to and know their lovely nation. Cease this earlier than it’s all destroyed. Putin should go.”
Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, additionally condemned Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in a Fb publish in response to what a Ukrainian fan shared on Wednesday.
“I’m disgusted by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s a legal mistake for my part, the act of a gangster, there have to be a direct ceasefire,” he wrote. “I’ll do something I can to assist impact the tip of this terrible battle in your nation, something that’s besides wave a flag to encourage the slaughter.”