Tuesday, July 05, 2005

SHINE ON, YOU CRAZY DIAMOND

We're not quite sure that all of Pink Floyd have announced that they're going to donate their sales bounce profits to good causes, as it seems to be only Dave Gilmour who's issued a statement (hope that doesn't cause trouble with the others; you know what the Floyd's like) but we're deeply impressed that someone has had the guts to break ranks with the rest of the rock stars busily counting their reciepts from the Saturday bonus:

"Though the main objective has been to raise consciousness and put pressure on the G8 leaders, I will not profit from the concert," he said in a statement.

"If on Thursday the G8 leaders tick the right three boxes at Gleneagles then the main objective will have been fulfilled.

"If other artists feel like donating their extra royalties to charity, perhaps then the record companies could be persuaded to make a similar gesture and that would be a bonus.

"This is money that should be used to save lives."


We especially love that he's thrown down the gauntlet to the record companies. We're waiting, BPI.


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