The Gilmour Project takes us back to the Dark Side of the Moon

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The Gilmour Project, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, $25-$50,

To answer the obvious question, The Gilmour Project does not include David Gilmour, Jimmie Dale Gilmore or Gary Mark Gilmore. Instead, it’s a self-described “All-Star Band exploring the music of DAVID GILMOUR’s Pink Floyd.” (As opposed to, say, ROGER WATERS’ Pink Floyd, who will have to get their own tribute band.)

Like pretty much all all-star bands, The Gilmour Project’s members aren’t necessarily well-known stars, but they do have excellent pedigrees.

Kasim Sulton was the bassist in Todd Rundgren’s Utopia; drummer Prairie Prince co-founded The Tubes; Jeff Pevar has played guitar with artists ranging from Crosby, Stills & Nash to Ray Charles; keyboardist Scott Guberman and guitarist Mark Karan have both played with various Grateful Dead-related outfits.

The Gilmour Project’s current tour focuses primarily on Dark Side of the Moon — this is, after all, the 50th anniversary of an album that moved more than 45 million copies and countless hits of acid — as well as some of the more “Gilmour-centric” material from their other recordings. 

Meanwhile, David Gilmour and Roger Waters’ four-decade feud over which one’s Pink continues to get weirder.

“Hey, Hey, Rise Up,” a Pink Floyd “reunion” single featuring David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, has now raised more than £500,000 for Ukrainian relief efforts. 

Roger Waters, meanwhile, has taken a different approach. In an open letter to Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska, Waters blamed “extreme nationalists” in Ukraine for having “set your country on the path to this disastrous war,” after which he went around telling anyone who’d listen that he’d been put on a Ukrainian “kill list.”

All of which brings to mind a Joe Rogan interview last October, in which Waters spoke about original Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett’s mental health struggles: “If the guy who writes the songs in the band goes crazy, you’re fucked basically.”

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