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    Thu, 01 Jun 2006 14:52:01

    Floyd to Stones: "Get a Life" - Pink Floyd's David Gilmour suggests Mick and Keith ought to retire.

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    Did you think The Killers vs. Fall Out Boy made for some fun press? Then get a load of this. The latest battle of the bands isn't between two young upstarts: This time, the instigator is none other than Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, and the target of his ire is fellow sexagenarians The Rolling Stones.

    In a recent interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, the 60-year-old Floyd singer-guitarist suggested that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards suffered from a "strange, sexual compulsion" that prompted them to continue touring and that the two aging rockers needed to "get a life." "I think it's ridiculous," the indignant Gilmour told the paper. "How much do they need? I think a lot of it is the applause. It's a powerful drug, 50,000 people appearing to adore you."

    Gilmour is fresh off a string of live shows at London's Royal Albert Hall, but he hasn't trotted Floyd out for a big tour since 1994. A two-disc DVD featuring performances from that tour, entitled Pulse, will be released this summer. Meanwhile, his former bandmate Roger Waters -- who left Pink Floyd in 1983 -- has announced plans to perform Floyd's landmark album Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety on his upcoming tour. And the Stones, despite a head injury that forced Keith Richards to undergo surgery, will be touring Europe beginning later this month.

    --The ARTISTdirect Staff

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