David Gilmour said he and Pink Floyd are protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by removing a large portion of their music catalog from streaming properties in Russia and Belarus.
“Standing with the world in condemning in the strongest possible terms Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the works of Pink Floyd from 1987 onwards and all solo recordings of David Gilmour will be removed from all digital music providers in Russia and Belarus starting today,” an announcement shared Friday through the band’s Twitter account Conditions.
The included works, scheduled to leave the Russian and Belarusian streaming platforms, are Pink Floyd’s studio albums A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987), The Division Bell (1994) and The Endless River 2014
Gilmour has released four solo studio albums in his career, the most recent being 2015’s Rattle That Lock. His entire solo discography is also being removed by streamers.
Last week, Gilmour tweeted in support from Ukraine and wrote: “Russian soldiers, stop killing your brothers. There will be no winners in this war. My daughter-in-law is Ukrainian and my granddaughters want to visit and get to know her beautiful country. Stop it before it’s all destroyed. Putin has to go.”
Also former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985 sentenced Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in a Facebook post in response to what a Ukrainian fan shared on Wednesday.
“I am disgusted by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it is a criminal mistake in my opinion, the act of a gangster, there must be an immediate ceasefire,” he wrote. “I will do everything I can to help end this terrible war in your country, to do anything but wave a flag to encourage the slaughter.”
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