David Gilmour Removes Pink Floyd Songs From Digital Platforms In Russia
Pink Floyd icon David Gilmour recently announced on Instagram that Pink Floyd’s and his solo records would be removed from all streaming platforms in Russia and Belarus to show his support for the Ukrainian people.
The Russian government has been claiming its rights on the Ukrainian territories since they consider its close relationship with NATO and United Nations a threat. Therefore it seems that Russian soldiers won’t leave it until the Ukrainian authorities agree with President Putin’s terms. However, it’s almost impossible considering Ukraine’s resistance and the other countries’ support for the fight against Russia.
Along with the presidents and other political figures, most musicians also decided to take actions against Russia, which resulted in constant sanctions, boycotts, and protests against the country. For instance, Yungblud, Green Day, AJR, Bring Me the Horizon, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, and many more canceled their upcoming concerts in Russia by highlighting their support for the Ukrainian people.
In addition to them, David Gilmour, who called out Russian soldiers for invasion of Ukraine and revealed that his daughter-in-law is Ukrainian, took this one step further with his new statement. Gilmour stated that Pink Floyd’s records from 1987 to the present and all of his solo works wouldn’t be available on all digital music platforms in Russia and Belarus. The famous guitarist defined it as standing with the world against Russia’s recent actions.
Gilmour’s IG post read:
“To stand 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 removed from all digital music providers in Russia and Belarus from today.”
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