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Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason in very CLOSE chart race for UK No 1 album against Ava Max | Music | Entertainment


The Pink Floyd legend is currently right behind US pop star Ava Max and her debut album Heaven & Hell, in the race for UK No 1 album. According to the Official Charts Company, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets’ Live At The Roundhouse and the rest of the Top 5 have just 1700 chart sales between them. The 76-year-old’s live album is a recording of the band’s sold-out shows at the famous London venue back in May 2019.

While Ava Max’s debut album features her breakout single Sweet But Psycho, which held the UK singles chart No 1 for four weeks from the final week of 2018.

Behind the 26-year-old and Mason in third place is Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ Tea For The Tillerman 2.

The album is a re-recording of the singer’s 1970 album and could land the 72-year-old his ninth Top 10 album.

Then in fourth are hip-hop duo Run The Jewels with RTJ4, re-entering the chart with a physical release. And just behind in fifth place is rapper Potter Payper with Training Day 3.

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He added: “[I] would do it given the opportunity.”

Another iconic rock band with a well overdue 50th anniversary reunion is Led Zeppelin.

The band last played a reunion gig at The O2 in 2007, with John Bonham’s son on the drums.

Earlier this year Jimmy Page spoke out on the idea of the band touring again together.

Speaking with BBC Radio 2, while promoting his previously unreleased track Scarlet with The Rolling Stones, the 76-year-old said: “At the time of the O2, we thought — myself, John Paul Jones and Jason [Bonham, John’s son] — that there was going to; it was said that there were gonna be some more dates.

“It would’ve been really good to have done that after the O2, ‘cos we’d put a lot of work into The O2 and we were really on it, y’know? But it didn’t come off. It seems really unlikely that there would be a tour in the future.

“Unlike The Rolling Stones, they do sort of know that the fans love that — also I know that with Led Zeppelin [fans too].

“But it doesn’t look as though there’s anything in the future, unfortunately. We’re talking about a concert that was gigantic at the time, but that was 2007: time passes, y’know?”



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