David Gilmour Joined Onstage by English Actor and Film Producer Benedict Cumberbatch for Pink Floyd’s Classic, Comfortably Numb

 Photo Credit: Polly Sampson http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Photo Credit: Polly Sampson http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Cumberbatch appeared on stage with David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) during Gilmour’s solo show held at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night September 28, 2016. Cumberbatch sang lead vocals on the song “Comfortably Numb”, singing the verse sections originally sang by Roger Waters. Comfortably Numb was originally released on The Wall, Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio album released on Harvest Records in 1979. The Wall was one of the best selling of 1980, and by 1999 it had sold over 23 million albums as certified by the RIAA.


This video and others can be viewed on David Gilmour’s YouTube Channel

Mike Portnoy Talks About Upcoming Neal Morse Band Release

Photo By John Zocco Photography
Photo By John Zocco Photography

I know I’ve been posting teases for months throughout the making of this album, but I just spent the last 1hr & 50mins listening to the completely finished, final mastered new Neal Morse Band double concept album in its entirety and I am completely FLOORED…

By the time I was rounding the album’s grand finale, the goosebumps were so overwhelming I actually uncontrollably wept like a baby!!! (I swear…..)

In my 30+ year career, I consider myself to have made 2 masterpiece concept albums: Dream Theater’s Scenes From A Memory & Transatlantic’s The Whirlwind…

Ladies & Gentlemen, In my opinion, we have ABSOLUTELY TOPPED them both! THIS is THE ALBUM of mine (& Neal’s) careers…it’s is so monumentally EPIC and perfect in every way….

I will be so bold as to put my balls on the table and say I think this album can even sit side by side with The Who’s Tommy & Quadrophenia, Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and Pink Floyd’s The Wall…

Yes, I said it!!! : )

Thank you to Neal Morse, Randy GeorgeEric Gillette & Bill Hubauer for the honor of writing and performing such incredible music with you and to Jerry Guidroz and Rich Mouser for making it sound so amazing…

The official Press Release with more info on this incredible album, as well as US & European Tour Dates, is COMING THIS WEEK!!! So stay tuned for more info….


Mike Portnoy


Neal Morse Band