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Chris Martin was 'very much at ease'

April 11th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
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Chris Martin was "very much at ease" at his first public appearance since splitting from Gwyneth Paltrow.
The Coldplay frontman, who announced he and the 'Iron Man 3' star were separating late last month after 10 years of marriage, seemed in great spirits as he helped honor British musician Peter Gabriel at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday night (04.10.14).
An onlooker told "Chris Martin was smiling and made several jokes when he introduced Peter Gabriel. He seemed very much at ease and didn't seem affected by the split."

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Round Up: Star-Studded Nirvana Tribute, Hall & Oates, KISS & More

April 11th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Round Up: Star-Studded Nirvana Tribut
The surviving members of Nirvana paid tribute to late singer Kurt Cobain at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday by inviting several women of rock on stage to perform the band's classic songs.

Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon belted out "Aneurysm," St. Vincent sang "Lithium," and Lorde closed out the set with "All Apologies."

Cobain's mother, sister and his widow, Hole singer Courtney Love, joined drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic on the podium at the Barclays Center to honor the grunge singer.

DVD Review: Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987'

March 23rd, 2014 10:45pm EDT
DVD Review: Peter Gabriel - 'Peter Gabriel Live In Athens 1987'
It should without saying how incredibly talented Peter Gabriel is as a performer. Honestly, c’mon. You shouldn’t need much reassurance of that fact, but if you do, Live In Athens 1987 is more than enough of said reassurance.

This concert release finds Gabriel at the literal top of his game and it seems the man only gets better the larger the crowd in front of him gets. Here thousands upon thousands of adoring fans laud Gabriel during a brilliant performance filmed in Athens, Greece during the apex of his “So” tour in 1987. As you’d imagine, all of the staples are here, from “Shock the Monk...

Sir Richard Branson can't wait for Lady Gaga's space outfit

March 7th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Lady Gaga
Sir Richard Branson insists Lady Gaga will find a "pretty good" costume for her performance in space.
The 63-year-old businessman admitted the 'Born This Way' hitmaker -who is set to sing outside of the Earth's atmosphere following the launch of his Virgin Galactic commercial space flights next year - is yet to come to him with concept ideas but is looking forward to the forthcoming project, which will cost $250,000 per seat.
Quizzed about whether he's excited about sending Gaga into space, he said: "Of course, yeah. It is going to be most exciting thing I have done in my life - just the wh...

Paul Stanley: 'Hall of Fame show will not include original members'

January 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Paul Stanley
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has wrecked fans' dreams of watching the original members of the group performing together when they are inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April (14), insisting a reunion "seems unlikely".

The colourful rockers will join Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and Nirvana, among others, in the museum's class of 2014 and Stanley insists they will perform at the ceremony - but it won't be an original line-up reunion.

The singer made his feelings clear after a fan asked him about the possibility of including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in his and bassist Gene Simmo...

Peter Gabriel: 'I'll attend Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction gala this time'

December 30th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel has confirmed he'll attend the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when he's honoured in April (14) after missing out on Genesis' celebration there in 2010.

The Sledgehammer singer was forced to bow out of an appearance with his former bandmates four years ago due to touring commitments, but after winning a solo place in the museum, alongside the likes of Cat Stevens, KISS and Nirvana, Gabriel insists he will be there.

He tells, "I will definitely go. The last time I got in, it was, like, two days before my tour started. I would have otherwise gone. ...

Sting: 'Peter Gabriel & I stole Springsteen's clothes for prank'

October 25th, 2013 3:00am EDT
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Sting has finally revealed how he managed to prank pal Bruce Springsteen on the last night of the Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour back in 1988 - when he and Peter Gabriel took the stage in identical gear to The Boss and acted as his shadows.

The trio has been recalling the magical moments on the globe-trotting six-week tour for bonus footage on a new DVD package, titled RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998, and Springsteen can still remember his friends joining him onstage and mirroring his every move.

He says, "They did a hilarious take-off on me on the last night w...

Lost Peter Gabriel footage of Amnesty tour found in a barn

October 22nd, 2013 3:10am EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel's lost home video footage from the 1986 Amnesty International A Conspiracy Of Hope U.S. tour has been unearthed and restored for an upcoming DVD.

The rocker kept his video camera running on plane and bus trips from venue to venue and backstage, capturing candid moments with tourmates like Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt and U2, but he thought he'd lost the footage when he was approached by RELEASED! The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998 producer Martin Lewis, who was putting together a visual celebration of the star-studded Amnesty International Concerts.

Lewis tells WEN...

Phish want Peter Gabriel for Genesis album tribute concert

August 21st, 2013 8:30pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Rockers Phish have invited Peter Gabriel to join them onstage for their annual Halloween gig to perform classic Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway in its entirety.

Singer Trey Anastasio has confirmed reports he approached the former Genesis frontman with the idea of performing the prog-rock album two years ago (11), but nothing came of their discussions.

Gabriel has since made it clear he wasn't completely opposed to the idea of a one-off tribute show with Phish and now superfan Anastasio is keen to make the concept concert happen.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I'm such a b...

Peter Gabriel cuts short hiatus for film score project

July 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel has halted his year-long hiatus to record the original score for a new short film collection.

The Sledgehammer rocker announced he'd be taking 2013 off to travel the world with his family, but it appears he has cut his plans short and signed on to contribute an original song and score to Words With Gods, an anthology of films about spirituality and featuring work by directors including Mira Nair and Hideo Nakata.

The film's producer, Lucas Akoskin, tells The Hollywood Reporter that the original Gabriel track will close out the film.

It's not Gabriel's first attempt at compo...

Peter Gabriel Spearheads Interspecies Internet Communication Project

March 27th, 2013 11:39am EDT
Peter Gabriel
Rocker Peter Gabriel is spearheading a new campaign for an interspecies Internet that will allow humans and animals to communicate.

The Shock the Monkey singer teamed up with world wide web pioneer Vint Cerf to launch his latest hi-tech project earlier this month, insisting the Internet can be used to help mankind better understand the creature we share the planet with.

Gabriel says, "Perhaps the most amazing tool man has created is the Internet. What would happen if we could somehow find new interfaces - visual, audio - to allow us to communicate with the remarkable beings we share the...

Peter Gabriel Backs Imprisoned Russian Punk Trio

August 17th, 2012 8:23am EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel has joined Paul McCartney, Madonna and Bjork in voicing his support for incarcerated Russian rockers Pussy Riot.

The three female stars of the band will be sentenced on Friday on charges of hooliganism after they performed a protest song aimed at President Vladimir Putin at a church in Moscow earlier this year.

Their plight has prompted support from music stars around the world, and Gabriel is hopeful their "brave" stand will help Russians in the future.

In an opinion piece for Britain's The Times, he writes, "There are very brave young people willing to risk their freed...

Rush Join The Rush Limbaugh Boycott

March 7th, 2012 2:16pm EST
Canadian rockers Rush have joined Peter Gabriel in a creative boycott of popular broadcaster Rush Limbaugh's talk radio show.

Gabriel demanded that his music be removed from the conservative talk radio star's daily show after learning his song Sledgehammer was used during the broadcaster's attack on a student who had testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception.

The rocker was "appalled" to learn the track was part of Limbaugh's radio rant, in which he called Georgetown, Washington, D.C. student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "a prostitute" for arguing that her university's health i...

Peter Gabriel Asks Fans To Help Him Celebrate 'So' Anniversary

December 27th, 2011 11:24am EST
Peter Gabriel
Rocker Peter Gabriel has called on fans to help him celebrate the 25th anniversary of his landmark So album by providing images, journal notes and memorabilia from the tour he launched to promote the release.

The former Genesis star will release a re-mastered version of the 1987 album next year and he hopes to include a time capsule booklet to remind fans of the late 1980s.

In a post on his website, Gabriel asks devotees to dig out anything they may have that is relevant to the 25th anniversary.

He writes, "We would love to see your memorabilia from back in 1986. Do you have any origi...

Peter Gabriel Rethinking Covers Album Project

October 10th, 2011 9:40pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel is re-imagining his "I'll Scratch Yours" covers album project - because so many artists whose hits he covered on his "Scratch My Back" release aren't interested in reworking his songs.

Gabriel recorded orchestral renditions of songs by David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Neil Young and Radiohead among others for the 2010 album and he had hoped the artists would return the favor for a covers album of his own work.

But too many of the acts he honored with orchestral makeovers aren't interested in being part of the project.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I've sort of given up waiting...

Peter Gabriel Reinvents His Greatest Works With 'New Blood - Live In London,' Out Oct. 11; DVD Out Oct. 25

October 3rd, 2011 10:39pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
On the heels of a limited sold-out US summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, he will release a full-length CD "New Blood" on October 11, 2011 distributed by EMI. A continuum to his recent Scratch My Back release, the "New Blood" album will feature some of Gabriel's biggest hits from his prodigious career, reconstructed and re-imagined with orchestral arrangements and recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra. Gabriel hand-selected the songs and enlisted the help of longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor of...

Peter Gabriel Almost Joined Phish For 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' Spectacular

September 28th, 2011 10:16pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel and rockers Phish once talked about teaming up to perform landmark Genesis album "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" in its entirety.

The jam band was planning to revisit the classic 1974 double album for a concert and approached Gabriel with the idea of fronting them for the prog-rock spectacular.

Gabriel tells, "They (Phish) do these projects where they take an old record and do it. I had a conversation about The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway with them at one point.

"They were thinking about it. That didn't go anywhere, but... I sort of thought about it."

Peter Gabriel's 'New Blood' Drops Oct. 11

September 24th, 2011 5:06pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
On the heels of a limited sold-out US summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, he will release a full-length CD "New Blood" on October 11, 2011 distributed by EMI.

A continuum to his recent "Scratch My Back" release, the "New Blood" album will feature some of Gabriel's biggest hits from his prodigious career, reconstructed and re-imagined with orchestral arrangements and recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra. Gabriel hand-selected the songs and enlisted the help of longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor...

Peter Gabriel Enticed By Baldness Cure

July 30th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Peter Gabriel
Veteran musician Peter Gabriel is considering undergoing a radical medical procedure to cure his baldness.

The former Genesis frontman has been gradually losing his hair over the past 10 years and he's recently discovered a doctor in Boston, Massachusetts who boasts of finding a cure.

The medic reportedly alters the body's rate of blood cell production, enabling him to control around 70 common disorders - and Gabriel is tempted to undergo the process to restore his locks.

He tells Mojo magazine, "Next time you see me I might have a full head of hair... Can I be bothered at my age? I r...

Phil Collins: 'I Was Cocky And Annoying, I'm Sorry'

August 9th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Phil Collins
Phil Collins struggles to watch footage of Genesis onstage at the height of their 1980s success - because he was so "annoying".

The rocker reveals he recently started work on an archive of all his performances and was embarrassed by his over-confident persona while the band was selling out the world's arenas.

He tells Mojo magazine, "The persona onstage came out of insecurity. (Former Genesis frontman) Peter (Gabriel) had his mysterious traveler vibe, and I didn't have anything. So I thought, 'What can I do?' So I overdid it. There was a time and a place for it, but it seems embarrassin...

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Named Most Groundbreaking Video

May 3rd, 2010 9:09am EDT
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's creepy Thriller video has been voted the most influential promo in the history of pop music.

The 14-minute clip for the singer's hit 1983 track, long credited with merging music with filmmaking, scored 15.2 per cent of the votes in the poll, conducted by social networking site

Thriller saw off competition from OK Go's homemade video for their song Here It Goes Again, which became a viral hit in 2006 as fans logged online to see the group dancing on treadmills.

Britney Spears' music video for her debut single ...Baby One More Time was voted third, while A...

ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

March 16th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Iggy Pop
British rockers Genesis, The Stooges and ABBA have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the class of 2010.

The ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday night opened with Phish paying tribute to Genesis by performing their rendition of "Watcher of the Skies," before frontman Trey Anastasio stepped forward to share his experiences about the band's influence on his own music career.

Introducing "the quiet rebels of Genesis" to the stage, Anastasio handed over the microphone to Phil Collins, Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett - but former singe...

Sade Returns After 10 Years With 'Soldier Of Love', Out Feb. 9

January 28th, 2010 5:36am EST
"Soldier of Love" is only the sixth studio album the band Sade released during their 25 year career, and the first since "Lovers Rock" in 2000. For Sade herself, as the lynchpin of the group's songwriting effort, it's a simple matter of integrity and authenticity. "I only make records when I feel I have something to say. I'm not interested in releasing music just for the sake of selling something. Sade is not a brand."

The call went out in 2008 for the group to re-convene at Peter Gabriel's Real World studio, near Sade's home in the countryside of south west England. It was the first tim...

Peter Gabriel Plans Orchestral Concerts To Promote Covers Album

January 4th, 2010 8:42pm EST
Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel will perform selections from his upcoming covers album "Scratch My Back" with a full orchestra in Berlin, London and Paris in March.

The rocker's first new album in eight years will be released next month and features orchestral arrangements of songs by David Bowie, Lou Reed, Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Elbow and Radiohead, among others.

Gabriel will perform the tracks at four shows, culminating with concerts at London's 02 Arena on March 27 and 28.

The artists whose songs Gabriel covers on "Scratch My Back" have recorded new versions of his hits for a future al...

Genesis To Release Fourth Boxed Set, 'Genesis Live 1973-2007'

September 22nd, 2009 10:04pm EDT
Following the reissue of the 14 Genesis studio albums in the stunning boxed sets "Genesis 1976 - 1982" and "Genesis 1983 - 1998" in 2007, and "Genesis 1970 - 1975" in 2008, on September 29, Rhino will release "Genesis Live 1973 - 2007", a boxed set gathering the four live albums recorded by the legendary British group from 1973 to 1992. Featuring brand new stereo mixes, the boxed set also includes the long-awaited release in stereo and 5.1 of "Live At The Rainbow 1973" only available with this collection.

"Genesis Live 1973 - 2007" is a sumptuously presented boxed set that includes:...

Video: Dave Matthews Band's 'Funny The Way It Is'

June 12th, 2009 8:29pm EDT
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King DMB
Check out the Dave Matthews Band's video for their newest single, "Funny The Way It Is". It's the first video from DMB's new album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and was directed by Fenton Williams and Jeff Crane. The video features the same style of stop-motion animation as Peter Gabriel's classic "Sledgehammer"!

Dave Matthews Band "Funny The Way It Is":

Dave Matthews Band's "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 424,000 copies sold in its first week of release. The record is also No. 1 on the Digital Albums Chart, the Rock Alb...

Peter Gabriel Lands Polar Prize

May 12th, 2009 4:40pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.

The star shares the honor, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu.

The Polar Music Prize, founded by former ABBA manager Stig Anderson, is Sweden's biggest music award and is split between pop and classical musicians. Both will receive one million kroner and be presented with their trophies by King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on August 31st.

Last year's award was shared by British rock g...

Just Jinjer: Huge In South Africa, Ready For The U.S.

April 9th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Just Jinjer
Just Jinjer is the top selling artist in South Africa and the most successful rock act in South African history, selling an amazing two Double Platinum albums and one Gold album. Now the band has hit L.A. and is getting poised for their US debut. They've toured with U2 and Counting Crows; and their first US single, "Can I Have More", was released on April 7th.

YouTube user SiriusBackspin made an AMV (Anime Music Video) using the band's song "Can I Have More" with the Anime "Requiem From The Darkness". Check it out:

Can I Have More

A brief bio in the ...

Listen Here: Erasure Takes Pop! To Another Level With New Box Set

April 4th, 2009 12:28am EDT
Rhino Presents Career-Spanning Boxed Set (3CD/DVD) Featuring Newly Remastered Versions of All The Band's Singles on Two Discs, a CD of Vintage Live Performances, And a DVD of Rare Live BBC Performances Available From Rhino April 7

Erasure's world-conquering anthems of love, lust and longing have made it one of the most beloved and enduring success stories in modern British pop music history. After more than two decades, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (founding member of Depeche Mode and Yaz) have sold more than 15 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of...

Genesis To Release Six LP Vinyl Box Set April 14; Preview It Here

April 3rd, 2009 12:27pm EDT
In the beginning - there was vinyl.

After upgrading the Genesis catalog of studio albums with a trio of comprehensive boxed sets (1, 2, 3), Rhino brings the band's early years back to their LP origins with Genesis 1970-1975, a vinyl boxed set that contains five albums with lead singer Peter Gabriel.

Each Genesis vinyl album contains new stereo mixes done by Nick Davis. They are presented in heavyweight gatefold sleeves that feature the original covers, faithfully reproduced from their original sources. All of the albums are collected in a protective slipcase.

One of the top...

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