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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 RollingStone.com, "I will definitely go. The last time I got in, it was, like, two days before my tour started. I would have otherwise gone. ...
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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...
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Lily Collins Shocked To Become As Famous As Her Father Phil

April 4th, 2012 12:53pm EDT
Lily Collins
Actress Lily Collins experienced a "weird shift" in her life after realizing she has become better known to some members of the public than her musician father Phil Collins.

The rising star, who plays Snow White in new movie Mirror Mirror, was told by a friend that a DJ referred to the Genesis legend as "Lily Collins' dad" after he played a track - and the 23 year old insists it was "the weirdest thing" she has ever heard.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "Someone told me they were listening to the radio and they were playing classic hits. At the end the DJ came on and said, 'For all of you...
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Rush Join The Rush Limbaugh Boycott

March 7th, 2012 2:16pm EST
Rush
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...
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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...
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Music Talk: Get To Know Jon McLaughlin

December 15th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jon McLaughlin
If you only know Jon McLaughlin as the guy who performed the hit song from Disney's Enchanted, you've only scratched the surface.

The Indiana native is thankful for the recognition that the Academy Award-nominated "So Close" brought him, but wants you to know that it's not his whole repertoire. "It hasn't gotten old yet," he says of the association when we meet in San Diego before a recent gig. "The only thing is that it's so different than what I actually do. When there were some people who only knew me from that movie, they would come out to shows expecting a Michael Buble kind of a th...
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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 RollingStone.com, "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."
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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...
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Phil Collins Says He's Quitting Music To Be A Full-Time Father

March 9th, 2011 8:34am EST
Phil Collins
Phil Collins has set the record straight over conflicting reports he's set to retire from music, insisting he wants to "call it a day" to look after his young sons.

The former Genesis frontman hinted about plans to end his career due to health problems, but a spokesperson subsequently dismissed speculation about an official retirement.

Now the drummer has taken to his official website to clear up the confusion and deny rumors he's quitting due to bad reviews and poor album sales.

He writes, "Many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that...
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Happy 60th Birthday Phil Collins!

January 30th, 2011 12:16pm EST
Phil Collins
Drumming legend Phil Collins has lived to enjoy "Another Day In Paradise" - the superstar sticksman is 60!

The former Genesis star, who went on to become a best-selling solo artist, celebrates his big day on Sunday.

The Brit is able to look back at a career which sees him as only one of a handful of stars to sell 100 million albums both as an individual and as part of a group.

To honor his stellar life, we have looked back and found 10 fascinating facts about the man who made it "Against All Odds."

Happy Birthday Phil!
- Collins first started drumming after getting a kit for Christmas w...
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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...
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Phil Collins Wanted A Serial Killer Role

August 4th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Phil Collins
Phil Collins has a burning ambition to play a serial killer on the big screen - but his only chance to fulfill his dream was scuppered by his wife.

The former Genesis rocker has enjoyed several movie roles, including a cameo appearance in Hook and the lead role as Great Train Robber Buster Edwards in 1988 film Buster.

As his movie career developed, he received an offer to play Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo - but his wife at the time, Orianne Cevey, refused to let him accept the role.

Collins tells Q magazine, "I get sent a script from HBO. There was a Russian serial killer wh...
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Phil Collins Stunned By Hall Of Fame Honor

June 16th, 2010 10:24pm EDT
Phil Collins
Veteran rocker Phil Collins was left dumbfounded when he learned he would be receiving the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor this year - because he was convinced he was not "qualified."

The former Genesis frontman will be presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, in recognition of his lyrical prowess on classics such as "Against All Odds" and "In the Air Tonight," at a ceremony in New York on Thursday.

Collins admits he was taken aback by the honor - and initially assumed he was simply being called on to present the prize to another artist.

He tells the Associated Press,...
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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...
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Fuse's 'Rock Monster March' Continues Genesis, David Bowie and Bob Marley

March 14th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Genesis
Fuse continues to be the rock music mecca this month with an extensive lineup of classic rock programming. As “Rock Monster March” rolls along, this weekend fans can view concert footage from former Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Genesis, Bob Marley and David Bowie. And all the great programming this month has been leading up to the live airing of the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

For the second year in a row, Fuse is the exclusive television partner of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, bringing viewers front and center for the big...
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Genesis To Release Fourth Boxed Set, 'Genesis Live 1973-2007'

September 22nd, 2009 10:04pm EDT
Genesis
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:...
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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...
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Genesis To Release Six LP Vinyl Box Set April 14; Preview It Here

April 3rd, 2009 12:27pm EDT
Genesis
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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The Slammies: A Look Back At Some Of The Best Celebrity SLAMS

December 25th, 2008 7:00pm EST
Slamfest
SLAM= Verb Slang: To Criticize harshly; censure forcefully. Noun= A harsh or devastating criticism. Since the beginning of show business, in the celebrity news world actors and musicians have SLAMMED rumors, gossip, hearsay and chitchat as well as other unconfirmed reports.

However, the most interesting slams are when one star decides to MINGS from the past year:

Simon Cowell Slams Britney Spears

Music mogul Simon Cowell has blasted troubled stars Britney Spears and British star Robbie Williams for checking into rehab, insisting they have no idea of what hard ...
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Genesis' '1970-1975 Box Set' Arrives Nov. 11

October 30th, 2008 2:01pm EDT
Genesis
Since launching an upgrade of the entire Genesis catalog last year, the comprehensive series has followed Genesis' transformation from prog-rock pioneers to stadium-filling power trio. With the final installment, Rhino ends at the beginning with a set covering the band's early years with lead singer, Peter Gabriel. Genesis: 1970-1975 will be available November 11 from regular retail outlets and at www.rhino.com.

Produced by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford, Genesis: 1970-1975 presents five of the band's studio albums as CD/DVD sets featuring new stereo mixes of the origin...
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The Police Are The Top Earning Musicians

September 23rd, 2008 3:47pm EDT
The Police
The Police and Beyonce Knowles are the highest paid musicians in the world, amassing fortunes of $115 million and $80 million respectively in the past 12 months.

The rockers - whose final reunion tour shows brought in $28.3 million alone - topped the new Forbes magazine poll to find the World's Best Paid Music Stars.

Other wealthy stars to make the top 10 include Justin Timberlake $44 million, Madonna $40 million and reformed rockers Genesis $31 million.

The top 10 earners are as follows:

1. The Police - $115 million

2. Beyonce Knowles - $80 million

3. Toby Kei...
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Led Zeppelin Reunion Honored At Mojo Awards

June 17th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Led Zeppelin
Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin were honored for their one-off reunion at Britain's Mojo Magazine Awards on Monday.

The group, which reformed for a sold-out show last December at London's O2 Wembley Arena, scooped the Best Live Act prize at the event in London.

Led Zeppelin were just one of a host of reunited veteran British bands who received gongs at the prizegiving.

Punk rockers the Sex Pistols were presented with the magazine's Icon Award by former Stone Roses rocker Ian Brown, while reformed ska act The Specials were inducted into the Mojo Hall of Fame.

Welsh soul se...
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Genesis Release 'When In Rome 2007'; Three DVD Set Wal-Mart Exclusive

June 10th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Genesis
Genesis -- Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford -- returned after 15 years with one of 2007's most successful tours. After a series of brilliant stadium performances across Europe, the tour ended with a spellbinding grand finale in Rome as the band performed in front of 500,000 fans who filled the historic Circo Massimo for this free, open-air concert. Legendary director David Mallet captured the entire 2 hour and 36 minute spectacle with multiple cameras for When In Rome 2007.

This three-DVD set includes the entire concert, plus photo galleries, deleted scenes and photographi...
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Gavin Rossdale's 'Wanderlust' To Be Released June 3

May 25th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Gavin Rossdale
Wanderlust is the provocative title for the intriguing first solo album by Gavin Rossdale – an inspired song cycle by the former leader of Bush that turns out to be a trip in its own right.

"The wanderlust I'm talking about isn't that desire to travel and see the world, Rossdale explains with a grin. "It's my overwhelming desire to get out and play music for people. I feel like a racehorse that's been stuck in the stables a bit too long. The doors are locked and no one can find the key -- worse I'm not sure who's looking for it." With Wanderlust, the doors - and the floodgates - seem w...
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Peter Gabriel To Launch Cheap Music Service

May 19th, 2008 4:25pm EDT
Peter Gabriel
Former Genesis rocker Peter Gabriel is set to launch a new internet venture that will provide cheaper downloads for music fans.

he singer - who founded music download website We7 - will team up with speaker makers Bowers And Wilkins to offer low-cost album downloads in a new subscription service called Music Club.

Music Club will allow artists to record exclusive albums live at Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath, England - which will then be available to download for a month as MP3s.

Gabriel says, "This collaboration with B And W is unique as far as I know and it's going t...
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Solo Artists: Most Underrated And Overrated

May 16th, 2008 10:52am EDT
Bob Marley
In one week, "American Idol" will add one more solo artist to the music history.

Whoever it is, they have their work cut out for them. America has a penchant for producing legendary solo artists. People like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Marvin Gaye all came from America. Britain may have the monopoly on bands with the likes of The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones, but our sense of Independence has allowed us to produce the best solo acts of all time.

Still, some of these solo artists have received glowing reviews when completely unwarranted. Others have been nearly...
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Phil Collins To Retire

April 25th, 2008 3:08pm EDT
Phil Collins
Veteran singer Phil Collins is to retire after over 30 years in the music industry. The star, who recently completed a reunion tour with his former band Genesis, announced on Friday that he will not be releasing any more albums or do another tour.

Instead, Collins wants to take on a more behind-the-scenes role so he can enjoy a more leisurely life - although he will still continue to write songs.

And the 57-year-old hopes he will now have more time to indulge in his favorite hobby - collecting memorabilia from the Battle Of The Alamo, the historical 1836 clash between the Repub...
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Bruce Springsteen's Music To Be Free Online

March 10th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen, Mark Ronson and Leona Lewis are among a number of artists whose back catalogs will be made available for free online after record label Sony BMG signed a deal with music website We7.

In a groundbreaking move, the music giant is the first major label to sign up to the site - which offers music streaming free of charge - and will start making the back catalogs of its best-selling artists available by the end of April.

Fans of Sony BMG's biggest artists will no longer have to pay to listen to their favorite tracks online, with adverts being placed at the beginning...
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Peter Gabriel Recovers After Skiing Accident

January 30th, 2008 9:12am EST
Peter Gabriel
Rocker Peter Gabriel is recovering after breaking his left leg while skiing in Switzerland. The former Genesis star is now "learning to hobble" around his home in Wiltshire, England after starting the year in hospital.

Speaking on his official website, the Sledgehammer singer says, "We went away for a family holiday and I was skiing... I was with a group of friends who tend to go at some speed... so I thought I'd get my skis out. I hit a rock and I could feel a loud snap as I broke my leg, and then I skied down to the piste, which was a bit stupid."

Showing off his cast from his...
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Police Land Top Tour

December 14th, 2007 9:03am EST
The Police
Reunited rock supergroup The Police have scored the year's top tour after making more than $210 million on the road in 2007. Almost two million rock fans have seen Sting and his bandmates since they reformed earlier this year.

Another reformed rock act, Genesis, claims Billboard Boxscore's second biggest 2007 tour with $130 million from 46 stadium shows. Justin Timberlake's FutureSexLoveShow tour came in third on the newly-announced list after performing for almost 1.6 million people worldwide.

Country star Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Roger Waters and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill a...
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