NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS
APRIL 2007
 

April 30, 2007
Vintage Peter Gabriel Performance From 1979 With Phil Collins To Be Broadcast May 8th

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, BBC 6music will broadcast a rare Peter Gabriel performance on The George Lamb Show recorded at the Reading Festival in 1979. The air date is May 8th and the performance features Phil Collins on drums. Tracks performed include "Biko", "Moribund The Burgermeister", "Solsbury Hill", "On The Air", and "DIY."  According to the site, the show will be on between 00:20 and 00:50 BST on Tues night/Weds Morning. Those who can't pick up BBC digital broadcasts through DAB or Freeview can listen via Real Player on the BBC site.

April 30, 2007
Tony Banks Featured on BBC Radio 2 This Week

Tony Banks is featured on BBC Radio 2 in the UK this week as part of the "Tracks of My Years" Program. Click here to read more about the program and the songs Tony has selected for the show. Tony's choices include songs by Nina Simone, The Police, Gerry Rafferty, Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, The Beatles, and Crowded House.

April 30, 2007
Steve Hackett Makes Several Albums Available By Download; Offers Internet Only Edit Versions Of New Singles

Steve Hackett now offers official download versions of several of his Camino Records projects on his official site like Sketches of Satie, Feedback 86, Guitar Noir, Blues With A Feeling, and others. Also available are Internet only single edits of "Man In The Long Black Coat" and "The Fundamentals of Brainwashing" from Steve latest offering, Wild Orchids.

April 29, 2007
Phil Collins Album Covers Are Being Defaced By Celebrities For Charity

In what has to be the strangest news story of 2007 (or past years for that matter), a string of celebrities ranging from Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant to Fatboy Slim have defaced 25 Phil Collins album covers for a charity auction that will take place on May 2nd at The Art Vinyl Gallery in Hackney, London. All proceeds from the project, called Deface Value, are going to a charity that Phil Collins is the curator of, Children In Hunger. These new masterpieces are currently on display and will continue to be until the end of the charity auction. 



Above are some examples of the charity auction items up for bids for this worthy cause.


The auction hopes to raise £50,000 for the charity as a result of this unique auction. Click here to read the press release.
 

April 29, 2007
World of Genesis Dips Into The Archives Once Again For More Interviews With The Band and Related Artists

I've just reformatted six interviews from the old World of Genesis.com site for your reading pleasure! They include interviews with Jonathan King (2005), Ray Wilson (2001 & 2005), Nir Z (2001), Nick D'Virgilio (2001), and Ronnie Caryl (2005). Click here to go to the Interview Section of the site. Enjoy! New 2007 interviews are currently being planned. Stay tuned for details soon!


April 28, 2007
Keane To Perform Genesis Tribute At VH-1 Rock Honors Event In Las Vegas

It has been announced on the VH-1 Rock Honors site that Keane has been selected to perform a tribute to the music of Genesis at the ceremony which airs May 24th a 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central) on VH-1. Genesis, of course, will also perform at the event.  For more on the VH-1 Rock Honors program click here.

April 28, 2007
Two New Genesis Tour Dates Added In Denver and Pittsburgh

Dates continue to be added to the growing list of concerts in North America as part of Genesis' 2007 Turn It On Again reunion tour. The latest dates to be added are September 9th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and October 6th in Denver, Colorado. For a complete listing of concert dates, visit the On Tour Section of this site. 

April 28, 2007
Chris Stewart Runs For Office; Releases Spanish Translation Of Driving Over Lemons Becomes A Best Seller

According to Typically Spanish, ex-Genesis drummer Chris Stewart has announced he is standing as a candidate for the Green Party in the nearby town of Órgiva in the May local elections. Stewart's first book, Driving Over Lemons, has been translated into Spanish and is currently in the top 20 best sellers list in Spain.

April 26, 2007
World of Genesis.com Nominated For Best Genesis Fan Site on The Internet By VH-1

It is a great honor to share that World of Genesis.com has been nominated for Best Genesis Fan Site on the Internet by VH-1 as part of their VH-1 Rock Honors program honoring Genesis, Heart, ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne. This site is one of only four sites to receive this recognition. Please consider voting for World of Genesis.com for Best Genesis Fan Site. Thanks in advance for your support! For more on the VH-1 Rock Honors Program, click here to see video of Genesis and the other nominees talking about their careers in music. Click here to play a Genesis trivia video game on the VH-1 site. CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR WORLD OF GENESIS.COM!

April 26, 2007
More World of Genesis.com Interviews From The Archives Coming Soon

I'm just putting the finishing touches on five more interviews from my interview archives. The next batch of interviews will be on-line this weekend and include 2001 and 2005 Interviews with Ray Wilson, 2001 interviews with Calling All Stations drummers Nir Z and Nick D'Virgilio, and Phil Collins guitarist and former Flaming Youth band mate Ronnie Caryl! Additional interviews from my old World of Genesis site will follow shortly (as well as a couple of possible new ones never before seen!). Stay tuned!


April 26, 2007
Genesis Rehearse For 2007 Reunion Tour At Swiss School

According to the official Genesis site, Genesis were found rehearsing for their up-coming tour by the Swiss press at Pré-aux-Moines school in Cossonay, Switzerland, which is not far from singer Phil Collins' home for the past several years.

For a complete list of concert dates for the Genesis 2007 Turn It On Again World Tour, visit the On Tour Section of this site.



From at the Swiss rehearsals (left to right):
Chester Thompson, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Daryl Stuermer, and Phil Collins
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April 26, 2007
Special 2-CD "Tour Edition" of Genesis' Turn It On Again: The Hits To Be Released

In Europe, EMI/Virgin Records is scheduled to reissue Genesis' Turn It On Again: The Hits as a special 34-track double disc "Tour Edition" with an alternate cover, expanded track listing, and added rarities.  The newly revamped collection is being offered in celebration of the band's 2007 Turn It On Again reunion tour featuring the popular late '70s to early '90s band line-up of Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins supported by touring musicians Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson.

According to long-time Producer/Engineer Nick Davis, the collection uses the new stereo mixes just completed for the new and forthcoming SACDs (with the exception of "Carpet Crawlers '99") - Even in cases where edited versions of the songs were used. The (reported) complete and final track listing is featured below. This title is scheduled for commercial release on June 4th.
 
CD1:

Turn It On Again
No Son Of Mine

I Can't Dance
Hold On My Heart
Jesus He Knows Me
Tell Me Why
Invisible Touch

Land Of Confusion
Tonight Tonight Tonight
In Too Deep
Throwing It All Away
Mama
That's All
Illegal Alien
Abacab
No Reply At All
Carpet Crawlers 1999
CD2:

Paperlate
Keep It Dark
Man On The Corner
Duchess
Misunderstanding

Follow You Follow Me
Many Too Many
Your Own Special Way
Afterglow
Pigeons
Inside And Out
A Trick Of The Tail
The Knife (edit)

Counting Out Time
I Know What I Like
Happy The Man
Congo

April 26, 2007
Twelve More Steve Hackett Japanese Mini LP Style CDs To Be Released In Japan This Summer

WHD Entertainment Inc. in Japan will be reissuing 12 Steve Hackett albums from his Camino Records Label as mini LP style CDs. The exact release date has not been confirmed, but it is confirmed that they will surface this summer. The titles include:
Bay of Kings (catalog # IECP-10101), Till We Have Faces (catalog # IECP-10102), Momentum (catalog # IECP-10103), Time Lapse (catalog # IECP-10104), Guitar Noir (catalog #IECP-10105), Blues With A Feeling (catalog # IECP-10106), There Are Many Sides To The Night (catalog # IECP-10107), DarkTown (catalog # IECP-10108), Feedback '86 (catalog # IECP-10109), A Midsummer Night's Dream (catalog # IECP-10110), Sketches of Satie (catalog # IECP-10111), and Metamorpheus (catalog # IECP-10112). These titles are in addition to (and not to be confused with) the two Japanese only mini LP style CDs being reissued in May for the Hackett solo albums Cured and Highly Strung which are being released by EMI/Virgin and announced here previously.

April 20, 2007
Ray Wilson Shares That Phil Collins Didn't Want Genesis To Carry On In The '90s

In a new extremely candid interview in The Living Scotsman, Ray Wilson talks about his feelings about of being excluded from the Genesis reunion, his days in Genesis in the mid to late '90s, and about his dismissal from the group in 1999. According to Wilson, "When Phil left, one of his assistants told me he wasn't happy that they had continued, but he'd never say that in interviews." Wilson went on to explain that while being in Genesis was a great opportunity, that he regretted working with the band.

April 18, 2007
Genesis Perform at Tribute To Former Atlantic Records Legend

On April 17th, there was a tribute to the late Atlantic Records Chairman Ahmet Ertegun called Ahmet Ertegun: A Celebration. The event, hosted at New York City's Lincoln Center featuring names like Bette Midler; Mick Jagger; Eric Clapton; Stevie Nicks; Crosby, Still Nash & Young; Phil Collins; and Genesis among others (Phil Collins performed "In The Air Tonight" and Genesis performed "Follow You Follow Me").

April 18, 2007
Another Peter Gabriel Date Added To 2007 European Tour

According to a German ticket site, yet another Peter Gabriel date has been added in Germany. The new date is reportedly June 17, 2007 at the Zitadelle in Mainz. For more on the 2007 Gabriel European tour go to the On Tour Section.

April 17, 2007
Two New Genesis Tour Dates Added To North American Tour In New York and Chicago

Not to be outdone by the flurry of new Peter Gabriel summer tour dates, Genesis have added two additional new concert dates to their 2007 North American world tour. The new dates are September 26th in New York City at Madison Square Garden and October 4th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois (a third show there!). Check out the On Tour Section for details! 

April 16, 2007
Two New California Genesis Tour Dates Added To North American Tour

According to an e-mail from the official Genesis site, Genesis will add two more tour dates in California: October 10th at Sacramento in the ARCO Arena and October 13th at Los Angeles with a second show at The Hollywood Bowl. A full list of dates for both the European and North America Legs of the Turn It On Again reunion tour are available in the On Tour Section.

April 15, 2007
Peter Gabriel Backs Free Music Download Site We7

According to British news source The Inquirer, We7, a new free ad-sponsored music download site that is just being launched, is backed by a number of people, including Peter Gabriel. Currently, the site only has samples of music, but more is in the works soon. You can even have your own band showcased on the site. To date, there has never been a successful (and legal) free download site fully sponsored by advertising. I'm sure many people will be watching to see how We7 fares in the coming months.

April 15, 2007
Daryl Stuermer Scheduled For Radio Show on April 16th To Promote New Album, Go

According to an e-newsletter from Daryl Stuermer's official site, Daryl will appear on Monday, April 16th, on WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio. The segment of the program, called Lake Effect, will start at approximately 10:20 a.m. and will be available for download here (in live streaming audio for those of us outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin). The show will feature in-studio performances and discussion with Daryl where he will no doubt discuss his new solo album Go and the forthcoming Genesis 2007 reunion tour.

April 15, 2007
Anthony Phillips Interview Added From The World of Genesis.com Archives!

Click here to read World of Genesis.com's exclusive interview with Anthony Phillips conducted in the summer of 2001. As previously mentioned, many more archived interviews will follow shortly!


April 13, 2007
Steve Hackett Interview Added From The World of Genesis.com Archives!

In my continued efforts to restore interviews from my old site for fellow fans, you can now view my latest offering, an interview I did with Steve Hackett in August 2001. Click here to read it. Additional interviews with Anthony Phillips and Ray Wilson will be returning soon along with a host of others. Stay tuned!

April 13, 2007
Many New Peter Gabriel Tour Dates Added For Summer EU Tour

The Official Tony Levin site announced several new concert dates for Peter Gabriel's 2007 summer European tour. Levin, Gabriel's long time bass player, included new Italian, German, and French tour dates. Go to the On Tour Section of this site for specific details. Rumors also heavily circulate for another date in Monaco on July 24th, which was not mentioned on Levin's site. If confirmed, that date will be added shortly to the On Tour Section of this site.

April 11, 2007
Genesis Confirm Performance At Live Earth Concerts

Several months back, this site was the first Genesis fan site to reveal that Genesis was looking at playing the Al Gore Live Earth concerts in July. Today, the official Genesis site reports that Genesis will in fact open the Live Earth concert in London on July 7, 2007. The 20-minute set will be done just prior to their gig later that night in Manchester. Among other performers at the event that day will be the Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Blunt, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Keane, and more. Live Earth concerts will be spanning 24-hours in various continents. The concert will be televised by NBC, the BBC, NHK Japan, and others depending on where you live on the planet.


April 9, 2007
Two More World of Genesis Interviews Return From The Archives

Added today are two more interviews from the World of Genesis.com archives, including an interview with artist Paul Whitehead who created the album covers for Trespass, Nursery Cryme, and Foxtrot. Also included is part two of my interview with Trespass drummer John Mayhew. Click here to read the newly restored interviews. More archived interviews will return to the site shortly including interviews with Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips.

April 9, 2007
Genesis interview Featured in The Sun

There is a new interview with Genesis featured in last Saturday's edition of the UK magazine, The Sun. Enjoy!

April 8, 2007

Daryl Stuermer Interview From 2002 Returns From The Archives

In celebration of the forthcoming release of Daryl's forthcoming new studio album, Go, I have dipped into the archives and reposted the interview we did together back in 2002. In the discussion, we talked about Phil Collins' bout with deafness, his solo career, Phil's Testify album, auditioning and touring with Genesis and much more. Check it out by clicking here! Two additional interviews from the World of Genesis archives will be re-added to the new WorldofGenesis.com site very shortly. Stay tuned!


April 7, 2007

Italian Tour Date Added To Growing List of Gabriel Tour Dates This Summer

According to TicketOne in Italy, a new Peter Gabriel gig has been added to the summer concert schedule. This event will take place July 2, 2007 at the
Piazza Duomo nell'ambito del Summer Festival. More information on this new festival date will be announced shortly.

April 6, 2007
Peter Gabriel Announces Another EU Tour Date; New Official Site Launched

According to the newly revamped official Peter Gabriel site, another European concert date has been added to his summer festival tour schedule. The new date, at Rock Werchter in Belgium, will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2007. Rock Werchter is a multi-day festival starting Thursday, June 28th and ending Sunday, July 1, 2007. Other artists scheduled at this multi-day festival include Metallica, Snow Patrol, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Marilyn Manson, Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance, Frank Black, the Beastie Boys, Bjork, and many others.

To date, the following European summer festivals will include Peter Gabriel:

June 22 - Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland
June 23 -
Hyde Park Calling London, England
June 30 -
Rock Werchter, Belgium
July 21 -
Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England
July 27 -
WOMAD Festival, Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England

For more on the other tour dates in the World of Genesis, visit the On Tour Section of this site.


April 6, 2007

Genesis is featured in the new issue of Mojo

The official Genesis site has posted an article from the latest issue of the European music magazine Mojo, featuring the band. Click here to read it.

April 6, 2007
New Daryl Stuermer Album, Go, Available for Pre-Order!

You can now pre-order the new heavily rock influenced instrumental fusion album, Go! The 10-track album of all new studio material, due for release on April 24th on Inside Out Records, can be pre-ordered by clicking here. A review of Daryl's new album will be posted very shortly right here on World of Genesis.com!

April 6, 2007
New Stiltskin Live Album Available Now!

You can now order the new European Stiltskin live album, Stiltskin Live, available through Inside Out Records in Germany. The 16-track album, featuring former Genesis front man Ray Wilson can be ordered by clicking here.

April 6, 2007

Alan Hewitt Revisits Genesis with Reissued and Expanded Biography

Alan Hewitt, best known for his Genesis fanzine The Waiting Room and of course, the out of print Genesis biography Opening The Musical Box, has updated his work on the band and re-issued it as Genesis Revisited. The new biography on Genesis includes an updated and improved historical archive on the history of the band with a discography, tourography, and more. The book is available in both limited edition oversized hardback and standard edition oversized paperback editions. Click here to order this highly recommended Genesis tome! Get yours today!



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