NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS
FEBRUARY 2007
 

February 23, 2007
Genesis Announce U.S. Press Conference For North American Tour

Contact Music is reporting that Genesis will have a press conference on March 7th in New York to announce the North American leg of the 2007 Genesis Turn It On Again Tour.

February 19, 2007
Phil Collins To Appear on X Factor Reality TV Show

Sources report that Phil Collins will appear in the finals on the X Factor reality show on Dutch television next Saturday, February 24th. Finalists will sing two of Collins' hits along with a special performance from the Tarzan Broadway musical by Phil himself.


February 17, 2007

New Interview With John Mayhew Posted On-Line; Mayhew Receives Back Royalties

There is a new interview with John Mayhew, the drummer on Genesis' Trespass album, in The Daily Record in the U.K. In article, John reveals that Genesis provided him with 78,000 in back royalties for his work on that landmark album (As you may recall in the World of Genesis.com interview with John Mayhew he eluded to this happening back in 2006). Unfortunately for Mayhew, it appears that some of that money has been squandered by fair weathered 'friends.'

February 16, 2007
Pre-Orders Available For Genesis 5.1 SACD Remasters From Europe

Below are links to order the European hybrid 5.1/stereo SACDs with bonus DVD (PAL format). The SACD format will not be available when they are released in the United States (there is still no confirmed U.S. release date). Also, the U.S. versions will not be in high-resolution SACD format.

Trick of the Tail Hybrid SACD 5.1 Surround Sound w/ DVD (PAL) 
Wind And Wuthering Hybrid SACD 5.1 Surround Sound w/ DVD (PAL)
And Then There Were Three Hybrid SACD 5.1 Surround Sound w/ DVD (PAL)
Duke Hybrid SACD 5.1 Surround Sound w/ DVD (PAL)
Abacab Hybrid SACD 5.1 Surround Sound w/ DVD (PAL)

Click on the links above to pre-order today!

February 16, 2007

Genesis To Participate In Al Gore's Live Earth Concerts in July

According to Rolling Stone Magazine on-line today, Genesis has joined the all-star line up for Al Gore's Live Earth concerts on July 7th. The concert is reported to include performances by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Police, Kanye West, and what is reported to be approximately 100 "top acts." More bands are expected to be announced shortly.

February 16, 2007
Peter Gabriel Featured In New BBC Documentary

According to DrowndedinSound.com, Peter Gabriel will be featured in a BBC4 documentary on birdsong. The 80-minute documentary entitled Why Bird Sing will also feature appearances by Beth Orton, Gillemots, Jarvis Cocker, and others. According to the article, "The show will reach a restrained yet probably wondeful climax with Gabriel and Guillemots playing over a selection of various birdsongage, including the noises made by woodpeckers, stonechat, the butcher bird and, intriguingly, the hoopoe."

February 16, 2007
Peter Gabriel Presents Award At BBC Radio2 Folk Awards

Peter presented a lifetime achievement award Danny Thompson last Monday night. For more on the event, visit the official Peter Gabriel site. You can also read about the event at the BBC Radio2 site.

February 16, 2007
Update On Genesis European Tour Dates

There have been some slight changes to the Genesis European leg of the 2007 tour. Check out the On Tour page for details.

February 16, 2007
Steve Hackett Announces New Acoustic Tour Dates; Ray Wilson Adds New Tour Dates

According to the official Steve Hackett site, Steve, Roger King and John Hackett will be doing another string of acoustic trio tour dates this March. Check out Steve's official site for more information. Ray Wilson also added new European tour dates through the summer! Check out his official site for details.

February 16, 2007
Nir Z Announces News On New Projects

According to the official Nir Z site, Nir recorded drums for the forthcoming Chris Cornell solo album. The album, Cornell's sophomore solo effort and first since leaving his latest band Audio Slave, will be released shortly. Nir Z also recorded new music with Siobhan Dillan and John Cruz.

February 16, 2007

Nick Davis Talks About Forthcoming Genesis Reissues

On It, the German Genesis Fan Club Site, you can now read a new interview with Nick Davis (in English) about the forthcoming 5.1 Genesis reissues. Check it out!


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