Genesis Auction Off Equipment & Memorabilia on Ebay!
Have you always wanted to own Mike's double neck bass? How about
some of Tony Banks' keyboard equipment? How about an original
road case used by Genesis on the 1976/77 world tour? How about a
massive lot of unused tickets, backstage passes, and guitar
picks from multiple tours? Well, now you can! From June 22, 2001 to July 2, 2001, Kruse International, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Ebay, is auctioning off a massive
collection of 700 items belonging to the band, including:
electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitars, road cases, studio
equipment, tour memorabilia, and more! For more information on the items or
to buy a piece of Genesis history click here!
Phil Collins Rumored To Be Leaving Atlantic Records?
|Rumors have started circulating that Phil Collins
is considering pursuing a new record company in the United States. Collins has been
represented by Atlantic Records, a division of Warner/Elektra/Atlantic
(WEA), since his debut solo effort
Face Value and prior to that
as a card carrying member of Genesis since the early '70s. Adding
to the rumors are insiders saying that Phil was disappointed by sales of
Both Sides and
Dance Into The Light albums in the
After Collins' recent resurgence in popularity with an
extremely successful greatest hits release,
Hits, and the multi-platinum
selling soundtrack to the Disney motion picture
also earned him a Golden Globe and an Oscar), it is said that Phil is
supposedly "shopping around" for a record company that can
build on that resurgence of popularity (something Atlantic has had
trouble doing on his last two solo efforts). Collins left his long-time European record company, Virgin
Records, after the release of his moderately successful Both Sides
album. He then formed his own label in Europe, Face Value, which is
distributed by East West Records (which is ironically part of WEA). Like
Atlantic Records, Collins had been with Virgin Records in Europe since his debut
solo effort and throughout many of his years with Genesis.
Interestingly, Phil Collins is no longer listed on the official Atlantic
Records website (as of April 2001) as an artist on their roster. I
contacted a representative for Atlantic Records in New York for
comment, but she had no comment by press time. Once Collins'
departure can be officially confirmed or denied, it will be posted
Details Revealed On Phil's Next Walt Disney Project, Brother
Brother Bear, the new Walt Disney project that
Phil Collins is writing the soundtrack for, is now officially scheduled
for release in 2005. Originally, Disney wanted Brother Bear out
by 2003, but due to production schedules that has reportedly become impossible. The
film goes into production in late 2001 or early 2002 at Disney Feature
Animation Studios in Florida. This is the third project that this group
has been in charge of following Mulan and the forthcoming Lilo
and Stitch. The Directors of the film are reported to be Aaron
Blaise and Book Walker and the producer is Chuck Williams.
Ain't It Cool News reports that "the story is set in the Pacific Northwest before the
invasion of the white man. The focus of the story is the son of a great
chief who is killed by a bear. The
chief, a wise and good leader, accidentally disturbed a mother bear, who
killed him thinking he wanted to harm her cubs. Enraged, the young man
(featuring the voice of Joaquin Phoenix) sets out to hunt the bear himself when his older brother, the new chief,
refuses to form a hunting party right away. In his hunt for vengeance,
the young man is transformed by the spirits of the forest into the very
thing that he sought to slay...a bear. Seeing the world through a bear's
eyes, the young man will learn valuable lessons about the cycle of
life...especially when he learns that his brother has finally formed a
hunting party, aiming to kill all bears to avenge their
father's death...which means him too.
" Ain't It Cool News is
actually fairly credible in the movie world, but obviously this is not
As for Phil Collins'
soundtrack, the following is known (Courtesy of "Sir. Etch-A-Sketch," who
is confirmed to be someone inside the Disney Corporation who chooses to remain anonymous). At the beginning of
the year, six tracks were performed by Phil Collins for a handful of
Walt Disney executives.
According to the source, "There was a three
and a half minute 'Intro Song' that has yet to be titled. A
little over a minute and a half song called "Father's
Footsteps". A long 4 minute innocuous whiney piece called "Grizz's
Song," which basically is an elevator music twist on "this
can't be my destiny" -really not very pleasant. The next two were
upbeat and fun, think montage sequence showing the pleasures of being a
bear, and these were two parts of the "Fishing Song," each
about a minute and a half. And lastly there was the title song called
"Brother Bear," a long 5 and a half minute apologetic and
learning to live with the past song."
The source added, "In all, I feel the songs do not
necessarily serve to help make this a better film. Sure for tie in and
music CD considerations, it is absolutely important to have the songs
and Phil Collins, but frankly the music is some of the worst in Phil Collins' career. And if you remember, I was a fan of his Tarzan
work." The source concluded by saying, "It is strange to
see Brother Bear moving on the development chart here at Mousedom,
but holding it side by side Lilo and Treasure Planet
(another forthcoming Disney project), this feels stylistically unevolved."
In addition, I have learned that Disney has played with different
"looks" for the Indian boy in Brother Bear ranging from
a more manly character to a childish boy. Apparently, they are leaning
toward a drawing which apparently closely resembles Mowgli (from The
Jungle Book) with a few extra animal pelts on him.
World of Genesis.Com will keep you updated as more news and updates
become available. Please note: The views of this source do not
necessarily reflect the opinions of this site. I would also guess that
the song titles listed here are "work in progress titles" based upon the
information provided above and may or may not reflect the final song
titles for the soundtrack.
GTR To Be Reissued In The USA On Compact Disc
|After more than 10 years of being unavailable in the USA, the first GTR album
will finally be reissued on One Way Records on May 22, 2001. The album, which
was the result of a collaboration with axe-men Steve Hackett and Steve Howe,
produced the U.S. hit singles "When The Heart Rules The Mind" and
"The Hunter." The CD will be available at budget price (suggested retail list is $9.99) and
claims to be remastered (but I seriously doubt it is). One Way Records is an
established purveyor of classic rock relics having reissued vintage albums on CD
by artists such as Styx, The Strawbs, Trevor Rabin, The Babys, Ultravox, and
Peter Banks among others. If previous One Way reissues are any indication, the
packaging will be minimal and the remastering (as they call it) will probably
mean that they used the old Arista Records CD pressing as the master tape.
Still, at under $10, it sure beats paying European CD prices or forking out
serious cash on EBay! If you're interested in picking yourself up a copy, be
sure to visit the shopping section or
Genesis DVD and Broadcast of New 60-Minute Documentary On The Band
|Isis Productions, the team which brought us the Classic Albums and The
Beatles Anthology series have produced a 60-minute documentary on Genesis,
called The Genesis Songbook. The Isis press release for the program says ..... "A 60 minute
documentary about the legendary band Genesis. Through archive film, new
performance footage and interviews with band members past and present including
Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, we
discover the songs that plot their development from leaders of the Seventies
progressive scene with albums such as Trespass and The Lamb Lies Down
On Broadway to becoming household names with the multi million selling
albums Invisible Touch and We Can't Dance.
With added comments
from journalists, their record producers and fans. It provides a unique insight
into the songwriting process and why the band have been able to sustain success
for over 30 years." Directed by Bob Smeaton, Producer Martin R. Smith for
Isis Productions. The DVD and VHS video (in PAL format) will be
tentatively available for sale on July 16, 2001 in Europe via Eagle
Rock. A U.S. release is still unconfirmed, but anticipated. more
details on this project will follow when known!
Paul Carrack's Shepherds Bush Empire DVD is Finally Available!
||After months of waiting, the DVD version of Paul
Carrack's 2000 concert tour (recorded last June) is
finally available. Released April 25th (PAL/Region 2) and May 18th (NTSC/Region
0), the DVD had been delayed since late last
year due to a number of issues.
While the video release made it out before the
Christmas holidays, the DVD did not. The DVD and video can both be purchased
exclusively at Paul's official website. Reportedly,
the DVD will include bonus promotional videos! Stay tuned for more
Steve Hackett finished 'Outwitting Hitler'
Steve Hackett recently completed work on music for a new documentary.
Directed by Chris Ward and shot on location in America, Australia and Israel, Outwitting Hitler is the true story of a Jewish art student living
in Poland during World War II who used his skill as an artist to forge Nazi
documents. He saved himself and many others from the Holocaust.
As of now, there is no information available as to whether this
soundtrack work will be available commercially or strictly be used
in the film. The film will be shown initially by the American
Showtime network. For information on broadcast schedules etc. click
and search by title for Outwitting Hitler.
For those of us who won't get to see the film right away you can check out
some samples of the music
Things Are Looking 'Up' For
|According to the official Peter
Gabriel website, he is finally nearing completion of his latest studio album. The
new project, called
Up, is a rock album and is tentatively
scheduled for a Fall 2001 release. Peter added some of the final
touches on the project in late December 2000, recording a string
section at Air Lyndhurst Studios in London and is apparently still
tinkering with it. Up is reportedly in the final mixing stages. Tchad
Blake, who has been involved in many Real World projects in the past,
is working on some of the mixes with Gabriel. If that wasn't enough,
look for Gabriel's digitally remastered back catalog be reissued coinciding
with the release of his new album.
As a fan, I wouldn't get my hopes up that a Fall release is coming,
because on Tony Levin's website he comments that completion of Gabriel's
album by this summer seems unlikely. Sadly, I'd expect more delays. I'm
sure Peter (and his record company) will push to make sure it gets out
before Christmas (which is a major album selling period, obviously).
|In the meantime, Peter
Gabriel will also appear on the Afro Celt Sound System's third album,
In Time, with Peter playing keyboards and providing guest vocals
on one track, "When You're Falling." The album will be
released on June 19th. To order your copy now,
Peter Gabriel Headlines U.S. WOMAD
Peter Gabriel will be performing live at the WOMAD (The
World of Music, Arts and Dance) shows in Seattle, Washington from July
27th to the 29th. Gabriel will open and close the U.S. festival, which
will feature 40 artists from 22 countries, including Robert Plant, The
Neville Brothers, Youssou N'Dour, Yungchen Lhamo, Steel Pulse, The Asian
Dub Foundation, and the Afro Celt Sound System to name but a few.
Tickets for the festival went on sale May 4th at 10 a.m. on the WOMAD
site. WOMAD USA offers a $10 discount on tickets ordered by July 26th.
You can also call Ticketmaster
and charge by telephone at: (206) 628-0888. Discounted ticket prices are
$25 per day or $65 for a 3-day pass (camping packages are also
available). The concert marks co-founder Peter Gabriel's first
performance at a U.S. WOMAD festival since 1994. It is anticipated that
Gabriel will tour in his own right in 2002 for the Up album, but
no official plans have been announced.
Tony Banks Is Working On A New Orchestral Solo Project
It has been confirmed that Tony Banks is working on material
for a possible new solo album. In a recent interview, Banks mentioned
that he would like to do an orchestral album featuring approximately 6
to 8 orchestral pieces written at varying times in his career, all of
which are either new or previously unreleased. This orchestral album is
expected in late 2001 or early 2002. Once
more information is available, we will post it here.
Steve Hackett Guests On New Album By Ian Mosley and John Wetton
Steve Hackett recently made a rare guest appearance on a new project by Marillion
(and former Hackett) drummer Ian Mosely and woodwind king Ben Castle, who
recently toured Italy in Steve's band. The album, entitled Postmankind,
features performances by Pete Trewavas of Marillion on bass and
keyboardist Mark Edwards, as well as appearances by Steve Rothery (also
from Marillion), Steve
Hackett, and John Etheridge on guitar. Mike Lovett and Mike Innes also
guest on brass.
Also be sure to also check out Steve's harmonica playing
on John Wetton's new solo album
Sinister. Wetton is best known for
his work with King Crimson and Asia (not to mention Steve's
album). The John Wetton CD can be purchased in the
section (in the Steve Hackett section). The Ian Mosley album can be purchased at
Ray Wilson Plans European Acoustic Tour
|Ray confirms on his new official
website that he is planning a solo acoustic tour of Europe. The
Storyteller Tour, which will include songs from his tenure with Stiltskin, Genesis,
and Cut, has 13 shows scheduled for August in Edinburgh and one show
scheduled near London with more
European dates expected shortly. Wilson is currently writing and making demos
for a new solo album. Samples of those demos can be heard on his new
site. Be sure to check back regularly with us for
details on the new album and tour. For more on the specific tour dates,
go to the On Tour Section
and be sure to read the
interview with Ray here at WorldofGenesis.com!
Hackett Reissues Tokyo Tapes DVD with added footage and A
Midsummer Night's Dream on CD
The Tokyo Tapes is being reissued on DVD by Steve Hackett.
After overwhelming demand, Camino Records are finally in the process of putting
together a DVD edition of The Tokyo Tapes. Although the DVD has been
available in Asia (as an NTSC/Region 0 DVD), this new pressing
will include the two extra audio tracks from the CD plus 18 minutes of
rehearsal footage showing the band rehearsing Genesis tunes! As most Genesis
fans know, the Asian DVD has been selling on EBay
for more than a year (at one time selling for serious cash!). The Asian
DVD is still in-print and can usually be purchased on EBay for under $30
In yet more Hackett Reissue news,
A Midsummer Night's Dream is was just
re-released on Camino Records. The label has just concluded negotiations with EMI Classics for the reissue of Steve's 1997 album with The
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is now a mid-price edition
on Camino Classics instead.
The new reissue does note appear to be digitally
remastered, but it does include new/alternate album cover artwork by Steve's
wife, Kim Poor. you can order your copy of new pressing of The
Tokyo Tapes DVD or the new version of A Midsummer Night's
Steve Hackett Re-issues Enhanced CDs
In March 2001, Camino Records, Steve's own label, announced that many of Steve
Hackett's back catalogue titles have now been given the E-CD makeover.
Anyone familiar with the Feedback 86 CD will know just how much info is
available from the one disc! E-CD editions are now available of
Bay Of Kings,
Till We Have Faces,
Blues With A Feeling,
Tokyo Tapes, and
Feedback86. Because the Steve Hackett catalog (at
least the titles Camino owns) have been reissued so many times in the past few
years, make sure the version you buy is the new edition. Go to the
Section if you'd like to buy them!
Anthony Phillips Reissues Missing Links Volume II
One of the last hard-to-find Anthony Phillips titles on CD,
Missing Links Volume II, was re-released on CD in Europe on May 7th
and in the USA on May 8th.
The reissue is available on Phillips' Blueprint
Records (catalog #: BP329CD). Collectors will note that the reissue has new cover art and
digital remastering but no added bonus tracks. Go to the
shopping section and get yourself a copy!
Stuermer Wins 4 WAMI Awards
; Plans for His Next Studio
Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) held its annual awards recognition
ceremony Monday, April 30, 2001 at the Potawatomi
Lights Theater, and the big winner was Daryl
Stuermer, being recognized in
the following categories:
bass player Eric Hervey, and keyboardist Kostia, also won WAMI's in
their respective categories.
will be doing some selective touring this summer. Check out the On
Tour Section or
official website for details. Congratulations to Daryl and his band mates on this
great achievement! To buy this CD go to the
Paul Young's Last Studio Recordings To Be Released In July
||In July, the band Radio Silence will release their new album,
on Escape Music in Australia. The album features the last studio vocal
contributions from Paul Young recorded just before his tragic death on
July 15, 2000 in England from a heart attack. Young had also appeared on the band's debut
album several years ago. A European release is also anticipated, but no
record label has been confirmed at this point. To read an obituary on
New Paul Carrack Studio Album Confirmed For 2001; Live Album Confirmed For Release
According to an e-mail dated June 7th from Paul Copley,
a member of Paul Carrack's band, Paul Carrack is working
diligently in the studio on a new album with plans to release a new
single some time this summer. Paul Carrack has also confided that
he has written some new material with Mike Rutherford, but a date to
record a new Mechanics album has not been set.
Mr. Copley also informed me that Paul Carrack will release a live
album in the near future although no official release date is currently
scheduled as of June. He expects that the recording will most likely be
from the Royal Albert Hall performance on May 4, 2001. Among the guests at that performance were Mike
Rutherford, B.A. Robertson, Rod Argent, Nick Lowe, and members of
Squeeze. We'll keep you posted.
Nir Z Joins Billy Squier, Styx, Bad Company & Joe Stark
Nir Z, best known to Genesis fans as the drummer who recorded and toured
for the album
Calling All Stations, joined veteran rocker Billy
Squier for a U.S. tour. The tour, which also features arena rockers
Styx, Bad Company and blues rock prodigy Joe Stark, will be playing
outdoor venues together throughout the summer. For tour information
visit the On Tour Section.
Nir Z is supposedly working on his own work as well. More details will
follow when available.
...And Then There Were None? Are The Days of The Official Genesis Website
M3W, the company that hosts
Genesis official website
apparently went into bankruptcy in May, leaving the fate of the official
site unknown. Fans have complained that the site has not undergone any
significant changes in nearly six months, and it appears no new
modifications will be in store for some time. Sources report that the
band could stand to lose quiet a bit on money on the venture, in which
they all (Banks, Collins, Rutherford) had a stake. More to
Phil Collins Faces 'Urban Renewal' ~
Fans Cringe With Dismay!
Yes, the long-standing rumors are true. Spring 2001 saw
the long feared European release of
Urban Renewal, a Rap and
R&B tribute to Phil Collins. Among the artists performing on the
tribute are Ol' Dirty Bastard (of The Wu Tang Clan) on
"Sussudio", Brandy and Ray J on "Another Day In
Paradise", Deborah Cox on "Something Happened On The Way To
Heaven", Lil' Kim with Phil Collins on "In The Air
Tonight", Montell Jordan on "Against All Odds" and more.
Interesting collection... The only problem is that most modern Rap and
R&B fans don't care for Phil Collins' music, and most Collins' fans
don't care for Rap! Still, for the comedic value alone, I just have to
hear that Ol' Dirty Bastard track! A U.S. release of the tribute is
expected on Atlantic Records, but has yet to be confirmed by the record
Jonathan King Arrested ~ Mogul Questioned Over Sex Offences
According to a report by the British magazine Q, Jonathan King
has been arrested for a second time in the span of less than six months
by detectives investigating a series of sex offences. Staines police issued a
statement on January 23, 2001 saying that a 55-year-old man had been questioned
and was later released on bail.
The pop mogul was first arrested in November 2000 after a police raid on his
Bayswater home, in which computer disks and videos were reportedly seized. The
raid had apparently followed months of research by the Serious Sex Offenders
Unit of the National Criminal Intelligence Service.
King was charged with offences concerning three boys aged between 13 and 15,
that allegedly took place between December 1970 and December 1971. The writer of
UK hits such as "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" was later released on
bail and remanded to reappear in court on January 2, 2001, but the date was
subsequently postponed until February 13, 2001. No further news was available
from Q on the case at this time.
Educated at the top public school Charterhouse, King’s pop career was boosted
by his discovery of acts like 10cc and Genesis
and his high-profile television productions, including Entertainment USA, No
Limits and The Brits.
In a statement, King strongly denied the charges, claiming, "I have great
faith that the British legal system will vindicate me."