Daryl Stuermer Confirms Plans to Release
Live Album; New Solo Album To Follow
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in New York, Daryl Stuermer
confirmed for me that he intends to release a live album later this year. At
the present time, he was uncertain whether the focus of the live album would
be his own solo work or would include Martin Levac as part of his Genesis
Rewired project. More information is anticipated shortly. Daryl also
confirmed that he intends to release a new solo album at some point in the
future. The new studio album will have more of a progressive rock focus,
much like his last studio album, 2007's
You can check out Daryl's scheduled 2010 Genesis Rewired tour dates
Steve Hackett Signs with New Management
Company For North American Tour; Out of The Tunnel's Mouth N.A.
As confirmed by Steve Hackett when I saw him last Monday in New York, he has
Entourage Talent Associates for his up-coming North American 2010 tour.
Steve will be doing some solo tour U.S. dates along with some additional
shows with the progressive rock band Renaissance. Only select dates have
been confirmed, including: NEARFest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on June 18th;
Westhampton Beach, New York on June 20th; The River to River Festival in New
York City on June 23rd; and Montreal, Canada on July 9th. More dates and
details are anticipated shortly for the June/July North American leg of the
tour. Stay tuned for more information soon!
Also of note, Steve revealed that the North American distribution of his
latest studio album, Out of the Tunnel's Mouth, appears to be on
track for an early June release. Steve shared with me that Out of The
Tunnel's Mouth will also get a "special edition" release with several
live bonus tracks including some covers of Genesis material as well as live
cuts with an appearance by Djabe.
New Interview With Tony Banks, Steve
Hackett and Mike Rutherford On-Line
In a new interview with
Spinner, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford talk about
Genesis' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Check it out!
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -
|With the help of Genesis'
management, World of Genesis.com was indeed able to get exclusive access
to Genesis and its members at the March 15, 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame Awards in New York City earlier this week. In the coming weeks, we
will be posting exclusive interviews recorded at the event, Genesis'
press conference just moments after receiving the award, and much more.
Stay tuned for details soon!
I would like to extend special thanks to Annie Callingham, TSPM,
and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for assisting in this amazing
access to this historical event in Genesis' history!
Bob Babbitt Reports On Forthcoming Phil
Collins Motown Project
|On the forum
Bob Babbitt website, we learn some new things about the forthcoming
Motown tribute project Phil Collins has been working on. First, on
January 11th, the Funk Brothers (Bob Babbitt, Eddie Willis and Ray
Monette) joined the project, and by Wednesday, January 20th, they
finished the overdubs for 25 tracks for the album.
Bob Babbitt cited that Phil's drumming on the album is great despite his
recent surgery (and press reports that he could no longer play). The
week of February 9th they added strings and began the final mixes of the
album. According to Babbitt, the album should be released "by the end of
the summer" (although other reports say that it will be out in the early
fall which is a peak season for releases given the big holiday season in
December). A couple of showcases are anticipated to be filmed (in Europe
and in the USA) in May/June.
For those unfamiliar with Bob, he's played bass on songs by Marvin Gaye,
Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Edwin Starr, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight
and countless other R&B legends.
Collins (top row, third from left) in the
in Switzerland recording his new album
Goldmine Magazine Salutes Genesis
on Hall of Fame Induction
Goldmine Magazine has written a feature article on Genesis' induction
into the Hall of Fame. There are no real revelations in the article, but if
you'd like to read it, click
WOG Lies Down On Broadway
Well, with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday in New York, I will
soon be taking to the road to see if I can provide you all with some inside
access to the event (to be posted later in the week). With camera and
digital voice recorder in hand, I will see if I can bring you a little
closer to this historical event. Stay tuned for details next week!
Steve Hackett Confirms 2010 North
American Tour and Much More!
Steve Hackett confirmed in a recent e-mail that he will be performing with
Djabe in April and May; he is planning a North American tour in June and
July; his independent release of his latest studio album, Out of the
Tunnel's Mouth, will be released through Inside Out Records in North
America and Europe in late spring; and he's finishing up the final tracks
for his forthcoming studio album with Yes bassist Chris Squire. It sounds
like a very busy time for Steve Hackett! Oh yes, and of course there's that
Genesis Hall of Fame induction next week in New York!
Tony Banks Implies That Genesis May,
Indeed, Be Done
a recent interview, Tony Banks was asked whether the five remixed and
remastered box sets and the band's 2007 Turn It On Again Tour signaled the
end of the band's career. Tony Banks replied, "I sort
of think it is in some ways, isn't it? But that would never stop you from
doing it again if something comes up. And I think the box sets, to me, were
the things I really enjoyed doing because. . . for the chance to go over the
old material and make it sound, y'know, as good as we possibly could, I
felt. As far as everything else, the playing is something that could always
be done at any time. I can't see us ever doing any writing together again.
But in terms of doing it again -- it's always a possibility. We're all
getting on a bit now. I'm 60 in a few weeks time. I know Mick Jagger's out
there -- but even so."
Anthony Phillips' 2010 Expanded 2-CD
Remaster of Sides Available For Pre-Order!
You can now
pre-order the expanded 2-CD remaster of Anthony Phillips classic
Sides album. The album has been remastered from the original
master tapes by Simon Heyworth and includes the extra non-album track
"Souvenir" on CD1. CD2 has variations and alternate mixes including unique
new mixes made from the original multi-track masters especially for this
release. The edited single version of "Um & Aargh" (previously unavailable
on CD) is also added.
Originally released in April 1979
Sides was Anthony Phillips' response to late 70's New Wave written
to keep him nearer to the commercial end of the market. Itís possibly his
most rock-oriented album and includes appearances by Rupert Hine, Dale
Newman, John Hackett, Mike Giles (co-founder of King Crimson) and more!
Steve and John Hackett To Appear On
Forthcoming Concept Project