NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - MARCH 2005

March 24, 2005
New Bill Bruford Interview Available On-Line! 

A brand new interview with Bill Bruford has just been posted to World of Genesis.com! In this exclusive interview, Bill talks about his newly remastered back catalog and his long career in music working with bands like Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Earthworks, and more! Click here to read the interview.  

March 22, 2005
Mike Rutherford Makes Appearance On Philadelphia Radio

This morning on WMGK 102.9 FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mike Rutherford will be interviewed by radio DJ John DeBella. DeBella's morning show is in London, England this week and will be speaking to Rutherford about his many recent projects and his work with Genesis. 

March 12, 2005
New Mike Rutherford Interview Featured In Bass Guitar Magazine

For those who missed it, in the latest issue of Bass Guitar Magazine (#16), a UK publication, there is a new interview with Mike Rutherford. The issue also highlights other famous progressive rock bass players including Chris Squire from Yes and Pete Trewavas from Marillion.

March 12, 2005
Collins Honored For Speaking Out On His Hearing Loss

According to Contact Music, Phil Collins, who has spoken publicly about his bout with hearing loss, will be honored by Sound Partners, a charitable organization. Collins will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Recording Arts at the annual House Ear Institute Benefit in Beverly Hills, California on March 24, 2005.

March 12, 2005
Phil Collins Takes On American Idol's Simon Cowell In New Interview

In a new interview for TV Guide, Collins talks about his First Final Farewell Tour DVD, the 2005 leg of the tour, his work on the Broadway version of Disney's Tarzan, and his dislike for American Idol and it's overly-critical judge, Simon Cowell. Its a short but interesting interview, check it out!  

March 12, 2005
Collins Prepares To Get Back On The Road For Leg #2 Of His "First Final Farewell"

According to the official Phil Collins site, As part of the second stage of his
First Final Farewell world tour, Phil will be playing the Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland on October 15, 2005. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday March 16th. More dates will follow soon.

March 12, 2005
ProgAID single Featuring Anthony Phillips Set For Release March 14th

According to the ProgAID website, the benefit single, "All Around The World", which features an array of progressive rock artists including Anthony Phillips, will be released on Monday, March 14th. You will be able to order the single directly from the ProgAID link above. The single features five versions of the song plus a "making of" documentary. The single will cost £5.00 and the proceeds will go to the aid of the victims of the Tsunami disaster that took place on December 26, 2004. Order Yours today!

March 12, 2005
Stuermer To Perform AT WAMI Awards Show In April

According to the WAMI website (Wisconsin Area Music Industry), their 25th annual WAMI Award Show will be on April 25th. The show will feature a performance by Wisconsin's own Daryl Stuermer and The Tempters, a local area Temptations cover group. Stuermer fans can vote for Daryl for the WAMI People's Choice Award which can be found at the link above. Submissions for the People's Choice Award will be taken via the website until March 26, 2005 with the winner announced at the ceremony on April 25th.

March 10, 2005
Rhino Delays the Release of Genesis Video Show DVD and The Platinum Collection in USA

I spoke to the Publicity Department at Rhino Records who confirmed that the Genesis Platinum Collection CD and Genesis Video Show DVD have been delayed in North America yet again... This time until October 2005. More news on this when I get it!

March 5, 2005
Daryl Stuermer Updates World of Genesis.com On Future Solo Plans

According to Daryl himself, he plans to record and film some live shows this summer from his up-coming solo tour for a live CD and DVD for possible release in late 2005 or early 2006. More details will hopefully follow in the next few months.

March 5, 2005

Phil Collins, Madonna, Beatles & Others Donate To Charity Auction For Tsunami Victims

Nearly 100 items from celebrities have been donated to the charity auction run by fashion website ClothesAgency.com. Among the items are Madonna's "Boy Toy" belt made famous on the Like A Virgin album cover, an original Sergeant Pepper jacket from The Beatles (!), and a Phil Collins Versace green cashmere blazer to name but three items. The auction opened on February 11th and will close on March 13th. Get those bids in and help a worthy cause! 

March 5, 2005
Peter Gabriel Says New Album By Next Year

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, Peter is getting back into the studio and making some new music. The site says that one of Gabriel's main priorities is getting a new studio album out by next year.

March 5, 2005
Peter Gabriel Item To Be Auctioned For Charity

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, there will be a Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture on March 10, 2005 in aid of Save The Rhino and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. After the lecture, there will be an auction and raffle. One of the items up for auction is a waistcoat donated by Peter Gabriel and signed by himself and Youssou N’Dour (the waistcoat was a gift from Youssou N’Dor to Peter Gabriel on their 1987 tour).  

Details for the event are:
Date:   Thursday, March 10th
Venue: The Royal Institution
           Albermarle Street
           London W1
           England
Time:   7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Price:   £20 for tickets downstairs with wine or £12 for gallery seating without drinks

March 5, 2005
Ray Wilson To Tour South America

According to the official Ray Wilson site, Ray will be touring South America for this first time in April 2005. The tour dates are below:

Date City/Country Venue Information
April 5th Cordoba, Argentina Teatro del Libertador San Martin
www.nuevatribu.com
April 6th Montevideo, Uruguay  Cine Plaza Tickets only available from the venue
April 9th Buenos Aires, Argentina Teatro Gran Rex www.ticketek.com.ar
April 13th Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Canecao  
April 15th Sao Pablo, Brazil DirecTV Music Hall
 
April 17th San José, Costa Rica Sala Garbo  
April 20th Panama City, Panama Next Disco www.ticketcenterpa.com

March 5, 2005
Orders Available For New Albums By Hackett, Wilson, and Carrack!

You can now pre-order the new Steve Hackett album, Metamorpheus. As previously mentioned, you can also order the new Ray Wilson 2-CD live album, aptly titled Ray Wilson Live. Last but not least, you can order the new Paul Carrack 2-CD live album, Live At Liverpool, and the accompanying DVD (PAL format only) which are sold separately from the official Paul Carrack site. Sadly, there seem to be no plans at the present for an NTSC version of the Carrack DVD.

March 5, 2005
Phil Collins and Other Rock Legends Honored By The Queen of England

According to CNN, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Brian May, Jimmy Page, ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Jeff Beck, Roger Daltrey, and other British rock and pop legends were honored by the Queen of England as part of a ceremony to honor the British music industry at Buckingham Palace in England on Tuesday, March 1st (Webmaster's note: According to the official Peter Gabriel site, although not mentioned by CNN, Mr. Gabriel was also in attendance at the event at Buckingham Palace). Click the links above for more information.

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