NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - March 2006

March 31, 2006
New Stiltskin CD, She, released today!

In a surprise e-mail from Ray Wilson, we have learned that the new Stiltskin album, She, is available now from the official Ray Wilson site for purchase! I have had the opportunity to hear the album early, and it's one of the best projects Wilson has ever done. Don't miss out on this one!

March 30, 2006
Gabriel Says There Will Be No Genesis Reunion; Gabriel To Meet With U.S. Senate In Aid of Burma

According to a post on the fan site Genesis-News.com, Peter Gabriel announced on March 28th in Aachen, Germany that there are no official plans for a Genesis reunion. According to the site, Gabriel claims that it was discussed, but he would rather try new ideas instead of revisiting the past. Gabriel, who was in Germany for to receive the Innovation award from the Irene Ludwig Donation, is headed next to the United States. 

Peter Gabriel will visit the U.S. Senate on April 4, 2006 to host a film screening and discussion on the need for continued support in ending egregious human rights abuses in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, where more than a million people have been forcibly displaced and the “modern-day slavery” of forced labor prevails. Gabriel plans to press for U.S. leadership in passing a UN Security Council resolution on Burma. For more information click here.

March 24, 2006
GTR's Self-Titled album to Be Remastered In Japan with Mini-LP Sleeve

On May 24th in Japan (another source says May 4th - but I believe the 24th is the correct date), BMG Japan will reissue the 24-bit remastered CD of GTR - GTR (catalog # BVCM-37691), the rock project featuring Steve Hackett and Steve Howe (of the band Yes). This new Japanese only remaster will feature the album in a limited edition mini LP style sleeve! To pre-order this classic album remastered on CD in a limited edition LP style sleeve click here!

March 24, 2006
Phillips Is Working On Another Library Music Project

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, Ant is working on another library music project. As with his other similar projects, this material will not be released commercially.

March 17, 2006
Official Gabriel Site Offers New Video For Full Moon Club Members

On the official Peter Gabriel site, Full Moon Club Members can now access new video of a slightly younger Peter Gabriel in the studio with Producer Daniel Lanois, the singing of John Lennon's "Imagine" at the Olympic Games, and more (membership in Gabriel's Full Moon Club is free).

March 17, 2006
New(ish) Genesis Tribute CD Coming In April

Coming in April to North America is yet another Genesis tribute CD. This one, entitled Our Own Special Way - Tribute To Genesis (Music Avenue Records, catalog #250135), rehashes many of the cover versions you may already own from the 11-track In Too Deep: A Tribute To Genesis and The Fox Lies Down: A Tribute To Genesis CDs. This new tribute is 14-tracks, and includes music by the likes of Brand X II, The Flower Kings, John Wetton, John Ford, and others. You can read my review of the In Too Deep: A Tribute To Genesis in the Reviews Section on this site.... 'Nuff said!

March 17, 2006
New German Interview With Ray Wilson Posted

If you happen to speak German, you can click here to read a new interview with Ray Wilson taken during his 2006 Acoustic Band Tour.

March 16, 2006
Genesis The Gabriel Era DVD Coming In April

Classic Rock Legends will release the Genesis DVD Genesis - The Gabriel Era on April 25th in North America. The package include a double DVD (disc one covers Trespass through Nursery Cryme and disc two covers Foxtrot through The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway) and deluxe booklet with artwork by Paul Whitehead who did the artwork to Genesis albums Trespass, Nursery Cryme and Foxtrot. The package is an expanded version of the Critical Review 1970-1975 DVD released by the company approximately a year ago (Note: This DVD release is not sanctioned by Genesis).

March 16, 2006
Gabriel To Appear A Benefit Concert In June

Peter Gabriel is reported to be among the performers at 46664 Toscana on June 11, 2006 in Tuscany, Italy. More news on this event as we get it.

March 16, 2006
Phil Collins Announces His Divorce On His Official Website

Phil Collins has posted a statement on his official website announcing that his marriage is ending. I'm sure I speak for all fans when I say our sympathies go out to Phil and his family during this difficult time.

March 16, 2006
"Land of Confusion" Music Video To Be Modernized By Disturbed

According to VH-1, the hard rock band Disturbed will work with comic book artist Todd McFarlane (best known for drawing Spawn, Spiderman, and Bat Man), on a modernized music video for the Genesis song "Land of Confusion." Disturbed's new version of the song, from their Ten Thousand Fists album, will feature several of the miscreants who grace the cover of Disturbed's album cover. McFarlane worked with Greg Capullo on the album art and says that a number of the characters were inspired by actual people, including Zakk Wylde, Hunter S. Thompson and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. The entire clip will be "a big view of the corporate world and how it all ties into just one big beast for me," said McFarlane. "That the world is run by one giant thing, which is driven by greed and lust."

The video's action will unfold across different continents, with legions of threatening soldiers wearing armbands bearing what appear to be dollar signs descending on the civilian masses. Like the original "Land of Confusion," McFarlane's will also feature a bunch of world leaders: President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The video's villain, he said, will be a bloated fat cat who represents corporate greed. Toward the end of the clip, the thousands of characters who appeared on the cover of Ten Thousand Fists will band together to defeat him and will then stand together, fists raised in the air, in victorious unison. The music video will be ready to air in June.

March 15, 2006
Tuesdays Alleged Genesis Press Conference Was Nothing More Than Fiction

As posted back on March 12th here on WorldofGenesis.com, the alleged Genesis reunion press conference that was reported by many news agencies to happen this past Tuesday, did not occur because it was never a true report.  

March 12, 2006
Update on Genesis Remasters in 5.1; Abacab Is Nearly Done

According to a post from Nick Davis, Genesis' long time producer, on the official Genesis site, he is nearly finished remixing Abacab in 5.1 with only a few minor touches remain on the b-side "Me and Virgil" and the album cut "Keep It Dark." Davis posted that he will begin working on the transfer of Genesis' self-titled album shortly. As a point of interest, note that "Me and Virgil" was not included on the Genesis Archive #2 box set, so hopefully this confirms that the song will, indeed, see it's return to commercial availability on the new reissue.

March 12, 2006
Articles Posted On Alleged Genesis Reunion Appear To Be Unsubstantiated

An article posted yesterday on the Contact Music website claimed that a Genesis reunion with Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel was imminent. This same news was posted on Virgin.net. News of this alleged press conference started with the Daily Star, a UK tabloid, yesterday and since then rumors are spreading like wildfire. To reiterate, according to a statement from Genesis' management, there are no plans for a Genesis reunion in 2006. To date, there is no confirmation of such a press conference from any official source connected to the band or it's former members. More news on this when we get it, but this information appears to be false.

March 12, 2006
New Interview Posted In Fan Forum: Roger Matte

Available exclusively here on World of Genesis.com, read a new interview with pianist Roger Matte about his Genesis For Two Grand Pianos albums. Click here to check it out!

March 9, 2006
Ray Wilson Releases New Limited Edition Solo Live Album

The official Ray Wilson site now offers a limited edition live release by Ray called An Audience and Ray Wilson. The disc contains 15 tracks performed live along with short stories about each track by Wilson himself, providing some insight into the song and/or it's significance to him. The release includes music spanning Wilson's career including his solo projects, Cut, Stiltskin, Genesis, Guaranteed Pure and more. To order the CD or the official download of the album click here.

March 4, 2006
Phil Collins' Original Lyrics For Genesis Tune Sell For more than £5,000 on Ebay

Back in February, the auction site eBay offered an opportunity to let fans bid on an original hand-written work-in-progress lyric sheet for the Genesis song "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" by Phil Collins. The auction also included a letter of authenticity hand-written by Collins himself. The auction ended up with the high bidder paying £5,042.83 (which equates to 7,350.00 Euros or nearly $10,000)! 
 
March 4, 2006
Official Peter Gabriel Site Is Being Over-Hauled

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, the site is being 'cleaned up' and made a little easier to navigate. The webmaster of the official site also claims that the member's only section of the forum will soon be the home of more exclusive 'members only' content. Not to fear, you if you are not a member already - membership is free.


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