May 25, 2003
New Article On Gabriel Remastering Process

Audio Media On-Line has a great new article on the remastering of the Peter Gabriel catalog. Click here to read it!

May 23, 2003
Release Date For Steve Hackett's Budapest DVD Announced!

According to National Video Distributors, Steve Hackett's forthcoming DVD, Hungarian Horizons: Live In Budapest is scheduled for release in North America on July 1, 2003. The Region 1 DVD offers both Dolby Digital Stereo and DTS Surround Sound. You can now pre-order the DVD by clicking here!

May 23, 2003
Paul Carrack To Release New Solo Album In The U.S.

Good news today for North American Carrack fans! Paul's new album, It Ain't Over, will be released in the U.S. on Denon Records on July 1, 2003. To pre-order the U.S. version click here. The European version of the album is already available (for a higher price). So, if you simply can't wait, and you want the European version click here.

May 22, 2003
Hackett To Make Appearance On BBC Radio

Steve Hackett will be appearing this Sunday, May 25th, on Bruce Dickinson's Freak Show on BBC Radio 6 in the UK. Bruce will be chatting to Steve about six records that have inspired him. The show airs between 9 p.m. and midnight (UK time). Steve's segment is expected to start around 10 p.m. BBC Radio 6 broadcasts in the UK on Digital Radio, Satellite TV, Digital TV and Cable TV. You can also tune in on the internet - You can listen to all 6 Music's evening and weekend shows for up to seven days after broadcast online.

May 22, 2003
Two More Phil Collins Related DVDs Coming To The USA

In addition to the documentary, A Life Less Ordinary, we can look forward to a couple more Phil Collins related DVDs in the United States. First, Jungle Book 2, which features the voice of Phil Collins, is set for release on June 10th. Plus, on May 20th Image Entertainment finally released Phil Collins' Live and Loose In Paris on DVD in the USA. Don't forget, we'll still have the Serious Hits... Live! coming before the end of the year as well. It looks like 2003 is a great year for Phil on DVD!

May 18, 2003
Steve Hackett Makes Guest Appearance On New Rock Album

In a new interview, Dusk's Mario Giammetti sat down with Steve Hackett. Mario reports that the DVD Hungarian Horizons has been postponed. Also, the Hungarian rock band Djabe has released a new album featuring Steve Hackett. The album, entitled Dancing Sheaves, is available now. For more information or to read Mario's interview with Steve click here.

May 14, 2003
"Brand New" Hackett Downloadable Single Released; Fall Euro Tour Dates Announced

According to an e-mail from Steve Hackett's official site, you can now purchase a downloadable MP3 version of his new single, "Brand New." The download consists of an MP3 of the track (as a radio edit) along with unique DIY printable Kim Poor slipcase artwork in pdf format. Camino are testing demand with this exclusive version of the track which is featured on Hackett's new album, To Watch The Storms. If you like the idea of purchasing albums or singles in downloadable format, you might want to purchase a copy. If demand warrants it, Camino Records might make other titles, including rare material, available this way (personally, I prefer professionally pressed aluminum CDs and album sleeves to homemade CD-Rs and pdf print-outs, but I suppose that is becoming an "old fashioned" way of thinking?). 

In other Hackett news, tour dates have been announced for the U.K. and Sweden for October and early November (prior to the German dates already posted here). Click here to see the newly added dates.

May 8, 2003
Anthony Phillips CD Release Date Delayed

According to the official Ant Phillips site, Radio Clyde is now set for release on June 16th (a week later than previously announced). In other Phillips news, Snapper Music has several mistakes on the packaging to Ant's new compilation, Soundscapes. According to Phillips' site, "Track 6 on the first CD is actually "Dawn Over The Lake" and not "Heart of Darkness" and track 4 on the second CD is actually an edited version of "Reaper" from The Living Room Concert and not the "Opening Theme" from Sail The World. There are also a number of errors in the publishing information for the included tracks."

May 8, 2003
Tony Levin Confirms Rumors Of Gabriel Concert Recording

On the official Tony Levin site, Levin confirms reports that the Italian Gabriel shows will be filmed. Previous reports claimed that the shows would be recorded for a possible future DVD release (keep your fingers crossed!).

May 8, 2003
Daryl Stuermer Plans CD Release Party & Concert With Sweetbottom

According to the official Daryl Stuermer site, Sweetbottom will celebrate the release of their new CD at the Modjeska Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The band will perform live, with proceeds going towards Woodlands School "Save the School" efforts. Click here to find more information.

May 8, 2003
Release Date Announced For Phil Collins Live DVD
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May 8, 2003
Update on Mike Rutherford's Activity In The Studio...

According to the official Genesis site, Mike Rutherford has been writing material for Ronan Keating. 

May 8, 2003
What Will Be The Next Ray Wilson Single - You Decide!

On the official Ray Wilson site, you can now vote on which song from Ray's new album, Change, you think should be the second single! Vote today!

May 7, 2003
Advanced Trailer For Brother Bear Released; Includes New Collins Tune!

For those who simply can't wait until November for its reported release, you can now watch a work-in-progress trailer of Walt Disney's Brother Bear featuring new music by Phil Collins. Click here to watch it! 

May 3, 2003
Hackett To Appear At UK Festival In July; German Dates Announced

According to the official Steve Hackett site, Steve will be appearing at Guilfest 2003, a three-day concert at Stoke Park in Guildford, England from July 4-6th. The festival features
threeusic, a dance tent, ambient marquee, hundreds of stalls and a Kids Zone including stilt walkers, plays, face painting, model making, fun and games that all result in the children's procession through the festival showing off their creations. Among the other artists schedule to attend the event are Atomic Kitten, Alice Cooper, Madness, the Afro Celts, Richard Thompson, and many others. Tickets and information on the event can be found here.

Steve has also announced some German dates. Check out the Tour Dates Section for details.

May 3, 2003
Hackett Offers MP3 Samples From New Album

You can now check out samples from Hackett's new album, To Watch The Storms, on Steve's official website. A review of the new album will be featured here on World of later this week.

May 3, 2003
Wilson To Perform Promotional Shows To Support New Album

Ray Wilson will be performing some brief promotional shows at FNAC in Italy later this month in support of his new album, Change. The shows are: May 22nd in Torino, May 23rd in Genova, May 24th in Milano, May 25th in Verona. For more information, check out Ray's official website.

May 3, 2003
Genesis Offer More Official Goodies

The official Genesis site now offers several new collectables. Check out Genesis' website for details.

May 3, 2003
Chester Thompson To Do European Promotional Tour

According to the official Chester Thompson site, Chester will be doing a tour around Germany for Beyerdynamic Microphones from May 26, 2003 until June 14, 2003.  The dates and places will be announced shortly.  The workshops will cover using microphones, of course, but will be primarily focusing on playing the drums and improving technique.

May 3, 2003
Phil Collins Has Two Songs At The Top Of The U.S. AC Charts

According to Billboard, Phil's "Can't Stop Loving You' remains at #3 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and has been on the chart for an impressive 32 weeks! His new U.S. single "Come With Me (Lullaby)" is at #20 this week and has been on the chart for nine weeks.


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