NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - October 2005

October 22, 2005
Peter Gabriel Acknowledges Meeting With Genesis To Discuss Possible Reunion!

Steve Hackett has recently stated in interviews that there was a possibility of a Genesis reunion and that there was to be a meeting with former band members to discuss this long-anticipated event. This was confirmed by Peter Gabriel on the tabloid television show Extra yesterday. Gabriel, who was promoting his forthcoming concert DVD, Still Growing Up: Live and Unwrapped (due November 15th in North America), was asked about a Genesis reunion and commented that the meeting Hackett referred to will be taking place - although no specific meeting date was mentioned. Stay tuned for details as we get them!

October 22, 2005
Ray Wilson Adds Tour Dates For 2005/06

According to Ray Wilson, Ray and his band have just kicked off the German tour, and tickets are on sale now for those who still want to buy them! A UK tour is planned for May and June of 2006; and there will also be acoustic tour dates soon to be announced for Feb 2006. For more information visit Ray's official site.

October 16, 2005
Winners Announced In World of Genesis.com's Genesis and Mike & The Mechanics Contests!

Our biggest contest to date for eight lucky winners has just ended. Click here to see if you are one of the happy folks who just won free copies of the Genesis Prize Pack, which includes a copy of Genesis' Platinum Collection 3-CD set and a Genesis Video Show DVD or a Mechanics Prize Pack, which includes free copies of Mike & The Mechanics Rewired and Hits CDs all courtesy of Rhino Records!

October 16, 2005
Update On The Forthcoming Official Steve Hackett Biography

Alan Hewitt, best known for his acclaimed Genesis biography, Opening The Musical Box, and his brief appearance in the Genesis Songbook DVD, has completed the first draft of his forthcoming official biography on Steve Hackett. Tentatively titled, Walking Away From Rainbows: The Steve Hackett Story, Hewitt anticipates further revisions and additional interviews before the project will be completed with no immediate release date in sight. More on the book's release will be announced here when known. 

October 16, 2005
Walt Disney's Tarzan DVD To Be Released On Tuesday In North America

Following the re-issue in Europe, Walt Disney is finally reissuing the theatrical version of their animated hit Tarzan on Tuesday, October 18th in North America (NTSC/Region 1). Although rumors initially stated that it would be a double DVD set, Disney now reports that the North American issue will only be a single disc set. 

The extras include: 
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English
  • Filmmaker Commentary Track
  • Terk's Tree-Surfing Challenge -- Three All-New Games
  • DisneyPedia: Living In The Jungle
  • Deleted Scenes Including Alternate Opening
  • All-New Music Video Featuring The Wildly Popular Everlife
  • Music Videos Featuring Phil Collins and 'N Sync

To order your copy of the new reissue of Tarzan click here!

October 16, 2005
Fan Sponsored Genesis Convention Coming To England In May 2006

According to a post in the forum of the official Genesis site, there will be a fan sponsored Genesis convention (unsanctioned by Genesis) taking place at the London Astoria Hotel in the heart of the West End on May 27th and 28th. The event will include four UK Genesis tribute bands: ReGenesis, In the Cage, G2 and Face Value. The event is also said to include showings of "rare" footage, album signings, very special guests and more. More details will be posted when known.

October 15, 2005
Ray Wilson Featured On New RPWL Live Album

Ray Wilson is featured on two tracks on the new live album from RPWL, Start The Fire. The two tracks were recorded from the band's Rockpalast TV performance with Wilson, where they performed Genesis' "Not About Us" and "Roses" from the RPWL album, World Through My Eyes.

October 15, 2005
"United Against Malaria" Concert on Swiss Radio Today!

You can hear Peter's performance from the United Nations 60th anniversary event (to benefit malaria research) in Geneva on the Swiss radio channel 'Couleur3'. There is a Real Audio stream of the station which will allow you to listen to it.

October 15, 2005
Peter Gabriel and Angelina Jolie To Host Concert For WITNESS In New York

Peter and Angelina Jolie are to host largest ever gala concert for WITNESS on December 5, 2005 at The Supper Club in New York City. Special musical acts scheduled to perform include Emmylou Harris and Nile Rodgers with CHIC, with more guests to be announced soon. The event will highlight the work of WITNESS and Angelina Jolie to help support a lasting peace in Sierra Leone, where a devastating 11 year conflict came to an end in 2002. To buy tickets or get more information click here (Ticket prices range from $750-$5,000).

October 15, 2005
More Phil Collins Shows Continue To Go On Sale And Be Added...

A second Dublin show has been added and tickets for the Istanbul show have gone on sale. For more information or to keep up with the latest information on Phil Collins' 2005 First Final Farewell Tour visit his official site.

October 4, 2005
Paul Carrack To Release Christmas Album

According to Paul Copley, a member of Paul Carrack's band and webmaster of his official site, Paul Carrack will be releasing a Big Band Christmas album this holiday season. No details are know just yet, but I am sure it will be formally announced on his official site shortly. Stay tuned!

October 3, 2005
New Disturbed CD Features Genesis Cover Tune

The new album from the alternative hard rock band Disturbed, Ten Thousand Fists, features a new heavy cover version of Genesis' "Land of Confusion." Disturbed is no stranger to 80's cover tunes. The band covered Tears For Fears "Shout" on their major label debut album, The Sickness
 

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