NEWS IN THE WORLD OF GENESIS - September 2002

September 27, 2002
Phil Collins To Perform At Charity Concert In New York

According to the official Phil Collins site: "The worlds of music, fashion, and publishing are set to join forces once again for a gala benefit dinner in New York City to support the world-renowned City of Hope Medical Center. On November 13th, a host of luminaries will be on hand to honor multi-platinum Atlantic recording artist Phil Collins and Conde Nast Publications President and CEO Steven T. Florio, who will be jointly presented with the Spirit of Life award. The highlight of the event, which will take place at Cipriani on 42nd Street, will be a rare private concert by Phil Collins and his band."

"The benefit will come just one day after the release of Collins' new album for Atlantic Records, Testify. His first all-new solo album in six years, it is also his first new music since the release of his smash soundtrack for the Disney animated feature, Tarzan, which earned Collins the triumphant triple crown of an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy in 2000. Collins has earned seven Grammy Awards and sold 250 million albums around the world (as a solo artist and with his former group, Genesis)." For the complete article, go to the official Phil Collins site.

September 26, 2002
Steve Hackett's New DVD Available For Pre-Order!

Steve Hackett's forthcoming DVD, Somewhere In South America, is now available for pre-order and will be released on November 19th! The DVD was recorded on Steve's 2001 Tour of South America. Click here to get the Region 0/NTSC version of the DVD (playable in all of North America).

September 26, 2002
Genesis' The Way We Walk DVD Gets Commercial Distribution In The U.S.A. On October 15th

According to CDNow, Genesis' The Way We Walk DVD is finally getting commercially distributed in the U.S. on October 15th through Pioneer. The great news about this is that the DVD will have a retail list price of $24.98 U.S., which is significantly cheaper than getting the DVD from the official Genesis site if you live in North America! Previously, this DVD cost something like $40 or $50 U.S. to buy, so this is a great deal! (WoG does not control this sale and is not responsible for changes in price should this sale end or change.)

September 26, 2002
Phil Collins' "Can't Stop Loving You" Enters The U.S. A.C. Charts At #18

"Can't Stop Loving You," Phil Collins debut single from his up-coming album, Testify, has entered the Adult Contemporary Chart in the United States at #18. Can it crack the top 10? Only time will tell...

September 26, 2002
Britney Spears, Madonna, Luciano Pavarotti and Phil Collins Join Forces

No, these aren't guest artists on Phil Collins' new album, Testify (thank God!). Reuters reports that these musicians are just a few of the many artists that will be participating in a new print and television advertising campaign in the U.S. sponsored by the R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association of America) attempting to deter people from stealing music through illegal downloading from the Internet. 

The TV advertisements will be shown at a congressional hearing in Washington D.C. on piracy Thursday, but will not be aired for a few weeks. The print portion of the campaign will be launched Thursday with full-page ads in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and publications like Roll Call aimed at lawmakers. The print ads ask the question, "Who Really Cares About Illegal Downloading?," then answer it with a diverse list of nearly 90 major recording artists and songwriters, including Collins, Spears, Pavarotti, Madonna, Sting, Natalie Cole, Brian Wilson, and many others. 

As reported here back in August, Phil Collins experienced the aggravation of Internet theft in a major way recently, when his up-coming album, Testify, was illegally 'leaked' to illegal downloading sites approximately 12 weeks before the albums official commercial release. 

September 26, 2002
Paul Carrack Announces New Single And Album On BBC Radio

In an interview yesterday with BBC Radio Newcastle, Paul Carrack shared that his new single, "Where Did I Go Wrong," will be released in November with his new studio album delayed until March 2003. Carrack also revealed that his last album, Groovin, is being reissued under the new title Still Groovin with bonus tracks. So, while we can look forward to lots of new Carrack material, it appears that the likelihood of a new Mike & The Mechanics project in the near future is bleak. 

Paul will be interviewed on local BBC radio in the eastern counties of England (such as Radio Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, etc.) on the Steve Madden show 7-10 p.m. (UK time) on Thursday, October 3rd.

September 26, 2002
New Turntable Rockers Single Featuring Ray Wilson Released

The new single by the Turntable Rockers has been released (Four Music, catalog #672847-2). The single, "Love Supreme", features Ray Wilson, who co-wrote the tune and even sings a section of the song. The 4-track single includes both radio and extended versions of the song. To hear a a sample of the remix version of the song or to check out the music video go to MTV-Germany's site by clicking here.

September 26, 2002
First Stage Of Phil Collins' Promotional Tour For Testify Announced

According to the official Phil Collins site, the first stage of the promotional tour for Testify has been confirmed. Here is what we know so far:

"Can't Stop Loving You" Single Release Dates In Each Territory:

UK - November 4th (originally reported here a few days ago) 
USA - No single release - promotional single only
(Release dates for the rest of world will follow)

Promotional Video:

The video is currently being finished. It is being directed by Cameron Cassey and will feature Phil Collins in a variety of scenes around the world.

Promotional schedule for October (subject to change):

October 1st & 2nd Geneva Press & Radio interviews
October 23rd Los Angeles Rockline Radio Show (phone in and request show)
October 27th Sunday Times Magazine feature on sale
October 28th London Radio and Press Promotion
October 29th London Radio and Press Promotion including
9am Chris Tarrant live interview
October 30th Paris Press Conference

September 26, 2002
Audio Snippet From Phil Collins' New Single Available For Download

Phil Collins' U.S. record label, Atlantic Records, now offers a free audio snippet of the first single from Testify, "Can't Stop Loving You." In the coming month or so, you will also be able to view excerpts from the music video on this site once it is completed (see above).

September 26, 2002
Enhanced Features On New Gabriel CD Now On-Line

You can now click here to access the enhanced features that are linked from the CD version of Peter Gabriel's new album, Up. Among the goodies are a handful of exclusive tidbits for your viewing pleasure.

September 25, 2002
Double Disc Version of Peter Gabriel Plays Live Coming Out In The U.S.?

Well, that is what CDNow would have us believe! According to the on-line music retailer, the original double album will be released in the U.S. on CD with digital remastering on October 1st. You can order it by clicking on the link above, but beware. Amazon and other on-line retailers have no listing for this item, so it could very well be a mistake. We'll keep you posted! It would be a nice affordable way to get it remastered, since the only current alternative (if you want the full double disc version) is the Japanese import in the limited edition LP style sleeve!

September 25, 2002
Tickets For Peter Gabriel's North American 'Growing Up' Tour Go On Sale This Morning!

Today, at 10:00 a.m. (EST), tickets to most of the shows on Peter Gabriel's 2002 North American Tour will go on sale on via his official site and Ticketmaster. This sale is open exclusively for Full Moon Club members (and, at least in some locations, local radio station listeners). This is at least a full two days before the general public will be able to get their hands on the much sought after Gabe tickets! Go to the official Peter Gabriel site to get yours today. Ticket prices range from $45-$135 (plus Ticketmaster surcharge), and $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Witness, the human rights organization that Gabriel co-founded. Remember, you will need the Full Moon Club password offered in the Tour Section of Gabriel's site to order these advance tickets.

If you live on the West Coast, tickets for the California and Arizona shows appear to be available for pre-orders on October 2nd to Full Moon Club members, with public sale starting on October 6th. When the remaining dates for ticket sales are announced or any shows sell-out, we'll let you know. 

September 25, 2002
More Possible North American Gabriel Tour Dates To Be Announced

According to Billboard, more cities and dates for the Peter Gabriel North American Tour are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The on-line source also reports that Gabriel is expected to announce a second, less theatrical tour in support of the album, possibly for early 2003. 

September 25, 2002
Peter Gabriel Called By "Unicorn Killer" As Character Witness

Ira Einhorn, who gave himself the alias of The Unicorn (and later became known as 'The Unicorn Killer' by the media), was the subject of one of the longest manhunts in the history of the modern world. Einhorn's legal defense team called character witnesses yesterday in court, one of which was Peter Gabriel. According to one source, Peter Gabriel had, at one time, been part of a long list of names the District Attorney reviewed before Einhorn's capture as possible leads from his past. This list was comprised of friends, colleagues, or supporters, who may innocently shelter and abet Einhorn while he was on the run, not knowing he was wanted for murder. At this time, it is uncertain whether or not Gabriel will take the stand in Einhorn's defense.

Einhorn, a '70s activist based in the greater Philadelphia area, allegedly murdered his then girlfriend, Holly Maddux. By the time the body of Maddux was discovered, Einhorn had fled the country. By 1985, Einhorn's trail lead investigators to Ireland, where Einhorn had gone by the name of Ben Moore. By then, Einhorn had slipped away again and for years the manhunt to capture Einhorn continued as law enforcement followed leads across western Europe. Ira Einhorn, then going by the alias of Eugene Mallon, was finally captured 16 years later in June 1997 in the south of France. The U.S. legal system fought through political red tape and managed to get Einhorn back to the United States where he is finally standing trial for the murder of Holly Maddux. For more on Ira Einhorn's case, click here.

September 24, 2002
Peter Gabriel To Be Featured On VH-1 This Weekend

Peter Gabriel will be featured on an episode of the VH-1 program, Classic VH-1, on September 27th at 12 a.m. (EST). The program will feature background on Gabriel as well as the music video for "The Barry Williams Show." The one hour show will be rebroadcast on September 30th at 2 a.m. (EST). Click here for details.

September 24, 2002
Official Download of Phil Collins' Debut Single From Testify Available Now! 

For those who simply can't wait until November to get their hands on the official release of Phil's new CD or until late October to get the official CD single, "Can't Stop Loving You" is officially available now! Click here to purchase the official digital download of the song for just $1.49! (U.S.).

September 24, 2002
Peter Gabriel Listening Party In New York This Friday

According to the official Peter Gabriel website, This Friday, September 27th, in New York, Geffen (Peter's U.S. Record Label) will be having Art Gallery Listening Parties for Peter Gabriel's new album, Up. If you can, stop by, check out the art on the walls and enjoy the music!

Here are the details:
Friday, Sept 27th, 7p.m. - 10p.m.
THE VIEWING ROOM
114 W 17th, 3rd Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY 10011

September 24, 2002
Steve Hackett Plays Malta; Interviews Planned Where Fans Can Ask Questions

According to the official Genesis website, there will be two concerts at the Manoel Theatre in Malta on Monday, October 28th, and Tuesday, October 29th. Doors open at 1930 (7:30 p.m.) and tickets are priced at Lm 12.00 and Lm 10.00 (about $30.00 and $25.00 respectively).

There will be 2 special radio programs, both of which dedicated to Steve Hackett. The first will be on Saturday 26th October between 1900 and 2200 and would be dedicated to the whole of Steve Hackett's recording career. The second program will be a live interview with Steve Hackett in the studio between 1900 (7:00 p.m.) and 2100 (9:00 p.m.) and will allow fans to phone-in or send in questions either via email, ICQ or IRC. The radio station is Radio 101 and can be found on the internet as www.media.link.com.mt. More information on telephone numbers, or how to send in questions will be released closer to the day.

Should anybody be interested in visiting Malta for these concerts, NnG Promotions has reached a deal with Corinthia Palace Hotel, a 5 star hotel. The valid period for this offer is October 27th-30th, 2002 and is at LM 150 per room per couple.

September 24, 2002
Mike Rutherford - This Is Your Life...

According to the official Genesis website, Mike Rutherford will be the subject of This Is Your Life on ITV (in the UK) in the coming weeks. The program was recorded last Friday. Mike was greeted outside the studio by Phil Collins dressed as (appropriately enough) a mechanic before Michael Aspel presented the dreaded red book. Apart from Phil, the show was attended by Tony Banks, Ant Phillips, Steve Hackett, Daryl Stuermer, Bill Bruford and Chris Stewart. Peter Gabriel, currently on tour, contributed via satellite. The Mechanics were represented by B A Robertson and Paul Carrack. Manager Tony Smith lurked in the background. Apart from the normal family members, etc., other contributors were racing driver and guitarist Damon Hill and ex-Faces drummer Kenny Jones. Amongst others in the audience were musical friends such as Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera, Procol Harum's Gary Brooker and John Lodge from the Moody Blues. The new series of This Is Your Life starts in mid-October and the show should be one of the early ones.

September 24, 2002
Clip From Peter Gabriel Performance in Paris Now On-Line

A video clip from Peter Gabriel's recent appearance on French TV is now available on-line for your viewing pleasure. Special thanks to the unofficial Genesis fan site, The Movement, for locating this video tidbit!

September 24, 2002
Phil Collins Talks About Testify And The Possibility Of A Genesis Reunion

In a new feature story in Rolling Stone Magazine, Phil Collins talks about his new album, his up-coming plans for his next Walt Disney soundtrack and even his thoughts on a possible Genesis reunion. Click here to read it!

September 23, 2002
Atlantic Records Unveils Artwork To Phil Collins' New Album

After much speculation, instigated by numerous bootleg album covers that scoured the Internet, the official album cover to Phil Collins' new album, Testify, has been revealed today by Atlantic Records. To view the cover of Phil's CD on the WoG homepage click here.

September 23, 2002
Peter Gabriel To Perform Free Concert For 75 Full Moon Club Members Tomorrow in New York City!

According to the official Peter Gabriel site, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24th, Peter Gabriel has a press conference at The Supper Club (240 W. 47th St. in New York City). Before the press conference, Peter is playing a short impromptu set lasting 30 minutes, and the first 75 members of the Full Moon Club who arrive will be admitted! The bad news is that you will be asked to vacate before the press conference. The venue will open at noon and Peter will be performing at 12:30 p.m. (EST). Good luck being one of the 75!

September 23, 2002
Wilson's Dance CD Single Delayed Until January

According to the official Ray Wilson site, Ray's dance single, "Yet Another Day," featuring Armin Van Buuren has been delayed until January 2003. No more news is available at this time. 

September 23, 2002
Peter Gabriel's Up Now Available For Sale In 5.1 Surround Sound

You can now purchase a digital copy of Peter Gabriel's Up album in regular stereo or 5.1 surround sound format. To get your copy click here.

September 23, 2002
Tentative Release Date For Phil Collins' First Single From Testify Announced

According to HMV in Japan, the European release date for Phil Collins' "Can't Stop Loving You" CD single is November 4th. At the moment, no official track listing for this commercial CD single has been announced. 

September 23, 2002
Up is Finally Here!

Today, Peter Gabriel's Up album was officially released in Europe. The U.S. release is due for commercial release tomorrow. The wait is over!

September 23, 2002
Anthony Phillips Works On New Library Music Project

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, Ant took a break from the recording of tracks for Private Parts & Pieces XI over the last two weeks to write and record music for a new library project for Atmosphere Music.  As with most of Ant's Library projects, this won't be commercially available.

September 17, 2002
Official Peter Gabriel Site Announced North American Tour Dates!

Here is a little update on the planned North American UP tour courtesy of the official Peter Gabriel site. Please note that this is only a provisional list, and it is subject to change.

The official Gabriel site will be setting up a special pre-sales system to give Full Moon Club members early access to tickets. We are hoping to start ticket sales on September 25th. You will not be able to buy tickets before this date; and then you will need an official Moon club password. Please be patient until then, the venues will not sell you a ticket in advance of, or even on the 25th.

Go to the On Tour Section To See The Tentative Dates For The Up North American Tour!

September 17, 2002
U.S. Version of Phil Collins' Testify CD Now Available For Pre-Order

If you chose not to pre-order the Japanese edition of Phil's up-coming album, Testify, due to the higher import price, you can now pre-order the less expensive U.S. version (which allegedly has one less track than the Japanese version). The U.S. edition of Testify is due for release on November 12th! Click here to pre-order!

September 17, 2002
Phil Collins' First Single From Testify Shipped To U.S. Radio - And America Responds!

The first single from Phil's new album, Testify, is "Can't Stop Loving You", which was shipped to U.S. radio and set for 'adds' this week. In it's first week, the song is reported to have been added into rotation by 98 radio stations across the country.

September 17, 2002
The Official Hackett Site Asks Fans To Determine Need To Continue With VHS Releases

A poll has been added to the official Steve Hackett site to ask fans whether or not Camino, Steve's label, should continue releasing forthcoming video releases on both VHS and DVD formats. The VHS tape is starting to go the way of the vinyl LP and the 8-track, so I suspect it's days are a bit numbered. Be sure to cast your vote and let your voice be heard... Especially, if you still like buying your videos in the VHS format!

September 17, 2002
Peter Gabriel Interview Coming To BBC 2

According to Steve Hackett's Manager, there will be a Peter Gabriel interview on September 28th at 3:30 p.m. (UK time) on BBC Radio 2 (the Richard Allinson show). The show will also include a live performance recorded on September 14th at Real World Studios.

September 17, 2002
Another Japanese Zappa Remaster Coming In November Featuring Chester

The next set of Frank Zappa remasters in limited edition LP style sleeves is coming out in Japan shortly. If you are a fan of Chester Thompson, you can look forward to the release of Zappa's Strictly Commercial (catalog # VACK-1261), which was his one disc 'hits' collection on November 27th.

September 17, 2002

Dale Newman To Release New Studio Album

According to the official Anthony Phillips site (and Dale Newman himself), on September 28th, Cubed, Dale Newman's third album, will be released.  Dale, who runs the Genesis studio The Farm, was also one of the guest vocalists on Anthony Phillips' album, SidesCubed will be available from the official Genesis site as well as Dale's own site.

September 17, 2002
Gabriel Performs Unreleased Song In Milan, Italy

On September 16th at his concert in Milan, Italy, Peter Gabriel performed a song called "Animal Nation" which is unreleased and is not scheduled to appear on his forthcoming album, Up. There is no news at this time about whether or not the track will surface as a b-side on an up-coming single or even as an album cut on Gabriel's next project, I/O.

September 17, 2002
Chris Stewart To Appear At Cheltenham Literature Festival

According to the official Anthony Phillips site, to further promote his new book, A Parrot In The Pepper Tree, Chris Stewart will be making a return visit to the U.K. in October.  He is scheduled to appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 13th, where he will give a talk about the new book and his life in Spain.  More information can be found on the Festival site

September 17, 2002
Official Ray Wilson Site Offers Review Of Tribute Concert For Frankie Miller 

On the official Ray Wilson site, you can now read a review of the recent Frankie Miller tribute concert from September 7th featuring Ray, Joe Walsh from The Eagles, and others. Check it out!

September 13, 2002
VH-1's Genesis Behind The Music To Be Rebroadcast

For those who missed it's debut back in 1999, the VH-1 episode of Behind The Music featuring Genesis will be rebroadcast on September 17th and then again on September 27th. Please check out VH-1 for details and show times in your area.

September 13, 2002
News Source Offers Free Gabriel Downloads To UK Fans

Sadly, this news does not help you much if you live outside the UK, like me. The Times, a leading UK news publication and on-line news resource, is offering exclusive Peter Gabriel downloads starting tomorrow, Saturday, September 14th. If you can get the publication, turn to 'Play', the weekly arts and entertainment magazine in Saturday's edition, and you'll find full details of how to view, listen to and download the following items:

1. "The Barry Williams Show" and "Growing Up" -
Two unreleased tracks from Up, Peter's first studio album for ten years 
(Both will be on the CD when released).

2. "Sledgehammer", "Solsbury Hill" and "Games Without Frontiers" - 
Three classic tracks that you can download and burn onto a CD or player

3. "I Have the Touch" (remixed) and "Quiet Steam"
Two rarities for you to download and copy

4. The video to "Steam" (Live) -
Available to view online, but not for download

And, starting on Monday, September 16th, they'll give you the chance to access a bonus audio track and another video.

Minimum System Requirements:
1. A sound card and applicable driver. 2. Some speakers or headphones connected to your PC. 3. Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP. Windows IE 5.0 or higher. 5. Windows Media Player Version 7.0 or higher.

Please Note
These tracks can not be accessed using a Mac, and only from within the UK and RoI. Readers must go online in order to download tracks.  Downloading can take up to 30 minutes depending on speed of modem. Please note: you can download the two tracks from Up, but they will expire after 30 days and cannot be burnt or copied.

September 13, 2002
Promotional Activity Announced For Gabriel's North American Tour

A few U.S. television appearances have been scheduled while Peter Gabriel is in the U.S.A. They are as follows:

1. Larry King - Sept. 14th (previously recorded)
2. Charlie Rose - Sept. 25th
3. The Today Show - Sept. 27th
4. The Late Show with Conan O'Brian - Sept. 27th
5. Last Call with Carson Daly - Sept. 30th. (taped on September 24th)
Click here for listings.

September 9, 2002
Phil Collins' Testify Album Now Available For Pre-Order From Japan; Includes Bonus Track!

Yes! That's correct! The Japanese pressing of Phil's Testify album (catalog # WPCR-11366) will include a bonus track not available on the European or North American pressing! More good news, WEA Japan will be releasing this Japanese edition on November 11th! Pre-Order your copy today!

September 9, 2002
Phil Collins Featured On VH-1 Program On September 18th

On September 18th, Phil Collins will be featured on the VH-1 program, Before They Were Rock Stars. The premise of the show is to feature old pictures and video clips of famous musicians before they became successful. Collins will be one of several famous musicians featured on the program. For more information on this episode of VH-1's Before They Were Rock Stars click here.

September 9, 2002
Winners Of The WorldofGenesis.com - Anthony Phillips Sky Road Trivia Contest Announced!

Our first contest has ended and the winners have been chosen! 

They are:
1. Paul K. - England
2. Jason S. - USA
3. Kentaro K. - Japan
4. Mark W. - USA
5. Ron G. - Canada

All five winners will receive a free copy of Anthony Phillips' newly reissued Sky Road album on compact disc! The correct answers to the contest can be found by clicking here. Thanks to everyone who entered! Another contest will be coming up this fall!

September 9, 2002
Peter Gabriel's "The Barry Williams Show" Video Now On-Line!; Surprise Gig Added & More!

On the official Peter Gabriel website, you can now watch the music video for the new single, "The Barry Williams Show." At the moment, if you do not have a cable modem, DSL, or a T-1 line, you will need a great deal of patience (and bandwidth), but a more dial-up modem friendly version is anticipated shortly.

In other news, Peter Gabriel performed a surprise warm-up concert over the weekend in Sardinia on Saturday, September 7th, at 9 p.m. at Arzachena in the Town Square. The set performed at the surprise show was: "Solsbury Hill", "As for Gabriel's North American tour which starts on November 15th here in the United States, tickets are expected to start going on sale September 24th with all dates for the tour officially announced. 

But wait... There's more! Windows Media now has a special offer. If you download Windows Media Player 9, you can listen to a special Dolby 5.1 version of "Signal To Noise" from Peter Gabriel's forthcoming Up album! 

September 9, 2002
Update on Steve Hackett From His Management

Steve Hackett's manager provided us with an update on Hackett's current activity:

IN THE STUDIO:
"Steve's new studio is finally operational, and he's now working on recording a new album." At this point, it is unknown when the new project will be completed.

ON THE ROAD:
"Following on from their collaboration in performing Steve's piece "The City In The Sea," he recently appeared again with Evelyn Glennie at Belfast's Waterfornt Hall, guesting on her performance of "Shadow Behind The Iron Sun."

"We've all enjoyed the acoustic shows and intend to continue with them on an occasional basis rather than having to book a whole tour every time. At the moment we have the following provisional dates although these are not confirmed at the time of writing):"

20 Oct  Trento (Titcovich Theatre?) (Italy)
28 Oct  Valetta Manoel Theatre (Malta)
29 or 30 Oct  Palermo (Sicily)
01 Nov  Forli (Italy)
02 Nov Sardinia (Italy)

NEW RELEASES:
"The first of our DVD sets will be released around the end of October/beginning of November and will be the Buenos Aires show. This will be released as a single DVD in North America but the European package will include the DVD and two audio CDs. In addition we'll also be offering the  audio CDs as a separate release available only from the website and it's likely this will be in a double digipack format. We're still trying to decide whether to issue the Buenos Aires show in VHS format."

"After that, we'll probably release the Live acoustic show from Budapest around January/February in the same way. In fact we may even make the audio CDs of that one available (website only though) in advance of the DVD."

September 5, 2002
Mike Rutherford To Join Paul Carrack In Concert At Wembley Arena This Saturday

According to Paul Copley, a member of Paul Carrack's band and webmaster of the official Paul Carrack site, Mike Rutherford will be joining Paul and the band at Wembley indoor arena in England on Saturday, September 7th, to play a short set at Chris Tarrant's Capital request gig. Bon Jovi will be headlining the event.

September 3, 2002
BBC Phil Collins Documentary Coming This Fall

According to the official Fish website, the ex-Marillion lead singer was interviewed by the BBC on August 13th for the up-coming program on Phil Collins' career in music. Fish addressed questions about a number of topics ranging from Genesis to Collins' solo works. While no programming date has been set, it is expected that the documentary will run in the fall in conjunction with the release of Collins' new solo album, Testify. The webmaster of the official Genesis site commented that the BBC documentary hit some "initial problems" but is apparently going ahead. While the webmaster would not expand upon that comment, one can only assume that there may have been some sort of legal issues that needed to be dealt with before proceeding with the project. 

According to Fish's site, the documentary is expected to be released on DVD by Sanctuary distribution in Europe following the airing of the project. More information on the broadcast and the DVD will be posted when available. 

September 3, 2002
Tony Levin Launches Peter Gabriel Tour Section On His Official Site

On the official Tony Levin site, Tony has added a new Peter Gabriel Tour section. Here you can see pictures from the tour rehearsals, get very basic info about the new touring band, see pictures from the first gig in Munich, Germany, and more. Levin also provides the short set list from the concert which included: "Darkness", "Growing Up", "The Barry Williams Show" and "More Than This" from Gabriel's new solo CD, Up. Other songs performed were "Red Rain", "Mercy Street", "Solsbury Hill", "Digging In The Dirt", "Family Snapshot" and "Jetzt Kommt Die Flut" ("Here Comes The Flood" sung in German).

September 3, 2002
Phil Collins Says "No More World Tours"

According to the official Phil Collins site, while in Hamburg, Germany, promoting his up-coming solo album, Testify, Phil announced that he will not do any more world tours. Collins cited that his hearing problems were a major factor. In addition, Collins mentioned his disinterest in the rigors of long tours. Phil Collins said that he will play live on stage now and then, including a few songs at the opening ceremony of the new Color Line Arena in Hamburg in the Autumn, but his days of massive touring are over. For more on this story click here to read an article featured in The Scotsman, a newspaper based out of Scotland.

September 3, 2002
Peter Gabriel's OD2 Gets Closer To Becoming A Reality

According to BBC News, the U.K. music retailer HMV is expected to announce that it has reached a deal with Peter Gabriel's company, On Demand Distribution (OD2), to offer almost 100,000 songs over the Internet for a monthly fee of 4.99 U.K. pounds per month. OD2 was set up by Gabriel in 1999 to sell digital music over the Internet. Companies such as MSN, Freeserve, and Tiscali have already signed up to the service. OD2 promises to provide good value to the consumer while combating the threat of illegal sharing of songs over the Internet.   

 

CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO HE ARCHIVED NEWS INDEX.


World of Genesis.com is a fan site and has no affiliations with Genesis or any artist associated with the band. Website design, content and pictures copyright 2000-2014 David Negrin. All Rights Reserved. All content on this website is either the property of David Negrin, or the original owners, and may not be duplicated, copied, transmitted, or altered without permission. This site is best viewed in 1280x768
(widescreen), using IE 10.0 or better. Genesis band shot used in "Reviews" icon used by permission from P. Kamin.