September 30, 2010
Phil Collins Talks About A New Project - Writing A Book About The Alamo

In a new interview with the New York Times Magazine,  Phil Collins acknowledges that he's writing a book on the history of the Alamo. As reported here previously, the history of the Alamo is a particular passion of Collins. Be sure to check out the abridged version of the interview at the link above!

September 30, 2010

Phil Collins' Going Back Receives A Warm Response in the United States - At Least It Appears That Way So Far!

We already know Phil Collins' new album, Going Back, hit #1 on the U.K. charts this past week. The big question is, will this response be repeated in the U.S. or will it receive a cold reception? Well, if, a major on-line retailer is any clue, I think the album will chart well in its opening week in America. This week Collins' new album is the #26 best selling album in all genres of music on the popular U.S. retail website. We won't know more for a few more days, but that's an impressive ranking considering how many musical genres and titles Amazon sells!

September 30, 2010
The Official Peter Gabriel Site Teases About Future Video Release

The official Peter Gabriel site (via Richard Chappell's Tour Diary) is now reporting that Gabriel's recent performance on The New Blood Tour in Verona, Italy was filmed for future video release. DVD is mentioned but no word on Blu-ray Disc just yet (here is to hoping!).

September 27, 2010
Phil Collins is Going Back... To #1!

Today, Phil Collins' new album, Going Back, reached #1 on the U.K. album chart! It was the first Phil Collins album to reach the #1 spot since 1998's Hits 12 years ago. Congratulations, Phil! The North American release of Going Back is tomorrow! Check out the World of Genesis Shopping Section to see the various versions of the album that are available.

September 24, 2010
Phil Collins Celebrity Podcast Now on iTunes

You can now access a Phil Collins celebrity podcast on iTunes. The podcast was made available on September 21st, and features Phil talking about songs that inspired him (as a part of his promotion for Going Back).

September 24, 2010
New Genesis Inspired Photo Book Available

A new book by Mario Vicedomini, Angela Vicedomini, Salvo Zannelli, and Daniel Klockner, Genesis: In Our Flight of Fantasy, features stunning photography inspired by Genesis lyrics and songs. To get more information on this beautiful coffee table hardback book, click here (a review is coming soon to World of Genesis fans should note that the book features a preface by Steve Hackett himself!

September 24, 2010
Mario Giammetti Releases a New Genesis Biography

Italian fans (and speakers of the Italian language) can rejoice in the release of Mario Giammetti's newest Genesis biography, The Musical Box: Genesis Songs A-Z (
Musical Box - Le canzoni dei Genesis dalla A alla Z). Giammetti's new biography discusses the composition, music and lyrics of each Genesis song from A-Z. While I do not speak Italian, Mario's reputation as the leading Italian language biographer on Genesis and its members certainly gives tremendous credibility to this release (Mario has also written Italian language biographies on Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, and Steve Hackett). Giammetti is also known to Genesis fans for the great Genesis Dusk fanzine and website.

September 23, 2010
Phil Collins - Going Back: Live From Roseland Ballroom in NYC (NTSC) DVD and Blu-ray Disc Available For Pre-Order!

Here in North America, you can finally pre-order the DVD or the high definition Blu-ray disc of Phil Collins concert video from his 2010 Going Back tour, Phil Collins: Live From Roseland Ballroom in NYC. The video, due out November 2nd, is distributed through Eagle Records. Pre-order your copy today!

September 23, 2010
The Final Installment in the Phil Collins Going Back Documentary Shows Up on YouTube

The 6th and final part of the Phil Collins Going Back documentary has now appeared on YouTube. Enjoy! North American fans - just a reminder that Going Back will be in stores next Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (for a limited time, you can pre-order the 1 CD version of Phil's Going Back album here for just $7.99 (limited time only!).

September 23, 2010
The official Phil Collins Site Offers a Fan Club

The official Phil Collins site offers a new Fan Club (requiring paid membership). This new Fan Club offers you access to material from Phil's personal archive. Check out the official Phil Collins site for details.

September 16, 2010

Pre-Order For New Paul Carrack Album Available Now!

Paul Carrack's forthcoming album, A Different Hat, will be available October 25th in Europe. The standard 12-track album features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Cullen performing classic Carrack tracks and cover tunes (a complete track listing is featured below). A deluxe version of Paul's new album, which includes a 32-page hardback book complete with the album on CD plus a DVD with an in-depth interview with Carrack, footage from the making of the new album, and a photo gallery of high resolution photographs will also be released.


1. I Think It's Going to Rain Today

2. Moon River

3. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying

4. I Canít Make You Love Me
5. I Live on a Battlefield
6. Eyes of Blue
7. I Don't Know Enough About You
8. All the way
9. If You Love Me
10. Love will keep us alive
11.For All We Know

12. It Ain't Over

September 15, 2010

ITV Confirms Broadcast Date of UK Phil Collins: For One Night Only

According to a representative from ITV, the UK broadcast date for Phil Collins: For One Night Only will be Saturday, September 18th. No North America Broadcast is planned at this time.

September 14, 2010
ABC News Posts New Billboard Interview with Phil Collins

ABC News posted a new 4-page Billboard interview with Phil Collins in support of his new album, Going Back. In addition to talking about the making of the new album, Collins is asked about the prospect of returning to Genesis at some point. Collins' response was, "I think Genesis are no longer. I don't foresee me doing any more Genesis shows. Not because I don't like it or don't want to. But it doesn't fit in with my life and wanting to be with the boys, and taking onboard (other interests like) the Alamo and writing a book about that. And the other stuff that I'd like to do -- and that includes doing nothing as well. But also, I can't physically play the drums. I don't want to sound like a spoiled kid, like I've had my stuff and I don't want to do it anymore. But I have done it all my life, and now I'm enjoying another side of life.

Collins also talks about the prospect of doing a new studio album at some point in the future. He explains, "I haven't got the material yet. That kind of thing starts to answer itself when you sit down in the studio and try to write. I've got two or three things that I really like that I've already written. They're very dark, very sad, some of them. But I'm still at the same point that I was: If something was to come up behind me and surprise me, I'd put it out. Whether I'd put it out in the traditional way is another question." Be sure to check out this great interview!

September 14, 2010
New Paul D'Adamo Contest on World of

World of is now offering a new contest around the release of Paul D'Adamo's new album, Tell Me Something. The album, which is available now as a download on both iTunes and, features a number of Phil Collins' touring band, including: Brad Cole, Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson, Luis Conte, Amy Keys, Arnold McCuller, Leeland Sklar, Gerald Albright and other respected musicians. To enter the contest for your chance at winning a free copy of the album on CD, click here. To read a review of the album, click here.

September 14, 2010
More Details Released For Phil Collins: For One Night Only UK TV Broadcast

An new ITV press release for the autumn/winter television season confirms Phil Collins' "For One Night Only" performance in support of his new Going Back album (refer to page 23 of the press release for details). While no exact air date is provided yet for the program, the press release also states that "
Phil Collins: For One Night Only" will also see Phil taking a trip down memory lane as he revisits some special places from his formative years, including Eel Pie Island and the original location of the legendary Marquee Club in Soho. More information on an exact air date should be available shortly.

September 14, 2010
Steve Hackett Provides Updates On His Recent Activity

On the official Steve Hackett site, Steve shares that he's been busying working on new projects with Steven Wilson's (of Porcupine Tree) forthcoming solo album and Gary Husband's (formerly of the band Level 42) forthcoming album. In addition, Hackett says he is about to begin work on a new rock album and a live project!

September 14, 2010
German Genesis Fan Site Offers New Ray Wilson Interview and Phil Collins Contest For Going Back, the much respected German Genesis related fan-site, offers a great new interview with Ray Wilson in support of his
Genesis Klassik and Propaganda Man album and recent European tour dates. In the interview, Wilson discusses his interest in working with Steve Hackett! Be sure to check it out! Also, the German site offers European fans (no one outside of Europe, unfortunately) a competition to win Phil Collins Going Back prizes! Be sure to enter if you are eligible!

September 14, 2010

Phil Collins' Official YouTube Page Offers Parts 3, 4 and 5 of his 6-Part Documentary

Be sure to check out Phil's official YouTube page to see the next three parts (parts 3, 4 and 5) of a special mini 6-part documentary recorded during the making of the Going Back album! The sixth and final part of this documentary should be available shortly. You can also get a preview of the music video "Girl (Why You Want to Make Me Blue)" on Collins' YouTube page.

September 14, 2010

Peter Gabriel's Long-Time Guitarist, David Rhodes, Releases New Solo Project

Fresh off the heels of his 2010 tour with Cyndi Lauper, Peter Gabriel fans will be pleased to hear that guitarist David Rhodes' new solo project, Bittersweet, is now available on iTunes. The project also includes Gabriel's drummer, Ged Lynch (note: Peter Gabriel does not appear on the Bittersweet album). You also can sample the Bittersweet album here.

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