November 29, 2001
New Genesis Interview On The Official Site & More...

There is a decent new interview with Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford (not to mention Tony Smith, their manager) on the official site. The interview is revealing... Check it out! You Can also check out another Genesis interview from the Evening Standard.

November 26, 2001
Ray Wilson Opens His Official On-Line Shop

The Ray Wilson site now offers hard to find recordings featuring Ray. So far, Cut's Millionairhead album (which was only released in Europe) and the independently released (and previously impossible to find) Guaranteed Pure album, Swing Your Bag, are both available on the site for sale. Fans will soon be able to order Ray's new unplugged CD from the site as well (the album art is already featured in the shopping section).

November 26, 2001
Carrack To Perform In Germany For Christmas Special & Participate In Live On-Line Chat

Paul will be on stage at the Rockpalast Christmas Special on Saturday, December 15, 2001, broadcasted by WDR German-Television. For Carrack fans who can't make the gig, WDR will transmit the concert via Multimedia-Stream on their homepage: the same day. Paul Carrack will also be chatting on the WDR Internet-Page during the Festival: The chat starts at 9:30 p.m. (Mid-European Time) on Saturday, December 15, 2001.

November 24, 2001
Jonathan King Convicted of Sex Offenses

Former Genesis producer Jonathan King has been jailed for seven years for sexual abuse. King, charged under his real name Kenneth King, was found guilty of four indecent assaults and two serious sexual offences against boys aged 14 and 15, committed in the 1980s. He will have to sign the sex offenders' register for life and will be barred from working with children. King, who denied all the charges, continues to protest his innocence on his website. His lawyers said they had already lodged an appeal to the High Court. King is now in Belmarsh prison in south east London, awaiting transfer to another jail. For more on the story click here.

November 24, 2001
New Genesis TV Adverts Available On The Official Site; New Band Interview To Be Posted Shortly

The official Genesis site now has three new TV advertisements available for download courtesy of Gut Vision. The Genesis webmaster's recent interview with the band is said to be scheduled to appear on the official site some time in the near future. Stay tuned!

November 21, 2001
Genesis Webmaster Allows Fans To Pose Questions To Collins, Banks and Rutherford

The Webmaster for the official Genesis site will be interviewing the band this Friday morning. If you have a crucial question you would like to ask them please email it to NO LATER THAN 3pm GMT Thursday, November 22nd. Please make it ONE question only and title the email GENESIS QUESTION. The webmaster says that he cannot promise to ask your question, but you just never know... The results of the interview will no doubt be posted to the official site in the very near future.

November 20, 2001
NTSC Version of The Way We Walk DVD Will Ship This Friday

According to the Webmaster for the official Genesis site, the NTSC version of the new Genesis DVD will ship this coming Friday to the people who have ordered it on the band's site. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can still do so by clicking here.

November 20, 2001
Steve Hackett To Play The USA!

Steve will be headlining at the The North East Art Rock Festival, or NEARfest, at the Trenton War Memorial, Trenton, New Jersey. The festival takes place on the 29th and 30th June 2002. General ticket sale commence on Saturday, February 16, 2002 via and The War Memorial Box Office. You can sign up to the NEARfest mailing list at: to get all of the updates regarding ticket sales, hotels, auctions etc. NEARfest 2001 sold out in just two hours.

November 20, 2001
Ray Wilson Acoustic Live CD Coming In Three Weeks

According to the official Genesis website, the new Ray Wilson live album, which was recorded during his long stint of shows in Edinburgh, will be released in three weeks. The CD will be available on Ray's official website, and possibly soon in retail stores. According to Ray, "I am trying to organize distribution to record stores, but it will be selective because of the cost. I will also have the facility to pay for stuff by cheque or credit cards. I am setting up a merchant bank account at the moment, and it takes a little time, but I will get there with it."

November 20, 2001
New Live Chat Room Now Available On The Official Genesis Website

For those of you who feel limited by the Genesis Talk bulletin board on the band's official site, you can now take your conversations with fellow fans one step further. The site now has a new live chat feature. To access the Chat section of the official Genesis site click here.

November 19, 2001
Mike & The Mechanics: "The Lost Tapes" Are Recovered...

Back in December 1995, I interviewed The Mechanics (Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, and Paul Young) for a national magazine in New York City. When the article was finally published, only a small excerpt of the 1+ hour interview was actually used in the final draft. The original interview tape has been "lost" for almost six years, but I have recently located it and expect to transcribe the tapes and get the complete interview here on World of Genesis before the end of the year. Stay tuned!

November 17, 2001
The Latest News With The Way We Walk Promotional Events

Surprisingly, things have been a little quiet aside from the recent flurry of Genesis interviews for the new DVD. A nice update of the recent promotional activity can be found on the band's official website (including audio downloads of some of Genesis' recent interviews).

November 14, 2001
The First Genesis Mailing Was Sent To Fans

The first Genesis mailing was sent out to people on the group's official list yesterday. The mailing simply promoted the current Genesis site and the up-coming DVD, The Way We Walk. If you did not receive this mailing and would like to add yourself to future mailings from Genesis click here.

November 12, 2001
Previously Unreleased Anthony Phillips Track Now Available On New Compilation

According to the Anthony Phillips site, one of Ant's Library music pieces that has not previously appeared on a regular release is included on The National Trust Music Collection, a new compilation that is available now. Ant's track is called "Chartwell" and it was part of an orchestral Library project called English Pastoral, which featured the BBC Concert Orchestra. The compilation is a 3 CD set which features a very good selection of well-known classical pieces. A contribution from the sale of each CD goes to the National Trust to help their conservation work in the UK.
The National Trust Music Collection is released by BMG and is available now in Europe.

November 12, 2001
Official Genesis Shop Now Open For Business!

The On-line Genesis shop is now open for business. As stated previously, the only item available at this time for pre-order is the new DVD, The Way We Walk, for both NTSC and PAL formats (Region 0). The PAL DVD is in-stock now, but the NTSC DVD will not be on-hand until the week of November 26th (because the production will take another ten to fourteen days). To buy the DVD click here! To read a review of the new Genesis DVD click here.

November 12, 2001
More Carrack Promo Appearances Planned 

Paul Carrack will perform live for radio and television programs in The Netherlands.
The first appearance will be taped on November 14th
1. At Vrienden van Amstel Live, RTL 4 television (to be broadcast on December 8th). Songs planned to be performed are: "How Long", "Over My Shoulder" and "The Only One" (solo on piano). 

The second set of appearances will be on November 15th
1. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Paul is expected to be on 3 FM "Arbeidsvitaminen." The show will feature an interview about activities and possibly one acoustic song. 
2. Next, at 1:15 p.m. 
3. At 1:30, there will be a souncheck for Radio 2, Schiffers FM. The show will feature an interview and one song live ("How Long"). 
4. Franciscusweg 247 te Hilversum will feature a live broadcast of "Satisfy My Soul" live at 10:30 p.m.

November 9, 2001
Genesis On-Line Shop Opens This Coming Monday

According to the official Genesis Webmaster, the on-line shop on the Genesis site will be open for business on Monday, November 12th. As expected, the only item initially available will be the pre-order of the new DVD, The Way We Walk. Additional titles are expected to be available through the website in the future.

November 9, 2001
Additional Genesis Interview Planned For This Coming Monday

Genesis (Phil, Mike and Tony) will be doing yet another interview to help promote the new DVD, The Way We Walk. The interview will take place next Monday, November 12th, on BBC Radio 2 in England during Richard Allinson's program (10:30 p.m. to midnight - U.K. time).  You can also listen on-line by clicking here.

Special thanks to Paul Hughes for passing along this information!

November 9, 2001
New Interview Clip With Genesis Now Available On-Line

Click here to hear a new interview clip with Genesis from November 8th hosted by the BBC's Simon Mayo.

November 9, 2001
Ray Wilson Offers A Preview of His New Live Acoustic Album

You can now access a sample of the live acoustic versions "In The Air Tonight", "Mama" and "Sarah" from Ray Wilson's up-coming album on his official site.

November 7, 2001
Video Clip of Ray Wilson Performing "Another Day" Live Coming Soon To His Official Site

According to a representative of Arc Video, the company who filmed Ray Wilson live during his long concert stint in Edinburgh this year, a video clip of the song "Another Day" has been edited and digitized for the official Ray Wilson site. The company is currently working out some audio issues with the digitized version, but expect that the clip will be on-line shortly.

November 7, 2001
Carrack Set List & Correction For German Radio Broadcast This Coming Sunday

The set list for the Carrack radio broadcast on WDR 2 in Cologne, Germany set for November 11th appears to be recorded during the Beautiful World Tour and not the Satisfy My Soul Tour as previously reported. The set list is as follows:

1.) If You Ever Needed Someone
2.) Another Cup of Coffee
3.) You Give Me Something
4.) Eyes of Blue
5.) Love Will Keep Us Alive
6.) Perfect Love
7.) Oh Oh Oh (My My My)
8.) Tempted
9.) Living Years
10.) How Long

As mentioned earlier, if you live outside of Germany, details on listening to the show on-line via satellite can be found by clicking here.

November 7, 2001
More Genesis Promotional Push For TWWW DVD Announced

Today, the official Genesis site announced new promo activities by Collins, Banks, and Rutherford to help "push" the new DVD. The following additions are for radio and television:

23rd November
GMTV (ITV) interview and video
ENTERTAINMENT TODAY (ITV) live interview and video with Jenny Falconer.
LONDON TODAY (or LONDON TONIGHT) (Carlton) live interview and video.

26th November
LIQUID NEWS (BBC CHOICE AND BBC1) Interview and video
REUTERS Interview and video

28th November
TOTPS 2 (BBC2) Video or performance from archive (repeated 1st December)

More TV/Radio appearances are expected to be announced shortly. Stay tuned!

November 7, 2001
Steve Hackett 70s/80s Archive CDs Released Today In Japan; Second Part To Follow Soon

The Japanese version of the new Hackett 2 CD set for the 70s and 80s portion of the Live Archive hit the streets today. The obi strip (the little piece of paper on the outside of Japanese CDs) reveals that the new release date for the second half of the series, 90s/Feedback, will be available in Japan on November 21st. As previously noted, the Japanese issue has alternate artwork from the European edition and includes different tracks on the 70s disc (you can, however, get those tracks as a bonus CD from the official Steve Hackett site). Also mentioned earlier, the second part of the Japanese edition also features Feedback (which was released separately in Europe as Feedback '86).

** Webmaster's Note: You can also look for a review of the entire new Hackett box set here on World of Genesis before the end of the week (I just need the time to listen to it completely to write a review).

November 5, 2001
Chester Thompson Offers Hands-On Instruction To Experienced Drummers

Chester Thompson will be offering experienced drummers some hands-on instruction for two days this month. First, Chester will be holding a Master Class at the 2001 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, November 17th, at 1 p.m. You may register prior to the convention through November 9th, and anyone who registers on-line receives a $10 discount. You must be a member of PASIC to attend this event. The cost is $145 for the whole event (November 15th through the 17th) or $65 per day (membership to PASIC is, of course, additional).

The following day, on November 18th, Chester will hold a small hands-on Master Seminar limited to 25 students. This event will also take place in the Nashville area. This second day offers drummers a unique opportunity to get one on one instruction from Chester and other experienced drummers. The price of the second day is $150.00 (U.S.) which includes lunch, study materials, and possibly more. For more information on the second day's events click here.

** Please Note: These Master Classes are for experienced drummers only. You don't need to be a professional to attend, but you should at least understand basic drumming techniques. Please do not attempt to attend one of these programs if you do not play the drums. If you do, you will only irritate the instructors and the serious musicians who are there (and paying good money) for some quality, professional, instruction. Thanks for your understanding...

November 5, 2001
Pre-Orders For NTSC & PAL Versions of TWWW DVD Expected Shortly On The Genesis Site

According to the Genesis Webmaster, fans are expected to be able to pre-order both the NTSC and PAL versions of The Way We Walk on DVD later this week from the band's official site. Pre-ordering through the Genesis site by will entitle you a discounted price and shipment of your DVD prior to the actual street date. More details should follow in the next couple of days.

November 5, 2001
New Clapton DVD Reissue with Phil Collins Coming Out In Japan This Week

This Wednesday, November 7th, is a big day for Japanese Genesis fans. In addition to the previously reported release of the Phil Collins Live and Loose In Paris DVD (NTSC/Region 2) and the Steve Hackett 70s/80s Live Archive CD set (the second part of the Hackett Live Archive collection is coming out later), fans can also pick up the DVD release (NTSC/Region 2) of Eric Clapton's 24 Nights (catalog # WPBR-90101), which features Phil Collins on "Sunshine of Your Love." The new Japanese DVD offers no new footage, so North American and European fans aren't missing out on anything.

November 5, 2001
Genesis Promotional Campaign Revealed For TWWW DVD

According to the official Genesis website, this is the promotional activity for the new DVD:

Feature Stories:

The Financial Times - Will appear on November 24th in the weekend review supplement and includes an interview and photos.
The Evening Standard - Interview with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford for the week commencing November 12th, plus a telephone interview with Phil Collins.
Classic Rock - Article in the issue due at the end of December.

News Pieces:

Keyboard Player - December Issue
Rhythm - December Issue
Guitar - December Issue


Get Rhythm - Current Issue
Uncut - Current Issue
Classic Rock - Issue out at the beginning of December
Record Collector - December Issue along with a competition.
Total Guitar - December Issue
DVD Review - December Issue
What DVD? Issue out November 1st
Total DVD - December Issue
Mojo - (TBA)
Making Music - (TBA)

Reviews On Genesis Related Fan Sites

World of Genesis, Genesis Movement, The Way They Walk, Phil Collins World, A Genesis Fan Page, Phil Collins France, More Tricks From The Wardrobe, and most likely many others once the DVD is released.

DVD Review Websites/General Music Websites: - Review available now - Review available now (TBA)

November 4, 2001
Paul Carrack And Others Featured On Up-Coming Jools Holland Album

Paul Carrack will be featured on the song "It's So Blue" from the new album by Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Big Band, Small World Big Band, among 21 other guest artists. The album is to be released in the U.K. on November 19th and features various musicians covering a selection of jazz, blues, and big band favorites in addition to some new material. 

The CD also features David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Steve Winwood, Mick Hucknall (Simply Red), Chris Difford (Squeeze), John Cale, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Suggs (Madness), Paul Weller, Sting, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Stereophonics, Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Jay Kay (Jamiroquai), and many more. There is currently no U.S. release date confirmed.     

November 4, 2001
Carrack Continues Promotional Campaign With A Live Radio Appearance In Germany

World of Genesis has learned That Mr. Carrack is doing yet another radio appearance on Sunday, November 11th for WDR 2 in Cologne, Germany. This appearance will apparently be a live radio broadcast from the Satisfy My Soul tour. The concert was announced on the WDR 2 website, and can be listened to on-line via satellite by clicking here.

Special Thanks to Gerd Obermann for making WoG aware of this radio broadcast.

November 2, 2001
Paul Carrack Plans More Radio and TV Appearances

According to the official webmaster for the Carrack site, Paul will also be performing live on Radio 2 from The Stables at Milton Keynes on November 27th. Paul will be appearing as a guest of the Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine Big Band, and he will be singing three or four jazz standards (as will other guests). Tickets to the event are FREE (while they last) and can be obtained from the box office: +01908 280 800. Paul will also make an appearance on Jools Holland's television show which is due for broadcast on November 24th.

November 1, 2001
Paul Carrack To Guest On Jools Holland's Radio 2 Program

It has just been announced that Paul Carrack will be featured on Jools Holland's radio show on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, November 5th at 9 p.m. (U.K. time). If you're not in the broadcast range of Radio 2 you can listen on line by clicking here. No doubt Paul will jam with Jools' band and promote his latest tour and new album, Groovin.

November 1, 2001
Genesis On-Line Shop Delayed Again Due To Negotiations With Virgin Records

According to the webmaster for the official Genesis site, the opening of the band's on-line shop will be faced with additional delays as a result of the seemingly never-ending negotiations with the group's European record company, Virgin. As mentioned previously, there have been negotiations for some time now. The webmaster says that the shop will be delayed until at least the second week of November and, initially, the latest Genesis DVD (The Way We Walk) may be the only item available. The reason the DVD for The Way We Walk is cleared for sale on the website is because it is not manufactured by Virgin, so it is not subjected to the outcome of these talks. More will follow...

November 1, 2001
Steve Hackett Plans Concert Dates in Japan and Budapest For January 

Steve will be presenting an
acoustic set with John Hackett on flute and Roger King on keyboards at Tribute To The Love Generation in Daiba, Tokyo from January 12th through the 14th. For tickets call: TLG +81-3-5531-2024 from overseas or 03-5531-2024 in Japan. 
There is also an additional concert date being planned for January 26th at Petofi Hall in Budapest. More details on the Budapest gig will be available shortly.

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