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
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: http://www.rockpalast.de
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
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.
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!
Genesis Webmaster Allows Fans To Pose Questions To Collins, Banks
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 tickets.com
and The War Memorial Box Office. You can sign up to the NEARfest mailing
list at: http://www.nearfest.com
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Previously Unreleased Anthony Phillips Track Now Available On New
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
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
November 12, 2001
More Carrack Promo Appearances Planned
Paul Carrack will perform live for radio and television programs in The
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
4. Franciscusweg 247 te Hilversum will feature a live broadcast
of "Satisfy My Soul" live at 10:30 p.m.
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!
New Interview Clip With Genesis Now Available On-Line
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
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
November 7, 2001
Carrack Set List & Correction For German Radio Broadcast This
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)
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.
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:
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.
LIQUID NEWS (BBC CHOICE AND BBC1) Interview and video
REUTERS Interview and video
TOTPS 2 (BBC2) Video or performance from archive (repeated 1st December)
More TV/Radio appearances are expected
to be announced shortly. Stay tuned!
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
** 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).
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...
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.
New Clapton DVD Reissue with Phil Collins Coming Out In Japan This
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.
Genesis Promotional Campaign Revealed For TWWW DVD
According to the official Genesis
website, this is the promotional activity for the new DVD:
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.
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:
BestDVD.co.uk - Review available now
DVDlard.co.uk - Review available now
Paul Carrack And Others Featured On Up-Coming Jools
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
Carrack Continues Promotional Campaign With A Live Radio Appearance
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
Paul Carrack Plans More Radio and TV
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.
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.
Genesis On-Line Shop Delayed Again Due To Negotiations With Virgin
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
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
is also an additional concert date being planned for January 26th at
Petofi Hall in Budapest. More details on the Budapest gig will be
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