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March 2009
 

March 28, 2009
Ray Wilson Announces Wide Release of Propaganda Man

According to the official Ray Wilson site, Ray's latest solo album, Propaganda Man, will be released in Germany on May 22, 2009 with worldwide release to follow. Prior to this date, the album was available exclusively as an independent release through Ray's official site. On Ray's site, you can also download Ray's music video for the first single, "Bless Me."


March 28, 2009

Former Genesis Drummer Plans To Release New Book

Chris Stewart, one of Genesis' earliest drummers, plans to release his forthcoming book,
Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat. The book, due for release June 4, 2009, is a 160-pages and focuses on Chris' history before Driving Over Lemons, Stewarts critically acclaimed book (which truly is an excellent book by the way).

March 28, 2009

Daryl Stuermer To Record Upcoming Live Show For Future Release

Daryl and his band will be performing live on April 20, 2009 as part of a free concert at Northern Lights Theater at Patawatomi Casino with special guest Martin Levac, a Genesis tribute drummer and vocalist best known for his past dead-on portrayals of Phil Collins in bands like Dance on a Volcano, Turn It On Again, and The Musical Box. The concert will be filmed and may be included as part of a future DVD release. You can get more information on the official Daryl Stuermer site.

March 28, 2009

New Steve Hackett Interview Posted

You can now read a new interview with Steve Hackett on the official Genesis site. Check it out!

March 28, 2009

New Video Footage of Paul Carrack Sound Check Released; U.S. Released Finally Announced For Latest Solo Album!

You can now watch an acoustic sound check Paul Carrack did for his new song "No Doubt About It" for Hit24 Television in Germany. The song is from Paul's latest solo album, I Know That Name. The CD is tentatively scheduled for North American release on May 5, 2009 on 429 Records, but has been available as a European import since October 2008. Click here to pre-order the 429 Records pressing.

March 12, 2009
Peter Gabriel Talks About New Tour In Video Clip; Says Genesis Tour Not of Interest

A new Peter Gabriel interview for his 2009 South American Tour shares insight into the new tour and much more. Among the more revealing comments were his thoughts on the much rumored Genesis reunion. According to Gabriel, he is not interested in a Genesis reunion tour at this point, but would not rule out the possibility of a one-off collaborative project, such as a Lamb Lies Down on Broadway film. Watch the video at the link above for more information.


March 12, 2009

New Genesis Biography To Air In April

At 9 p.m. (U.K. time) on April 4, 2009, the Sky Biography Channel will air a new documentary on Genesis. Some time ago, World of Genesis.com was contacted by Eagle Rock Entertainment for assistance in a new documentary on the band. While I cannot confirm that this is the same documentary, one might assume it is. More to follow!

March 12, 2009
Peter Gabriel 2009 Tour Starts; Set List For First Night Revealed!

The South American 2009 Peter Gabriel tour has begun! Below is the set list from the first night of the tour:

Rythm Of The Heat / On The Air / Intruder / Steam / Blood Of Eden / Games Without Frontiers / No Self Control / Mother Of Violence / Darkness / The Tower That Ate People / San Jacinto / Down To Earth / Solsbury Hill / Secret World / Sledgehammer / Signal To Noise / In Your Eyes / Red Rain / Biko

As mentioned previously, you can purchase this and the rest of the nights of the 2009 Peter Gabriel tour at The Music.com on 2-CD sets!

March 12, 2009

Rhino Records' Genesis 1970-1975 LP Box Set Available For Pre-Order

You can now pre-order the 180 gram 6-LP box set for Genesis' 1970-1975 on Rhino Records. The box will be released on April 14th in the United States and Canada.


March 12, 2009

Peter Gabriel 2009 Encore Series Announced

The Music.com and Real World have announced the release of
The Peter Gabriel Encore Series 2009. As with The Peter Gabriel Warm Up Tour 2007 Encore Series, each show of Peter Gabriel's 2009 tour will be recorded live off the soundboard, mixed by Peter's 'Front of House' Engineer, Ben Findlay, and pressed on high-quality manufactured 2-CD sets (not CD-Rs).  Shows can be purchased separately, or  purchased as a complete set (all 7 shows) in either one of The Music.com's two Collectors Edition Box Sets. In addition to the Encore Series CDs, t-shirts for the Peter Gabriel 2009 tour are also now available for purchase at The Music.com!

Until April 7th, if you purchase the 2009 Peter Gabriel Encore Series, you can get 50% off all Peter Gabriel Encore Series back catalog items - including the limited edition road cases (where available)! This is a great deal while supplies last!

March 11, 2009
Nick Davis Provides Update on Genesis Live Box Set

Nick Davis, Genesis' long-time Producer and Engineer, stated on the official Genesis site's forum that he has completed the remixing and remastering (of the audio) for Three Sides Live and The Way We Walk: Volumes One and Two (a.k.a. The Shorts and The Longs) in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. To date, that means all of the live albums from 1977's Seconds Out through 2007's Live Over Europe are completed. All that remains at this point are remixing and remastering any potential bonus live tracks that may be included and the 1973 live album, Genesis Live. Sadly, the multi-tracks for Genesis Live still appear to be missing. Hopefully, the missing multi-tracks will turn up soon (if you have any information as to where the missing multi-tracks may be, please contact me so that I may pass your information on to Nick Davis). The band also plans to review possible unreleased or previously rare video for the release (similar to what they did for the previous three Genesis box sets: 1970-1975, 1976-1982, 1983-1998).

March 11, 2009
New Steve Hackett Blog Provides "All Access" To Tour Rehearsals

As promised by Steve himself in his World of Genesis.com interview last month, he has provided a far greater level of access to fans through the new blog feature on his new official website, Hackettsongs.com. You can now read Steve's latest inside information as he comments on preparation for the string of European tour dates this month. For those who care to be surprised, please note that there are spoilers about the set list in this blog... You have been warned!

March 11, 2009
Brad Cole and Paul D'Adamo Chat with World of Genesis.com

Paul D'Adamo and Phil Collins' keyboard player Brad Cole recently sat down to chat about work on Paul's forthcoming release, Loving Me Back to Life, which features numerous card carrying members of Phil Collins' touring band including Leeland Sklar, Daryl Stuermer, Chester Thompson, Luis Conte, Amy Keys, Arnold McCuller, and, of course, Brad Cole, who is also serving as a Producer on the album. As mentioned previously, the album is reportedly due for release later this summer and includes a few original compositions along with covers of several Genesis and Collins favorites. The interview with Brad and Paul should be on-line exclusively here at World of Genesis.com within approximately the next month. Advance audio snippets of the rough mixes of a few songs from Loving Me Back to Life can be heard here.

March 3, 2009
Phil Collins Says, "Remember The Alamo!"

Its been said before that Phil Collins had a passion for collecting authentic items from the Alamo. So, perhaps its no surprise that Collins is in San Antonio, Texas as part of the ceremonies around the anniversary of that historic famous battle.
“Basically, now I've stopped being Phil Collins the singer. This has become what I do,” said Collins. Collins talks about his passion for collecting items from the Alamo, a possible book on the subject and his impressive collection of cannon balls, artifacts and other documents from the period, and his narration of 13-minute “Alamo diorama light and sound show” at the History Shop at 713 E. Houston St., by the Alamo. For more on Phil's incredible hobby, click here to read an article featured in My San Antonio News.
 

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