Peter Gabriel is Prog God 2014…
Multi-Million Selling Megastar To Receive Top Honour At This Year’s Progressive Music Awards
…Peter Gabriel is one of the most innovative and inspirational people in rock music and beyond. He has won over 25 internationally recognised music awards and is a double inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame – both as a member of Genesis in 2010 and again as a solo artist this year. He is a co-founder of world music festival WOMAD and is renowned for being a champion of world music. He founded Real World Studios, one of, if not the most, admired and desired recording studios in the world and Real World Records, which has released and supported some of the most diverse music in the world.
Outside music, Peter is a renowned Human Rights activist. He has a long-standing association with Amnesty International and in 2006, he founded WITNESS, a non-profit Human Rights organisation, which led to him receiving the North-South Prize as well as the Man of Peace Award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. With Sir Richard Branson and Nelson Mandela, Peter initiated The Elders – an international non-governmental organisation of public figures who work objectively and without any vested personal interest to solve difficult global conflicts. In 2008, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Meanwhile, Genesis is set to release R-Kive…
The 37-song collection spans a time period of 42 years, and it’s set for launch on September 29 via UMC.
The label say: “Genesis and their associated solo projects have accumulated a remarkable series of accomplishments over the years. They’ve collectively amassed an incredible 14 chart-topping albums, as well as over two dozen more that reached the top 10.
“In total, Genesis and the members’ related solo projects have sold more than 300 million albums worldwide.”
What’s on your mind tonite…?