Thursday, January 28, 2010

Peter Gabriel Says He Won't Reunite With Genesis at Rock Hall Induction

From Rolling Stone Magazine:

In two months Genesis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but fans hoping to see Peter Gabriel sing with his former band for the first time in nearly 30 years are probably in for a disappointment. “As far as I know, I’m definitely not going to sing,” Gabriel tells Rolling Stone. “I learned at our last reunion [in 1982] that you can’t just get up there. You have to rehearse.” Gabriel is actually not even positive he’ll be able to attend the March 15th induction ceremony in New York, since he’ll be in the midst of rehearsing for a European solo tour. “I’m trying to find a way to do it,” he says. “It’s not easy. If I can work it out, I’ll go.”
Chapter & Verse: photos from Genesis’ oral history.
Five years ago Gabriel held a meeting with the classic Genesis lineup of Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett to discuss a possible staging of their 1974 prog-rock epic The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. “Initially I was open to it,” Gabriel says. “But then it seemed to be growing. I know what it’s like once you’re in it — these things tend to expand. I always describe it as going back to school, since this was a school group for me. It’s a fun place to visit and see your old friends, but its not a place you want to live.” Might he be open to a reunion show at some point in the future? “Phil has had trouble with his wrists and his back, so it’s pretty unlikely,” he says.
The group is actually more likely to collaborate on a possible movie project, Gabriel says. “The only thing that might happen is that some people talk about a film of the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. If it is to happen, we might work together on that. We’ll see.”
For more from our interview with Peter Gabriel, including info about his upcoming solo tour and his new covers album Scratch My Back, check out the next issue of Rolling Stone, out February 3rd.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jadis To Perform In February, New Website News

News on Jadis front. Gary & Steve have now decided to get the band up and running again and as a result, Jadis will be playing a series of double headlining gigs with UK band Shadowland from the 20th - 28th of February 2010. The last time Jadis and Shadowland played together was 13 years ago on the 'Lurv' Ambassadors' Tour . They now have a new website up and running at
Advance tickets for the Mr Kyps gig are available from the merchandise page on their website

February 2010

20th - Feb -De Boerderij Zoetermeer ( NL )
21st - Feb - Spirit 66 verviers ( B )
22nd - Feb - Bergkeller Reichenbach ( D )
27th - Feb - The Peel Kingston (UK) -
28th - Feb - Mr Kyps Poole (UK)

There are no immediate plans for the band to release a new studio album this year but Jadis are looking to make available a medium rare part 2 which will have a few new songs, re recordings, live, demo, unreleased and acoustic versions.

Steve Thorne, long time friend and Jadis collaborator, has now released his excellent 3rd album 'Into the Ether'. This cd really showcases Steves' amazing songwriting, production and vocal skills. The diversity of songs is once again a feature as with Emotional Creatures. Into The Ether features some incredible work from guest performers such as Tony Levin,
Nick D’Virgilio, Gavin Harrison, John Beck, John Giblin, John Mitchell, Pete Trewavas and Jadis man Gary Chandler .

Samples are now available on Steves' website at

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

News Bytes For January 2010

  • Aaron Bell of Degree Absolute has announced that the guitar and bass tracks for the upcoming album are finished. They were recorded earlier this month at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle. Neil Kernon was at the helm again. Their self titled album finished in the #41 position in the GlobalProgressive Rock Network's Top 100 of 2006
  • Jason Varga's Endless Boundaries, the jam band program that precedes the Gagliarchives and touches into the world of progressive rock, has won the Home Grown Music's Jamcaster of the year program!
  • Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke has passed away. His production standards were well respected and still to this day are impressive even by today's standards. He leaves a great body of work. The Moody Blues website has not made any note regarding his passing on 1/4/10.
  • British progrockers Flash have reformed with original members, Ray Bennett and Colin Carter, and are currently in rehearsals. Here's a video clip from their first session 12/16/09... The band has also posted a couple of new tracks on youtube...
  • Per Rush's Facebook and website: "There will be a new album released this year. Hopefully by June, and there most likely will be a summer tour. If there is we will post dates and places. Thanks."
  • Andy Goldner of Exmagma has released a new video from his latest offering `Infinity` at where downloads of the Andy Goldner `Infinity` album and all exmagma albums are available.
  • Cuneiform Recording artists Gutbucket will tour Europe till February 3rd. Here is their website:
  • Scottish neo-progressive rock band Pallas have assembled at The Mill Recording Studio for the start of recording the new album, XXV
  • Saturday, January 16th, British band DeeExpus received “Best New Band of 2009” at the Classic Rock Society’s Band of the Year Awards