Gabriel Lands Polar Prize

Former GENESIS singer PETER GABRIEL has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.
The star shares the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu.
The Polar Music Prize, founded by former ABBA manager Stig Anderson, is Sweden's biggest music award and is split between pop and classical musicians.
Both will receive one million kroner ($126,000/£84,000) and be presented with their trophies by King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall on 31 August (09).
Last year's (08) award was shared by British rock group Pink Floyd and American soprano Renee Fleming.
Previous recipients include Sir Paul MCCartney, Sir Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin.


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