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Sledgehammer Was A Last-minute Addition To Peter Gabriel's So Album

Peter Gabriel's smash-hit Sledgehammer single almost didn't make it on his groundbreaking 1986 album So - because the singer/songwriter didn't bring his new music project to the studio until his band and session musicians were...

Peter Gabriel Uses High Speed Train Travel To Combat Writer's Block

Rocker Peter Gabriel takes train rides whenever he's struggling with lyrics - because he believes the "peripheral visual stimulation" of a fast-moving vehicle helps open his mind.The Sledgehammer singer reveals he has passed on his...

Peter Gabriel Launches Sledgehammer Video Contest

Rocker Peter Gabriel is urging fans to recreate sections of his iconic Sledgehammer video as part of a new competition.The former Genesis star has set up an interactive section on his Facebook.com page where budding...

Flashback To The '80s At The Hollywood Bowl For John Cusack And Peter Gabriel

One of the most iconic scenes from teenage rom-coms of the '80s, and the only one to have nothing to do with John Hughes, is from 'Say Anything' John Cusack's character Lloyd Dobler,...

John Cusack Brings Boombox Onstage At Peter Gabriel Gig

Actor John Cusack thrilled fans at Peter Gabriel's concert in Los Angeles on Saturday (06Oct12) by walking onstage with a boombox - just like his character in classic 1980s movie Say Anything...The Brit was performing...

Peter Gabriel Planning World Tour Sabbatical

Rocker Peter Gabriel is planning a hiatus when his upcoming Back to Front tour ends so he can travel the world with his family.The Sledgehammer singer's latest trek begins in Canada on Sunday (16Sep12), and...

Roger Waters & Peter Gabriel Add Their Names To Amnesty International Protest

Pink Floyd star Roger Waters, Peter Gabriel and Hole's Patty Schemel have added their voices to the chorus of support for the jailed members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot.Feminist rockers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina,...

Peter Gabriel Backs Jailed Russian Punk Stars

Rocker Peter Gabriel has joined Sir Paul Mccartney, Madonna and Bjork in voicing his support for jailed Russian rockers Pussy Riot.The three female stars of the band will be sentenced on Friday (17Aug12) on charges...

Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

Suede debuted new material as they closed Hop Farm Festival last night (01.07.12).The 'Trash' hitmakers - who reformed in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus - interspersed a greatest hits set with two new songs, 'Sabotage',...

Tori Amos Gives Her Hits An Orchestral Overhaul

Tori Amos is following Peter Gabriel's example and giving her hits the orchestral treatment.The Cornflake Girl singer has reteamed with the Metropole Orchestra, who worked with Amos on last year's (11) Night Of Hunters classical...

Athlete And Nitin Sawhney Added To Hop Farm Line Up

Athlete and Nitin Sawhney have been added to the bill for the Hop Farm music festival.The artists have joined the line-up alongside headliners Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel at the three day festival held...

Hop Farm Festival Final Acts Include Legendary Bob Dylan

After immense success last year which saw Prince's first UK festival appearance, Kent's Hop Farm Festival returns with more of the world's most talented artists. The final acts announced include UK festival exclusives; the legendary...

Richard Ashcroft To Play Hop Farm Festival

Richard Ashcroft will play his only UK show at Hop Farm Festival in Kent. The 'Break the Night with Colour' hitmaker - formerly lead singer of The Verve - is among a large number of...

Leonard Cohen To Make Special One-off UK Appearance

Leonard Cohen is to play a special one-off show in the UK in the Autumn, in better news for the 77 year-old following a court visit last week where he lashed out at his former...

Bob Dylan To Headline Hop Farm Festival

Bob Dylan, Suede and Peter Gabriel will headline this year's Hop Farm festival. 'Blowin' in the Wind' folk legend Bob will be making his only UK appearance of the year at the event, while Suede...

Rage Against The Machine Demand Limbaugh Stop Using Their Music

Rage Against The Machine have joined Peter Gabriel and Rush to protest the use of their music on conservative U.S. talk radio personality Rush LIMBAUGH's show.Gabriel demanded that his music be removed from Limbaugh's daily...

Rush Join Boycott Over Limbaugh

Canadian rockers Rush have joined Peter Gabriel in a creative boycott of popular U.S. broadcaster Rush LIMBAUGH's talk radio show.Gabriel demanded that his music be removed from the conservative talk radio star's daily show after...

Rush Limbaugh Sponsors Dwindle After Prostitute Comments

Rush Limbaugh is continuing to lose sponsors and advertisers for his radio show after making a series of ill-advised comments about Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke. The student had given testimony at Capitol Hill...

Peter Gabriel 'Appalled' By Rush Limbaugh's Comments, Pulls Music From His Show

Rocker Peter Gabriel has demanded that his music is removed from conservative talk radio star Rush Limbaugh's daily show in America after learning his song Sledgehammer was used during the broadcaster's attack on a student...

Peter Gabriel Asks Fans To Help Him Celebrate So Anniversary

Rocker Peter Gabriel has called on fans to help him celebrate the 25th anniversary of his landmark SO album by providing images, journal notes and memorabilia from the tour he launched to promote the release.The...

Peter Gabriel 'Embarrassed' By Brazil Festival Fuss

Rocker Peter Gabriel has "made peace" with the organisers of the Swu Festival in Brazil after pulling out of a show there earlier this month (Nov11) over weather concerns.The Sledgehammer singer's tour manager made the...

Peter Gabriel Rethinking Covers Album Project

Peter Gabriel is re-imagining his I'Ll Scratch Yours covers album project - because so many artists whose hits he covered on his Scratch My Back release aren't interested in reworking his songs.Gabriel recorded orchestral renditions...

Peter Gabriel Criticises British Education System

Veteran musician Peter Gabriel has launched a scathing attack on the British education system, comparing homework to a "giant childminding exercise".The Genesis star has two grown-up daughters and two sons aged three and 10, and...

Peter Gabriel Thinks Talent Is 'Overrated'

Peter Gabriel believes talent is "overrated". The former Genesis frontman does not think it is important for a person to be talented in order to be a success, and believes England to be a "natural...

Peter Gabriel's Hats Were A Hit With The Stones Set

Peter Gabriel had his first brush with rock 'n' roll in his teens when Keith Richards and Marianne Faithfull bought hats he sold at a London market stall.A young Gabriel discovered a hoard of hats...

Gabriel: 'Genesis Reunion Is Unlikely, Not Impossible'

Peter Gabriel is refusing to dismiss all talk of a full Genesis reunion tour because he'd consider one final trek with his former bandmates if drummer/singer Phil Collins' health improves.The rocker entertained the idea of...

Gabriel Almost Joined Phish For The Lamb Spectacular

Peter Gabriel and rockers Phish once talked about teaming up to perform landmark Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway in its entirety.The U.S. band was planning to revisit the classic 1974 double album...

Kate Bush Replaced Parton As Peter Gabriel's Don't Give Up Partner

Kate Bush signed up to duet with Peter Gabriel on Don'T Give Up after Dolly Parton turned the rocker down.Gabriel has re-recorded the single with his back-up singer Ane Brun for his new album New...

Peter Gabriel Launches Concert Movie On World Cinema Screens

Peter Gabriel is giving fans the chance to see his new concert movie in 3D on the big screen days before the film is released on Dvd and Blu-Ray.The rocker's Peter Gabriel: New Blood Live...

Beyonce Discovers Love For Rocker Gabriel

Pop superstar Beyonce is a secret fan of veteran rocker Peter Gabriel.The Irreplaceable hitmaker took a year-long break from her busy career as a singer, actress and fashion designer last year (10) and travelled the...

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