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Do You Want to hear Steve Rothery play Grendel?

From the JustGiving website: Yes: Please Play Grendel After the fantastic performance by the Steve Rothery Band at Trinity III on 12th May, SRB continued with their short tour moving on up to Manchester and Glasgow. During the course of the gig at Band On The Wall in Manchester, some good-natured heckling of the ‘Grendel’ variety occurred… Steve teased the crowd with the first few notes and then stopped, which prompted severe crowd upset! He followed this up by saying…

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The Adventures of LEGO Jerry: Security Project

Security Project Featuring Jerry Marotta, the drummer from Gabriel’s classic line-up (1977-1986), plus Trey Gunn from King Crimson, on a 10-string touch guitar. The recent addition of Happy Rhodes, with her 4-octave vocal range, fulfills the band’s promise of re-envisioning the music of Peter Gabriel. Rounding out the band from Shriekback and Sky Cries Mary is Michael Cozzi on guitar and co-founder of Gig Performer and computer scientist David Jameson on keyboards and Eigenharp.   Check out tour dates here

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Peter Gabriel on the soundtrack of Deadpool 2

Is Deadpool gonna do an ‘Anything Now’? The promo above shows Deadpool channeling John Cusack’s character from Say Anything to convince Colossus to join the team. The official soundtrack also includes ‘In Your Eyes’ by Peter Gabriel. The soundtrack comes out May 18. tracklist: 1. Ashes – Celine Dion 2. Welcome To The Party – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump (feat. Zhavia Ward) 3. Nobody Speak – DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels 4. In Your Eyes – Peter…

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Lego Rock Band Spaceships

A Lego custom designer called Gobie has built three space ships based on the iconic craft associated with Electric Light Orchestra, Boston and Journey. We already have the official The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, but Grobie has gone further, and has created Lego versions of ELO’s iconic space ship, the craft seen on the cover of Boston’s debut album, and the Scarab ship that adorns the sleeve of Journey’s classic Escape. The ships area accompanied by a miniature musical figure of: Jeff Lynn,…

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Marillion’s Grendel Was Inspired by Genesis’ Supper’s Ready

Grendel’s Ready We’re big fans of both groups (Marillion and Genesis) and of all eras, so we would just like to share this for educational purposes only. Although it’s really old news to be honest. Comments are still welcome though. So what’s the big deal? A fragment from a 17 minute song (Grendel 1983) has a rhythmic similarity to one fragment in another 23 minute song (Supper’s Ready 1972). However the songs are totally different in all other parts. There’s…

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Peter Gabriel’s Shock the Monkey Recreated in Lego

The Classic 1982 Shock the Monkey Video Recreated in Lego The music video was directed by Brian Grant, who has directed TV episodes of “Doctor Who,” “Hex,” and the film “The Immortals”. Gabriel is shown in two guises: A modern-day businessman and a spiritual shaman with white tribal markings. By the end of the video, he’s given in to his more primitive self. Grant expands “men, as time has progressed, have sort of lost their primeval instincts. As we become…

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The 1999 Genesis Five-Piece Studio Work

The Carpet Crawlers Genesis re-recorded “The Carpet Crawlers” as a five-piece band back in 1999. There’s not much information out there about the sessions for “The Carpet Crawlers 1999,” even though it has such significance in the history of Genesis. Taken from http://ultimateclassicrock.com/genesis-no-reunion-tony-banks/ Peter’s idea was to use [producer] Trevor Horn since he was neutral territory: None of us had ever worked with him. The vocal, the way it switches between Peter’s voice to Phil’s voice, is really strong on…

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3 Reasons Peter Gabriel is a Time Lord

1. There is a Tardis Outside Real World Studios I don’t think it’s any coincidence that there is a Police Box parked on the main road on the way into Box village, UK (Home of Real World Studios)  2. He Used to Wear a Time Lord Costume With the long cape around its shoulders and the bat wings attached to the sides of its head, the alien looked remarkably like a Time Lord in full ceremonial regalia. Of course, the…

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Talking Drum (the Star of Black Panther)

Talking Drum Back in 1999 I visited Nigeria, West Africa. One of the many souvenirs I picked up was a talking drum. This is an hourglass-shaped drum known as a Dundun or Gangan by the Yoruba people. Squeezing the leather cords, that connect the two drumheads, can change the pitch of the drum. This enables the instrument to mimic the tone and prosody of human speech. The pitch can be changed during a single beat, producing a warbling note. Volume,…

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40th, 50th and 60th Anniversary for Lego and Genesis (2018)

It’s said now that people will be shorter in height They can fit twice as many in the same building site As the Musical Brick combines Lego and Genesis, here’s an interesting observation: 2018 is an anniversary year for both entities. 1958 On January 28 1958, the original patent for Lego the bricks was signed. Since then, the Danish construction toy has exploded to become a global brand. In fact the first ever bricks to be made in the 1950s…

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