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The Wild Costumes Peter Gabriel Wore With Genesis

Perched between the no-holds-barred Summer of Love and the stern but stylish materialism of the '80s, the 1970s was a time of experimentation and boundary-pushing; it gave us everything from the filed-off edges of what's now known as "yacht rock" to the caterwauling fury of punk. It also gave us Genesis — and the magnificently bizarre costumes of founding member Peter Gabriel.
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Watch Peter Gabriel Perform ‘Big Time’ Live In Buenos Aires In 2009

Peter Gabriel released the massively successful album So 35 years ago today. Gabriel celebrated the occasion by sharing official video featuring a “Big Time” performance filmed at the Estadio Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 22, 2009. “Big Time” is one of five So singles along with “Sledgehammer,”...

Peter Gabriel In The Studio For 'So' Anniversary

The 35th anniversary of Peter Gabriel's blockbuster "So" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard. The show's host Redbeard had this to say, "Very close to the perfect album, So by Peter Gabriel has remained a 'desert island disc' essential to so many of us ever since its May 1986 release. Long time fans knew Gabriel not only from his many eclectic solo albums and mesmerizing, quirky MTV videos but even further back as the enigmatic original lead singer/ lyricist with progressive rock pioneers Genesis. Peter Gabriel joins me In the Studio to discuss how the worldwide mainstream pop stardom which followed the release of So thirty five years ago affected him in so many ways.

New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, Lowland Hum Reimagining Peter Gabriel, More

There's new music from Portland's Sleater-Kinney. The record conceived by Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker faced many challenges during quarantine, but their 10th album, Path of Wellness, is coming June 11. I'll play the record's first released song, "Worry With You." Speaking of challenges, Lowland Hum decided to reimagine Peter Gabriel's 1986 album So, shortly after the duo's first child. The inspiration was to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this intelligent and stunning record. I have a conversation with Lowland Hum's Lauren Goans and Daniel Levi Goans and play their version of Peter Gabriel's, "In Your Eyes." Another celebration on this week's show commemorates the label Secretly Canadian. The Bloomington, Ind., label turns 25, and for the big anniversary, it's releasing a series of singles and more while trying to raise $250,000 for New Hope For Families, which Secretly Canadian calls "the only Bloomington organization where families with children can find shelter together." From that collection, I play a version of pianist Bill Evans' song "Peace Piece," performed by Green-House. Another song of tranquility comes from Briars of North America, two cousins creating calming music and creating their own language.
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Watch a bonobo and Peter Gabriel make music together

"We can use data analysis and technology tools to give non-humans a lot more choice and control," the former Genesis frontman, dressed in his signature Nehru-style collar shirt and loose, open waistcoat, told IEEE Spectrum at the inaugural Interspecies Internet Workshop, held Monday in Cambridge, Mass. "This will be integral to changing our relationship with the natural world."
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Nick Jonas Talks Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, and New Album ‘Spaceman’

Just as the Jonas Brothers had finally regrouped in 2019, releasing their fifth album, Happiness Begins—their first since 2009’s Lines, Vines and Trying Times—and played more than a 100 shows in North America and Europe within the span of nine months (even squeezing in a Vegas residency), the world shut down around the pandemic.
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Peter Gabriel remakes classic protest song ‘Biko’ with artists around the world

Peter Gabriel has re-recorded his classic song “Biko” with virtual help from musicians around the globe to continue raising awareness about racism. The original 1980 protest song was written as a tribute to Steve Biko, a South African anti-apartheid activist who was murdered in police custody in 1977. The remake is also part of an effort to help raise money for organizations working on social justice issues.
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Flashback: Peter Gabriel Mocks Trash TV With ‘The Barry Williams Show’

Peter Gabriel emerged from a long musical hiatus last week with a re-recording of his 1980 protest classic “Biko” where he was joined by artists from the around the world, including Yo-Yo Ma, the Cape Town Ensemble, Sebastian Robertson, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello. It was part of Playing for Change’s Song Around the World initiative.
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Peter Gabriel performing "Biko" with musicians from around the world

In this gorgeous and moving video, Peter Gabriel hooks us with Playing for Change to re-record his 1980 protest song, "Biko." In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to bring the message of Peter Gabriel's "Biko" back to the forefront, 40 years after its initial release. Inspired by the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko while in police custody, this song's relevance still holds true with the unfortunate police brutality that continues to take place in the USA, Nigeria and many places around the world. More than 25 musicians from seven countries join Gabriel for this global rendition to share a message of unity, peace, and hope, including Beninese vocalist and activist Angélique Kidjo, Silkroad's Yo-Yo Ma, and bass legend Meshell Ndegeocello.