Wednesday, December 16, 2009

News: Genesis confirmed to be heading to Hall of Fame

My favourite magazine of all time (sarcasm) has an interesting little interview with Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford who are reflecting on finally being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They contemplate playing at the ceremony, possibilities of a reunion with Peter Gabriel and deny the fact that they're a Prog band. 

It's about time that the Hall began recognizing bands from the Progressive world, however I have the feeling that the main reason for Genesis' inclusion has much more to do with the big Pop hits of the 80s then the truly groundbreaking work done in the early 70s with Peter Gabriel at the helm.  If you look at the rest of this year's list, they are still not even remotely interested in recognizing the likes of Yes or King Crimson. Let's just congratulate the boys in Genesis and then continue to pretend the Hall doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. (It doesn't, it's useless) (Even though Pink Floyd and Zappa are in it) (Still...) (Whatever)

Oh! Mike's working on a new Mike and the Mechanics album! Yay? Oh brother... 

Genesis' Rutherford and Banks Reflect on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction : Rolling Stone
What happened when you guys sat down with Peter Gabriel to talk about a reunion tour a few years ago?
There was a possibility of doing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. I think Peter was unwilling to commit. Originally he was quite keen on the idea, but then he thought about what it would actually involve, and I think he's been out of a group such a long time I think he's forgotten a bit. I think he only suddenly remembered when he was sitting down with us all what it would be like to have to sort of share ideas. He's gotten used to ruling his situation a little bit, which obviously he couldn't do with Genesis.

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