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Mike+the Mechanics-The Living Years-Mike Rutherford for Fathers Day

Genesis and Mike + the Mechanics namesake Mike Rutherford on Fathers Day.

Genesis-Abacab-Invisible Touch-Phil Collins,Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times! Two of those Genesis albums, 1981's Abacab   and 1986's Invisible Touch ,…

Peter Gabriel- So

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness,up close and personally,individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence ,through the modern phenomenon of celebrity,by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview : 25 years ago,ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking "Shock the Monkey" video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S.,over 5 million sold;4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit "Sledgehammer"), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities...(more)

Phil Collins- Hello I Must Be Going

"There was something gleaming and optimistic about the Four Tops, the Temptations, the Supremes", says Phil Collins recalling the impact that those American Motown records had on him and a whole generation growing up in Britain in the mid-'60s.…

Phil Collins- Face Value 35th Anniversary

The club of rock singing drummers is particularly exclusive, no doubt because it is reportedly one of the the hardest things to do musically. There is Rare Earth's Peter Hoorelbeke, and fellow Detroit singing drummer Jimmy Marinos of the Romantics…

Genesis- R-Kive pt 2- Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins

We were not even ninety days into the new Eighties decade when Genesis, now a trio with Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, released their Duke  album. Though the veteran progressive rockers' tenth (!) studio album, it contained…

Genesis-R-Kive pt 1-Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford

There are several revelations in this Genesis interview  with band members Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford specifically about the initial five Genesis studio albums including  1972' s Foxtrot,   Selling England by the Pound    the following…

Genesis- Genesis- Phil Collins,Mike Rutherford,Tony Banks

Between 1980 and 1986, the British trio Genesis released a series of four consecutive hit albums, each more successful than its predecessor by as many as five times. Because drummer/singer/songwriter Phil Collins had a parallel solo career take…