Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is an English singer, musician, songwriter and activist who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. His 1986 album, So, is his most commercially successful, and the album's biggest hit, "Sledgehammer", won a record nine MTV Awards at the 1987 MTV Video Music Awards, and the song is the most played music video in the history of the station.
Layered down with typical Karin synths, haunting drums and vocals, as well as re-arranged lyrics, Fever Ray‘s recent homage to Peter Gabriel‘s “Mercy Street” could be considered more of a reinterpretation than a cover. Here’s a little something she had to say about the project: We made it more intense and faster to fit our [...]
Every year at the SXSW fest, out of the slew of bands flocking in from all over the country, you can be sure there will be one or two acts that will definitely stand out as somewhere up there in the bands to watch of the respective year. For 2009 the crowd, and critics *cough, [...]
Last year the legendary former Genesis lead-vocalist, Peter Gabriel, released a very interesting cover album titled “Scratch My Back“, recorded at Air Lyndhurst and Real World Studios during the same year, consisting of Gabriel covering twelve songs by various artists, using orchestra and voice rather than normal rock instruments. The album will get released on [...]