Hop Farm Festival owed Suede £46,000 and Peter Gabriel £100,000 at time of liquidation Suede Tickets
... Paddock Wood. Despite this, Vince Power has said that the festival will be returning in 2013. A spokesman for Power confirmed to Kent News that an announcement regarding this year's event is 'imminent'. Power told the paper earlier this year: It was always my intention to do the Hop Farm, I have the rights to do the Hop Farm and the Hop Farm will take place from July 5-7, 2013. At the moment, we have sold a small amount of early bird tickets and we are confirming acts. We hope to announce the bill very shortly. Hop Farm Festival owed Suede £46,000 and Peter Gabriel
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Peter Gabriel, Billy Bragg, Edward Sharpe Cover Songs for Benefit Album
... Peter Gabriel
, Billy Bragg, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Joseph Arthur and Brett Dennen contribute songs on Home Recordings, Vol. 1, the first benefit album from the non-profit The Voice Project. The release features the aforementioned artists and many more covering songs about home and peace, which were recorded over the last three years in support of music-based peace efforts in Eastern and Central Africa. The proceeds from the album will go to supporting the The Voice Project's Amplify Peace efforts to broadcast messages of peace and reconciliation on local FM radio stations in combat zones like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan. Home Recordings, Vol. 1 was released on digital download today and can be purchased here. The full tracklist, which includes covers of songs by The Beatles, Tom Waits, Ryan Adams, Peter Gabriel
and more, can be viewed below. Peter Gabriel
provides a more detailed explanation of the project in the video above. The Voice Project - Home Recordings, Vol. 1 01. Acello Miriam / Local "Dwog Paco" (Come Home) Song 02. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros feat. The Gulu Widows Choir (The Voice Project Remix by Chris Holmes & Alex Ebert) 03. The Gulu Widows Choir / Joe Purdy's "Suitcase" 04. Joe Purdy / REM's "Swan Swan H" 05. Mike Mills / Billy Bragg's "Sing Their Souls Back Home" 06. Billy Bragg / Joanna Newsom's "On A Good Day" 07. Gary Go / Joseph Arthur's "Chicago" 08. Joseph Arthur / Peter Gabriel
's "Shock The Monkey" 09. Peter Gabriel
/ Tom Waits' "In The Neighborhood" 10. Tom Freund / Bret Dennen's "There Is So Much More" 11. Brett Dennen / Citizen Cope's "Healing Hands" 12. Angélique Kidjo / Hugh Masekela's "Soweto Blues" 13. The Submarines / The Beatles "For No One" 14. Garrison Starr / Joey Ryan's "Broken ... [ read more ]
Bono and Peter Gabriel Lead 2013 TED Conference Lineup
... (Radio.com) The TED Conference will be sharing some ideas from a pair of rock'n'roll greats in 2013. Bono and Peter Gabriel
will be among the 70-plus speakers appearing at his year's conference, titled "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered," which takes place in Long Beach, California at The Terrace Theater from February 25 through March 1, 2013. For years, the U2 frontman has utilized his fame to further aid social causes like hunger, poverty and disease. His non-profit ONE raises awareness for such causes via media, policy and calls to action. Bono will be speaking during Session 1: Progress Enigma on February 26th. Peter Gabriel
is scheduled to give his talk during Session 10: Secret Voices on February 28th. The former Genesis lead vocalist and longtime solo hitmaker that cofounded WITNESS, an organization that distributes digital cameras to people in order to document human-rights abuses. more on this story Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. Bono and Peter Gabriel
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Peter Gabriel (Feb. 13, 1950)
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His first 4 albums released in England and first 3 in America were titled "Peter Gabriel." The first 3 are sometimes referred to as "car," "melt," and "scratch," based on the album covers.
He started the annual WOMAD (World Of Music And Dance) festival, held for the first time July 16-18, 1982 at Shepton Mallet in England. It featured musicians from Africa and the Far East who influenced Gabriel. Over the years, P.M. Dawn, Sinead O'Connor, and Crowded House all performed at WOMAD.
He composed the music for Martin Scorsese's movie The Last Temptation Of Christ. The soundtrack won a Grammy for best New Age performance.
Gabriel's US label, Atlantic, dropped him after his third album because they thought it would be a commercial flop. They tried to buy him back 2 years later after the album did well.
His 5th and most commercially successful album is titled "So." Two theories:
It is a mock reference to "Sell Out."
"So" is the fifth note of the musical major scale (solfeage). (thanks, Patrick - New York, NY)
He won the MTV Video Vanguard award in 1987 for his outstanding music videos.
Gabriel has tried many forms of therapy including psychoanalysis, meditation and yoga.
He was lead singer of Genesis
from 1969-1975. He took a year off before releasing his first solo album.
His first daughter Anna-Marie almost died soon after her birth in 1974. She spent 3 weeks in an incubator.
He decided to leave Genesis in the middle of their Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour in 1974. He was convinced to finish the tour, but left after that.
Gabriel's first wife Jill was the daughter of the Queen of England's private secretary. They met when he was 15 and she was 16, and got married in 1971.
According to Spencer Bright's authorized biography, they divorced 18 years later after various bouts of infidelity from both partners: Gabriel had an affair with the actress Rosanna Arquette, and Jill at one point took up with David Lord, who co-produced Gabriel's fourth album.
He often commissions stunning visual works to accompany his songs, including spectacular videos and artwork. He was doing this back in the day when it was distributed on CD ROMs.
Gabriel composed the theme for the short lived TV series Brimstone, about a reincarnated detective tracking down escapees from Hell. (thanks, John - Levittown, NY)
In 1991, Gabriel became the first artist who refused to release his CDs in the standard "Longbox" format, with was a 12 inch box designed to fit display cases, but that created lots of extra packaging. Gabriel mandated that his CDs be sold in shrink-wrapped jewel cases.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."