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Climbing mountains

We've got some great people working with us to make the 'New Blood' shows happen, amongst them is is our monitor engineer Dan Ungaretti. We're using a lot of Dan's energy right now, but he'll hopefully have recovered by April next year when he...
22nd Sep 2010, 10:21am

New Blood Production Rehearsals

We spent Friday as the first inhabitants of the new LH2 rehearsal facility in London - it's an amazing space with the ceiling 21 meters above your head. A full run through of the show, sadly without any of the orchestra, helped us shake any...
11th Sep 2010, 7:54pm

'New Blood' On the road again...

The wagons are being loaded and we're off to the first show at the Avenches amphitheater in Switzerland via a quick production rehearsal in London.
9th Sep 2010, 10:37am

Album Art

"I've always loved artwork and album art. I think it's been a huge part of what people identify and feel about the music and the records" said Peter Gabriel "I used to love gatefold sleeves... when you would sit with a new record and open...
6th Sep 2010, 3:54pm

Peter's August Full Moon Update

Peter beams-in his second summer update from Sardinia and introduces a clip of Rhythm Of The Heat from the recent New Blood orchestral recordings at Air studio.
20th Aug 2010, 5:14pm

August studios

Who would would have imagined that the sounds of Syriana could be heard drifting out of those august buildings on such a lovely day.
18th Aug 2010, 4:21pm

Download 'Here Comes The Flood' from Peter Gabriel's Guitar Center Session

Peter recorded a session at Guitar Center when he was in Los Angeles for the recent 'New Blood' show at The Hollywood Bowl. 'Here Comes The Flood' is now available as a free download from the session - No orchestra, no drums, no guitars, just...
13th Aug 2010, 10:36am

Peter introduces 'Digging In The Dirt'

Peter joins us from a hot and sunny Sardinia to give us an update on his month and introduce an excerpt of 'Digging In The Dirt' from the recent orchestral recoding sessions at Air Studios.
26th Jul 2010, 6:29pm

Peter Gabriel Presents Songlines Award at WOMAD

Songlines magazine is delighted to announce that Peter Gabriel will be presenting Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara with their 2010 Songlines Music Award at WOMAD Charlton Park. The presentation will take place at 7pm after their performance on the...
23rd Jul 2010

Peter's June Full Moon update

Peter takes a moment out from his vocal recording session to give us a quick update on the 'New Blood' recordings, point the uniniatated in the direction of David Byrnes's fantastic cover of 'I Don't Remember' and introduce a little excerpt of...
26th Jun 2010, 1:00am

Listening Wind and I Don't Remember

Today sees the sixth of the double a-side reciprocal releases on iTunes in the 'Scratch My Back' and 'I'll Scratch Yours' series. David Byrne has recorded a fantastic version of 'I Don't Remember' in return of Peter's version of 'Listening...
26th Jun 2010

Server downtime

Apologies for the loss of service, we had a few gremlins in the servers which took us off the air for a few hours. We've had a team of elf fumigators at work and so as the air clears we are gradually returning to normal service.
23rd Jun 2010

Read the Witness 'Video For Change' newsletter

The latests Witness newsletter has just arrived in mailboxes. If you're not subscribed you can take a look at the on-line version.
18th Jun 2010, 5:53pm

WOMAD Charlton Park honours Charlie Gillett

The "Saddlespan Stage" at WOMAD Charlton Park is to be renamed 'The Charlie Gillett Stage' in memory of the broadcasting legend. "Charlie Gillett was such a benign godfather to so many artists who have fallen under the name of world music....
17th Jun 2010, 4:46pm

Solsbury Hill and a little Darkness

A mix of moods are in store this afternoon. At the moment we're recording a little impromptu percussion over lunch- 'give us metal beaters on the vibes'
16th Jun 2010, 2:22pm

'Downside Up' at Air

We've started the day with 'Downside Up' - truly amazing to be in he room with the orchestra playing these arrangements.
16th Jun 2010, 2:16pm

Red Rain at Air Studios

We're back in the studio this morning with the 'New Blood' orchestra. Red Rain is the soundtrack to the morning session.
15th Jun 2010, 12:36pm

'Intruder' complete, on to 'Father Son'

11th Jun 2010, 2:20pm

Intruder - Air day 3

We are about to start day three as we ended yesterday - 'Intruder' is all around us.
11th Jun 2010, 10:13am

Recording at Air

Day two of our 'New Blood' recording sessions at Air.
10th Jun 2010, 1:08pm

Digging In The Dirt

The 'New Blood' orchestra are Digging In The Dirt this morning.
10th Jun 2010, 12:17pm

New Blood at Air Studios

We had a great day yesterday at Air Studios recording orchestral arrangements of some of Peter's back catalogue. More is to come.
8th Jun 2010, 6:40pm

New Blood returns

Our freight has just arrived back from the U.S.A as more dates for Europe go on-sale. Just time to store everything away before heading into more orchestral sessions next week. Verona and Zurich have just confirmed.
2nd Jun 2010, 2:30pm

Peter's Full Moon update

Two flavours of live are on offer as Peter talks about 'New blood' shows past and future, he also confirms that he will be on a brief antipodean jaunt with the band later in the year This month also brings Elbow's 'Mercy Street', a preview of...
27th May 2010, 8:41pm

Mirrorball and Mercy Street

Peter and Elbow scratch each other's backs in May's Full Moon release on iTunes. Peter Gabriel, Guy Garvey, John Metcalfe and Bob Ezrin talk about the recording of Mirrorball and Elbows reciprocal version of Mercy Street. Mirrorball "Dawn...
27th May 2010, 9:00am

WITNESS and Peter Gabriel at Pentagram

Pentagram's London office welcomed WITNESS last night for an intimate dinner with Peter Gabriel. Co-hosted by Harry Pearce and Michelangelo Volpi the evening provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the work WITNESS does using video to open...
27th May 2010, 12:52am

More blood?

We've just announced further New Blood live dates for Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra in Avenches, Arnhem, Brussels, Barcelona, Köln, Hamburg, Leipzig, Amnéville, Madrid and Mannheim. We're hoping Verona and Zurich will follow soon....
26th May 2010, 6:35pm

All donations to WITNESS Tripled

Help WITNESS raise $105K by helping them reach their $35K Challenge by June 18th and two generous donors will match all donations dollar for dollar! For every $1 donated = $3! These funds will support WITNESS' work to strategically use video to...
25th May 2010, 3:50pm

Guy Garvey in The Writing Room.

Guy Garvey of Elbow dropped into The Writing Room yesterday to talk to us about this month's 'Scratch My Back'...and 'I'll Scratch Yours' release - Peter's version of Elbow's 'Mirrorball' and their reciprocal version of 'Mercy Street'. Elbow's...
18th May 2010, 1:55pm

Lou Reed's Solsbury Hill at Radio City

We've just had these shots of Lou Reed at Radio City sent over by Lou's photographer Amy-Beth McNeely. There are also some great images being uploaded by Full Moon Club members who went to the 'New Blood' shows.
18th May 2010, 12:08pm

'Scratch My Back' Collector's Edition Box Set

We can now reveal full details of the 'Scratch My Back' Collector's Edition Box Set. It's taken a little while to pull together, but we hope you'll agree it's been worth the wait.
10th May 2010, 10:31pm

Peter on SIRIUS|XM Sunday from 10am - Noon ET

Peter talks with legendary rock journalist and author Dave Marsh this Sunday, May 9 on SIRIUS|XM. Kick Out The Jams with Dave Marsh airs every Sunday from 10am - Noon ET exclusively on The Loft, SIRIUS channel 29 and XM channel 50. Marsh began...
7th May 2010, 6:40pm

Witness - on the road with Peter

Witness are out on the road for some 'New Blood' dates with Peter, spreading the word about WITNESS and the work they're doing using video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.
4th May 2010, 1:11am

Neon Indian's Alan Palomo talks with Peter

" I'm standing in the rain outside Other Music, waiting for them to open the store so I can buy Scratch My Back on vinyl. I thought it would be a nice prop for a video piece Peter Gabriel had agreed to do with Stereogum that...
4th May 2010, 12:57am

Peter's April update

We grabbed a moment with Peter during rehearsals in New York City for tonight's New Blood show in Montreal. Lou Reed's version of 'Solsbury Hill' bookends Peter clip.
28th Apr 2010, 9:37pm

New on iTunes today

Number 4 in the 'Scratch My Back...and I'll Scratch Yours' series of iTunes digital 45's is released today. Peter's version of 'The Power of The Heart' and Lou Reed's reciprocal version of 'Solsbury Hill' "Peter's version of my song is...
28th Apr 2010, 8:23pm

John Metcalfe on Tom Kersten's 'Utopia'

'Utopia' is the debut recording of Tom Kerstens with his newly formed G Plus Ensemble. The group was created specifically for the recording of newly commissioned writing. It is no accident that the two composers featured on this recording, Joby...
26th Apr 2010, 12:18pm

New Blood reaches North America

With only two days to go until the first of the North American New Blood dates, you'll be pleased to hear that Peter, the crew and the equipment are now on the right (or is it the left) side of the Atlantic, getting back up to speed with...
26th Apr 2010, 11:51am

David Rhodes live

David Rhodes, Ged Lynch and Richard Evans were in The Wood Room at Real World last week rehearsing for a couple of the dates on David's upcoming (largely solo) tour. David starts in Munster on May 1st and plays dates in Germany, Switzerland,...
26th Apr 2010

Green and blue and yellow too.

A taste of spring in Box today, salad in the sun and people basking on benches wherever you look. Green is arriving at very high speed, blink and you've missed it.
8th Apr 2010