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News Archive 2011

Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones join readers at Genesis to toast FACES 1969-75. A beautiful volume of travel photographs - Sojourner - by Ross Halfin is published, with an introduction by Jimmy Page. 



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Ronnie Wood is No Spare Part

22 Dec 2011
The Rolling Stones have released a new music video for 'No Spare Parts', one of 12 previously unreleased songs which feature on the recent reissue of 1978's...

Wouldn't It Be Nice to Do It Again? Absolutely!

21 Dec 2011
The remaining Beach Boys will reform next year with Brian Wilson to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The reunion tour will coincide with a brand new album produced by Brian...

Lost 'Jean Genie' Footage Unearthed

19 Dec 2011
Retired BBC cameraman John Henshall has unearthed unique footage of David Bowie's 1973 Top of the Pops performance of 'Jean Genie'. Videotapes from TV shows were routinely wiped in...

Chimes of Freedom - Bob Dylan Tribute Album Unveiled

15 Dec 2011
Bob Dylan's 50 year career has been honoured by Amnesty International with Chimes of Freedom, a compilation of 75 Dylan covers sung by a diverse group of artists spanning genres...

Barbara Orbison 1950-2011

12 Dec 2011
Barbara Orbison died last week, 6th December, of pancreatic cancer on the 23rd anniversary of her husband Roy Orbison's death. She and Orbison married in 1969 and raised their...

Famous Flames Xmas Deliveries: Order Today

08 Dec 2011
It is an honour for Genesis to introduce Ronnie Wood's Famous Flames (especially as we are celebrating the launch of his new limited edition book, FACES 1969-75)....

'Pick & Mix' Guitar Pick Gift Tokens

08 Dec 2011
New this Christmas season, Genesis is introducing an addition to our ever popular Gift Voucher. Available in three colours, Genesis has created guitar pick gift tokens denominated...

Favourite Book Gift Ideas

24 Nov 2011
To help with your online shopping this Christmas season, a quick recap of four favourite Genesis limited editions. For Explorers and Escapists Sojourner: Ross Halfin Travels Venerated for his work...

Wolman Smashes Camera in Townshend's Honour

10 Nov 2011
Last night, 9th November, the Classic Rock 2011 Awards took place at the London Roundhouse. Hosted by Kiss's Gene Simmons, winners included The Who for Quadrophenia which...

Ronnie Wood's Famous Flames Suite

03 Nov 2011
Genesis are delighted to offer new artwork by Ronnie Wood, The Famous Flames Suite. Five new prints that focus on his Rolling Stones band mates. Available as...

We Will Rock You... Again?

27 Oct 2011
Rumours are circulating that Queen plan to release a new album along with a follow-up musical to We Will Rock You. Brian May has said that he...

Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones visit Genesis for book unveiling

27 Oct 2011
This week at Genesis House Gallery & Reading Rooms Ronnie Wood joined band mate Kenney Jones for a reception and unveiling of their new book FACES 1969-75....

Exclusive Video Interview With Jackie Stewart

24 Oct 2011
Genesis subscribers may have caught Jackie Stewart's contribution to the new Martin Scorsese documentary 'George Harrison: Living In The Material World'. In our own new short film...

Your Book Reviews - FACES 1969-75

24 Oct 2011
With the new Faces limited edition due to launch at Genesis House Gallery & Reading Rooms, many readers who pre-ordered have already received their books. Here are...

Barry Feinstein 1931-2011

21 Oct 2011
Legendary rock photographer, Barry Feinstein, has died age 80. Having suffered failing health for many years, he died of natural causes yesterday, 20th October 2011 in Kingston,...

See Ronnie Wood's New 'Famous Flames' Artwork

19 Oct 2011
Ronnie Wood's latest artwork, The Famous Flames Suite, is to have it's UK debut at the Genesis House Gallery & Reading Rooms tomorrow, Saturday 22nd October. Visitors...

Drummer Misses Out on Beatles Audition

18 Oct 2011
A handwritten invitation from Paul McCartney offering an unidentified drummer the chance to audition for the Beatles has recently been found inside a reference book at...

The Beatles at The University of Surrey

10 Oct 2011
The University of Surrey's Lewis Elton Gallery is hosting a private viewing this evening of Michael Ward and Klaus Voormann's Beatles photography and artwork, before being officially...

Living In The Material World - London Premiere

04 Oct 2011
On Sunday, 2nd October, we were kindly invited to the London premiere of Martin Scorsese's documentary George Harrison: Living In The Material World, at the British Film...

Ronnie, Kenney and Mac's FACES Deluxe Edition

30 Sep 2011
We are glad to announce that the Deluxe copies of our latest signed limited edition, FACES 1969-75, are nearly ready for despatch. They will start shipping from...

FACES Subscriber Offer Extended

22 Sep 2011
The first hand-bound copies of FACES 1969-75 have been leaving the Genesis offices and we very much look forward to reposting your comments and feedback. Mailing out...

Your Books Signed By Mick Rock

08 Sep 2011
Mick Rock took time out of his busy schedule earlier this week to personalise copies of KILLER QUEEN and PSYCHEDELIC RENEGADES for Genesis subscribers. Currently there are...

Rock Royalty Inscribes Your Book

01 Sep 2011
Working today with artists such as Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Michael Stipe and Kate Moss, Mick Rock is often referred to as "The Man Who...

SMiLE Arrives October 31, 2011

31 Aug 2011
We mentioned earlier this year that Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love and Brian Wilson would be officially releasing SMiLE, produced from their shelved recording sessions of...

The Legendary Jerry Lieber Dies

23 Aug 2011
Jerry Lieber, who wrote a string of Elvis's classic songs and continued to produce hits for a range of artists over the proceeding years, has died aged...

Woodstock Anniversary Celebration

15 Aug 2011
42 years on from the first day of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair (August 15, 1969) Genesis invites you to celebrate with Michael Lang and over...

Concert for Bangladesh - 40 Years Anniversary

01 Aug 2011
In 1971 George Harrison was so moved by a request from Ravi Shankar to help the people of Bangladesh, where a humanitarian crisis was unfolding, that he...

MOJO Honours List 2011

25 Jul 2011
At a celebration of the music industry's biggest names last week, the MOJO Magazine awards honoured two Genesis authors, Ringo Starr and Brian Wilson. Ringo received the...

Faces: A Nod And A Wink from Paul Weller

21 Jul 2011
We are delighted to announce Faces 1969-75 will now feature an introduction by long-time Faces fan, Paul Weller. "Great haircuts, good clothes, fit birds, laughs and fun,...

Action! Our New Faces Video

21 Jul 2011
Last month, we were lucky enough to be invited behind the scenes to watch the Faces warm up for appearances at various music festivals this summer, including...

Genesis Joins Faces At Polo Rocks

19 Jul 2011
This Saturday, 23rd July 2011, the Faces will be playing Polo Rocks at Kenney Jones's Hurtwood Polo Club in Surrey, where Genesis Publications will be hosting a...

Ronnie Wood's Artist Signed Print

06 Jul 2011
This week, Genesis is creating an artist signed print with Ronnie Wood, one of which is to be included in each Deluxe copy of the Faces 1969-75...

Ross Halfin's Sojourner 'Extraordinarily Beautiful'

05 Jul 2011
July's issue of Record Collector magazine features photographer and author of Genesis's recent limited edition Sojourner: Ross Halfin Travels. "Although he is busier than ever in the...

The Faces Rehearse For Summer Tour

30 Jun 2011
Genesis were incredibly fortunate to be invited along to the Faces' rehearsal yesterday (29th June) ahead of the band headlining the Cornbury Music Festival this Saturday, 2nd...

FACES Goes To Print

23 Jun 2011
As we speak, FACES is being printed in Milan, Italy. The Genesis team has been on hand to oversee and approve each page as they came off...

Genesis books at Clic Bookstore, New York

20 Jun 2011
Subscribers in the New York area can catch a glimpse of some rare Genesis editions at the newly opened Clic Bookstore & Gallery, on the corner of...

Give The Perfect Gift This Father's Day

14 Jun 2011
Celebrate Father's Day this weekend by giving a beautiful hand crafted signed limited edition book from Genesis Publications. Choose from our extensive range of books or let...

'Speed of Life' By David Bowie & Masayoshi Sukita

10 Jun 2011
Masayoshi Sukita visited the Genesis publishing house this week to develop work on the forthcoming limited edition Speed of Life (working title) - a new publishing collaboration...

McCartney Originals Remastered

08 Jun 2011
Paul McCartney's iconic solo albums McCartney and McCartney II are being given an extensive remaster and reissue decades after their original release in 1970 and 1980. Released...

Arriving soon... Your copy of SOJOURNER

02 Jun 2011
The first Collectors copies of SOJOURNER: Ross Halfin Travels are being shipped today. Shown left, one of the signed photographic prints included in each Collectors copy. Every...

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood's Last Night

02 Jun 2011
Yesterday evening, Eric Clapton and former Blind Faith bandmate, Steve Winwood, concluded their 11-night residency at London's Royal Albert Hall. Support was provided by Andy Fairweather Low...

A closer look at the FACES book binding

31 May 2011
Today we have been taking a close look at leather samples from the Kano and Sokoto regions of Nigeria. These goatskins have beautiful natural grains. The tanning...

Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan

24 May 2011
Bob Dylan celebrates his 70th birthday today, May 24th, and after 34 studio albums, 13 live albums, 58 singles, and nine 'bootleg' series albums, he is...

Pink Floyd Reunion 'Outside Possibility'

23 May 2011
Nick Mason's statement to Rolling Stone magazine has excited a lot of fans and comes on the back of his performance of 'Comfortably Numb' alongside Dave Gilmour...

FACES Now Available to Pre-order

17 May 2011
The official FACES signed limited edition by Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones is available to pre-order today. 'It was all parties and rock'n'roll, everything you...

Storm Thorgerson Tops Album Cover Poll

16 May 2011
Music fans have voted Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon as the greatest album cover of all time. The famous prism artwork was conceived by design...

Ronnie Wins Radio Personality Award

12 May 2011
Ronnie Wood was named music personality of the year at the Radio Acadamy Awards ceremony in London on May 9th, beating radio greats such as BBC Radio...

New Film Marks 30 Years Since Death of Bob Marley

11 May 2011
Reggae legend Bob Marley passed away 30 years ago today, May 11, 1981, from cancer. To mark the anniversary, director Kevin MacDonald is previewing his new documentary,...

Genesis Website Survey

09 May 2011
Genesis Publications are committed to providing quality service, and as such we like to keep in touch with readers' needs and views. To help maintain service levels...

On The Road With Ross Halfin (Pt. 2)

06 May 2011
Ross Halfin, editor to many Genesis books and author of SOJOURNER, continues to give an exclusive glimpse at his life as a music photographer, traveling the world...

Rave On Buddy Holly

03 May 2011
Buddy Holly is to be celebrated on June 28th 2011 with the release of a new 19-track album, Rave on Buddy Holly. The tribute contains new interpretations...

Royal Wedding 2011

28 Apr 2011
Genesis Publications would like to offer our congratulations to HRH Prince William of Wales, K.G. and Miss Catherine Middleton on their upcoming wedding, 29th April 2011, at...

Jimmy Page: 'Absolutely Beautiful'

27 Apr 2011
Steve Gorman, drummer and founding member of legendary rock band The Black Crowes, recently received his copy of JIMMY PAGE BY JIMMY PAGE and just contacted Genesis...

Celebrated Photographer Michael Ward Dies

20 Apr 2011
We're very sad to report that after a long struggle with emphysema, Michael Ward passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Michael was a fascinating man, full of...

Produced by George Martin

18 Apr 2011
George Martin is the subject of a new documentary, Produced by George Martin, to be shown this Easter Monday in the UK on BBC2 at 9pm. The...

Sojourner - The Writers Edition

14 Apr 2011
A tailor made collection of only 60 books, we are proud to announce SOJOURNER The Writers Edition. This special issue of the much sought-after book is signed...

Lost SMiLE Sessions

07 Apr 2011
Brian Wilson returns to his legendary masterpiece later this year as Capitol/EMI release The SMiLE Sessions. A CD box set showcasing the creation of SMiLE from the...

Monkees 45th Anniversary Tour

05 Apr 2011
The Monkees are going on tour to celebrate 45 years since their explosion onto American television in 1966. The An Evening with The Monkees tour kicks off...

Launch of Unseen Beatles Show

31 Mar 2011
Last weekend saw the launch of A DAY IN THE LIFE, a new exhibition at the Genesis House Gallery & Readings Rooms. Running for a further eight...

Jackie Stewart's F1 Predictions

24 Mar 2011
2011's Formula One season begins this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne. Ahead of the race Jackie Stewart shares his own thoughts on...

Early Beatles Exhibit, 1960-63

24 Mar 2011
At the recently opened Genesis House Gallery & Reading Rooms a new exhibition is opening to commemorate 50 years since The Beatles' first appearance at Liverpool's Cavern...

Weller To Play Benefit Concert for Japanese Disaster Victims

23 Mar 2011
Genesis author and rock legend Paul Weller will headline a charity concert on April 3 to raise money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that...

On The Road With Ross Halfin (Pt. 1)

21 Mar 2011
Ross Halfin, editor to Genesis books The Who Live, Maximum Who, Classic Hendrix and contributing editor to Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page, gives an exclusive look into...

Unseen Bob Marley Footage in New Documentary

16 Mar 2011
A new film entitled Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend is currently in production featuring lost photographs and footage of Marley filmed in the early Seventies...

Bob Dylan in Vietnam

16 Mar 2011
Four decades after his songs formed the soundtrack for the anti-war movement during the US conflict in Vietnam, Bob Dylan is to play his first concert in...

Sojourner - Free Reader's Poster

15 Mar 2011
Genesis has created a complimentary poster (16"x24") celebrating the latest limited edition book, SOJOURNER. To request a poster, please submit a postal address using the form below, so...

Taken By Storm - Film Premieres at South by Southwest

11 Mar 2011
A documentary exploring the work of artist and Genesis author Storm Thorgerson will premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin tonight (March 11). Directed by Roddy...

Clapton's Guitars Raise 1.3m for Crossroads

11 Mar 2011
Guitars, amps and memorabilia from Eric Clapton's private collection were sold at Bonhams, New York, yesterday (March 10) raising an astonishing £1.3 million for his Crossroads drug...

Boogie 4 Stu

08 Mar 2011
In a tribute to Rolling Stones keyboardist Ian Stewart, who passed away in 1985, Bill Wyman has rejoined Mick, Keith and Charlie to produce Boogie 4 Stu:...

World Book Night 5th March 2011

04 Mar 2011
A million books are to be given away across the UK tomorrow evening in a glorious celebration of literature and the written word. World Book Night kicks...

Troubadours: The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter

03 Mar 2011
Earlier this week American television channel PBS aired Troubadours: a first-hand account of the Seventies West Coast music scene, centred on Carole King and James Taylor's historic...

Queen: Stormtroopers In Stillettos

02 Mar 2011
Queen is celebrated this month in a unique exhibition, Stormtroopers In Stilettos (click here to read more), a commemoration of the bands formative years through their first...

Race Retro This Weekend

25 Feb 2011
This weekend from Friday 25th to Sunday the 27th February the RACE RETRO event is taking place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry UK. It is Europe's premier motorsport...

SOJOURNER Available Now

24 Feb 2011
'He's a damn fine photographer.' - Jimmy Page While he is better known for his portraits and live photographs of the world's most iconic musicians, Ross Halfin's SOJOURNER ...

Bonhams - The Eric Clapton Guitar & Amp Sale

22 Feb 2011
Bonhams will be hosting a landmark auction on March 9, 2011 featuring over 150 of Eric Clapton's guitars and amps from his personal collection. The proceeds will...

New Bob Marley Website

18 Feb 2011
This week BobMarley.com has relaunched with a completely redesigned look and feel, created in part by the suggestions offered by its readers under the guiding hand of...

The BRIT Awards 2011

16 Feb 2011
Following on the heels of the Grammy Awards last weekend, yesterday was the turn of the British with the BRIT Awards 2011. Hosted by comedian James Corden...

Grammy Awards 2011

14 Feb 2011
Sunday evening 13th February saw the 53rd instalment of the Grammy awards for musical excellence, which opened its three-and-a-half-hour ceremony with an all-star tribute to soul legend...

The Cavern Club Celebrate 50 Years of The Beatles

09 Feb 2011
Fifty years ago today, 9th February 1961, The Beatles played their first gig at what is now one of the most famous clubs in the world, The...

Gary Moore 1952-2011

07 Feb 2011
Genesis Publications is saddened to hear of the recent death of Gary Moore. He passed away whilst on holiday in Spain this weekend. He was 58 years...

Sojourner By Ross Halfin Coming Soon

04 Feb 2011
Genesis's latest limited edition follows on from the sold out visual autobiography by Jimmy Page. The new book features the photography of Ross Halfin who was not...

Introducing Genesis Gift Vouchers

17 Jan 2011
Genesis limited editions make unique and precious personal gifts for anyone with a passion for music, history, art and rare books. "These books are not mass produced...

All New Bob Marley

10 Jan 2011
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to the 'Absolute Triumph' in publishing of Rebel Music: Bob Marley & Roots Reggae. Featured...

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