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News Archive 2012

Traffic's founder Jim Capaldi is remembered in Mr Fantasy with Steve Winwood and Robert Plant. Bowie and Sukita's Speed of Life is launched in London, Tokyo, Melbourne. It's 10 years since Concert for George. Pandit Ravi Shankar passed at age 92.



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Music Legends Make Pirate Record

20 Dec 2012
Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Sean Lennon are just a few crew members recruited by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski for a new pirate album,...

Ravi Shankar 1920-2012

12 Dec 2012
Ravi Shankar has passed away aged 92, in San Diego with his family at his side. His effect on music will be everlasting. A sitar virtuoso, Shankar is widely...

Stones Added to Sandy Relief Concert Line-up

11 Dec 2012
The Rolling Stones will be taking part in the Concert for Sandy Relief tomorrow, 12th December. Mick Jagger agreed to perform after John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein, two producers...

The Concert For Sandy Relief 12.12.12

06 Dec 2012
Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, The Who and Roger Waters are just a few of the legendary performers taking part in a relief concert to aid those affected by Hurricane...

Steve Winwood and Rod Stewart Live the Life

05 Dec 2012
Steve Winwood and Rod Stewart have announced a tour for Spring 2013. The 'Live the Life' tour is currently scheduled for ten dates in North America, with tickets going...

The Ever-Changing Moods of Paul Weller

03 Dec 2012
Paul Weller's 2012 Abbey Road session is currently available to watch on 4OD until 14th December. His performance features songs from The Jam to the Style Council and throughout...

Five Decades of The Rolling Stones

30 Nov 2012
Last night the Rolling Stones played their second of two shows at London's O2 arena. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were joined by past members...

Crossfire Hurricane

29 Nov 2012
The Rolling Stones film, Crossfire Hurricane, documents their incendiary career on their 50th year. The highs and lows, riots and revivals are captured with rare video footage of...

The Concert for George: 10 Years Today

29 Nov 2012
Today is the tenth anniversary of the Concert for George. The tribute concert was held on 29th November 2002, the one-year anniversary of George Harrison's passing. To mark the...

Happy Birthday Hendrix

27 Nov 2012
Today marks the 70th birthday of the late Jimi Hendrix. The guitarist lives on, with iconic and unreleased material continuing to resurface over 40 years since his death. To celebrate...

The Beatles' Decca Audition Tape Uncovered

26 Nov 2012
The tape made by the Beatles for their 1962 Decca audition has been unearthed, 50 years after it was rejected by the label. In this now famous meeting, a...

Genesis Gift Guide 2012

22 Nov 2012
'Genesis are unparalleled as far as their attention to detail, the quality, the binding, and their heart and soul in what they're doing... It's lovely to see...

Celebration Day

21 Nov 2012
Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day was released on CD and DVD on Monday, November 19th, following the film's cinema screenings earlier this year. Celebration Day captures the band's legendary 2007 performance,...

Hypergallery Taken by Storm

19 Oct 2012
A rare collection of iconic album covers will be displayed by Hypergallery at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock in an exhibition starting tomorrow, Saturday 20th October, as...

The Stones Give it One More Shot

17 Oct 2012
The Rolling Stones have finally announced their much-anticipated 50th anniversary concerts, in which all the band members will reunite on stage for the first time in five years. 'Sorry to...

Imagine All the People

12 Oct 2012
Genesis were fortunate to attend the lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower in celebration of what would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday on Tuesday, October 9th 2012. 'I hope...

Living Life in Peace

12 Oct 2012
Yoko Ono awarded the Biennial LennonOno Grant for Peace to Lady Gaga, Rachel Corrie, John Perkins, Christopher Hitchens and Pussy Riot before lighting the Imagine Peace Tower on October...

'Doom and Gloom' from The Rolling Stones

10 Oct 2012
The Rolling Stones' new single, 'Doom and Gloom', will be released tomorrow, Thursday 11th October. This recording is the first that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie...

Love Me Do: Ordinary People Making Wonderful Music

05 Oct 2012
50 years ago today, on 5th October 1962, The Beatles' debut single, 'Love Me Do', was released by Parlophone. It only reached number 17 in the charts...

Changes: Australia

24 Sep 2012
Sukita relived his first meeting with Bowie for the press at the Australian unveiling of their latest venture, the CHANGES collection, in Melbourne last month. 'With Bowie it wasn't a...

Changes: Japan

24 Sep 2012
The Paul Smith Space Gallery captured the fusion of British and Japanese culture at a reception for SPEED OF LIFE and the Japanese launch of Bowie and Sukita's new...

Changes: New Zealand

24 Sep 2012
David Hedley hosted the New Zealand launch of the Bowie and Sukita art prints in his brand new gallery, HedSpace, last month. Hedley has been a vital part of...

Marshall: 50 Years of Loud Live

20 Sep 2012
A rock festival will be held at Wembley Arena, London, this Saturday, 22nd September, to celebrate 50 years of Marshall amps and the impact that Jim Marshall...

Beatles Under the Bed

11 Sep 2012
A painting by all four Beatles has been uncovered from under a bed and will be sold at auction on Friday, September 14th. 'Images of a Woman' was...

Bob Dylan 'Duquesne Whistle' Premiere

30 Aug 2012
Bob Dylan premieres the music video for 'Duquesne Whistle' from his forthcoming album Tempest today. The first track to be released from his 35th studio album, due...

Elvis Remembered

16 Aug 2012
Today is the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death. Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley surprised fans last night, appearing at the candlelit vigil held in Memphis as part of...

A Symphony of British Music

13 Aug 2012
The 2012 Olympic games closing ceremony showcased some of the best of British music, including Genesis contributors Nick Mason, Eric Idle, Queen, The Beatles and The Who. Nick Mason performed...

Bradley Wiggins Meets Kenney Jones

10 Aug 2012
Olympic champion and self proclaimed Faces fan Bradley Wiggins met with drummer Kenney Jones this week. 'What a day, spent the afternoon in the company of good friends and the...

Your Ross Halfin Unique Signed Poster

06 Aug 2012
Now that Summer is here and thoughts wander to jetting around the world it is the perfect time to celebrate legendary photographer Ross Halfin and SOJOURNER, a...

Ronnie Wood: A Major Retrospective of 50 years of Rock and Roll

05 Aug 2012
This Thursday, 9th August, Ronnie Wood opens the doors to a new retrospective exhibition of five decades of his works at Symbolic London, England. His display includes...

Capaldi Featured in New Marley Film

02 Aug 2012
A film about Bob Marley by Esther Anderson, 'Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend' will have its premiere next Monday 6th August at London's O2 Arena....

Bob Dylan's News

24 Jul 2012
Bob's been busy, announcing a new album and arena tour last week. Dylan will release Tempest on September 11th, exactly 11 years since the release of his 2001 LP...

Jon Lord 1941-2012

17 Jul 2012
Yesterday, Monday 16th July, Jon Lord passed away aged 71 at the London Clinic following a long battle with cancer. As a founder member of Deep Purple, Lord co-wrote...

Happy 100th Birthday Woody Guthrie

13 Jul 2012
Tomorrow is the centenary of folk legend Woody Guthrie. Born in Oklahoma on 14th July 1912, Woody discovered music at a young age. He formed his first band in...

The Stones Don't Stop

12 Jul 2012
Today, 12th July, marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig. They first appeared on stage at London's Marquee Club in 1962 as a stand in for...

Yoko Ono: To The Light

05 Jul 2012
London's Serpentine Gallery is holding an exhibition of Yoko Ono's work, running from 19th June- 9th September 2012. 'To The Light' is a celebration of Yoko Ono's impact on...

Bed-In Interview Uncovered

02 Jul 2012
An interview with John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Dr. Timothy and Rosemary Leary from the Bed-In in 1969 has recently been unearthed. Leary's archivist, Michael Horowitz, discovered the forgotten...

Plant has A Whole Lotta Love for Capaldi

26 Jun 2012
Robert Plant spoke about his friendship with Jim Capaldi at the launch of Genesis limited edition MR FANTASY last week. 'There was a carefree, poignant nature to what...

Blind Faith 1969

22 Jun 2012
On 22nd June 1969, Blind Faith released its first, and last, album. The much-awaited 'supergroup' was comprised of former Cream members Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, Traffic frontman Steve...

Mr Fantasy Book Launch

20 Jun 2012
Jim Capaldi's friends and family gathered at BBC's Maida Vale Studios to celebrate the launch of our latest limited edition, MR FANTASY, last night. Guests, including contributors Steve Winwood...

Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney

18 Jun 2012
Today is Sir Paul McCartney's 70th birthday and to celebrate Paul Weller has released a cover of 'Birthday', originally from the Beatles' White Album. 'The man's been, and still is,...

MR FANTASY Unveiled

15 Jun 2012
We're delighted to introduce our latest publication, MR FANTASY- THE LYRICS OF JIM CAPALDI. The handwritten lyrics of Traffic's drummer, founder and poet are illustrated by text from 40...

2001: Jackie Stewart Knighted

14 Jun 2012
On Saturday 16th June, 2001, Jackie Stewart was awarded a knighthood for his achievements in sport and his tireless work to improve safety standards in racing. During Stewart's F1 career,...

1966: Hill Saves Stewart in Big Race

12 Jun 2012
Sir Jackie Stewart had a close encounter in the Belgium Grand Prix on June 12th 1966. During the race at Spa, JYS, a rainstorm caused seven of the drivers...

2012: Happy Birthday Sir Jackie Stewart

11 Jun 2012
Today, 11th June, Sir Jackie Stewart turns 73. This week we will recognise the driver who had such a dramatic impact on the world of motor racing and, arguably,...

Double NME Cover for Bowie and Sukita

08 Jun 2012
NME are featuring Masayoshi Sukita's photographs of David Bowie on their first double cover in over a decade. The world's longest-running music weekly has dedicated a 7-page spread to...

Father's Day Gifts

07 Jun 2012
Sunday 17th June is Father's Day, and our limited editions are a great way to say thank you to your Dad, Grandfather, Father-in-law or partner, whether they're a fan...

D-Day Remembered

06 Jun 2012
Today, on the anniversary of D-Day, a memorial statue is being dedicated to Major Richard D Winters and his fellow soldiers in Normandy, France. In the early hours of...

It Was 45 Years Ago Today...

01 Jun 2012
Sgt. Pepper was released in the UK. It's been in and never out of style, And is still guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you, The book that...

Bob Dylan: Medals of Freedom

28 May 2012
Bob Dylan is to receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest honour that can be awarded to American civilians. President Obama will present Dylan with the award along with...

Help! Ringo's Lost His Photos

18 May 2012
Ringo Starr lamented the loss of the photographs he took whilst in The Beatles in a recent Rolling Stone interview. Though he frequently took pictures of his band and...

Speed of Life: 'A Visual Feast Of The Legacy Of Rock And Roll'

14 May 2012
Jimmy Page and Gary Kemp were full of praise for David Bowie at the media launch of SPEED OF LIFE last week. 'To me this is about two things I...

Bowie London Book Launch

11 May 2012
Genesis celebrated the UK release of our Bowie and Sukita collaboration SPEED OF LIFE with a media book launch at The Arts Club, London, on Tuesday, 8th May. Over 140...

Welcome Readers of The Sunday Times and GQ

09 May 2012
The world's leading men's magazine, GQ and top British broadsheet, The Sunday Times have both published glowing reviews of our newest publication from David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita. 'This month...

Marley Photographer Speaks to The New Yorker

03 May 2012
Last week readers of The New Yorker were treated to a stunning selection of Kate Simon's iconic Bob Marley photography. Chosen to illustrate Jammin', an informed look...

The Thin White Duke At His Most Iconic - MOJO

25 Apr 2012
Music magazine MOJO has 'dived into the trove of previously unpublished images' and surfaced with a great review of David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita's new signed limited...

New Bowie Book: Speed Of Life

24 Apr 2012
Genesis are pleased to announce our latest release, SPEED OF LIFE: a collaboration between David Bowie and one of his favourite photographers, Masayoshi Sukita. 'It's very hard for me to...

Ronnie Wood on Live! With Kelly

18 Apr 2012
Ronnie Wood keeps the FACES 1969-75 momentum going from the Faces' induction at the weekend, this time appearing on US Early Morning television Live! with Kelly from...

National Record Store Day

17 Apr 2012
Saturday 21st April is National Record Store Day, in which independently owned record shops in the US and UK come together with artists to celebrate music. Limited edition releases...

Faces Rock the Hall of Fame

16 Apr 2012
The Faces/Small Faces were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Steven Van Zandt on Saturday, 13th April. Lead singer Rod Stewart could not...

FACES 1969-75 Joins Rock Hall Library

16 Apr 2012
Ronnie Wood, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan presented a copy of their book, FACES 1969-75, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's museum library on the eve of...

Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones Face the Press

13 Apr 2012
It's been a busy week for authors Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wood promoting FACES 1969-75 in the build up to the Faces' induction into the Rock and...

John Varvatos presents Faces 1969-75

12 Apr 2012
As part of the US launch of FACES 1969-75 John Varvatos hosted a cocktail party at his New York Bowery Boutique last night, 11th April. Ronnie Wood...

Rolling Stone and Sirius XM

11 Apr 2012
Faces Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones joined up with fashion designer John Varvatos yesterday on his radio show before being whisked off to Rolling Stone to be...

Faces In New York

10 Apr 2012
The Faces' Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones have stopped off in New York this week en route to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of...

The Faces Book Broadcast

10 Apr 2012
This morning, 11th April, Kenney Jones spoke to DJ Jim Kerr on national US breakfast radio about the new Faces book. 'I treasure it. It's just unbelievable. Every picture...

Jim Marshall 1923-2012

09 Apr 2012
Jim Marshall, creator of the legendary Marshall amps, died on Thursday 5th April aged 88. His company, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, provides amplifiers to the...

Exclusive Faces Interview

09 Apr 2012
Days before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Faces reflect on their career and the book that tells their story. Click here to...

Happy Birthday Ravi

09 Apr 2012
George Harrison's mentor and sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar turned 92 on Saturday, 7th April. To celebrate his birthday, Ravi is releasing The Living Room Sessions, Part 1, the first of...

Happy Birthday Brian

04 Apr 2012
Today is the birthday of late Genesis founder, Brian Roylance. Brian started the company in 1974, when he had the idea to reproduce nautical logs in traditional, hand bound...

Faces Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

03 Apr 2012
This month the Faces will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in recognition of their contribution to music. To celebrate the occasion, and...

Sir Peter's Lonely Hearts Club Band

02 Apr 2012
Sir Peter Blake has remade his legendary Sgt. Pepper cover to celebrate his 80th birthday. The 'Godfather of British Pop Art' has chosen the cultural figures he most...

Ziggy's Black Plaque

28 Mar 2012
Bowie fan and Spandau star Gary Kemp unveiled a commemorative Ziggy Stardust Plaque on Heddon Street yesterday, 27thMarch. The beautiful sunny day provided a stark contrast to the...

Whale Meat Again

22 Mar 2012
Jim Capaldi's 1972 and 1974 releases, Oh How We Danced and Whale Meat Again are being reissued by Esoteric Records this month. Recorded while Traffic were on hiatus,...

New Bob Marley Biography

19 Mar 2012
Marley, the new Bob Marley documentary by Kevin Macdonald, has opened to great reviews at the SXSW and Berlin Film Festivals. Hailed by film critics as 'the definitive biography...

Rock and Reed: Transformer 2012

15 Mar 2012
Lou Reed, rock icon, artist and poet, is collaborating with legendary photographer Mick Rock to create what will be one of the most visually exciting books that...

One Hundred Years Fly By

13 Mar 2012
This month celebrates one hundred years since the first parachute jump from a plane. On March 1st, 1912, Captain Albert Berry jumped from a powered aircraft and opened a...

Ziggy Was Here

12 Mar 2012
The arrival of Ziggy Stardust is to be commemorated with a plaque on Number 23, Heddon Street - the scene of the album cover for Ziggy Stardust And The...

Davy Jones 1945-2012

02 Mar 2012
Davy Jones died on Wednesday, 29th February, at his home in Florida. Fellow Monkees, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith have led the tributes to the well-loved performer. 'He...

Steven Van Zandt: Enlightened by the Eternal Gift of Traffic

01 Mar 2012
Steven Van Zandt has found time, amidst filming a hit TV show and preparing to tour with the Bruce Springsteen Band, to write a detailed contribution to MR. FANTASY...

Wonderful World Book Day

01 Mar 2012
This World Book Day, March 1st 2012, Genesis would like to thank our subscribers all across the globe for their loyalty and lovely feedback. We hope we can help...

Alice Goes Underground

29 Feb 2012
ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND, a facsimile reproduction of Lewis Carroll's original hand-written manuscript, has now sold out. The story that would later become Alice in Wonderland began in 1862, when...

Clapton and Richards Howl for Hubert

27 Feb 2012
Hubert Sumlin, legendary blues player and long-time guitarist with Howlin' Wolf, was remembered at a Memorial concert at the New York Apollo on Friday, February 24th. Eric Clapton and...

Queen Return To Knebworth

22 Feb 2012
26 years after Freddie Mercury's final performance at Knebworth, Queen return to headline Sonisphere festival on July 7th, 2012. Brian May and Roger Taylor have enlisted American Idol finalist...

The Show Must Go On

21 Feb 2012
The Brit Awards are held tonight, 21st February, in O2 Arena London, and will be aired on ITV1 at 8pm for British viewers. Although no Genesis contributors will be...

Over the Hills and Far Away

17 Feb 2012
On this day, February 17th, in 2004, Jimmy Page visited Kathmandu in Nepal, and has posted some of his holiday photos on his website as part of...

Fun, Fun, Fun

17 Feb 2012
Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine performed 'Good Vibrations' at the Grammy's on Sunday, 12th February, in an impressive start to their 50th anniversary...

Love, Love, Love

09 Feb 2012
This Valentine's Day at Genesis we are celebrating all kinds of love with free shipping on all orders made on the following books until 14th February, 2012....

Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens

07 Feb 2012
Today, Tuesday 7th February 2012, is the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens. The event will be celebrated with a day long read-a-thon, with 24 countries across the globe...

The New York Times Interviews Ross Halfin

30 Jan 2012
Ross Halfin, rock photographer and Genesis author, has been interviewed by the New York Times about his travel photography and new book, SOJOURNER. In the interview he shares his tips...

Jim Capaldi Remembered

28 Jan 2012
Today, 28th January 2012, marks the anniversary of the passing of Jim Capaldi. Seven years after his death the Traffic co-founder, drummer and lyricist's songs and legacy continue to...

Martin Scorsese Wins Critics' Choice Award

16 Jan 2012
George Harrison: Living in the Material World won the Best Documentary Feature, and director Martin Scorsese was chosen as the Music and Film honouree at MTV Critic's Choice awards...

Beatles Get Back to Where They Belong

13 Jan 2012
Abbey Road Studio celebrates 80 years of recording this year, 2012, with a host of events. As the album that immortalised the world-renowned studio, it is fitting that the...

New Release from The Doors

09 Jan 2012
The Doors are debuting unheard track 'She Smells So Nice' online today (Monday 9th January). Producer Bruce Botnick discovered the track whilst looking through material from the Doors 1971 L.A....

Happy Birthday Bowie

08 Jan 2012
Today, Sunday 8th January, the legendary David Bowie turns 65. This year also marks 40 years since Bowie unleashed iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust and the influential album of...

More Than a Great Drummer

06 Jan 2012
We're pleased to announce that Nick Mason is contributing to upcoming Genesis publication MR FANTASY with his recollections of Traffic's Jim Capaldi. 'Jim was so much more than a great...

Happy New Year from Genesis Publications

04 Jan 2012
We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support last year and wish you all a very happy 2012. 2011 was a great year for Genesis, starting with the...

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