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News Archive 2013

News Archive 2013

Eric Clapton's Six-String Stories launches at Madison Square Garden. Ringo's photos are published in PHOTOGRAPH, celebrated with exhibits worldwide. Lou Reed passes away. Poignantly, he had just met with readers in London and New York. 



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Hello, Goodbye - Ringo Sells Out in Record Time

24 Dec 2013
Thank you to all pre-ordering Ringo Starr's forthcoming book, PHOTOGRAPH. Ringo's limited edition is now fully subscribed, making it our fastest selling edition ever. "The good thing...

Sometimes Quickly, Sometimes Slowly

17 Dec 2013
Genesis are proud to feature one of Eric Clapton’s guitars, painted by artist Alex Echo, in our SIX-STRING STORIES exhibit. Built by Fender Master Builder Todd Krause, this one-off guitar has...

Dylan's Strat Sold

09 Dec 2013
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan used at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival when he ‘went electric’ has been sold at auction. Following the legendary performance, where Dylan’s unexpected switch to...

A Sentimental Journey To Vegas

27 Nov 2013
This weekend Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band closed their recent tour with two nights at the Palms Casino Resort. In between shows, Ringo found time...

New Bob Dylan Video

26 Nov 2013
Bob Dylan has released a new, interactive video for his 48-year old song, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, in which the viewer can flick between 16 different videos to mimic...

Bowie's Love is Lost

13 Nov 2013
David Bowie’s new video for ‘Love is Lost’ features his collection of CHANGES art prints, created and signed by Bowie and photographer Masayoshi Sukita. Bowie filmed ‘Love is Lost’...

New Eric Clapton Exhibition At Genesis

08 Nov 2013
We are opening an Eric Clapton exhibit at our publishing house next month. The show will be based on SIX-STRING STORIES and will run from 6th to...

Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell

07 Nov 2013
Today, Thursday 7th November, is Joni Mitchell’s 70th birthday. David Crosby (pictured left) paid tribute to Joni on her birthday five years ago. ‘She was beautiful and intriguing, but the songs...

Ringo's Photograph Premier

31 Oct 2013
Ringo Starr unveiled his new PHOTOGRAPH limited edition book and prints set in Hollywood last Wednesday, 23rd October. Guest speakers Dave Grohl and Steve Gorman paid tribute...

Lou Reed 1942-2013

28 Oct 2013
Genesis are deeply saddened to learn the news of Lou Reed’s passing. It was a privilege to work with one of rock’s greatest innovators. Our thoughts are...

TRANSFORMER by Lou Reed & Mick Rock: Update

28 Oct 2013
We are sad to learn of the passing yesterday of our author, Lou Reed. We extend our deepest sympathies to Lou's family and friends. As many Genesis...

Ringo Finds His Fans

28 Oct 2013
After a worldwide search for the six teenagers photographed by Ringo Starr in 1964, they have been found. Following an amazing response, we managed to contact five out...

Welcome USA Today Readers: Search for the Stars of Ringo's Photograph

21 Oct 2013
USA Today are trying to locate the people in Ringo Starr’s photograph – can you help? Ringo took this picture during The Beatles’ first visit to the USA, almost 50...

Bowie's Pin Ups Turns 40

15 Oct 2013
This Saturday, October 19th, is the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s Pin Ups. To celebrate the occasion, a limited edition 7" vinyl picture disc of ‘Sorrow’ was released yesterday....

CSN Live It Up

11 Oct 2013
Crosby, Stills and Nash are playing at London's Royal Albert Hall this week as part of their 2013 tour. Some tickets are still available for tonight's show...

Lou and Mick Rock John Varvatos

08 Oct 2013
John Varvatos hosted the US premier of Lou Reed and Mick Rock’s TRANSFORMER book at his Bowery Store last Thursday, 3rd October. ‘Lou and Mick’s new book takes us...

27 Sep 2013
BY RINGO STARR: THE WORLD PREMIERE Ringo Starr presents the new PHOTOGRAPH limited edition book, and The PHOTOGRAPH Portfolio: a collection of 12 new artist-signed prints. 10.30 to 12.00...

Announcing the TRANSFORMER Series

20 Sep 2013
Following our sold-out CHANGES collection with David Bowie and Masayoshi Sukita, Genesis is excited to announce the TRANSFORMER series of artist-signed prints. Mick Rock and Lou Reed...

Transformer Times Revisited

12 Sep 2013
Lou Reed and Mick Rock revisited the venue where Mick took the iconic Transformer photograph last Thursday 5th September. Times rock critic Will Hodgkinson interviewed the authors about their...

A Perfect Evening

12 Sep 2013
On Friday 6th September, Genesis subscribers were invited to join Lou Reed and Mick Rock at London’s Corinthia Hotel for an intimate discussion about their new book. ‘We were very...

Lou Reed Wins GQ Inspiration Award

04 Sep 2013
Genesis author Lou Reed was presented the GQ ‘Inspiration of the Year’ award last night by Ronnie Wood. ‘I believe in the power of punk. And to this day, I...

Rock on the Radio

02 Sep 2013
Mick Rock will be discussing his new book, TRANSFORMER, on BBC radio. Mick will be interviewed live on BBC Surrey and Sussex at 11.35am on Friday 6th September. The...

An Evening with Mick Rock

29 Aug 2013
To complete the week of celebrations for Mick Rock and Lou Reed's new book, TRANSFORMER, Mick will be coming to Guildford. We hope you can join us at G...

Celebrate with Lou Reed and Mick Rock

23 Aug 2013
Join Lou Reed and Mick Rock as they unveil their new limited edition book and print series. TRANSFORMER celebrates Mick and Lou’s 40-year friendship, and chronicles the...

Sid Bernstein 1918-2013

22 Aug 2013
Music promoter Sid Bernstein has died aged 95. Bernstein helped bring The Beatles to America in 1964, playing a crucial role in the British Invasion. ‘George had been to the...

An Evening with Lou Reed

15 Aug 2013
We are delighted that The Times is hosting a special evening with Genesis authors, Mick Rock and Lou Reed. Mick and Lou will be discussing their 40-year friendship, music, art...

Bob Dylan: Another Self Portrait

13 Aug 2013
Bob Dylan’s unreleased 1970 track, ‘Pretty Saro’, is being freed from the vault to feature on his new box set, Another Self Portrait. The 35-track album is made up...

Mr Fantasy and Dr Who

08 Aug 2013
Last Friday, 2nd August, would have been Jim Capaldi’s 69th birthday. His friends and family turned out to remember him at the launch of MR FANTASY, the...

Welcome USA Today Readers!

12 Jul 2013
Genesis are delighted to share Eric Clapton’s new book, SIX-STRING STORIES, with you. SIX-STRING STORIES is the definitive account of Eric Clapton’s career, told through his guitars. The instruments, which Eric...

Happy Birthday Ringo!

04 Jul 2013
Ringo Starr turns 73 on Sunday, 7th July. He would like everyone to celebrate with him by wishing for ‘Peace & Love’ at 12 noon on this day....

The Rolling Stones Headline Glastonbury

03 Jul 2013
The Rolling Stones made their first appearance at Glastonbury, headlining the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27thJune. ‘After all these years they finally got around to asking us.’ – Mick Jagger During...

Yoko Ono 'Moonbeams'

18 Jun 2013
Yoko Ono has released a new single, ‘Moonbeams’, which will feature on the upcoming Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band album, Take Me to the Land of Hell. The album will...

Welcome visitors from BBC, NBC, People and The Mirror!

10 Jun 2013
Genesis would like to welcome new visitors from the BBC, NBC, The Mirror, People Magazine and all other publications. We’re very excited to be releasing Ringo Starr’s...

Announcing a New Book by Ringo Starr

29 May 2013
As Genesis approaches its fortieth year in book publishing, we are delighted to announce an exciting new collaboration with one of our subscribers' favourite authors, the legendary...

Ray Manzarek 1939-2013

22 May 2013
Ray Manzarek, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors, has died aged 74. Manzarek founded The Doors in 1965 with Jim Morrison, and his keyboard playing was integral to the...

Bowie Explains The Next Day

30 Apr 2013
David Bowie has broken his silence surrounding his latest album, The Next Day, providing a list of 42 words to describe the record. Having previously left all publicity to...

Real Moments with Bob Dylan

22 Apr 2013
Barry Feinstein's highly acclaimed collection of Bob Dylan photographs is being displayed at Carnaby Street's Mach Schau gallery, in an exhibit running from now through May 2013. Previously exhibited during...

Thank You Storm

19 Apr 2013
We're sorry to learn and let you know that Storm Thorgerson has died aged 69. Beginning with UK design group, Hipgnosis, Storm created some of the most iconic album...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

18 Apr 2013
Tonight, April 18th, is the 2013 induction of music legends into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Performers honoured this year are Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy,...

Yoko Ono Meltdown

09 Apr 2013
Yoko Ono will be curating this year's Meltdown festival at London Southbank centre. She has revealed that The Plastic Ono Band will open the festival on 14th June 2013,...

The Stones Give It A Few More Shots

04 Apr 2013
The Rolling Stones have announced a gig in London's Hyde park, a headlining slot at Glastonbury festival and a US and Canada tour. 'It's going to be a great...

David Bowie Is

21 Mar 2013
Genesis were lucky to attend the private preview of the David Bowie Is exhibition at London's V&A museum last night. The stars that came out included Tilda Swinton -...

Dark Side of the Moon 40th Anniversary

20 Mar 2013
This Sunday, 24th March, Pink Floyd are celebrating 40 years since the release of The Dark Side of the Moon. Floyd fans can unite as the album is...

Clapton Quits The Yardbirds

13 Mar 2013
On this day in 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds to pursue a purer blues sound. Around two weeks later he would join John Mayall's Blues Breakers, where he...

Old Sock Streaming Live

11 Mar 2013
Eric Clapton's album, due for release tomorrow, is available to stream today by clicking here. Old Sock is filled with Clapton's favourite songs, including classics from Leadbelly and...

Today Is The Next Day

11 Mar 2013
Bowie's long-awaited album, The Next Day, is released today, March 11th in the UK, along with parts of Europe, Asia, South Africa and Latin America. In another shock...

The Stars (Are Out Tonight) Is Out Today

26 Feb 2013
David Bowie's second single from his forthcoming album, The Next Day, was released today, 26th February. The accompanying video features a couple played by David Bowie and Tilda Swinton, whose...

Happy Birthday George

25 Feb 2013
Today, 25th February, would have been George Harrison's 70th birthday, and people all over the world are celebrating the occasion. 'He could get you laughing really hard you know...

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

19 Feb 2013
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' first UK Number 1 single with Please Please Me Genesis Publications would like to offer complimentary shipping for the...

Tony Sheridan 1940-2013

18 Feb 2013
Tony Sheridan passed away on Saturday, February 16th, aged 72. Sheridan was a major influence on The Beatles when they played with him in Germany in the early 1960s,...

Brian Wilson Wins Grammy

13 Feb 2013
Brian Wilson's The Smile Sessions won an award for Best Historical Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards last Sunday. 'I feel great, I really do. It's a great honour.'...

Please Please Me

11 Feb 2013
Today marks 50 years since The Beatles recorded their debut album, Please Please Me. To celebrate, the legendary day-long recording session is being recreated by a host of bands at...

Lust For Life

08 Feb 2013
David Bowie and Iggy Pop's Berlin days are going to be the subject of a new biopic, Lust For Life. The duo's time in the city during the 1970s...

Bowie's Drummer Reveals Recording Routine

05 Feb 2013
Zachary Alford has spoken about what it was like working on Bowie's recently revealed album, The Next Day. The band, which also featured Gail Ann Dorsey, Gerry Leonard...

Paul Weller to Play Teenage Cancer Trust Concert

01 Feb 2013
Paul Weller is to headline a series of concerts for the Teenage Cancer Trust on March 25th at Royal Albert Hall. Noel Gallagher is curating the fundraiser, with acts...

Love Will Keep Us Alive

28 Jan 2013
Today, 28th January, marks the 8th anniversary of Jim Capaldi's passing. We continue to remember the impact he made as both a musician and a person. 'On Jim's passing, his...

Yoko Ono Plans Birthday

25 Jan 2013
Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon are set to perform with the Plastic Ono Band in Berlin for her 80th birthday. 'To celebrate my 80th birthday, we are doing a...

The Daily News

21 Jan 2013
On this day in 1846, the first copy of The Daily News, a national newspaper founded and edited by Charles Dickens, was published. 'The principles advocated in the...

Visconti Talks About The Next Day

16 Jan 2013
Tony Visconti, David Bowie's long-term producer, has spoken to Rolling Stone about his upcoming album, The Next Day. Visconti has worked with Bowie since Space Oddityin 1969, and it was...

50 Years of Watts

14 Jan 2013
50 years ago, in January 1963, Charlie Watts made his live debut with The Rolling Stones at The Flamingo Jazz Club, Soho, London. Watts recently joined his current and...

Happy New Year from Genesis Publications

11 Jan 2013
On behalf of all at Genesis we would like to wish you a very happy New Year and thank you for a great 2012. 2012 was the 40th anniversary...

Subverted Heroes

09 Jan 2013
The cover of Bowie's new album, The Next Day, features the 1977 "Heroes" cover obscured by a white square citing the album name. The subversion of such an...

Bowie's Back

08 Jan 2013
Today, on his 66th birthday, David Bowie has unexpectedly released a brand new single and video. 'Where Are We Now?' is the first single from Bowie's upcoming album, The...

Mason Saves Drum Shop

07 Jan 2013
Nick Mason recently stepped in to save London's Foote's drum shop, where he bought his first drum-kit, from closure. 'I was very disappointed when I heard that Foote's was...

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