Genesis Of A Genesis Return?

There are signs that Genesis may be re-activating. Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford & Tony Banks were spotted at a New York Knicks game Wednesday evening, and there have been rumors that the three (plus longtime Genesis touring guitarist Daryl Stuermer, and Phil’s son Nic — who drums for Phil on the latter’s live shows) are in New York exploring the possibility of something. In the meantime, here’s a song Genesis did that refers to the Big Apple (back when Peter Gabriel was still lead singer):

Queen Coins

A good sign of cultural impact has been being placed on a postage stamp. Getting on coinage is even more-prestigious, and a band can now claim that honor in the United Kingdom. Queen is the first band to be featured in the U.K. Royal Mint’s Music Legends Collection. If you gotta have it, click HERE.

The New Grammy Hall Of Fame Recordings

26 new recordings have been added to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Included are the following; first, some of the albums:

  • “Eat A Peach” The Allman Brothers Band
  • “Clouds” Joni Mitchell
  • “Frampton Comes Alive!” Peter Frampton
  • “Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!” Devo

And then here are some of the singles:

  • “Every Breath You Take” The Police
  • “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond
  • “Tiny Dancer” Elton John
  • “Wipe Out” The Surfaris
  • “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” Nancy Sinatra

A Live Aid For Australia

Brian May of Queen recently was asked to create a “Live Aid” event to help Australia with their wildfires. The event is now happening — and already sold out. “Fire Fight Australia” is Sunday, February 16th at the main stadium in Sydney (where the Olympics were held in 2000). Performers include Queen + Adam Lambert, Olivia Newton-John, Alice Cooper, Icehouse, k.d. lang, and plenty more, as well as more artists to be announced. If you want to donate to the relief cause, click HERE.

A Grammy Tribute To Prince

In previous years, the Grammys have put on special tribute concerts around the time of the awards show, for the likes of The Beatles, Motown, and The Bee Gees. This year, the honor goes to Prince. According to “Rolling Stone,” “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” will take place on Tuesday, January 28th, and like prior tribute shows, will air later this year on CBS. Sheila E. will be the musical director, and guests will include The Revolution, Morris Day & The Time, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Mavis Staples, Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, and more. In the meantime, watch Prince’s performance with Beyoncé at the 2004 Grammys: