Peter Gabriel will always be many things to many people. For some he will forever be the frontman for Genesis, the band he departed in 1975 as Phil Collins took over his role. But Gabriel is most likely to be remembered for his solo career, where he has been a huge hit-maker thanks to songs like "Sledgehammer," "Bigtime," "Don’t Give Up," "Red Rain" and many others. An innovator throughout his life, his songs were also among the most compelling music videos of all-time and his live shows were nothing short of staggering.
Peter Gabriel is refusing to dismiss all talk of a full Genesis reunion tour because he'd consider one final trek with his former bandmates if drummer/singer Phil Collins' health improves.
Peter Gabriel is a man who does things on his own schedule. He's only released three studio albums of new material since 1982's Peter Gabriel IV, and he's resisted the immense pressure to reunite with Genesis for a brief (and highly lucrative) reunion tour.
When Peter Gabriel was preparing to tour with an orchestra in support of his recent album ‘Scratch My Back,’ the idea to reinterpret his older material came up when he realized he needed more songs to fill out the set. The results have been captured on Gabriel’s ‘New Blood Orchestra,’ due out on DVD and 3D Blu-Ray on Oct. 25.