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Peter Gabriel to win Prog God Award

Peter Gabriel will be honoured with the 2014 Prog God Award at this year's Progressive Music Awards.

The Genesis frontman will be handed the prestigious accolade, which recognises the music innovators of the past 40 years, at the ceremony on September 11 at London nightspot Underglobe.

Jerry Ewing, Editor of Prog Magazine, said: ''Few people in the music world really do fulfil the criteria for a Progressive Music Award better than Peter Gabriel.

''From a groundbreaking eight years with Genesis to a solo career that has now stretched almost 40 years, few artists have striven to push back the creative boundaries, generating a body of work that in its very nature progresses ever onwards.

''From massive worldwide hits through startling experimentation and pioneering work with world music, as well as his fantastic work outside of music and an astute grasp of technology, it really is an honour to pay tribute to Peter in this way.''

Peter will join the likes of Rick Wakeman and Ian Anderson in winning the accolade as a result of an extensive music career which has seen him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as the frontman of Genesis and the second time as a solo artist.

The singer has also achieved plenty of success off stage including being the co-founder of world music festival WOMAD and the founder of Real World Studios.

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