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Mike is the Genesis of the Mechanics

Today, side projects are all the rage, with artists like Damon Albarn and Jack White achieving success in a number of different bands.

But when Genesis co-founder Mike Rutherford decided to start another band in 1984, it was still something of a novelty. Mike + The Mechanics went on to sell more than 10 million records worldwide, with hits including The Living Years and Over My Shoulder. Now, following the success of 2007’s Genesis reunion tour, Mike has reformed his Mechanics.


Q&A: Peter Gabriel Reflects on His 1986 Landmark Album 'So'

Peter Gabriel has never been one to look backward. He's refused all offers to go on a highly lucrative Genesis reunion tour, and he has yet to write a memoir, release a box set or create a documentary about his long career. This fall, however, he has agreed to release a deluxe edition of his 1986 landmark album So.

Mechanics get Mike on the road

Although he’s gigged in some of the biggest stadiums on the planet, Mike Rutherford’s memories of Glasgow remain crystal-clear.

The Genesis guitarist is bringing his other band, Mike and the Mechanics, to the Clyde Auditorium next Wednesday.


Peter Gabriel Interviewed

Peter Gabriel tells John Doran about reworking his back catalogue, almost playing in space, being mistaken for a terrorist and how life might be four video machines slightly out of sync.


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