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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.


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.


Peter Gabriel interview: 'New Blood' flows on disc and film

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.


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