Peter Gabriel Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


27th January 2016

Fact: Sting and Peter Gabriel have added a second night at the fabled Hollywood Bowl after a co-headlining concert on 17 July (16) sold out in minutes. The new show will take place on 18 July (16).


17th October 2014

Quote: "I'm a self-conscious dancer publicly, but privately I really enjoy it. I was a drummer originally and I love grooves, I love rhythm. My kids would tell me I'm not quite good, but I am enthusiastic." Rocker Peter Gabriel on his dancing skills.


21st August 2014

Fact: Rocker Peter Gabriel has been named the recipient of the Prog God Award at the upcoming 2014 Progressive Music Awards. The former Genesis star will receive his latest accolade at the prizegiving in London on 11 September (14). Previous recipients are former Yes star Rick Wakeman and Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.


15th April 2014

Quote: "I never say never. It really didn't happen last time. I think there's a small chance, but I don't think it's very high." Original Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel refuses to rule out the possibility of a future reunion with his old bandmates. He left the group in 1975, handing over the microphone to drummer Phil Collins.


27th March 2014

Fact: Peter Gabriel's new concert movie Back to Front will hit select U.S. cinemas for one night only next month (Apr14). The film features an October (13) performance by Gabriel and his reunited touring band from 1986 at London’s O2 Arena. The movie will hit over 400 theatres at 7.30pm local time on 23 April (14).


26th March 2014

Quote: "We've created a pond... and normally, in an underground studio, you don't know what time of day or night it is and here you see the light fade and sunrise and the mist coming in on the water and the bird life, and now we have an otter there as well." Rocker Peter Gabriel on the highlights of recording at his Real World Studios near Bath, England.


10th December 2013

Quote: "I think he got himself into a bit of a hole and that's great news he's coming out of it. It doesn't have to involve work, but if it does, that's a great indicator." Peter Gabriel is thrilled by news his former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins is planning to stage a comeback after announcing in 2012 he was considering retiring from music.


10th December 2013

Quote: "There may have been some internal politics and it may be my fault for only being in touch with Thom... I'm not sure if when he heard it or heard the shape it was taking whether that was his cup of tea or not. I don't know. He's never really revealed why he pulled out. But that would have been nice." Peter Gabriel on Thom Yorke's decision to pull out of tribute album And I'll Scratch Yours after the veteran rocker covered Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out) on his Scratch My Back project.


9th December 2013

Quote: "It's never been ruled out. I'm trying to picture a time when it would top my priorities list though... We're quite lucky. Looking back at other bands of our generation, there's usually one or two missing now." Peter Gabriel insists his plans to regroup with Genesis, the band he quit 40 years ago, are still up in the air.


23rd October 2012

Quote: "I'd actually thought of Dolly Parton and she wasn't interested." Rocker Peter Gabriel confirms the musical myth he originally considered the country star as his duet partner on hit ballad Don't Give Up. He eventually teamed up with Kate Bush for the song.


10th October 2012

Fact: Actor John Cusack joined Peter Gabriel onstage for a second time in a week by appearing at the rocker's show in Santa Barbara, California on Tuesday night (09Oct12). Cusack's Say Anything... director Cameron Crowe also took to the stage with the actor, who posted pictures of the moment on his Twitter.com page.


24th December 2011

Quote: "My daughter Melanie is about to have a baby, so that's a big excitement and I want to be around for that." Rocker Peter Gabriel will be spending Christmas preparing to become a grandfather.


14th December 2011

Quote: "Guadalajara is probably the finest concert venue I've ever been in. It was extraordinary and acoustic, a great-looking building... It was an amazing auditorium." Veteran rocker Peter Gabriel was blown away by the Auditorio Telmex in Mexico on his recent New Blood tour.


11th November 2011

Quote: "I got there on the first night and I was used to rooms with curtains and there were no curtains and you'd see the headlights (of cars) swooping across the ceiling and it was just the sound of sobbing and masturbating. I think one of the courses was sobbing and masturbating simultaneously." Peter Gabriel on his first night as a student at Surrey, England's exclusive Charterhouse School, which is currently celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2011.


10th October 2011

Quote: "Maybe I've let it go too much. But I've started to take the attitude that it was harder getting on the radio, and trailers and film music... are a good alternative. But I know some people feel that song is overexposed and I let it be used too many times." Peter Gabriel on the use of his hit Solsbury Hill.


3rd March 2010

Quote: "Like quite a few performers, I'm quite a shy, socially inept person." Rocker Peter Gabriel.


6th February 2010

Fact: Rocker Peter Gabriel will perform at Los Angeles' fabled Hollywood Bowl with a 54-piece orchestra on 7 May (10).


13th March 2009

Quote: "He said the first 10 minutes after the Oscar loss is the most painful and then it slowly dulls, particularly as the alcohol increases. This we found to be true." Peter Gabriel on the advice he received from collaborator Thomas Newman as they both dealt with defeat at the Oscars. The pair's Wall-E tune, Down To Earth, lost out on the Best Song prize to Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.


12th March 2009

Fact: Peter Gabriel is rehearsing for upcoming dates in South America in a hangar on a Ghurka base in Wiltshire, England.


23rd February 2009

Quote: "This time I've enjoyed the half-term break with my son and we have a baby as well, and I can come here, relax and enjoy it instead of being extremely nervous backstage." Peter Gabriel was relieved he didn't have to perform at the Oscars. He declined an invitation to sing his Best Song nomination from Wall-E, Down To Earth.


23rd February 2009

Quote: "This time I've enjoyed the half-term break with my son and we have a baby as well, and I can come here, relax and enjoy it instead of being extremely nervous backstage." Peter Gabriel was relieved he didn't have to perform at the Oscars. He declined an invitation to sing his Best Song nomination from Wall-E, Down To Earth.


7th January 2009

Quote: "I think Barack Obama is one of the most hopeful things that's happened in my lifetime. They should paint The White House black." Rocker Peter Gabriel is very optimistic about America's new President-elect.


11th July 2007

Fact: Newlyweds Eva Longoria and Tony Parker had their first dance as man and wife to Peter Gabriel's THE BOOK OF LOVE.


19th June 2007

Quote: "Fame is a fun place to live in at the weekend but it's not somewhere you'd want to spend your life." Singer Peter Gabriel has always been uncomfortable in the limelight.


14th March 2006

Fact: Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno are forming a union, called The Magnificent Union of Digitally Downloading Artists, to help music artists benefit from downloading music.


1st February 2006

Fact: <p>Peter Gabriel's 1980s hit Big Time has been adopted as the official World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) WRESTLE MANIA 22 show theme song. </p>


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