The Waiting Room - 2002 News Archive

New Steve Hackett Competition

Steve Hackett has a new album out soon - "To Watch The Storms" - and to mark the event TWR is hosting a competition to give away loads of related prizes. Check out the TWR Competition page for all the details!

The Musical Box - New European Tour Dates

After their successful UK tour in 2002 (see TWR #45 for reviews), Canadian Genesis tribute band The Musical Box will be returning to Europe in Spring 2003 for another tour. The date and venue information that TWR has at the moment is as follows:

May 1 Manchester, England Apollo
May 2 Nottingham, England Royal Centre
May 3 London, England Shepherds Bush Empire
May 4 Bristol, England Colston Hall
May 8 Germany TBA
May 9 Germany TBA
May 10 Germany TBA
May 11 Germany TBA
May 15 Brussels, Belgium L'Ancienne Belgique
May 16 Cambrai, France Palais des Grottes
May 17 Paris, France TBA
May 18 Lyon, France Orchestre National
May 22 Edinburgh, Scotland Corn Exchange
May 23 Glasgow, Scotland Pavilion Theatre
May 24 Birmingham, England Symphony Hall
May 25 Southampton, England Guidhall
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More information as and when we receive it - but keep an eye on TMB's web site at

Opening The Musical Box - A Genesis Chronicle Italian edition

Italian fans will be delighted to hear that Alan's book has been issued in an Italian language edition by Edizioni Segno ( The Italian fan magazine "Dusk" has also acquired stocks at a 20% discount and if you want to obtain a copy, further details can be obtained direct from Mario Giammetti at

Phil Collins "A Life Less Ordinary" Documentary DVD

The recent BBC documentary on Phil, "A Life Less Ordinary", is scheduled to be issued as a DVD by BBC Enterprises and will include additional material. Exact details, programme length, release date etc, are not available yet but we will keep you posted.

Genesis - Record Collector Update

The November '02 edition of "Record Collector" magazine carries an in-depth article about Genesis, specifically about twelve of their best performances between the years of 1969 and 1975. The feature contains quotes from the band, setlists for each performance, examples of Peter's stories, and reminiscences from Steve, Tony, Mike, Ant, and Phil.

"Mike Rutherford - This Is Your Life"

Mike was the vicitim of the famous "Red Book" last Friday and most of the members of Genesis and a host of other famous celebrities attended the get-together. The programme is to be screened on UK terrestrial TV in the near future. More details as we get them!

Genesis For Two Grand Pianos

Yet another addition to the growing catalogue of Genesis tribute albums - this one takes some of the finest moments of Genesis music and gives them the acoustic piano treatement - excellent stuff! The album is to be released by Camino Records on October 16 (catalogue number CAMCD28).

New edition of "Genesis Collectibles" hits the news stands!

The irrepressible Peter Vickers has done it again - the latest edition of his monumental tome "Genesis Collectibles" is now available. Fortunately, this time Peter has opted to make this available solely as a CD-ROM - that only saves you in one sense, because now you will be even more firmly rooted to your computer looking through the mind-boggling array of Genesis items which he has assembled in this edition. Without doubt, this is an indispensible work for any fan of Genesis, and one which will be a constant reference work for years to come (or until Peter issues another volume!!)

For further details, contact Peter at

Steve Hackett update

TWR has recently heard the following from Billy Budis at Kudos Management regarding the latest about Steve's activities:

Thanks to Billy for this information.

Keyboard player required

The Genesis tribute band formerly known as Invisible Touch are on the lookout for a new keyboard player - here's a recent announcement from the band:

"The search for a keyboard player continues. If you want to apply for the position, then get in touch with Tony Burton - who is handling recruitment whilst everyone else goes on their summer holiday - at or We need a big Genesis fan with a good knowledge of the music; talent, commitment, enthusiasm, humour; good gear and their own transport; clean fingernails and good fashion sense. If you know someone with these credentials who might be interested, then put them in touch with us."

Aspiring Tony Bankses - get in touch now! To see where the band are starting from, check out the Invisible Touch website at

Phil Collins - latest album news

Phil Collins' new album, "Testify", has a confirmed release date of November 11, 2002 (November 12 in the USA). The track listing (the track order is not officially confirmed yet) is as follows:

Phil's management has confirmed that there will be no tour to support this release, however Phil may play a small number of showcase gigs in the UK, USA and Europe. Tickets will not be on sale generally, but rather will be given away as competition prizes, etc.

Also, Phil will shortly have an official web site - address and details to be revealed very soon!

Steve and Evelyn Update

Steve Hackett will soon be performing two concerts with Evelyn Glennie - the first is at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on July 19, and the performance will consist of Evelyn's music titled "Shadow Behind The Iron Sun". The second performance will take place at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 21 and will comprise the music which Steve was commissioned to write for the concert under the title "The City UnderThe Sea".

Steve's upcoming DVD releases have been named - the first comprises his gig from Buenos Aires lasyt year and will be called "Somewhere In South America"; the second, which will be a double DVD and audio CD release will feature his show from the Petofi Hall in Budapest, Hungary earlier this year under the title "Hungarian Horizons". Both of these releases have been mixed in Surround Sound.

More details as we get them.

Face Value News

Congratulations to Face Value, the Phil Collins/Genesis tribute band for their recent highly successful charity gig at the RMI Club in Horwich, which raised a considerable amount of money for the Alder Hey Children's Hospital "Rocking Horse" Appeal. The band's set list for the show was as follows:

No Son Of Mine / Something Happened On The Way To Heaven / Against All Odds / I Wish It Would Rain Down / Jesus He Knows Me / Misunderstanding / Follow You Follow Me / Fading Lights / In The Air Tonight / Mama / Another Day In Paradise / I Can't Dance / Land Of Confusion / Abacab / Invisible Touch / You Can't Hurry Love / Two Hearts / Sussudio / That's All / In Too Deep / Easy Lover / A Groovy Kind Of Love / Afterglow / Undertow / Turn It On Again / Take Me Home

Phil Collins' Live DVD

Word has just reached us here at TWR of the prospect of a DVD release for Phil's "Seriously Live In Berlin" concert video. The project is still in preparation and so no further details are available yet but we shall keep you informed.

Steve Hackett Italian Gig Info

For those of you interested in such things, here is a complete track listing for Steve Hackett's recent performances in Italy...

Horizons / Gnossienne No. 1 / Bacchus / Firth of Fifth / Bay Of Kings / Syrinx / Imagining (intro) / Second Chance / Jacuzzi / Overnight Sleeper / The Barren Land / Kim / Time Lapse At Milton Keynes / Blood On The Rooftops / Improvisation / Concerto In D / Hairless Heart / Mustardseed / Gymnopedie No. 1 / Jazz On A Summer's Night / Cavalcanti / Walking Away From Rainbows / Tales of The Riverbank / Concert For Munich / The Journey / Medley: Skye Boat Song - By Paved Fountain / Hands of The Priestess / Ace of Wands / Three Humoresques: Idylle-Aubade-Meditation / Hairless Heart (reprise)

Check out the TWR Competitions page, where you can win an Official Steve Hackett Italian Tour T-shirt!

New Anthony Phillips Releases

There are now two brand new compilation albums by Anthony Phillips available from his Spanish record company, Astral. The first, titled "All Our Lives" comprises a double CD set featuring "The Meadows Of Englewood" and "Live Radio Sessions" albums, repackaged and sporting a nifty new cover design. The catalogue number is Astral CD 1725. The other disc is called "Soft Vivace" and this album also comprises tracks from several of Ant's previous releases including several from the "Private Parts & Pieces" series, "Invisible Men" and "Archive Collection". The catalogue number is Astral CD 1728.

Both of these discs are aimed primarily at the Spanish speaking market where these recordings have previously been unavailable.

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