For today's Throwback Thursday Edition of the Dose, I'm featuring the original lead singer of Genesis.
It has been 20 years since Peter Gabriel has released a full new album of music! Today's track is called "Panopticom"
Here's info from Charlie Foster:
Panopticom is the first song to be released from Peter Gabriel’s forthcoming album i/o. A notable event, as i/o will be Gabriel's first collection of new songs in 20 years. Written and produced by Peter Gabriel, the track is an upbeat guitar driven track with haunting electronics providing mood and texture.
Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. SInce leaving his old school group: Genesis he has released eleven solo albums and written and released soundtracks for three films.
In 1980 he founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), which has presented 170 festivals in over 30 countries. Since releasing the anti-apartheid single ‘Biko’, he has been actively involved in human rights campaigning. He has participated in many benefit concerts, notably Amnesty International’s 1988 Human Rights Now! Tour. In 1992 he proposed the creation of an organization to pioneer the use of video in human rights work, WITNESS.org. Around 2000 he co-founded the Elders.og, with Richard Branson, to bring together a small group of highly respected global leaders, launched with Nelson Mandela in July 2007, and currently chaired by Mary Robinson.
For his music, Peter has received several Grammy and MTV awards – nine alone for the groundbreaking ‘Sledgehammer’ video - an Oscar nomination, the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and various lifetime achievement awards including Ivor Novello, BMI Icon Award, BT’s Digital Music Pioneer Award and The Polar Music Prize. He has twice been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For his activism, The Nobel Peace Prize Laureates awarded him Man of Peace award in 2006 and TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.