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February 25, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Few fans have been more vocal about their favorite group's long absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than those in the KISS Army, but now that the long-running hard rock outfit is being inducted, members have decided to opt out of performing at this year's ceremony. The problem? Deciding which incarnation of KISS would perform. In a statement released Sunday, members of the current version of the band said they wanted “ to celebrate the entire history of KISS and give credit to all members” who have played with the group over the years.
December 28, 1986 | RICHARD CROMELIN
The win, place and show positions in the Times' pop-music writers' 1986 album poll signify a sweep for the old guard. The music they're making these days might be fresh and adventurous, but you'd need a calculator to total the years of experience under the belts of Gabriel, Simon and--a relative newcomer--Costello. That's a sharp contrast to the '85 voting, which crowned "Tim" by the young Minnesota upstarts the Replacements (who didn't release an album in '86). Even fourth-place R.E.M.
October 31, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Two-thirds of the Police -- guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland -- will be reunited on Sunday to talk about their role in Amnesty International's benefit concerts at the world premiere of “Released!” a new concert films with highlights from two AI tours and two other individual benefit shows from 1986 to 1999. Strictly by coincidence, the third member of the trio - Sting - happens to be in the area to perform Monday, Nov. 4, at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, but there's no word on whether he could  join his former band mates at the screening.
May 25, 1986 | TERRY ATKINSON
"SO." Peter Gabriel. Geffen. The time may be right for Peter Gabriel. The English singer's multi-personality performances with Genesis were overshadowed by David Bowie in the early '70s, and punk and post-punk drew attention from his first four brilliant solo albums. But in the current drought of artistry, Gabriel stands out as never before. What's more, his first album in over three years offers more of Gabriel's playful and comforting personae than any previous collection.
January 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
Rock veterans Peter Gabriel and Brian Eno are launching a musicians' alliance that would cut against the industry grain by letting artists sell their music online instead of only through record labels. With the Internet transforming how people buy and listen to songs, musicians need to act now to claim digital music's future, Gabriel and Eno argued Monday as they handed out a slim red manifesto at a huge deal-making music conference known as Midem.
September 17, 1993 | IRENE GARCIA
What does rock singer Peter Gabriel have in common with the Cal State Dominguez Hills women's soccer team? Both will use the same grounds for events this weekend. Gabriel's concert has priority, so the Toros must move two matches to a practice area adjacent to the main field. Gabriel will perform Saturday afternoon as part of the World of Music Art and Dance Organization, which he founded in 1980.
December 12, 2002 | Robert Hilburn, Times Staff Writer
Peter Gabriel is such a thoughtful and caring artist that his concerts can feel as much like a missionary crusade as a traditional pop tour. He's not interested in just entertaining us, but in bringing us together -- individuals and cultures -- in a cleansing, inspiring experience. With the underlying humanitarianism in his music and manner, his performances could be held in a cathedral as easily as an arena.
November 1, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman's Sound & Vision column appears each month in Calendar
Michael Jackson might be the King of Rock, Pop & Soul--or, hey, might not--but there's still one unofficial and unsolicited pop-royalty title that's not the slightest bit in dispute: Peter Gabriel remains the King of Music Video. Gabriel's riveting "Digging in the Dirt" clip, his first of the '90s, is a cogent reminder that the form can still be an art form, an idea that's been easy to lose sight of during the paltry pickings these last few video years.
When Peter Gabriel has a great new album, such as 1986's "So," his tours, too, tend to be extraordinary. When the British singer-songwriter has merely a good new album, such as 1992's "US," his tours remain extraordinary. Sense a pattern here? In a frequently exhilarating performance Thursday at the Forum, Gabriel showed he is a singer-songwriter who doesn't go on the road to just play his new songs.
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