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Gabriel juggling new album with array of projects
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Peter Gabriel has resumed work on his next studio album while juggling an array of other projects.
“There are some (new) things,” he told Billboard last Friday in New York. “I’ve been very good at distraction with some charitable things and some Internet things. But I’m now back in writing mode and I’m very much enjoying that.”
Gabriel, however, wouldn’t put a timetable on when the as-yet-untitled project would be ready. After all, a decade went by between the release of his last two albums, 1992’s “Us” and 2002’s “Up.”
“Autumn. Or spring,” he said with a laugh when asked about a potential arrival date. “That usually suffices. In some year.”
He did not rule out some kind of collaboration with his ex-Genesis bandmates, who are on the road with a successful reunion tour. There had been talk of presenting the 1974 concept album “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” on stage, but Gabriel couldn’t commit to clearing his schedule for the time necessary to do so.
“I’m hoping to see the show because I think they’re going to do some more European dates, he said. “Nothing is excluded (in terms of a possible reunion). We’re still breathing and we don’t need to be wheeled onto the stage. But I don’t know. It’s quite a time commitment to get it sounding right. When WOMAD (Gabriel’s world-music festival) started and got into heavy financial trouble, (Genesis) extremely generously agreed to do a benefit with me, performing. I learned then it takes a lot longer than you think to relearn what you think you knew.”
Gabriel, who was in New York for the Audio Engineering Society convention, has recently been focusing on the launch of, which aims to create a coalition of veteran leaders to inspire a younger generation to help solve global issues. In conjunction, Gabriel is hoping to organize a concert timed to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 2008.
“With any luck it will be the most significant bands of the new generation,” he said. “I hope we can make it happen.”