There have been many Peter Gabriels: the prog-rocker who steered the cosmos-minded genre torward Earth; the semi-new waver more focused on empathic storytelling and musical innovation than fashion or attitude; the Top 40 hitmaker ambvialent about the spotlight; the global activist whose Real World label and collaborations introduced pivotal non-Western acts to new audiences; the elder statements inspiring a new generation of singer-songwriters. So his second induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a solo act this time – his first, in 2010, was as cofounder of the prog-pop juggernaut Genesis – seems wholly earned. Yet it suprised him, especially ...full bio
"Because this is a recognition for all your work, it means a lot more to me than an award for a single or an album. It’s also great to get some acknowledgement from your peers. I’m looking forward to coming in April".