The Return of The Giant Hogweed

HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI The song tells us about the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianium), originally from Southern Russia and Georgia, being introduced to Britain in the early nineteenth century by a Victorian explorer. However, Peter Gabriel uses poetic licence as it was introduced before the reign of Queen Victoria. The so-called Toxic Giant Hogweed, which can cause massive blisters and ulcers if it comes into contact with the skin or blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes. The song went…

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Porcupine Tree Announce New Album and Tour

From the official Porcupine Tree website: Harridan and a few of the other new songs have been in play since shortly after the release of The Incident. They initially lived on a hard drive in a slowly growing computer file marked PT2012, later renamed PT2015, PT2018, and so on. There were times when we even forgot they were there, and times when they nagged us to finish them to see where they would take us. Listening to the finished pieces,…

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Genesis: Tour Re-scheduled for September 2021

It has been confirmed by Genesis themselves on BBC Radio 2. (2 hours 10 min into the show)   Tickets for the new dates in London and Birmingham and all other shows are on sale now via genesis-music.com Collins, Rutherford and Banks will be joined by longtime guitarist/bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’s son Nic Collins on drums. “Nic is a great drummer, but he is capable of sounding like early Phil. For Mike and I, that was always quite exciting.…

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Do You Want to hear Steve Rothery play Grendel?

From the JustGiving website: Yes: Please Play Grendel After the fantastic performance by the Steve Rothery Band at Trinity III on 12th May, SRB continued with their short tour moving on up to Manchester and Glasgow. During the course of the gig at Band On The Wall in Manchester, some good-natured heckling of the ‘Grendel’ variety occurred… Steve teased the crowd with the first few notes and then stopped, which prompted severe crowd upset! He followed this up by saying…

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