• According to numerous sources, Genesis is planning a series of reunion dates, with an announcement possibly coming as early as today (March 4th). The band -- featuring Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks -- last reunited in 2007 for a 48-date North American and European tour. Genesis posted a 1978 shot of the group on Instagram, with the title of that year's album -- And Then There Were Three -- leading the rumors to catch fire.
  • Phil Collins has recently been out on the road, but unable to drum due to back and nerve problems. His son Nicholas has been handling drum duties during his shows.

  • Eric Clapton headlined last night's (March 3rd) star-studded Royal Marsden Cancer Charity benefit at London's O2 Arena. Among the artists who performed separate mini-sets were Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason, Gary Brooker of Procol Harum, Simply Red's Mick Hucknall, John Illsley from Dire Straits, Manfred Mann's Paul Jones, Mike Rutherford, Paul Carrack, Bonnie Tyler, Paul Young, and Yes' Rick Wakeman, among others. (Best Classic Bands)

  • Paul McCartney was on hand on Monday night (March 2nd) when his wife, Nancy Shevell and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli hosted an event in London to support the Presidential bid of Democratic hopeful Michael Bloomberg. "Macca" was spotted pressing the flesh at London's exclusive Conduit Club, but according to the report, although planned in coordination with the Bloomberg team -- the UK bash was not a fundraiser for the former-mayor. (Deadline)

Quick Takes: Genesis, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney

By Music News Mar 3, 2020 | 7:00 PM
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