Genesis reunite! (For BBC2 film…)

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It’s official! The members of Peter Gabriel era Genesis are to reunite!

Unfortunately for those hoping for an all conquering world tour, the ex-bandmates are only getting together to record a documentary feature for BBC2.

Being made under the working title of Genesis: Together and Apart, the BBC claims that it is the first time that this era of Genesis have been back together since 1975.

The film has been commissioned as part of a new strand of music programming across the BBC, timed to coincide with the inaugural BBC Music Awards, the first ceremony of which will take place in December.

Director General of the BBC, Tony Hall said: “Today’s the start of something very special for everyone who loves music. BBC Music is a celebration of the brilliant music talent across our country. We’ll be joining up music on television, radio, iPlayer and online like never before. there’ll be new shows; new partnerships; and whole new ways to support music on the BBC.”

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Metal Hammer Golden Gods award winners 2014

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Metal Hammer’s annual Golden Gods awards ceremony took place in London last night at the Indigo2, with a host of rock and metal bands in attendance to both pick up and present awards, and – of course – perform.

The ceremony was presided over by none other than the UK’s very own Steel Panther, with awards being voted for by readers of Metal Hammer. A full report of the event will be featured in the 22nd of July issue of Metal Hammer magazine.

A list of last night’s winners is below. Do you agree with the list of award winners? Would you have chosen another band for a particular category? Take a look and let us know!

Best New Band: Devil You Know
Dimebag Darrell ‘Shredder’ Award: Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
Best Underground Band: Wardruna
Best UK Band: Iron Maiden
Best Live Band: Killswitch Engage
Best International Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Global Metal Award: Shared between Orphaned Land and Khalas
Riff Lord Award: Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge)
King Of The Internet Award: Devin Townsend
Inspiration Award: Hanoi Rocks
Best Album: The Satanist, Behemoth
The Spirit Of Hammer Award: David Prowse
Icon Award: Michael Schenker
Gold God Award: Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth)

Read Metal Hammer’s summary of the evening, along with video and interviews here ahead of the full feature coming on the 22nd of July.

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