Peter Gabriel honoured at rock awards

Peter Gabriel honoured at rock awards


Peter Gabriel has been honoured at the annual Progressive Music Awards for a music career that has spanned five decades.

The former Genesis singer picked up the “prog god” award at the event at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Others winners on the night included keyboard legend Rick Wakeman, Dream Theater and Camel founder Andy Latimer.

The ceremony, now in its third year, was hosted by BBC news presenter and prog rock fan Gavin Esler.

After receiving his award from comedian Bill Bailey, Gabriel said: “Despite prog probably being the most derided musical genre of all time there were – as today – a lot of extraordinary musicians trying to break down the barriers to reject the rules of music.”