Gabriel to miss Genesis Rock Hall induction

ARCHIV - Der Musiker Peter Gabriel, aufgenommen am 21. Januar 2010 in New York, USA. Peter Gabriel feiert am Samstag, 13. Februar 2010, seinen 60. Geburtstag. Einen Tag vorher veroeffentlicht er das Album "Scratch My Back" mit Cover-Songs. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen) ** zu unserem KORR ** --- FILE - Recording artist Peter Gabriel poses for a portrait Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

February 11, 2010 6:51:33 PM PST
When Genesis gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, founding member Peter Gabriel won't be there.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame president Joel Peresman said in a statement Thursday that Gabriel says he has a scheduling conflict with his tour that begins in Europe.

Along with Gabriel, the band's original lineup included Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips and Steve Hackett. Phil Collins joined the band later and replaced Gabriel as lead vocalist in 1976.

Genesis was inspirational in the progressive rock movement. Gabriel's vision helped define the genre's theatrical approach to a rock show with costume changes, innovative stage design, and intricate lighting effects.

The induction ceremony takes place March 15 in New York.