Prog Magazine has announced that they have chosen Peter Gabriel as the recipient of their 2014 Prog Rock God Award.

The award will be presented on Thursday, September 11 at the Underglobe underneath Shakeseare's Globe Theatre in London.

The award is being given not only for his almost fifty years as a music innovator but also for his many philanthropic activities. Jerry Ewing, the editor of Prog Magazine, said:

Few people in the music world really do fulfil the criteria for a Progressive Music Award better than Peter Gabriel. From a groundbreaking eight years with Genesis to a solo career that has now stretched almost 40 years, few artists have striven to push back the creative boundaries, generating a body of work that in its very nature progresses ever onwards. From massive worldwide hits through startling experimentation and pioneering work with world music, as well as his fantastic work outside of music and an astute grasp of technology, it really is an honour to pay tribute to Peter in this way.

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