When the world first discovered Peter Gabriel it was as the eccentric and flamboyant lead singer of Genesis. After splitting with Genesis and starting a solo career, Gabriel moved away from the Progressive Rock sound and was able to create radio friendly songs that still kept true to his eccentric nature. Gabriel was also able to incorporate his work into the video medium, creating groundbreaking videos (Shock the Monkey, Sledgehammer, Digging in the Dirt for example) that pushed the visual medium. His main focus of late has been the production and expansion of World Music showing that music truly is the great common denominator.
Inducted in 2014.