The former Genesis frontman and head of Real World has had his servers stolen from his ISP, leaving his organization offline for the moment.
For many, Peter Gabriel is probably best known as the original frontman for Genesis, then as a solo recording star. But he’s enjoyed another, fruitful career as the man behind world music pioneer Real World Records.
That company, along with sister organization WOMAD, which stages festivals all over the globe, had always been very active on the Web. For right now, though, that’s stopped, since the servers they use were stolen from the offices of their service provider on Sunday night.
On his personal site Gabriel wrote:
"The majority of Real World, Peter Gabriel and Womad web services are currently offline. Our servers were stolen from our ISP’s data centre on Sunday night. We are working to restore normal service as soon as possible."
As of this morning, the majority of services at Real World remained offline.