Since the first rumblings of Genesis in 1967, it was clear that Peter Gabriel had his own unique vision. His path to find his own artistic identity would lead him to constantly look for new ground. Though his tenure with Genesi
Genesis are best known these days for their string of glossy pop hits in the '80s. But their rock cred stretches back further than the hitmaking Tony Banks / Phil Collins / Mike Rutherford era. Most notably, there's the prog-centric version of the gro
It's been only 13 years since Peter Gabriel released an album of new material, so we probably have a little while to go before he's ready to emerge with his next batch of songs. In the meantime, he's busy on the road, in the studio and -- in a recent Rolling Stone interview -- answering yet another round of questions about the prospect of a Genesis reunion.
Four years after back injuries caused him to stop playing the drums, and three years since the release of his last solo album, Phil Collins says he's considering returning to the stage, possibly even as part of a Genesis reunion. The legendary rock band hasn't performed together since 2007.
In order to assemble an album that became one of their earliest classics, Genesis had to succeed in balancing the pastoral whimsy of their first couple of albums with the rock pretensions of their most recent work, 'Foxtrot.' With 1973's 'Selling England by the Pound,' they did just that.
The second album from Genesis' now-legendary five-man lineup didn't exactly arrive with much fanfare. Before 'Foxtrot,' the group had never had a Top 20 album, and its most recent effort, 'Nursery Cryme,' had been as intriguing as it was inconsistent. 'Foxtrot,' however, finally found a way to balance the whimsy of the group's earliest music, its quickly developing flair for longform narratives and a newly discovered rock brawn -- setting a template for brilliantly overblown concepts that would spark a sequence of early 1970s-era prog-rock triumphs.
There's nothing stopping a full Genesis reunion, but guitarist Steve Hackett calls the prospect "improbable." The group still gets along and members bump into each other from time to time, but eventually talks of getting back together fizzle.
On Aug. 15, 1975, it was officially announced that Peter Gabriel had left Genesis. The announcement followed weeks of speculation that a split was about to occur. At the time, a record company spokesman issued a statement that Gabriel was leaving the band to concentrate on "other literary and experimental interests outside of music."
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