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There are essentially two different eras of Genesis. The first was led by Peter Gabriel, who would dress up like a flower onstage and sing 25-minute songs about lawnmowers. The second, fronted by drummer Phil Collins after Gabriel left for a solo career in the mid-’70s, was dominated by pop songs that made the group one of the most popular in the world. There have been various lineup shifts since the band’s formation in England at the end of the ’60s, but the core quintet of Gabriel, Collins, keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist Mike Rutherford and guitarist Steve Hackett (and then a trio of Collins, Banks and Rutherford) made most of the group’s classic records. Collins quit in 1996, and since then, fans have been clamoring for a full-group reunion.

Atlantic
Atlantic

Genesis, ‘Congo’: Rock’s Hidden Gems

When Phil Collins quit Genesis in the mid-'90s, he didn't just leave his former group without a drummer — as the voice behind the their biggest hits, he also put ex-bandmates Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford in the awkward position of rebooting one of rock's biggest acts with a new singer for their 15th album.

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Lee Millward, InsideOut Music
Lee Millward, InsideOut Music

Steve Hackett on His Rangy ‘Wolflight,’ the Joys of Collaboration and Genesis: Exclusive Interview

Steve Hackett's descriptions of his work are nearly as dynamic as the music itself.

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Atlantic
Atlantic

35 Years Ago: Genesis Begin Their ’80s Domination With ‘Duke’

Genesis weathered a number of ups and downs during the '70s, scaling ever-greater heights of commercial success even as a series of lineup changes thinned the band's ranks to a trio.

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Decca/Universal
Decca/Universal

46 Years Ago: Genesis Release ‘From Genesis to Revelation’

Genesis released their debut album, 'From Genesis to Revelation' in March 1969.

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Francis Tsang / Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Francis Tsang / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Phil Collins Vs. Bill Ward: March Drum Madness

In 1970, Phil Collins and Bill Ward were at the beginning of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame careers, but they took far different paths to get there.

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Examiner, Getty Images
Examiner, Getty Images

47 Years Ago: Genesis Release Their First Single, ‘The Silent Sun’

Genesis are rightfully regarded as one of the most innovate and eclectic progressive rock bands of all-time.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

Genesis vs. Bob Seger – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

The way you vote in this opening-round Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame battle may depend partly on whether you prefer a spot of tea or a cold can of beer.

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Jo Hale, Getty Images
Jo Hale, Getty Images

Steve Hackett Says Genesis Documentary Doomed Reunion

Steve Hackett points to a recent documentary as proof that Genesis' Hall of Fame five-man lineup can't reunite again as equals.

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Tony Banks
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Tony Banks Says ‘The Lamb Lies Down…’ Was His ‘Least Favorite Part of Being in Genesis’

The keyboardist called it "my least favorite part of being in Genesis."

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Atco
Atco

40 Years Ago: Genesis Make a Transition With ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway’

'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' is Genesis' best-known enigma, a project almost universally respected if seldom understood.

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