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.
Underrated Genesis: The Most Overlooked Song From Each LP
Revisiting hidden gems from each of the band's 15 studio albums.
How Bob Ezrin Helped Peter Gabriel Escape from Genesis
Producer recalls assembling band of “psychopathic experts” that gave singer “confidence and swagger.”
Genesis Share Preview of 2021 Reunion Tour Stage Show
Band gives taste of road production while announcing new U.K. and Ireland dates.
Steve Howe on New Yes Live LP, Feeling 'Competitive' With Genesis
Guitarist also reflects on the 40th anniversary of 'Drama,' too.
Were Genesis Better in the '70s or '80s? Roundtable
Our writers debate which decade produced the best studio material, whether Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins was the better frontman and if the prog-to-pop evolution was a satisfying arc.
Who Sang the Most Genesis Songs? Lead Vocal Totals
Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins and Ray Wilson — we looked through the band's catalog and ranked the results.
Genesis Reunion With Gabriel, Hackett Would Need ‘Weird' Set List
Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks say they have no plans for a new album.
Revisiting the Last Time Genesis Reunited for a Tour
Band's 2007 comeback was a commercial and critical success, though it left Phil Collins severely hampered.
Phil Collins Plans to Drum 'Some Bits' on Genesis Reunion Tour
"I've gotta start really seriously thinking, but I have already been working out what I'm gonna do and what songs to play on," frontman notes in new interview.