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.
Why Mike Rutherford Plays $140 Guitar at Genesis Shows
Roadie explains what’s to love about entry-level Squier instruments.
Genesis Postpone Last Four U.K. Shows Due to Positive COVID Tests
Rescheduled dates will be announced soon.
When Genesis’ Tony Banks Was Asked to Sign a Sex Pistols Single
Keyboardist recalls how punk era seemed to pass his band by.
Phil Collins Thinks Genesis Reunion Tour Won't Go Past 2021 Shows
“This English and American tour, that will be enough for me,” singer says.
Phil Collins 'Can Barely Hold a Stick' Ahead of Genesis Tour
“I’m kind of physically challenged a bit, which is very frustrating because I’d love to be playing up there with my son."
Steve Hackett Recalls Genesis Buying King Crimson's Mellotron
Guitarist says, during the '70s, he "had absolutely no awareness" of Robert Fripp's idea to have Hackett replace him in Crimson.
Steve Hackett on Quitting Genesis: Band Democracy 'Rarely Works'
Guitarist says keyboardist Tony Banks told him he “couldn’t do more solo albums" following 1975 debut.
Steve Hackett Expected Genesis to Fire Him After First Show
Guitarist says debut performance was “complete disaster,” partly because Phil Collins was drunk.