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.
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.
Phil Collins Recalls Offering to Quit Genesis to Join the Who
Drummer tells of being beaten to Keith Moon’s job by Kenney Jones and complex practical joke George Harrison played on him.
Watch Genesis’ Phil Collins + Mike Rutherford Reunite on Stage
They perform “Follow You Follow Me” on European tour.
Phil Collins Leads Genesis-Heavy 'Against All Odds' Soundtrack
The singer's first U.S. No. 1 song emerged out of sessions for 1981's 'Face Value,' his divorce-themed solo debut.