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.
Phil Collins and Genesis Sell Song Rights for Over $300 Million
Music credited to former singer Peter Gabriel is not part of the deal.
Phil Collins' Son Nic Joining Mike and the Mechanics Tour
Drummer says he has "another big pair of shoes to fill" after taking his dad’s place in Genesis.
Ray Wilson Looks Back on Whirlwind Run Fronting Genesis
Former singer compares brief tenure in band to "being taken to the top of Mount Everest and thrown off."
Tony Banks Says Peter Gabriel Years Weren't Genesis' 'Glory Days'
Keyboardist feels prog giants didn't live through distinct eras.
Phil Collins Is 'Definitely Retired' According to His Son
Genesis drummer Nic Collins believes his dad is “excited about the next step in his life.”
What Peter Gabriel Said Backstage After Final Genesis Show
Nic Collins discusses the first time he met the band's former frontman.
Denis Gagne of Genesis Tribute the Musical Box Talks 'Lamb' Tour
Singer Denis Gagne talks to UCR about earning Genesis' blessing, playing live with Phil Collins and keeping band's spirit alive.