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 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.
Steve Hackett Feared Fans Wouldn’t 'Buy Into' 'Supper's Ready'
Guitarist thought Genesis would be told “it’s all over” after delivering 23-minute epic.
Genesis Play Last-Ever Show With Peter Gabriel in Audience
Phil Collins jokes about members needing “real jobs” after Last Domino? tour ends.
10 Songs Genesis Haven't Played on Their Latest Reunion Tour
For any venerated band with 15 albums, building a set list is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle.
November 2021 Recap: Genesis Reunion Hits U.S., Dylan Begins Tour
Month's other major headlines included a horrific festival tragedy.
Yes Respected Genesis, But Tried Not to Listen Much
Steve Howe recalls his band’s determination to take their own path: ‘We didn’t even like hits.’