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.
Genesis Announces Massive Box Set of BBC Recordings
Five-CD and three-LP collection spans sessions from 1970 to 1998.
John Frusciante Channeled ‘70s Prog for ‘Dream Canteen’ Album
Genesis and Pink Floyd influences Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, alongside Eddie Van Halen and Kurt Cobain.
When Genesis Helped Peter Gabriel Escape Debt With 1982 Reunion
Proceeds for one-off show benefitted the singer's financially struggling WOMAD festival.
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.