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Genesis band-mates gather in London for UK premiere of rock groups' documentary

Together again: Phil Collins with Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford Together again: Phil Collins with Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford Andy Barnes

They were one of the most popular rock groups of the eighties.

So it's fitting that Phil Collins headed a reunion of chart-toppers Genesis in central London on Thursday (Oct 2, 2014).

The star was joined by Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford in Leicester Square for a screening of a documentary film celebrating their collective careers.

Collins, who's the father of actress Lily Collins, kept it casual for the premiere of Sum Of The Parts.

Wearing very relaxed stonewash denim jeans with a checked shirt and leather jacket, he capped his more mature appearance with a flat cap and glasses.

Meanwhile, the other musicians opted for a more dapper aesthetic - with suit trousers and blazers.  

The film, set for release in November on DVD, will be the sister documentary the upcoming BBC documentary ‘Together and Apart'.

Together, they both trace the history of the band - including the loss of core band-members Gabriel and Hackett.

'I think when we got it right,' Gabriel said in a news release. 'We had something that none of us could do on our own. And there were different musical histories merging together in a powerful way.'

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the last time all five members played together was in 1982 at the Milton Keynes Bowl, with the goal of helping Gabriel escape mounting debt after the commercial failure of the first WOMAD festival.

The new documentary marks part of a major renaissance for the band.

‘Sum of the Parts’ and ‘Together and Apart’ are both due on Nov. 17 via Eagle Vision. A three-disc box set spanning the band’s entire career, ‘R-Kive,’ will be released on Sept. 29.

'The point of the project is to remind people of the variety of songs and music that came out of a school band,' Rutherford told The Telegraph.

'It’s an appreciation of what a wonderful time it’s been over the past 40-plus years.'

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