Former Genesis singer Ray Wilson says guitarist Mike Rutherford stopped band in their tracks following 1997's Calling All Stations.
It’s strange in 2016 to think of Phil Collins as an artist at risk of overexposure. He’s rarely recorded, toured or made any public appearances in the past decade, and doesn’t do many interviews.
Phil Collins was the King Midas of pop in the 1980s. Love him or hate him, he was a musical tour de force whose signature pipes and ear for memorable hooks resulted in a series of multiplatinum albums and an unparalleled string of chart hits.
It seems inconceivable now that Genesis ever made albums that missed the UK charts when they were first released. But as their audience grew gradually in their early days, such was the case with both Trespass in 1970 and Nursery Cryme the following year.
Thirty years ago, the prog-rock band Genesis (which had morphed into pop-rock in the 1980’s under the brilliant leadership of musical genius Phil Collins) had just finished recording their biggest album yet – Invisible Touch – an album which sold six million copies in the United States alone and spawned five top five singles, including my favorite, "Land of Confusion."
It isn’t often that the frontman for a bestselling band is able to fly the coop for a solo career without leaving a few hurt feelings or full-on grudges behind, but on March 28, 1996, Phil Collins proved an amusing exception to the rule.