With a career that spans back over 50 years, Genesis are arguably one of the more underrated British rock groups of the ’70s, having released 15 albums over the band’s lifetime.
Now, it seems that we could potentially see a reunion of the group in the future, with members admitting that they’re open to getting back together.
Just a couple of days ago, founding member Tony Banks expressed his interest in a reunion, stating that he discusses it with former Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford frequently. "We don’t rule it out. It’d be fun to try," he said. "But Phil’s [Collins] gotta survive his tour first of all and we’ll see where it goes," referring to the fact that Phil Collins no longer drums due to injuries sustained during Genesis’ last reunion in 2006.
"His son did a very good job for him," Banks conceded, suggesting Collins’ son could take over drumming duties. "He sounds incredibly like Phil when he plays."
While Phil Collins himself stated in 2016 that he "wouldn’t rule out" a reunion, guitarist Steve Hackett has also opened up on the subject, admitting "I’m always open to that," before adding that he’s made his availability clear. "I told them to call me if they need me," he confirmed.
At this stage, it looks as though the key figures are keen on the reunion, but due to their conflicting schedules, it seems as though it may take some time before we actually see something eventuate.
Hackett believes that "something will happen" in relation to the anniversary of 1974’s The Lamb Lies Down In Broadway, but likewise, the exact details are still forthcoming.
© tonedeaf, by Tyler Jenke
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george glazener Wednesday, 21 February 2018 22:09 Comment Link Report
Well, they'd better hurry up. I'm not getting any younger, and neither are they. Just do it for crying out loud.! Phil could write material and sing and play the old Roland Drum Machine from their "Duke" days. That'd be awesome by itself.