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All Screens Lead To 'Rome' For Genesis Q&A

Genesis members Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will take questions from the audience, but will not perform.

The on-screen event is expected to take place May 20, ahead of EMI's May 26 release of the David Mallet-directed DVD "When in Rome 2007," which captures the tour-concluding July 14 concert at Circo Massimo. The show drew an estimated 500,000 fans.

Genesis explored the cinematic route when a Dusseldorf, Germany, show from last year's tour was cinecast live in digital high-definition quality and surround sound to theaters throughout Europe.

"It was very effective for us, and we learned a lot from it," Smith tells Billboard.com. "If we were to consider doing something else again of a special nature, where we wanted to set up in one place and do an extended run, then that would be a way to go."

The "When in Rome 2007" DVD digipak will contain a 28-page booklet and carry more than five hours of content on two concert discs and a documentary DVD.

© Billboard, by Lars Brandle

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