Phil Collins Says Genesis May Work Together Again -- Kind Of
There's good and bad news for fans that wish the members of Genesis would regroup. According to a new interview with Phil Collins, there seems to be a good chance that he, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks will work together again, but it might not be in a form most people would expect.
During the interview, which appears on the new official Genesis website, Collins said: "I've always said that the three of us -- I'm not discounting Peter (Gabriel) , but I can't speak for Pete, but certainly for me, Tony, and Mike -- we get on great, and I would definitely see us doing something together again, but maybe not calling it Genesis. You know, I think that would put it in a certain place, and it would prevent us from doing anything other than Genesis, as opposed to just three people getting together and writing music and calling it something else."
To see and hear this and other observations about Genesis past, present, and future from Collins, Rutherford, and Banks, go to genesis.m3w.com, click on "Navigate," and go to "Archive II." You'll need the free Windows Media Player, and if you don't have it, there's a link on the Genesis page that will allow you to download it.
Genesis To Return ?
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Phil Collins has hinted that Genesis may record together again. Interviewed on a new Genesis website, Collins talks of a 'definite possibility' that he, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will work together in the future - though it's unlikely that Peter Gabriel would rejoin his old bandmates.
The new site, http://genesis.m3w.com, has been launched to back the release of a 3 CD compilation, Genesis Archive #2: 1976 - 92, and features sound clips, video interviews and footage of recording sessions and live performances.
Phil Collins Hints At Genesis Reunion
All Star, November 16, 2000
In an interview posted on the band's official Web site on Wednesday (Nov. 15), ex-Genesis singer-drummer Phil Collins hinted at a possible Genesis reunion with at least two of his former bandmates.
Collins took over for the band's original lead singer, Peter Gabriel, in 1975 and guided the remaining members -- Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford -- to even more success through the 1980s and early 1990s, despite additional success with solo projects (Collins) and side-projects (Rutherford as Mike and the Mechanics along with Paul Carrack, Paul Young, Adrian Lee, and Peter Van Hook). The band last recorded together as Genesis -- minus Collins -- on 1997's Calling All Stations (with vocalist Ray Wilson). The last album to include Collins was the 1991 smash We Can't Dance.
"I've always said that the three of us -- I'm not discounting Peter but I can't speak for Pete -- but certainly for me, Tony, and Mike, we get on great and I would definitely see us doing something together again but maybe -- maybe -- not calling it Genesis," says Collins. "That would put it in a certain place and prevent us from doing anything other than Genesis as opposed to just three people getting together and writing music and calling it something else."
Collins temporarily re-joined his former bandmates in September for a four-song acoustic set in tribute of longtime band manager Tony Smith. Gabriel was present at the show, but did not grace the stage with his presence.
Atlantic Records released Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992, a three-disc set of the band's greatest hits, on Nov. 7.
Phil Collins Talks Possible Genesis Reunion In Online Interview
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Turn it on again?
On the heels of the release of their new box set, Genesis Archives, Vol. 2: 1976-1992, and a recent reunion in London, Genesis have launched an official Web site on which former frontman Phil Collins speaks candidly about the "definite" possibility of further collaborations in the future. Although Collins left the group in the 1995, he joined keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist Mike Rutherford onstage for a four-song private performance in honor of the group's manager, Tony Smith, on Sept. 21 at London's Hilton Hotel. The acoustic set was supposed to be a one-off reunion, but in a streaming video interview on http://genesis.m3w.com (in the "Archive II" section), Collins says he remains open to working with his old bandmates again. "I've always said that the three of us -- I'm not discounting Peter [Gabriel, the band's original frontman], but I can't speak for Peter -- but certainly me, Tony and Mike, we get on great, and I would definitely see us doing something together again," Collins says in the half-minute clip. Mind you, that "something" may not be called "Genesis." "That would put us in a certain place and prevent us from doing anything other than Genesis," Collins continues. "As opposed to just three people getting together and writing music and calling it something else." The Collins segment, titled "The Future: We'll Meet Again," is one of ten interview clips currently available on the site. Others include the similarly good-natured "30 Years: Good Friends" and "Memories: The Highs Made It All Worthwhile." At present, the official Genesis Web site focuses entirely on the new box set (including song clips and a photo gallery). A "much bigger" site covering the group's entire career is promised for the near future.