Genesis Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

15th April 2014

Quote: "I never say never. It really didn't happen last time. I think there's a small chance, but I don't think it's very high." Original Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel refuses to rule out the possibility of a future reunion with his old bandmates. He left the group in 1975, handing over the microphone to drummer Phil Collins.

16th March 2010

Quote: "You just can't not like Abba... They're timeless." Genesis star Mike Rutherford is thrilled he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame the same year as ABBA. Both acts were welcomed to the museum on Monday night (15Mar10).

5th August 2008

Quote: "My dad played Vancouver on my 13th birthday, and I was scheduled to play the drums on EASY LOVER, but I broke my arm breakdancing... But I went up there and played anyway - with one arm." Drummer SIMON COLLINS on bonding with his dad, Genesis star PHIL.

22nd May 2008

Quote: "It might happen... He's a very busy man these days. He was one of Time's (magazine) 100 Men of the Year. He's got plenty of other things on his plate at the moment. Going out and performing THE LAMB LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY... is not high on his list." Tony Banks doubts former Genesis bandmate PETER GARBRIEL has time to rejoin the reunited band.

13th September 2007

Quote: "There's a very vocal element that wants to hear the PETER (GABRIEL)-era stuff, before we apparently 'sold out'." Phil Collins admits Genesis fans want more from the group's reunion tour.

19th June 2007

Fact: Metallica have been added to the packed bill at London's Live Earth global-warming awareness concert on 7 July (07). The star studded concert - one of many to be staged around the world on the same day - will also feature Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Madonna, Genesis, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, Duran Duran, James Blunt, John Legend and Keane.

3rd June 2007

Quote: "Halfway through the first verse, I said, 'I don't really want to sing this. I don't know what it's about.'" Phil Collins on why Genesis won't be performing classic hit ABACAB on their reunion tour.

1st June 2007

Quote: "As the stage lights tilt and hit the audience, we get blinded by the reflection off all the eyeglasses and balding pates." Genesis star Phil Collins on the reunited group's ageing fans.

23rd February 2007

Fact: Reformed rockers Genesis are to announce their first North American dates in 15 years at a press conference in New York on 7 March (07).


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