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Tony Banks Wants A Genesis Reunion

Tony Banks would ''love'' a Genesis reunion.The keyboard player insists he will ''never say never'' to getting back together with his bandmates, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and potentially original singer Peter Gabriel, but the only...

Mike Rutherford: Genesis Wouldn't Reform For Glastonbury

Mike Rutherford says a headline slot at Glastonbury wouldn't be enough to tempt Genesis to reform.The 64-year-old musician insists he and the other members of the band - Phil Collins, Tony Banks and original singer...

Genesis Won't Reunite

Phil Collins insists a Genesis reunion is ''never'' going to happen.The 63-year-old rocker - who was the group's drummer until he took over as singer when Peter Gabriel left in 1974 - thinks it would...

Steve Hackett: Genesis Reunion Went Well

Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett insists he didn't ''b***ch'' about anyone when he was reunited with the band for a new BBC documentary.The progressive rock pioneer, who was a member of the group from 1971 to...

Genesis To Reunite For Tv Documentary

Genesis are reuniting for a new TV show. The progressive-rock band, made up of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford, are joining forces once again for the BBC documentary, 'Genesis:...

Mike Rutherford Relied On Wife's Memory For Book

Mike Rutherford had to rely on his wife to remember many key moments in his life when he was writing his book. The 63-year-old musician - who is a member of Genesis and Mike +...

Mike Rutherford Didn't Want Solo Career

Mike Rutherford only set up Mike + The Mechanics because he didn't want to be a solo star.The musician, who is in rock band Genesis with Phil Collins and Tony Banks, decided never to make...

Genesis Honoured With A Lifetime Achievement Award

British rock group Genesis were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize at the inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London on Wednesday night.Guitarist Mike Rutherford and keyboardist Tony Banks picked up the trophy during the ceremony...

Rutherford Glad He Kept Genesis Gear

GENESIS founder MIKE RUTHERFORD is glad he insisted on keeping the band's former stage outfits, instruments and equipment stored in a barn near his studio - because it gave Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

Rutherford Takes Up Polo

GENESIS bassist MIKE RUTHERFORD took up polo during the band's eight year break - and is still paying the price recovering from a string of injuries. The guitarist starting playing the equestrian sport when the...

Genesis Announce Us Dates

GENESIS are following in the footsteps of fellow reformed trio THE POLICE by announcing a reunion tour in North America. PHIL COLLINS, TONY BANKS and MIKE RUTHERFORD will stage stadium shows this autumn (07), beginning...

Banks: 'We Mocked Phil Collins'

GENESIS keyboardist TONY BANKS used to tease bandmate PHIL COLLINS in a bid to bring the frontman down to earth. Banks admits he and fellow bandmembers, including guitarist MIKE RUTHERFORD, were often envious of Collins'...

Genesis To Play Biggest Concert

Rock veterans GENESIS are preparing to take Italy by storm - they're playing their biggest gig ever in Rome this summer (07). The band, who reunited last year (06) for their first tour in 15...

Genesis Gigs Sell Out In Ninety Minutes

Rock legends GENESIS sold out their British comeback concert tour in just 90 minutes on Friday (24NOV06). The band will perform gigs in London and Manchester, England as part of their 2007 Turn It On...

Hackett Blasts Peter Gabriel

Original GENESIS guitarist STEVE HACKETT blames PETER GABRIEL for being dropped from the band's reunion tour. PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS confirmed this week (07NOV06) they are to reform as Genesis and will...

Genesis Deny 'Copycat' Reunion

Eighties rock giants GENESIS have denied "copying" other veteran bands by staging a comeback. PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS officially confirmed yesterday (07NOV06) they will reunite next year (07) to embark on a...

Collins Turns Deaf Ear On Medical Advice

GENESIS frontman PHIL COLLINS is risking permanent deafness by reuniting the rock giants for a tour next year (07). Collins and bandmates MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS officially confirmed the comeback yesterday (07NOV06), but the...

Gabriel: 'Genesis Reunion Looks To Be Going Well'

PETER GABRIEL has reassured fans that reformed rockers GENESIS are getting along with each other, despite not taking part in the upcoming reunion himself. Gabriel, who was replaced as the British band's frontman by drummer...

Gabriel Turns Down Genesis Reunion

PETER GABRIEL will not be taking part in the upcoming GENESIS reunion, although he refuses to rule out reforming with his former bandmates sometime in the future. Gabriel, who replaced as the British band's frontman...

Genesis Reform

Eighties rock giants GENESIS are reforming a decade after lead singer PHIL COLLINS left the group to focus on a solo career. Collins, MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS will reunite next year (07) to embark...

Genesis Drummer Returns For Tribute Band Show

Original GENESIS drummer JOHN MAYHEW has reappeared from obscurity to sit in with one of the supergroup's tribute bands. Mayhew joined the classic rock group in the late 1960s just before founders TONY BANKS, PETER...

Genesis Plan A 2008 Reunion

A GENESIS reunion is tentatively being planned for 2008, according to the group's longtime frontman PHIL COLLINS. Collins reveals the original quintet, including PETER GABRIEL and STEVE HACKETT, came together for reunion talks and an...

Clapton Headlines Pro-hunt Concert

PUBLISHED IN 2006 ERIC CLAPTON has agreed to headline a controversial seven-hour concert supporting the Countryside Alliance in its fight to lift the ban on fox hunting in the UK. The TEARS IN HEAVEN hitmaker,...

The Cars Join Genesis At The Reunion Ball

US rockers THE CARS will end months of speculation by announcing plans to reform with TODD RUNDGREN as their frontman in Los Angeles tomorrow (14MAR06). The DRIVE hitmakers will stage a press conference at the...

Genesis Stars Team Up For Property Bid

GENESIS founders PHIL COLLINS, MIKE RUTHERFORD and TONY BANKS are planning to turn a piece of Britpop history into a new apartment block. The trio has reunited as part of a consortium plan to...

Genesis Plan Musical

Eighties rockers GENESIS are planning a London stage musical based on their songs. The group's former guitarist MIKE RUTHERFORD wants to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN, ROD STEWART and ABBA and turn Genesis'...

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