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Peter Gabriel's Gensis Rows Over STD Outfit


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Peter Gabriel used to argue with Tony Banks over dressing up like a ''sexually transmitted disease''.

The original Genesis singer presented the Prog God award to his former bandmate at the 2015 Progressive Music Awards in London last night (03.09.15) and before handing over the gong Peter admitted they used to fight over his unusual stage outfits, their image as a band and Tony's long keyboard solos.

Speaking at the awards ceremony at the Underglobe below Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, Peter said: ''We always argued about how we present ourselves and I remember trying to dress up like a flower and a sexually transmitted disease. Tony would be very bold and would move from one pastel shade to another with his sweater. But what we shared was a passion for music.''

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Tony Banks Wants A Genesis Reunion


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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 thing stopping them is Phil is ''not quite able'' to play the drums like ''he did in the past''.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz on Thursday night (03.09.15) at the Progressive Music Awards 2015 at the Underglobe below Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, Tony said: ''I'd love to say that we are, but I know nothing of it.

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Progressive Music Awards 2015

Tony Banks - Guests attend forth annual awards show celebrating the best in progressive music at The Under Globe, Bankside, London - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd September 2015

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Tony Banks & Roy Wood Win Top Prizes At London's Progressive Music Awards


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Banks was honoured with the Prog God Award, while Wizard frontman Wood picked up the Outer Limits Award at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Meanwhile, Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase was named Album of the Year and the winner of the Storm Thorgerson Design Award, and Danny Thompson became the first recipient of the Chris Squire Virtuoso Award, named after late Yes bassist Squire, who lost his cancer battle earlier this summer (15).

Other winners included Opeth (Band Of The Year), Gentle Giant (Lifetime Achievement Award), Holger Czukay (Visionary Award), Roger Dean (Guiding Light Award) and Marillion (Live Event Award).

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Public Service Broadcasting Honoured At Prog Awards


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Public Service Broadcasting, Genesis' Tony Banks and Roy Wood were among the winners at the Progressive Music Awards tonight (03.09.15).

The annual ceremony - which was hosted by broadcaster Matthew Wright - saw PSB pick up the Anthem award for their track 'Gagarin', while Electric Light Orchestra and Wizard legend Roy picked up the Outer Limits award.

Tony, one of Genesis' founder members, picked up the Prog God prize from his former bandmate Peter Gabriel - who was the recipient of the same honour last year - in honour of his five-decade career and innovative body of work.

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Mike Rutherford: Genesis Wouldn't Reform For Glastonbury


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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 Peter Gabriel - have no plans to reunite and even if Michael Eavis called them to offer them the top spot at his festival it wouldn't be a big enough ''carrot''.

Rutherford told BANG Showbiz: ''We wouldn't be tempted back together just to do Glastonbury. I don't think so, no ... There's no carrot that can be waved at us to make us do it.''

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Press Night For 'Sunny Afternoon'

Tony Banks - Photographs from the Press night of the new musical based around the Kinks 'Sunny Afternoon' which was held at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Genesis: Sum Of The Parts Premiere

Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford - Genesis: Sum of The Parts Premiere - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 2nd October 2014

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Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford
Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford

Steve Hackett: Genesis Reunion Went Well


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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 1977, met with the original line-up, including Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford, for the feature-length documentary: 'Genesis: Together and Apart'.

The musicians also had a press photograph taken recently for the first time in years, following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Genesis To Reunite For TV Documentary


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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: Together and Apart'.

The band split in 1975 and the three founding members - Tony, Mike and Phil - haven't played live since a farewell gig in Rome in 2007 for 50,000 people.

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At The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour At The Roundhouse.

Tony Banks and The Roundhouse - Tony Banks, Tuesday 13th November 2012 at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour at The Roundhouse.

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Genesis Honoured With A Lifetime Achievement Award


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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 at Kew Gardens in London. Founding member of the band, Banks, told reporters, "Our own music has varied over the years. We've been fairly broad, we've done some stuff you'd call progressive and some you'd call more mainstream. But we love writing." Elsewhere at the awards, Canadian rockers Rush, who's album Clockwork Angels won the Album of The Year award and Rick Wakeman, who battled it out with his former Yes band mate Jon Anderson to win the Prog God award. The Anthem Award for given to former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Yes bass player Chris Squire for their collaborative album A Life Within A Day, while Pink Floyd were honoured with a design award for their Immersion reissued box sets.

The awards don't just celebrate the grandfathers of rock, but also those making waves on the contemporary scene. TesseracT, who won a newcomer award, having released their debut album One in 2011, were humbled to be recognized: "All of us are massive Pink Floyd fans, so to be acknowledged by people of a similar school is quite surreal. We're just this tiny little band from England who've travelled far, but were still at the beginning of what we hope is a long career."

Genesis Announce Us Dates


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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 in Toronto, Canada, and ending with what is sure to be an historic concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The supergroup announced their tour plans at a press conference in New York yesterday (07MAR07). Some tickets will go on sale this weekend (10MAR07).
It's the first time the trio has come together for shows since 1992.
Original Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel was invited to join the reunion but declined due to scheduling conflicts.
The group has not announced a corporate sponsor for the Turn It on Again tour, insisting they simply want to reach as many fans as possible.
Collins says, "We're not doing it for the money... We're not trying to come out of this with a fistful of dollars. It's very rewarding to know there's still people out there that liked us the first time around."
The Genesis reunion tour begins this summer (11JUN07) in Helsinki, Finland and will end with a free concert in Rome, Italy on 14 July (07).
Meanwhile, Genesis will be feted at the 2007 VH1 Rock Honors event in Las Vegas in May (07), alongside Heart, ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne.

Genesis Reform


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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 on a tour of the US and Europe. In their heyday, the group sold more than 130 million records worldwide with hits such as TURN IT ON AGAIN, I CAN'T DANCE and INVISIBLE TOUCH, and are still one of the Top 30 biggest-selling music acts of all time.
A friend of Collins tells, "The band really want to get it on again.
"They always remained friends and just thought it was time to begin again, especially since Phil's break-up with (third wife) ORIANNE has left him with time on his hands."
A spokesman for the group says, "Genesis were huge in Britain and America and there remains a lot of affection for them.
"And the tour is likely to make them millions."

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