Rutherford wants it
It could happen. A Genesis reunion. Guitarist Mike Rutherford would be down with that. The 50th anniversary is coming up, so could Mike, Tony Banks and Phil Collins do a few shows together? They did a reunion tour a decade ago but then Phil retired. But he’s back now. They both have memoirs. Mike explains, “I think both of us have gone through this [period of] slightly looking back in our lives in writing the book. I came away, as he did too, with a feeling of what an incredible time we’ve had. How lucky we’ve been. And more importantly, what a great friendship we’ve had.” He didn't address whether original lead singer Peter Gabriel, who split from Genesis in 1975, or guitarist Steve Hackett, who departed two years later for a solo career, might be involved in any reunion or anniversary celebration. Regarding their friendships, Rutherford says, "Obviously, all of us, but especially the three of us -- myself, [Phil] and Tony -- it was quite a special relationship.” Phil Collins is going to do a few shows in London, Cologne, Germany; Paris and Dublin, Ireland in June. A few of those shows will feature opening sets from Rutherford’s long-running band Mike + The Mechanics, who recently issued their eighth album, Let Me Fly. So…they could just get Tony Banks in and do it!!!!