Gabriel: Small Possibility Of Genesis Reunion
A very, very tiny sliver of hope for a Genesis reunion from former frontmanIn a brand new interview with Rolling Stone, Gabriel revealed that while it's still very unlikely that he will reunite with his former band, he will never rule it out.
When asked about the aborted Genesis reunion in 2005 he said:
"I did talk to those guys about it on this last round. And then it was growing into this bigger thing and I had all these other ideas that I wanted to do, and I just thought it was becoming . . . I could feel the suction of the black hole. I get on pretty well with everybody – it wasn't personal issues – I just didn't want to lose that sort of light-footedness that I enjoy now. And I don't know what the others would want to do. Phil [Collins] has had a lot of physical troubles recently, back problems that have restricted his drum playing, so there may be other reasons that would make it difficult now. So I assume we won't lose any sleep if we don't do more. You know, we had a great run. They did way better after I left anyway. So I don't know think anyone has anything to complain about."
In the interview he also goes on to say that his refusal to rule out a reunion is based on the Led Zeppelin show from 2007.
"Who knows. I mean, I did enjoy the Led Zeppelin one for example. I went to that gig, and they certainly worked their assess off rehearsing. The only time I've ever had a reunion with Genesis is whey they very generously agreed to play the Womad music festival [in 1982], which had lost lots of money at the first outing. And because they were on tour, we didn't get to rehearse much. And I said, "If we ever do this again, I really want to get it right.""
You can read more about Gabriel's thoughts on Genesis, whether he will ever play Genesis material in his solo shows and why there's no live concert footage of Lamb Lies Down On Broadway HERE