Shortly after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, Peter Gabriel hinted at a reunion with the band he originated with—Genesis.
The 64-year-old singer, who hasn’t performed with the band since 1982, said there is a “small chance” he can reform with the group.
“I never say never. It really didn’t happen last time,” Gabriel tells Rolling Stone magazine. “I think there’s a small chance, but I don’t think it’s very high.”
Chris Martin introduces inductee Peter Gabriel onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10.
Back in January, fellow band member Phil Collins told German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag that he was “thinking about doing new stuff” – possibly playing “some shows again, even with Genesis.”
Whether or not there will be a reunion, we can still expect new music from Gabriel, who is busy working on his first studio album since releasing Up in 2002. When asked the status of the album he replied, it’s “slowly” progressing.
“I get distracted. But I have technology and a few benefit projects at the moment that keep me going. I'm itching to get back to more writing,” he tells Rolling Stone.
Genesis – founded in 1967 by Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford, Anthony Phillips and Chris Stewart – rose to fame in the 1980s and 90s. “Turn It On Again”, the group's last reunion tour, took place from 2006-2007. Over the years, the band has sold over 150 million albums worldwide.
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