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Genesis Albums From Worst To Best

Genesis’ loyal fans and outspoken critics love and hate the band for the exact same reasons. During their prime-era prog-rock run in the early ’70s, with Peter Gabriel as frontman, Genesis either represented the genre at its peak of bloat or expressiveness; during the ’80s, with Phil Collins on vocals, they were selling out stadium… More »

By: Ryan Reed / November 13, 2014 - 9:58 am

Genesis Will Have Exciting News Tomorrow

UPDATE: And the “exciting news” is … a compilation of previously released material. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Classic-Era Genesis Lineup Reunites For Documentary

Last time we checked in on Genesis, both its prog- and pop-era frontmen did not rule out a reunion of its classic lineup. Specifically, late last year Phil Collins allegedly said something about “maybe [playing] some shows again, even with Genesis” in a German newspaper, then Peter Gabriel responded to that in Rolling Stone by… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 16, 2014 - 11:24 am

Watch Phil Collins Perform With Miami Schoolkids, Sing “In The Air Tonight” For The First Time In 9 Years

I am a big fan of Phil Collins — check the avatar — but I rarely get to write about him. The former Genesis frontman retreated from rock stardom years ago, in part because spinal surgery made it too painful for him to drum. These days Collins collects artifacts from the Alamo. But from time… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 23, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Peter Gabriel And Phil Collins Are Both Open To A Genesis Reunion

While the official response is still a firm “I don’t know,” Peter Gabriel has opened up a little more to the idea of a Genesis reunion. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gabriel said that he’s not against the idea of doing a reunion. When pressed about Phil Collins’ recent statement to German newspaper BildMore »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Top 10 Rock Operas That Deserve A Stage Adaptation

The world has come a long way since the Who released Tommy in 1969. Tomorrow night, a stage adaptation of the Flaming Lips’ seminal 2002 rock opera Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots will premiere at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse. It’s not Broadway, but it is an indicator that the era of the rock opera… More »

By: Joseph Schafer / November 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Brooklyn Indie Rockers <3 Phil Collins

Norwegian TV show Lydverket did an interview with Phil Collins, prefaced by interview clips with Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller, and Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder talking about their love for Genesis and Collins. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm

Phil Collins Plays 60’s Motown & Soul @ Roseland, NYC 6/23/10

This being an indie rock/Kanye/black metal blog, there hasn’t been much to report about Phil Collins in the eight years since his last studio album Testify, a critical and commercial dud. I missed its subsequent “First Final Farewell Tour,” which I now regret, because back then he was still physically capable of drumming. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 24, 2010 - 4:29 pm

Exposure: Peter Gabriel/Neon Indian

The video you’re about to watch is a career highlight for me.

I became a Peter Gabriel fan(atic) after seeing “Digging In The Dirt” on VH1 in the dog days of ’92. That September, prior to the release of Us (i.e., Peter’s followup to one of the greatest albums of all… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 3, 2010 - 4:56 pm

Rock Hall Class Of 2010: Stooges, Genesis, ABBA

Inductees at next year’s industry back pat (3/5 in NYC) include Stooges, Genesis, ABBA, Hollies, and Jimmy Cliff. Better luck never, KISS. Kidding aside, “Lamb Lies Down On Broadway” with Gabriel & Collins? ABBA reunion?! This could be fun. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 15, 2009 - 9:37 am

Ryan Adams Art Opening/Auction @ Morrison Hotel Gallery, NYC 9/23/09

Prolific Renaissance Dude D. R. Adams gives away so much of his hobby art (Werewolph jams, Gorf lessons) for free, I was surprised to see the price tags on the vlogger/poet/rocker’s mixed media collages now on display at Morrison Hotel Gallery. $6,500 … $9,000 … $14,000! Last night Ry inaugurated the Artist In Residence serie… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 24, 2009 - 4:50 pm

KISS, RHCP, Genesis, LL Cool J Among First Time Rock Hall Nominees

The 2010 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nominees are here and progressive rock has finally been shown some respect via a nod to Genesis. (NCIS spinoffs have also been shown respect via an LL Cool J nod.) The other first-time nominees are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Cliff, the Hollies, and finally KISS. The… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2009 - 10:17 am

Genesis Kick Off The Reunion In Helsinki

You can always count on us for a good old fashioned Genesis geek out, so pardon our excitement over this essentially perfect Genesis setlist, from their first show on this reunion tour at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki Monday night…01 “Behind The Lines” / “Duke?s End”
02 “Turn It On Again”
03 “No Son Of… More »

By: Stereogum / June 13, 2007 - 11:36 am

Keane Butcher Genesis

Covering “That’s All” is a tall order. Not to get all Patrick Bateman, but we do consider it a perfect pop song. That said, you could have at least learned the words, Keane! Check in at 30 seconds (and again at 2:48) for the flub.

C’mon Tom, it’s easy to remember… More »

By: Stereogum / May 24, 2007 - 4:43 pm

Genesis Get Honored, Perform First Show In 15 Years

Saturday night in Vegas, the VH1 Rock Honors paid tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, ZZ Top, and of course our beloved Genesis. The night was notable for its choice of host (Bam Margera? Keeping it classy), but even more significant for its playing host to the first Phil Collins-led Genesis set in a decade and… More »

By: Stereogum / May 14, 2007 - 1:01 pm

Nickelback Cover Genesis

… just kidding. Probably. Genesis, ZZ Top, Heart, and Ozzy Osbourne are the artists that will be celebrated at this year’s VH1 Rock Honors, to be held at Vegas’s Mandalay Bay. Gretchen Wilson, Keane, and Nickelback are the bands named so far for cover-salute duty. We’re guessing Keane will pay tribute to our favorite prog-popper… More »

By: Stereogum / April 5, 2007 - 12:28 pm

Genesis: 1976 – 1982

We’re gonna go ahead and follow-up our disproportionate excitement about Phil, Mike, and Tony’s reGenesis with some news about a slew of re-releases and a tidy boxed set ’cause one of us (Lapatine) is a huge Genesis dork. So you’ll just have to deal.

This year, camp Genesis are reissuing 14 of the… More »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2007 - 11:39 am

2007 Reunions: Should They Record?

2007 is shaping up to be the year of the one-off reunion. The Police. Genesis. Van Halen (for a glorious 18 minutes). Rage Against the Machine. Squeeze. And that?s just off the top of our heads. These once (and still) beloved bands have patched up their differences, dusted off the groupies, and climbed into bed… More »

By: Stereogum / March 14, 2007 - 9:54 am

Genesis With Gabriel Reunion? Definitely Maybe.

So happy there are some Steve Hackett fans reading this site! Or, at least people who know who Steve Hackett is. Rock Daily transcribed the interesting part from yesterday’s Genesis press conference:?We?ve been talking for a long time about the possibility of doing The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in it?s entirety, with Peter and… More »

By: Stereogum / March 8, 2007 - 4:02 pm

The Regenesis Of Genesis

In just ten minutes, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will announce their first North American tour in 15 years the only way reunited rock trios know how: live via webcast! It’s the cool thing to do. With the tour comes the new official website, which is where you can access the streaming… More »

By: Stereogum / March 7, 2007 - 10:50 am
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