Genesis: 'Lamb Lies Down on Broadway' Reunion With Peter Gabriel (2005)
Despite the many millions of records that Genesis have sold with Phil Collins fronting the band, a reunion with original frontman Peter Gabriel and early guitarist Steve Hackett has long topped the wish lists of hardcore Genesis fans. Word of a possible reunion tour began to circulate in late 2005, when Hackett, Gabriel and Collins all publicly expressed a willingness to consider it. Several months later, Collins further stoked the reunion fever by revealing that he, Gabriel, Hackett, and current Genesis members Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford had actually met to discuss the possibility of re-staging their epic 1974 concept album, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.
Nothing came of it at the time, but excitement built anew in 2014, when fans seized upon various clues that seemed to indicate a reunion in honor of the album's 40th anniversary – but three years later, a Lamb-era reunion still hasn't come to pass. "It's never been ruled out," Gabriel told Rolling Stone in 2013. "I'm trying to picture a time when it would top my priorities list though."