Genesis Hope to Reunite With Peter Gabriel

November 4, 2008 12:07 PM ET

Genesis are hoping to reunite once again, however this time with Peter Gabriel back in the lead. Genesis recently reunited to to pay homage to the Phil Collins years, but with a box set of Gabriel era reissues due out, the band hopes to bring the "Sledgehammer" singer back in the fold. "We've never said never about it, you know," Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks told Billboard. "I know Phil (Collins) would be quite happy with the idea of just playing the drums; it would be quite fun for him. Mike (Rutherford) and I are certainly happy to do it. I know Steve (Hackett) is keen as well. I think it'd be down to Peter (Gabriel) more than anyone else." It was Gabriel who first had the idea of a Genesis reunion back in 2004, when he wanted the group to play its prog classic The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway in a live setting. When Genesis finally did reunite, Gabriel changed course instead, opting to work on a solo album. "I think we should do this before one of us dies; we're not getting any younger, to quote one of the songs, so maybe one day it'll happen," Steve Hackett said of a reunion.

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