Phil Collins still friends with Genesis band members
Los Angeles, Oct 27 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Phil Collins is still friends with members of the band Genesis.
The 65-year-old rocker left the band in 1996 to pursue a solo career, and says that he wouldn’t rule out a possible reunion tour as “anything can happen”, reports rollingstone.com.
“Writing the book (memoir ‘Not Dead Yet’) reminded me how close we were. We’re still great pals. Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and I went out on my birthday in London,” Collins said.
“Anything can happen, really. I just don’t want to suddenly take the break off and start flying off and doing things. I just want to do things carefully and think about the consequences,” he added.
The “In The Air Tonight” hitmaker, who used to play the drums for the band, says that a reform is unlikely as he can no longer play the instrument like he used to after suffering a “mystery” affliction.
He also cites Peter Gabriel, who hasn’t played with the band since a one-off show in 1982, as another reason for not reuniting the rockers.
“If I was an able drummer I’d gladly get behind the kit and drum for Pete. But the fans need to know what they’d get. I told that to a German journalist once and he said, ‘It would be fun to see Peter sing ‘I Can’t Dance’ and to see me sing ‘Supper’s Ready.’ I was thinking, ‘I can’t argue with this…’,” he said.