Phil Collins: “I can’t play drums anymore, so a classic-lineup Genesis reunion is never going to happen”

As a new boxset chronicles Genesis’ whole career, Uncut travels to New York to try and make sense of the group’s shifting identity in the new issue, dated December 2014 and out now.

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As a new boxset chronicles Genesis’ whole career, Uncut travels to New York to try and make sense of the group’s shifting identity in the new issue, dated December 2014 and out now.

Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and more provide the inside story on the band’s tangled history, while Collins rules out any future career-spanning reunion.

“There’s this incessant desire for it to happen,” Collins acknowledges. “But I often think, ‘Have people thought it through?’ It’s not as if you’re going to get Peter [Gabriel] as singer, me as drummer.

“I can’t play any more, so it’s never going to happen. But even if it could, you’re not going to get Peter singing ‘I Can’t Dance’ or ‘Invisible Touch’ or ‘Mama’.”

The new issue of Uncut is out now.


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