Peter Gabriel passes on Genesis reunion

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Original singer not likely to rejoin prog legends

Peter Gabriel has confirmed he will not be joining the Genesis reunion.

The prog giants reformed last year without their vocalist, who left the original incarnation of the group in the mid-1970s.

Gabriel has now refuted rumours he is to rejoin his old band, saying: “I don’t think so… I don’t have any ideological objections, it’s just at the time it was expanding [and] I had other things I wanted to do.”

He added: “You have to think twice about making a bigtime commitment to something that is backward looking.”

Gabriel also told Planet Rock Radio that he had been keen to see the band play in Rome recently, but had been unable to make the gig.