Speculation that Genesis could reform in the near future has been triggered once again after founding member Tony Banks said he “wouldn’t rule out” the band reuniting for more live shows.
The legendary band – whose modern line-up is considered to consist of core members Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Banks – last performed together in 2007 to mark Genesis’ 40th anniversary.
Both Collins and Rutherford have expressed interest in reforming the band in the past couple of years, and now keyboardist Banks has added to the speculation by refusing to rule out the prospect of a Genesis reunion in the years to come.
Noting that he and Rutherford “see each other all the time and get on well”, Banks indicated to Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK that he’d be open to a reunion.
“We don’t rule it out. It’d be fun to try,” he said. “But Phil’s gotta survive his tour first of all and we’ll see where it goes.”
Acknowledging the one “slight problem” that the band would have to navigate, Banks added: “Phil’s our drummer and he can’t drum anymore.”
Asked if Collins’ 15-year-old son Nick – who is currently playing drums on his dad’s solo tour – could fill in, Banks said: “His son did a very good job for him. He sounds incredibly like Phil when he plays.”
Collins will tour South America next month in the next leg of his ‘Not Dead Yet’ world tour.