Phil Collins won't rule out working with former Genesis men

Phil Collins
Phil Collins
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Phil Collins says he ‘wouldn’t rule out’ working with former Genesis bandmates Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks in the future.

The drummer-turned-singer previously said that writing his autobiography Not Dead Yet made him re-examine his time with the band. Now he recalls the spontaneous creativity he had with guitarist Rutherford and keyboardist Banks during their studio sessions.

He tells Prog: “Doing the book, I was reminded just what good friends we are. What I will say is that I consider what we had was pretty special.

“That the three of us would come in with nothing – there wasn’t just one or two writers – we’d all three come in with nothing and we’d start playing until something happened. We’d record it and come back to it a few weeks later and from there songs would develop.

“That is pretty special, to have a relationship with guys that can do that. So I wouldn’t rule it out.”

Speculation about a Genesis reunion has increased since Collins came out of retirementthough he’d remained cautious over talk of a comeback, saying: “I just don’t want to suddenly take the brake off, start flying off and doing things. I want to do things carefully and think about the consequences.”

Collins will perform his biggest solo show ever at British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park in 2017, following a run of sold-out tour dates in London, France and Germany.

Phil Collins European tour 2017

Jun 04: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 05: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 07: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 08: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 09: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
Jun 11: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 12: Cologne Lanxess Arena, Germany
Jun 18: Paris Accor Hotels Arena, France
Jun 19: Paris Accor Hotels Arena, France
Jun 30: London Hyde Park British Summer Time festival, UK

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