Peter Gabriel Talks Genesis Reunion And Phish

A few weeks back Phil Collins gave an interview in which he talked about getting back together with Genesis. When we posted this news many Facebook responses bemoaned the lack of Peter Gabriel in the most recent version of the prog band. Well, Gabriel discussed the possibility of reuniting with his old mates in a Rolling Stone interview and his answer wasn't a "no way."

When asked about the possibility of reuniting with Genesis Gabriel told Rolling Stone, "It's never been ruled out. I'm trying to picture a time when it would top my priorities list though." Gabriel added, "We're quite lucky. Looking back at other bands of our generation, there's usually one or two missing now. So you do get a sense of the clock." Our fingers are crossed that this unlikely reunion comes together sooner rather than later, though with a new album in the can it appears we've got some time before it jumps to the top of Peter's "priorities list."

Interviewer Andy Greene also brought up Phish front man Trey Anastasio's offer for Gabriel to front the band for a cover of Lamb Lies Down On Broadway:

Andy Greene: We spoke to Trey Anastasio earlier this year. He said if you ever want to play The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway he'll be happy to let you use Phish as your backing band. Can you ever see that happening?

Peter Gabriel: I don't know. Right now, probably not. I'm getting older. My voice has dropped a tone since the Genesis days. That's a fact of life. . . I still sort of think through film ideas for The Lamb, but I think it's great what Phish has done where they take on their favorite albums. It's a cool niche to have created.

Andy Greene: You like to rehearse a lot and they improv a lot. That would probably be a bit of an issue.

Peter Gabriel: Right. Occasionally, when I've done some things with other artists – either mine or their material – the control freak does come out in me. They are very capable musicians and they wouldn't be doing it if they didn't like it, so maybe that's an unnecessary concern.

I don't see the members of Phish having any issues with whatever Gabriel wanted to do. Ironically, Phish changed up their long-running tradition of covering an album by another artist by treating fans to the original song suite Wingsuit this past Halloween. Head to Rolling Stone to read the entire interview.

[Published on: 12/10/13]

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