Gabriel Comments On Collins’ Comeback Plans
Peter Gabriel is delighted that former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins is considering coming out of retirement.
Collins bowed out in 2011 but recently admitted he was rethinking the move, saying: “I’m thinking about doing some shows again, even with Genesis. Everything is possible.”
Asked about his reaction, Gabriel tells Rolling Stone: “Good! I think he got himself into a bit of a hole, and that’s great news he’s coming out of it. It doesn’t have to involve work – but if it does, that’s a great indicator.”
The classic Genesis lineup had previously discussed the possibility of reuniting to stage a live version of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. Gabriel believes it’s unlikely to ever happen, saying: “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 there’s still the chance of a reunion in another form. “It’s never been ruled out,” says the singer. “I’m trying to picture a time when it would top my priorities list though.
“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.”
Gabriel is currently aiming to complete work on solo album I/O which he started in 2005.