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Genesis Reuniting For BBC Documentary


Genesis has reunited -- to talk, however, not play.

The five members of the group's classic 1971-75 lineup -- Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett -- are taking part in the new BBC documentary "Genesis: Together and Apart," which is slated to premiere later this year on BBC 2 and BBC America.

The five were photographed together for the first time in 15 years to promote the project, which, as the title indicates, will look at both the history of the band and the individual members' solo careers. This lineup of the group last performed together in 1982 to benefit Gabriel's WOMAD organization, and hit the studio to record a new version of "The Carpet Crawlers" for a 1999 greatest hits set.

Genesis has been dormant since the 2007 reunion tour with Collins, Rutherford and Banks, and Banks tells us there's been little activity in the group's camp other than the BBC special:

"There's nothing more to talk about, really, at the moment...But we never rule it out in the future, and you never know. We're all friends, and I think even with Peter, we all get on and just someday we may want to re-live our childhood as it were and do it or do something more like we did last time, 'cause...we really enjoyed that. I'd have been happy to have done a bit more. It's just the way it is. You do it when everyone feels happy about it and then you stop doing it...But there's certainly no question about us not NOT doing it. It's something that's always possible."