Although any and all touring plans are currently up in their air, Genesis maintains that there's no feasible way they could reunite with its classic early-1970's lineup. Despite the fact that Peter Gabriel bailed from the band in 1975 and Steve Hackett split only two years after that, many die-hard Genesis fans long to see the legendary “prog” version of the band together again.
During a chat with Mojo, Phil Collins admitted, “I think a reunion with Steve and Pete would be uphill. Playing with Mike and Tony is the easy option.” Regarding his comfort with Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks, with whom the band celebrated its greatest success, he said: “There are no hatchets to be buried. We actually sort of like each other.”
Mike Rutherford touched upon the notion of a five-man reunion — an idea that was actually briefly tossed around over a dozen years ago: “I know people love the idea that the five of us will all get together again. But the songs most people know and love are from the last 40 years. Peter left so long ago. I really don’t know what we could do with him now. As much as I love those early albums, it would be weird to just do songs from that period.”