What Ever Happened to Genesis?
Genesis' lineup has changed a lot since the band's beginnings in the late 1960s. Its members have all met with various degrees of success, but not always in music.
Peter Gabriel Then
Part of the band's original lineup, Gabriel started out as Genesis' vocalist. He also played flute on some tracks, helping to add to the band's early prog-rock flavor.
Peter Gabriel Now
After developing an out-sized stage persona that included a variety of costumes, Gabriel left Genesis in 1975. He launched a successful solo career after this, a career that includes classic '80s hits such as 'Sledgehammer.'
Tony Banks Then
A keyboardist, Banks is remarkable for being one of just two Genesis members who've been with the band since its inception. Though he isn't a huge name as a solo artist, Banks' keyboard solos are a major part of the band's earlier albums.
Tony Banks Now
Though he's been a member of Genesis since the late '60s, Banks has also made some music as a solo artist. He's even released a classical music album, 'Seven: a Suite for Orchestra.'
Mike Rutherford Then
Rutherford is the other Genesis member who has been with the group since its inception in the late '60s. The bassist name appears as Michael Rutherford on the group's earliest albums but eventually uses his nickname, but either way, he's been there the whole time.
Mike Rutherford Now
In addition to being a steady Genesis member, Rutherford has had some side projects as well, including a band called Mike and the Mechanics. Rutherford also played in a band fronted by Ed Sheeran for the closing ceremonies of the 2012 summer Olympics in London.
Phil Collins Then
Thanks to the band's major Top 40 hits during Collins' era, the Genesis lineup that includes this singer/drummer may be the best-known version of the band. The hits during this era include 1991's 'I Can't Dance.'
Phil Collins Now
Collins has had a major solo career in addition to his time as the lead singer and drummer for Genesis. A lot of his solo work has focused on soundtrack development for films, and his work on the soundtrack for the 1999 animated movie 'Tarzan' earned him an Oscar.
The original guitarist for the band, Phillips is a talented musician but left in the 70s due to crippling stage fright. His anxiety hasn't prevented him from continuing to have a musical career, and he's released more than 10 solo albums, including '1984,' which released in 1981.
Though he was a founding member of the band, Stewart didn't stay with Genesis beyond the late '60s because he wasn't actually that good of a drummer. Stewart is now a farmer living in Spain and the author of multiple books on topics such as farming and travel.