Genesis may reunite on 50-year anniversary

Members of the band Genesis in 2007. Band members (from left) Daryl Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks ...
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Members of the band Genesis in 2007. Band members (from left) Daryl Stuermer, Mike Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Chester Thompson (file pic).

Former Genesis guitarist Mike Rutherford has revealed the British rock group could reform to mark 50 years since their launch.

The rock star said after Phil Collins came out of retirement the band may regroup for a number of shows after. 

Rutherford told the Daily Mirror he had remained close friends with Collins and keyboard player Tony Banks.

Phil Collins from the band Genesis has already come out of retirement (file pic).
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Phil Collins from the band Genesis has already come out of retirement (file pic).

 "With Phil retired, we never wanted to go on. But we'll see," he told the paper. 

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"I do appreciate the fact that we're all very good friends, which is nice, especially the three of us. Who knows."

Collins, 65, recently announced a comeback tour after changing his mind about retiring, including a headline slot at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

The band, formed in 1967, last performed together during the Turn It On Again Tour 10 years ago.

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 - AAP

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