What Peter Gabriel Mentioned Backstage After Closing Genesis Present


Genesis drummer Nic Collins revealed what occurred when Peter Gabriel went backstage after the band’s ultimate present.

Gabriel, who left the pop-prog giants in 1975, was within the viewers in London final month when the lineup fronted by Nic’s dad, Phil Collins, took its ultimate bow.

“It was bizarre,” Nic Collins instructed Rolling Stone of the moments that adopted. “I assumed that I’d be a bit extra emotional and unhappy, however I used to be comfortable. It was a fantastic present. It was an effective way to finish it. Afterwards, we acquired modified and had dinner and everybody was there. … It was only a nice vibe. All people was hanging out. We have been fortunate that it was the top of the tour, so the COVID factor didn’t need to be such a precaution for us. … We have been lastly in a position to have folks backstage and to really hang around. The complete tour, we weren’t in a position to do something like that. On the final present, it was nice to see everybody collectively and listen to folks sharing reminiscences.”

He revealed it was the primary time he ever met Gabriel: “To have the ability to lastly converse to somebody I knew had such a huge impact on my dad’s life and clearly mine … for the reason that set we have been doing, a lot of it was from the Peter Gabriel period … to lastly have the ability to speak to him was actually nice.”

Collins mentioned that Gabriel instructed him “it was a fantastic present. He mentioned he was comfortable to be there because it was vital to him as nicely. He left in 1975, and he by no means seemed again. He by no means fell again on the Genesis materials. He had a really, very profitable solo profession. Nevertheless it was simply nice for him to be there. He mentioned, ‘That is the top of one thing I used to be part of.’ We spoke briefly. After which him and my dad spoke fairly extensively and caught up about all their good occasions. It was fairly nice to see.”

Requested concerning the suggestion of extra Genesis exhibits that includes Gabriel instead of Phil Collins, Nic responded: “I don’t assume so … I haven’t heard something about it. I do know it was talked about by followers, particularly on the early levels of the reunion. However I believe finally the band has grown and other people have gone and completed their separate issues. I don’t assume, for the time being, that it’s a chance.”

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