If Phil Collins were to reunite Genesis, it would include a new member.
The legendary musician chewed on the idea of another Genesis reunion in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
“I wouldn’t say there is not a possibility,” he said of a reunion. “Me, Mike [Rutherford] and Tony [Banks] are pretty close still. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I didn’t play the drums, but anything is possible.”
But he has a solution. Collins, 67, is currently on the “Not Dead Yet!” tour with his 17-year-old son Nic behind the drum set.
“They both were raving about Nic,” Collins said of a conversation with his bandmates after a recent performance in London. “Mike made the appropriate comment of, ‘He just gets it. He just gets what is needed and what is required and why you’re doing this for that song.’ I thought that was a wonderful thing to say. He was 16 at that point.”
“I think that, yeah, if we did anything, I think it would have to be with Nic on drums because I don’t think I’m capable of it,” he continued. “I think their opinion of Nic is high enough for them to take him on board as part of the band.”
It is only an idea at this point and fans should not set their hopes too high: “I haven’t really said it to Tony and Mike. I did mention to Tony very quietly if we did anything again it would be with Nic on drums. He kind of didn’t say no. But I’m not sure if he heard me or not.”
Collins suffers from nerve damage that has complicated his ability to walk and play the drums.