Phil Collins feels that Genesis just might have another shot at making music if his teenage son Nic drums for the band. Genesis — Phil Collins, Tony Banks, and Mike Rutherford — reunited in 2007 for the 48-date trek, “Turn It On Again: The Tour.” Collins spoke to Billboard and revealed that both Banks and Rutherford walked away from Collins' recent shows big fans of the younger Collins' stick work: “They both were raving about Nic. 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. I think their opinion of Nic is high enough for them to take him on board as part of the band.”

Collins went on to say that its still early days regarding the first reformation of Genesis in over a decade: “I’m saying this to you. 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.”

Following Genesis' sold-out 2007 world tour and several years of a prolonged hiatus, we asked Tony Banks if by compiling the recent boxed set collections of their studio and live catalogues, it signaled a closing of the shop: “I sort of think it is in some ways, isn't it? But that would never stop you from doing it again if something comes up. And I think the box sets, to me, were the things I really enjoyed doing because. . . for the chance to go over the old material and make it sound, y'know, as good as we possibly could, I felt. As far as everything else, the playing is something that could always be done at any time. I can't see us ever doing any writing together again. But in terms of doing it again — it's always a possibility. We're all getting on a bit now. I know Mick Jagger's out there — but even so, y'know?”