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Collins 'open' to Genesis reunion
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Phil Collins' solo hits include Against All Odds and Sussudio
Singer Phil Collins says he is willing to reunite his old band Genesis, seven years after they split up.

Collins, 54, said he is "open" to the idea of drumming and letting Peter Gabriel take over vocal duties if the original line-up were to reform.

"If it happens, I'll be there," said Collins, who took over singing with the band when Gabriel left in 1975.

Collins, who is on his solo First Final Farewell Tour, plans to stop touring to spend more time with his family.

He added: "I'm open for it. I'm happy to sit behind the drums and let Peter be the singer.

"If it doesn't happen, it would just be because there are too many things in the way."

Genesis formed in the late 1960s and were internationally successful for more than 30 years before the group called it a day in 1998 after a series of line-up changes.

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