Ray Wilson Says Mike Rutherford Pulled Plug On Genesis


(Prog) Ray Wilson has singled out Mike Rutherford as the reason he never recorded another album with Genesis. The singer succeeded Phil Collins and fronted the band from 1996 until 1998. He recorded vocals on their last album, 1998's Calling All Stations, before parting ways with them after the tour later that year.

Wilson tells Eonmusic: "When I signed my contract to join the band, it was for two albums. It was always the idea to do the first and then go from there, but Mike Rutherford changed his mind - that's exactly what happened.

"I think he felt he didn't have the stamina to do another one. All of a sudden you're faced with going from 15 million albums sales to two and a half, and I think he couldn't find it in himself to do the next one.

"It's a great shame, because I think we could have at least recorded it. Even if it hadn't been very good, we didn't need to release it, but we should have at least sat down together and continued the process, because I think we really became a band after the tour." Read more here.

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