Genesis inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes Genesis.
New York — English progressive rockers turned 1980s pop stars Genesis were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, joined by two other acts that thrived in second lives — ABBA and The Hollies.
The new inductees were missing Peter Gabriel, the theatrical lead singer whose departure was the dividing line between the band's two styles.
Former bandmate Mike Rutherford said Gabriel wanted to send his apologies for missing the event.
"He has a very legitimate and genuine excuse," Rutherford said. "He's actually starting a tour."
Anastasio recalled buying Genesis albums as a teenager. He called the band "rebellious, restless and constantly striving for something more."
"Every musical rule and boundary was questioned and broken," he said. "It's impossible to overstate what impact this band and musical philosophy had on me as a young musician. I'm forever in their debt."