Genesis is a British pop/rock band that formed in 1967. The band currently comprises the longest-tenured members Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Past members Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips, also played major roles in the band in its early years.
Genesis are among the top 30 highest-selling recording artists of all time with approximately 150 million albums sold worldwide. In the late 1960's, with the release of their first album, Genesis's music was initially regarded by the band and the fans as a pop experiment. They evolved into a progressive rock band with the incorporation of complex song structures and elaborate instrumentation. Their concerts became theatrical experiences with innovative stage design, pyrotechnics, extravagant costumes and on-stage stories.