Peter Gabriel Shares Why He Doesn’t Miss Being In A Band
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Nostalgia might hit you hard, but it sure doesn’t mean that you always have the desire to relive it. At least that is what Peter Gabriel thinks and why he doesn’t miss being in a band.
The former Genesis vocalist recently discussed the band’s final concert in March 2022 in an interview with Uncut. “There’s a lot of history there,” Gabriel said. “It was lovely to see Phil [Collins] again, though he wasn’t as strong as I remember him. But it brought back a lot of memories. I was very glad I was there. I had been there at the beginning, so I should be there at the end.”
However, Gabriel stated that he did not miss his time spent with the group, especially during the difficult parts. “I don’t see [the Genesis members] very often, but I enjoy my relationships with those guys. I love the freedom of being able to do what I want, when I want, how I want. That’s fine to give up on a particular project, but as a state of living, I don’t want to be having arguments again.”
He also added that his solo career allowed him to experience more freedom, which he exemplified in his recent project, i/o. “Being the old awkward sod that I am,” he added, “I might say to [studio director] Mike Large and the team down at Real World, ‘We’re going to do this project.’ And while no one’s going to fight me and say, ‘No, you can’t do that,’ they may say, ‘We can’t afford to do that.’ … It’s about having a physical base that allows you to pretty much follow your heart.”