Yesterday, Genesis got their fanbase excited with the promise of “big news” in the future. Given that the original members of the band all reunited for a documentary and that retired drummer Phil Collins is now un-retired, it’s easy to understand the excitement. Well, the band announced their big news this morning, and more than a few fans are a little irked at what that news was.
This morning, Genesis announced the upcoming release of R-Kive, a 37-track compilation of the band’s greatest hits. While it promises to be a convenient collection of the band’s work, the fact that it wasn’t a reunion tour or album — something that the band has been teasing for a little while — has longtime Genesis fans annoyed.
Fans have taken to Genesis’ Facebook page to express their displeasure with varying degrees of obscenity. Some plead with the band to “give us something new,” while others bemoaned the band for hyping up what they perceive to be a blatant cash-in. While we don’t have a problem with a new compilation, toying with your fans’ emotions like this is just cruel.
R-Kive comes out on September 22nd. Chances of a Genesis reunion are still remote, but fans itching to hear those Genesis classics can check out Steve Hackett on tour. It’ll be much better than Phil Collins, trust us.