This year’s Rock festival spotlights Genesis in a premiere from the series, Breaking the Band. In the mid nineteen-eighties, Genesis ruled the world as one of the biggest and bestselling bands of the 20th century.

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But the story is as remarkable for the band’s success as it is for their extraordinary transformation. After 20 years as a cult progressive-rock outfit, Genesis transformed into pop-rock superstars selling out stadium tours and selling 100 million albums. Along the way the band launched the careers of two of the most successful solo artists of all time: Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins.

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This special episode of Breaking the Band for REELZFest sits down with band members including , Gabriel, guitarist Steve Hackett and keyboardist Michael Rutherford. The film — narrated by Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider — chronicles Genesis from its earliest days as an atmospheric jam band led by frontman Gabriel, who left the group to start a solo career.

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That’s when drummer Collins took the lead with a focus on infectious pop-rock singles and sell out sell-out tours in the USA. “We had to put a lot of work into America, we have to crack America to make a band like us take over financially,” said Collins during his band’s rise to superstardom.

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Breaking the Band traces this incredible journey to expose how power struggles, solo superstardom, jealousy and tragedy led to the band’s downfall at the peak of its powers.

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There is much more to learn as Genesis: Breaking the Band premieres on REELZFest, Sunday August 15th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on REELZ.

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