Phil Collins has been slowing moving back into the spotlight lately, though it’s been as a vocalist rather than a drummer.
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The former Genesis frontman has been officially retired since 2011.
‘A lot of things came together': Phil Collins is in rehearsals with Lee Sklar, Jason Bonham and others
“Personally,” says Sklar, “I didn’t think we were ever going to play again.”
Watch as Collins returns to perform ‘In the Air Tonight’ and ‘Land of Confusion.’
‘It’s been a very difficult time': Peter Gabriel discusses the depression that gripped Genesis bandmate Phil Collins
Peter Gabriel says the idea of getting back together with Genesis isn’t out of the question. He’s simply found the enormity of doing such a thing, some 40 years later, a bit daunting.
Though the popular consciousness has placed the terminating line between Prog Genesis and Pop Genesis at the moment in which Peter Gabriel packed up his flower outfit and split, the truth is the group underwent a slower evolution.
‘I actually wasn’t too aware of her': Phil Collins’ initial post-retirement project will be with … Adele?
When Phil Collins mentioned coming out of his premature retirement last year, the expectation was that he would start working with Genesis again. Or maybe Peter Gabriel. At the very least, Philip Bailey, right?
Phil Collins has taken his knocks (ahem!) for yanking Genesis up by its prog-rock roots and replanting it on the Billboard pop charts. Still, anyone who questions Collins as a drummer need only explore his tandem, tantalizingly brief late-1970s career in Brand X.
‘It’s never been ruled out': With Phil Collins un-retired, Peter Gabriel considers idea of Genesis reunion
Peter Gabriel admits he’s thrilled that former bandmate Phil Collins is considering a return to musicmaking. That doesn’t mean Gabriel has stopped hedging on the idea of a Genesis reunion, however.
Phil Collins, the Genesis frontman who retired because of lingering back problems after recording a solo Motown tribute in 2010, is considering a return to music.