Friday, 6 December 2013


From Beaumont Enterprise:

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Phil Collins, the former Genesis drummer whose earnest ballads made him a star in the 1980s, is penning songs again.

Although he dreads the idea of extended touring because it would take him away from his five children, Collins says he has missed the creativity of music since he retired in 2010.

Collins spoke in Miami Beach on Wednesday. He was in town to promote the expansion of his nonprofit Little Dreams Foundation, which he co-founded with his now ex-wife Orianne Collins to help youth realize their artistic, musical and athletic dreams.

Shouldn't that be "... to help ageing rock stars realize their artistic and musical dreams"?



The Stigler said...

why do you say that?

I'm no fan of Phil Collins, but that does seem like him doing a bit of giving back to kids.

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, I've nothing against him, he's made two and a half good records and was a brilliant drummer in his time. But this is not giving back, this is tireless self-publicity.

Ian Hills said...

He wasn't a patch on Peter Gabriel, the previous Genesis lead singer.

Mark Wadsworth said...

IH, I never liked Genesis that much, apart from the obvious ones, "Follow You" (despite crap keyboard solo), "Mama" and the work of towering genius "I can't Dance". I once painted a whole bedroom with that one in the CD player on repeat.

The Stigler said...


Yeah, I hadn't really put that together. Ta