Phil Collins 'un-retires', says he will be recording new music soon
Singer and former Genesis drummer Phil Collins has announced that he is “no longer officially retired” and is planning to record new music soon, as well as plotting a comeback tour. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Collins revealed that he is moving a studio into his Miami home and plans to begin recording new material “in about a month”.
Collins retired from the music business after the Genesis reunion tour in 2007, citing health problems as the reason behind his decision. One the main problems was an injury to one of the vertebra in his neck, causing nerve damage in his hands that left him unable to play the drums.
However, following successful surgery Collins has been on the road to rehabilitation and says that “The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go.”
Collins has recently been working on a series of reissues which will see his albums re-released with plenty of previously unheard bonus material, but says the experience began to make him hungry to get back into the studio: “If people rediscover the old stuff and show interest, it would be silly to not make more music."
Details of the proposed tour have yet to be confirmed, but the singer has discussed his ambitions to play stadiums in Asia and Australia, possibly also a run of shows in smaller venues like theatres.
Watch this space...