Phil Collins

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Phil Collins

English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for British progressive rock group Genesis and as a solo artist add

Category: Music

Born in 1951.

Countries: United Kingdom (42%), United States (36%), (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Genesis (band), Face Value (album), Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)

Linked to: Genesis, Chiswick Community School, Simmons, Amnesty International

 

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Phil Collins was born in 1951 add something


1960

Bob Babbitt - He accepted an offer from Phil Collins to perform on his album of Motown and 1960s soul classics "Going Back" and appears in Phil's "Going Back - Live At Roseland Ballroom, NYC" concert DVD. He appeared onstage in an episode of "American Idol", backing up Jacob Lusk's performance of "You're All I Need To Get By" for AI's Motown Week in March 2011

 

Dominic Miller - "'Dominic Miller"' is an Argentine-English guitarist who toured and recorded with World Party and King Swamp, worked on Phil Collins' solo album "But Seriously" and played guitar on every Sting album and tour since 1990


1970

In 1970, Collins answered a "Melody Maker" classified ad for " add something

 

In 1970, he took over drums for Genesis, which had already recorded two albums add something

 

In 1970, the 19-year old Collins played percussion on the George Harrison song "The Art of Dying" add something

 

Maurice Gibb - Also in 1970, he played piano on George Harrison's 1970 song "Isn't It a Pity" and Phil Collins remembers Maurice being present when he played on that song

 

Genesis (band) - The band consist of their three longest-tenured members - Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford , who were founding members; and Phil Collins , who first joined in 1970

 

John Mayhew (musician) - He was replaced in August 1970 by Phil Collins

 

Genesis (band) - However, the remaining members decided to carry on, replacing Mayhew with Phil Collins on drums, and Phillips first with Mick Barnard and with Steve Hackett, formerly of Quiet World, on guitar in October 1970


1971

Genesis (band) - Collins and Hackett made their studio debut in 1971 on "Nursery Cryme", which features "The Musical Box" and Collins's first lead vocal performance in "For Absent Friends"; the song was the first written by new members Collins and Hackett within the band


1973

John Silver - In 1973 Anthony Phillips, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins recorded a song dedicated to Silver, called "Silver Song"


1974

In 1974, while Genesis were recording the concept album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", Brian Eno needed a drummer for his album "Taking Tiger Mountain " add something


1975

Collins later contributed drums to the Brian Eno 1975, and 1977 art rock releases Another Green World and Before and After Science add something

 

Collins sang the lead vocals on several chart hits in the United Kingdom and the United States between 1975 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis add something

 

Following Gabriel's departure in 1975, Collins became the group's lead singer add something

 

He married Canadian Andrea Bertorelli in 1975 add something

 

In 1975, following the final tour supporting the album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", Gabriel left the group to pursue a solo career add something

 

Genesis (band) - In 1975, Collins, the band's drummer, replaced Peter Gabriel as lead singer after a lengthy search for a replacement


1976

The first album with Collins as lead vocalist, 1976's "A Trick of the Tail", reached the American Top 40, and peaked high as No.3 on the UK charts add something

 

Tony Maylam - Another Tony Maylam film which received an extensive cinema release in 1976 was "Genesis in Concert", featuring Phil Collins, which, like White Rock, was shot in anamorphic Panavision

 

Genesis (band) - Phil Collins, who had provided backing vocals, coached prospective replacements. for 1976's "A Trick of the Tail"

 

Stephane Grappelli - The Rock Peter and the Wolf with Jack Lancaster, Phil Collins, Brian Eno, Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts, Gary Brooker, Gary Moore, Alvin Lee, Manfred Mann etc.

 

Genesis (band) - Their first live performance without Peter Gabriel, and the first with Collins as lead singer, was on 26 March 1976, in London, Ontario, Canada


1978

Face Value (album) - By 1978, Phil Collins had been part of Genesis for eight years

 

Mike Clark (jazz musician) - He was a member of the UK jazz-fusion outfit Brand X, alternating behind the kit with Phil Collins between 1978-80


1979

Genesis (band) - After his attempt to save his marriage , Collins returned to the UK in August 1979, and found himself in a holding pattern while Banks and Rutherford were working on solo recordings


1980

Collins maintained a career as a producer for other artists throughout the 1980s, usually working on outside projects at the rate of one artist per year add something

 

Collins met his second wife, Jill Tavelman, in 1980 add something

 

In the 1980s, while Collins developed as a songwriter and established a parallel career as a solo artist, Genesis recorded a series of highly successful albums including "Duke", "Abacab", "Genesis", and "Invisible Touch" add something

 

In the process, it became the last No.1 US pop hit of the 1980s add something

 

They divorced in 1980, after she started an affair with their painter and decorator add something

 

When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist add something

 

Eric Clapton - As Clapton recovered from his addictions, his album output continued in the 1980s, including two produced with Phil Collins, 1985's "Behind the Sun", which produced the hits "Forever Man" and "She's Waiting", and 1986's "August"

 

David Crosby - Crosby worked with Phil Collins occasionally from the late 1980s to the early 1990s

 

Fairlight (company) - Fairlight became such a prominent part of 1980s pop music that Phil Collins included the text "there is no Fairlight on this record" on the sleeve of No Jacket Required

 

Effects unit - If used with extreme settings and combined with reverb, they can create unusual sounds, such as the gated drum effect used in 1980s pop songs, a style popularized by the Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight"

 

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - MTV Asia editor Dara Cook wrote: "Mariah festoons herself in Phil Collins' 1980s melodic garb, appropriately pret a porter with overwrought emotion

 

MTV - MTV played some classic rock acts from the 1980s and earlier decades, including David Bowie, Dire Straits , Journey, Rush, Aerosmith, The Moody Blues, John Mellencamp, Billy Joel, Genesis, Billy Squier, Robert Palmer, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, The Who and &ZZ_Top; newly solo acts such as Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Paul_McCartney, David Lee Roth and Pete_Townshend; supergroup acts such as Asia, Power Station, The Firm and Traveling Wilburys, as well as forgotten acts such as Michael Stanley Band, Shoes, Blotto and Taxxi

 

Genesis (band) - The distinctive sound was first developed by Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, and their co-producer/engineer Hugh Padgham, when Collins was recording the backing track for "Intruder", the first song on Gabriel's 1980 solo album


1981

His first outside work as a producer was the 1981 album "Glorious Fool" for John_Martyn; he followed that up by producing Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad's 1982 album "Something's Going On," which contained the international hit "I Know There's Something Going On add something

 

Collins made his live debut as a solo performer, appearing at the invitation of producer Martin Lewis at the Amnesty International benefit show, "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball" at the Theatre Royal in London in September 1981, performing two songs from "Face Value" including "In the Air Tonight" and "The Roof is Leaking" accompanying himself on piano. "Face Value" became a surprise international success topping the charts in at least seven countries and hitting the top ten of the Billboard 200 eventually going triple-platinum in the US. Hit add something

 

Louis Satterfield - In 1981, the foursome joined Genesis drummer Phil Collins and producer Hugh Padgham in the studio for the recording of Collins's debut solo album, "Face Value"

 

Alphonso Johnson - Johnson was one of two bass players on Phil Collins's first solo album, "Face Value", in 1981

 

John Martyn - Phil Collins played drums and sang backing vocals on "Grace and Danger" and subsequently played drums on and produced Martyn's next album, "Glorious Fool", in 1981

 

Face Value (album) - "'Face Value"' is the debut solo studio album by English singer-songwriter Phil Collins, released in February 1981 on the Virgin label internationally and Atlantic Records in North America


1982

In 1982, he produced ABBA member Frida's solo album, "Something's Going On", which helped to spawn the title track, "I Know There's Something Going On", which became a hit add something

 

Genesis (band) - At the 1982 Milton Keynes reunion show, Gabriel admitted that Collins sang the songs "better", though never "quite like" him

 

Kate Bush - In 1982, Bush participated in the first benefit concert in aid of The Prince's Trust alongside artists such as Madness, Midge Ure, Phil Collins, Mick_Karn and Pete Townshend

 

ABBA - In 1982, Lyngstad chose Genesis drummer and vocalist Phil Collins to produce the album "Something's Going On" and unveiled the hit single and video "I Know There's Something Going On" in the autumn of that year


1983

Bass pedals - In 1983, Phil Collins' song "I Don't Care Anymore" featured Taurus pedals, unusually played by hand


1984

Collins changed his musical style with the release of the ballad, "Against All Odds ", which was the main theme song for the movie of the same name in 1984 add something

 

Collins wrote and performed the title song to "Against All Odds" in 1984 add something

 

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Danyel Smith of Entertainment Weekly wrote: "Listeners with an eye on the tabloids could read her close, ringing interpretation of Phil Collins' 1984 hit, "Against All Odds ," as a postmortem on her bittersweet affair with Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and a poignant evocation of the couple's shared mixed-race heritage


1985

Collins had three US number one songs in 1985, the most by any artist that year add something

 

Collins released his most successful album, the Diamond-certified "No Jacket Required", which reached number one in U.S. in the summer of 1985 add something

 

In 1985, Collins produced several tracks on the Eric Clapton album "Behind The Sun" add something

 

It was his third nomination in the songwriters' category, after being nominated in 1985 and 1989 add something

 

Nevertheless, the album went straight to No. 1 in the US and UK. In 1985, Collins was invited by Bob Geldof to perform at the Live Aid charity event add something

 

Dance into the Light - After the disappointing sales of his prior album, "Both Sides", Phil Collins returned with his most upbeat album since 1985's "No Jacket Required"

 

Noel Edmonds - Edmonds was involved in the historic Live Aid concerts in 1985, transporting stars to and from the Wembley concert via helicopter and appearing on stage at Wembley to introduce the set by Sting and Phil Collins

 

Stephen Bishop (musician) - His song "Separate Lives", sung by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin from the movie "White Nights", was nominated for an Academy *award in 1985, losing to "Say You, Say Me" from the same film

 

John Paul Jones (musician) - In 1985 Jones joined the other former members of Led Zeppelin for the Live Aid concert with both Phil Collins and Tony Thompson filling in on drums

 

Eric Clapton - In 1985, Clapton appeared on the charity concert Live Aid in Philadelphia with Phil Collins, Tim_Renwick, Chris Stainton, Jamie Oldaker, Marcy Levy, Shaun Murphy, and Donald 'Duck' Dunn

 

Jimmy Page - Throughout these years Page reunited with the other former members of Led Zeppelin to perform live on a few occasions, most notably in 1985 for the Live Aid concert with both Phil Collins and Tony Thompson filling drum duties

 

Material Girl - The single climbed the Hot 100 quickly, jumping 13 spots to number five the week of March 9, 1985, and eventually spent two weeks at number two, held off by REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" and Phil Collins' "One More Night"

 

Led Zeppelin - On 13 July 1985, Page, Plant and Jones reunited for the Live Aid concert at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, playing a short set featuring drummers Tony Thompson and Phil Collins and bassist Paul Martinez


 

In 1986, Collins won the first of his three Brit awards for Best British Male add something

 

Until 1986, Collins played Paiste and Zildjian cymbals add something

 

Genesis (band) - Genesis's highest-selling album, "Invisible Touch", was released in 1986, at the height of Collins's popularity as a solo artist

 

White Nights (1985 film) - The film is notable both for the dancing of Hines and Baryshnikov and for the Academy Award winning song "Say You, Say Me" by Lionel Richie in 1986, as well as "Separate Lives" performed by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin and written by Stephen Bishop


1987

In 1987, he received an honorary doctorate of fine arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University add something

 

Returning to work with Clapton, Collins was one of the producers on his 1987 album "August add something

 

The group received an MTV "Video of the Year" nomination in 1987 for the single "Land of Confusion" but lost out to Peter Gabriel's solo hit, "Sledgehammer" add something

 

The Return of Bruno - "'The Return of Bruno"' is a 1987 comedic film, originally aired as a one-hour special on HBO and later released on VHS. It is a mockumentary starring Bruce Willis as his fictitious alter ego "Bruno Radolini", a legendary blues singer/musician who influenced, as the story goes, a number of famous musicians who appear in cameo, such as Elton John, Phil Collins, Brian_Wilson, Grace Slick, Joan Baez, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Stanley, The Bee Gees, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, and Ringo Starr appear in the film as themselves, paying tribute to Radolini


1988

Collins's first film role since becoming a musician came in 1988 with "Buster" about the Great Train Robbery, which took place in England in August 1963 add something

 

In 1988, Collins and Lamont Dozier collaborated as writers and producers of the Four Tops top 10 UK hit "Loco In Acapulco", which was taken from the soundtrack of the film "Buster", in which Collins starred add something

 

Genesis (band) - At the 1988 Prince's Trust concert held in the Royal Albert Hall, London, Collins and Gabriel performed together for the first time since 1982

 

Ellie Beaven - Her first role came in 1988 in the film "Buster" where she played the young Nicky Edwards alongside Phil Collins

 

Buster Edwards - "Buster", a film about his role in the Great Train Robbery, was made in 1988, with Edwards played by Phil Collins


1989

Finally, in 1989, Collins was one of the producers of the Stephen Bishop album "Bowling in Paris", which included the US Adult Contemporary hit "Walking on Air", produced by Collins and Padgham add something

 

In 1989, Collins produced another successful album, "But Seriously", featuring the anti-homelessness anthem "Another Day in Paradise", with David Crosby on backing vocals add something

 

They had one daughter, Lily Collins, born in 1989 add something

 

Stephen Bishop (musician) - In 1989 he released his fifth album, called "Bowling In Paris" with Phil Collins , Eric Clapton, Sting, Steve Lukather, Ronnie Caryl, Michael Omartian , Mo Foster, Adrian Lee, and more

 

Rhythm Nation - Another Day in Paradise - It peaked at number two on the "Billboard" Hot 100 on December 30, 1989 behind Phil Collins' "Another Day in Paradise


 

In September 1990, Collins performed "Sussudio" at the 1990 MTV Video Music awards in Los Angeles add something


1991

In 1991, he received an honorary doctorate of music at the Berklee College of Music add something

 

The last studio album with him as the lead singer was 1991's "We Can't Dance", it was supported by an extensive tour across the world in 1992 add something


1992

In 1992 Collins toured with Genesis in the We Can't Dance tour where they played to stadiums around the world, including Giants Stadium in New York add something

 

This derives from the famous article in "the Sun", printed on the day of the 1992 UK general election, titled "If Kinnock wins today will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights", which claimed that Collins was among several celebrities who were planning to leave Britain in the event of a Labour victory add something

 

Sheryl Crow - In 1992, Crow recorded her first attempt at a debut album with Phil Collins' record producer Hugh Padgham


1993

Collins's record sales began to drop with the 1993 release of "Both Sides", a largely experimental album that, according to Collins, included songs that "were becoming so personal, so private, I didn't want anyone else's input" add something

 

He starred in 1993's "Frauds", which competed for the Palme d'Or at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival add something


1994

Collins was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in 1994 in recognition of his work on behalf of the Prince's Trust add something

 

However, Collins has since stated that although he did once claim many years earlier that he might leave Britain if most of his income was taken in tax, which was Labour Party policy at that time for top earners, he has never been a Conservative Party supporter and he left Britain for Switzerland in 1994 purely because he met a woman who lived there add something

 

David Crosby - Crosby was the recipient of a highly publicized liver transplant in 1994, which was paid for by Phil Collins


1996

Collins left Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo career add something

 

In 1996, Collins formed the Phil Collins Big Band add something

 

Genesis (band) - After Phil Collins left the band in 1996, Genesis recruited Ray Wilson

 

We Can't Dance - It was the band's final studio album featuring vocalist/drummer Phil Collins, who would leave Genesis in 1996 to focus on his solo work


1997

Sting (musician) - On 15 September 1997, Sting joined Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Sir Elton John, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler at London's Royal Albert Hall for Music For Montserrat, a benefit concert for the Caribbean island that had recently been devastated by an eruption from a volcano. Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were *awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience *award in Sherborn, Massachusetts on 30 June 2000


1998

Montreux Jazz Festival - The Phil Collins Big Band did a world tour in 1998 that included a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival add something

 

Genesis (band) - Collins later formed The Phil Collins Big Band, which played jazz arrangements of Genesis songs, which were "That's All", "Invisible Touch", "Hold on My Heart" and "Los Endos" , during its 1998 world tour

 

Oleta Adams - In 1998, she toured as a guest vocalist on Phil Collins's Big Band Jazz Tour


1999

Collins married his third wife, Orianne Cevey, in 1999 after a five-year romance add something

 

In 1999, the group released the CD "A Hot Night in Paris" including big band versions of "Invisible Touch", "Sussudio", and the more obscure "The Los Endos Suite" from "A Trick of the Tail" add something

 

Collins was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on 16 June 1999 add something


2000

According to Atlantic Records, Collins's total worldwide sales as a solo artist, as of 2000, were 150 million add something

 

Collins reported losing his hearing in his right ear in 2000 due to a viral infection add something

 

Harrison credited him in the liner notes to the remastered CD version of the album released in 2000 add something

 

Collins founded the Little Dreams Foundation in February 2000, which aims to "realise the dreams of children in the fields of sports and art" by providing future prodigies aged 4 to 16 years with financial, material, and mentoring support with the help of experts in various fields add something

 

On 19 April 2000, the High Court ruled that the two musicians would receive no more royalty money from Phil Collins add something

 

Enrique Iglesias - In 2000, Iglesias performed at the Super Bowl XXXIV halftime show alongside Christina Aguilera, Phil Collins, and Toni Braxton

 

Sarah McLachlan - This song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song in 2000, and McLachlan performed it at the *awards ceremony, but the *award went to "You'll Be in My Heart" from "Tarzan", written and recorded by Phil Collins

 

Genesis (band) - On 21 September 2000, Collins, Banks, and Rutherford along with Daryl Stuermer performed acoustic renditions of "I Can't Dance", "Invisible Touch", "Follow You, Follow Me," and "Turn It On Again" at the Music Managers Forum, in honour of their manager Tony Smith


2001

In 2001, Collins was sought out by the satirist Chris Morris, and appeared in the Brass Eye 'Paedophile Special' endorsing a spoof charity called 'Nonce Sense' add something

 

Brandy Norwood - After a lengthy hiatus that saw the end of the Moesha sitcom, and a flurry of tabloid headlines discussing her long-term battle with dehydration, Norwood returned to music in 2001 when she and brother Ray-J were asked to record a cover version of Phil Collins' 1980s hit "Another Day in Paradise" for the tribute album Urban Renewal: A Tribute to Phil Collins.

 

The Message (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five song) - Genesis drummer and lead singer Phil Collins, along with Grammy *award winning producer Hugh Padgham, described in the 2001 release "The Genesis Songbook" how "The Message" helped shape the hook of the band's 1983 hit single "Mama"

 

Another Day in Paradise - In 2001, siblings Brandy and Ray J covered the song for the Phil Collins tribute album "Urban Renewal"


2002

In 2002 Collins released "Testify" add something

 

Radio Ga Ga - At the "Party at the Palace" concert, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee in 2002, "Radio Ga Ga" opened up Queen's set with Roger Taylor on vocals and Phil Collins on the drums

 

Joe Cocker - On 3 June 2002, Cocker performed "With A Little Help From My Friends" accompanied by Phil Collins on drums and Queen guitarist Brian May at the Party at the Palace concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, an event in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II


2003

Disney hired him, along with Tina Turner, in 2003 for the soundtrack to another animated feature film, "Brother Bear", and had some airplay with the song "Look Through My Eyes" add something

 

Tina Turner - In 2003, she teamed up with Phil Collins to record the song "Great Spirits" for the Disney film Brother Bear.


2004

Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - In 2004, Brookstein won the televised UK talent competition "The X Factor", and recorded a cover of the Phil Collins 1984 hit "Against All Odds" as his debut single


2005

In 2005, Collins's work on "Brother Bear" was expanded as Disney used the song "Welcome" as the theme for Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams, the main parade celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland add something

 

In 2005, he donated an autographed drumstick in support of PETA's campaign against Kentucky Fried Chicken add something


2006

In 2006 Disney's "Tarzan" was adapted for Broadway add something

 

In 2006 he worked with Disney on a Broadway production of "Tarzan" add something

 

Announcing their separation on 16 March 2006, they were divorced on 17 August 2008 add something


2007

In 2007, the band were honourees at the second annual VH1 Rock Honors, with the band performing "Turn It on Again", "No Son of Mine" and "Los Endos" at the ceremony in Las Vegas add something

 

The tour took place during summer 2007, and played twelve countries across Europe, followed by a second leg in North America add something

 

Genesis (band) - In 2007, Simon Collins recorded his own version of "Keep It Dark" as a tribute to the 40th anniversary of his father's band

 

Brian May - May is a friend of singer and musician Phil Collins and was a special guest at the Genesis reunion concert at Twickenham Stadium in 2007

 

Cadbury Dairy Milk - The advert was premièred during the season finale of "Big Brother 2007", and consists of a gorilla at a drum kit, drumming along to the Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight"


2008

Despite his claim that he did not leave Britain for tax purposes, he was one of several super-rich figures living in tax havens who were singled out for criticism in a report by the charity Christian Aid in 2008 add something

 

In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the "The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists" add something

 

The advertisement helped the song re-enter the New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart at number three in July 2008, the following week reaching number one, beating its original 1981 No.6 peak add something


2009

In September 2009, it was reported that Collins could no longer play drums, due to a recent operation to repair dislocated vertebrae in his neck add something

 

In October 2009, it was reported that Collins was to record a Motown covers album add something

 

Genesis (band) - On 10 September 2009, Collins revealed in a post on the official Genesis website that during the 2007 Turn It on Again tour, he dislocated a vertebra in his neck which has required surgery to repair


2010

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010 add something

 

In early summer 2010, Collins played six concerts entirely dedicated to the music from "Going Back" add something

 

In January 2010, Chester Thompson said that the album had been completed and would be released some time soon add something

 

In March 2010, Collins was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis at a ceremony in New York add something

 

In March 2010, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio was asked to pay tribute to Genesis, one of his favourite bands, upon being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame add something

 

"Going Back" was released on 13 September 2010, entering the UK charts at number 4, rising to number one the following week add something

 

The Funk Brothers - In 2010, surviving members of the Funk Brothers accompanied Phil Collins on his Motown covers album "Going Back" and appear in the live "Going Back" concert DVD.

 

Alexander Klaws - In March 2010 it was announced that Alexander will be playing the title character in the Hamburg production of the musical "Tarzan" after successfully auditioning for the show's composer, Phil Collins

 

Going Back (album) - On 10 April 2010 the Phil Collins website was back up and running in anticipation of the album

 

Going Back (album) - On 24 August 2010, a music video for "Girl " was released on Phil Collins's official YouTube Channel, confirming it as the next single to be released from the album

 

Genesis (band) - In a September 2010 interview with "Billboard", Collins was less than optimistic about the future of Genesis, stating "I think Genesis are no longer


2011

Collins was estimated to have a fortune of £115 million in the "Sunday Times Rich List" of 2011, making him one of the 20 richest people in the British music industry add something

 

Phil Collins has an active career as an author but this is a musician's infobox, and his career in music ended with his retirement in 2011, and shall remain inactive until an announcement suggests otherwise add something

 

Citing health problems and other concerns, Collins announced on 4 March 2011 that he was taking time off from his career, prompting widespread reports of his retirement add something

 

Genesis (band) - Citing family commitments, Collins announced on 4 March 2011 that he had ended his music career


2012

In March 2012, Phil Collins released a book about his Alamo Collection titled "The Alamo And Beyond: A Collectors Journey" add something

 

Danny K. Davis - In the 2012 general election, Davis has an independent write-in opponent, Phil Collins, a navy Iraq war veteran.


2013

A Short film is due to be released in 2013 called "Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier" which captures Collins on a book tour in June 2012 add something

 

In November 2013, Collins told German media that he was considering a return to music and speculated that this could mean further live shows with Genesis, stating: "Everything is possible add something

 

Speaking to reporters in Miami, Florida, in December 2013 at an event promoting his charity work, Collins indicated that he is writing music once again and might possibly tour again, though he did not relish being subjected to the harsh critical reception his music has received over the years if he did decide to return to the studio and stage add something

 

Genesis (band) - In 2013, Phil Collins stated in German media that he's considering a comeback


2014

On 24 January 2014, Collins announced in an interview with Inside South Florida that he is writing new compositions with English musician Adele add something

 

In May 2014, Collins gave a live performance of "In the Air Tonight" and "Land of Confusion" with young student musicians at the Miami Country Day School in Miami, Florida add something

 

In August 2014, Collins was reported to have accepted an invitation to perform at a benefit concert in Miami in aid of his Little Dreams Foundation charity which is due to take place in December add something

 

However, in September 2014, Collins revealed that the collaboration had ended and he said it had been "a bit of a non-starter" add something

 

In October 2014, Collins told John Wilson on BBC Radio 4's "Front Row" that he still could not play the drums; he said the problem was not arthritis but an undiagnosed nerve problem where he was unable to "grip the sticks" add something

 

Genesis (band) - By October 2014 Collins changed his mind, ruling out any future reunion


2015

In May 2015 Collins signed a deal with Warner Music Group to remaster his eight solo albums and release unreleased material in his music vault add something

 

In October 2015, Collins announced he was no longer officially retired and planning to tour and write a new album add something


2016

Collins said that he plans to release an autobiography in late 2016 add something

 

In January 2016, Collins said he was back with his third wife and they were living together in the house he had bought in Miami add something

 

At a press conference held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 17 October 2016, Collins announced a nine date European tour in June 2017 with five concerts in London, and two each in Cologne and Paris add something

 

Collins said that he plans to release an autobiography "Not Dead Yet" on 25 October 2016 add something

 

In December 2016, Bertorelli announced that she was taking legal action against Collins pertaining to his account of their relationship in his recent autobiography, "Not Dead Yet" add something

 

In the Air Tonight - In a 2016 interview, Phil Collins said of the song's lyrics: "I wrote the lyrics spontaneously

 

Both Sides - A newly remastered, two-disc deluxe edition of the album was released on 29 January 2016, as part of the 'Take a Look at Me Now' series of Phil Collins studio album reissues


2017

He will perform live for the first time in 10 years with a European tour in June 2017, including a five night residency at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and his biggest ever solo show in Hyde Park, London add something

 

On June 8, 2017, Collins announced he would postpone two scheduled tour stops, on the 8th and the 9th of June add something

 

On 27 November 2017, Collins announced the South American leg of his tour which spanned 22 February to 23 March 2018 add something

 

Blondie (band) - It was announced in January 2017 that the band would support Phil Collins on 25 June 2017 at Dublin's Aviva Stadium as part of his "Not Dead Yet" tour


2018

On 7 May 2018, Collins announced a North American leg to his Not Dead Yet Tour scheduled for October 2018 add something


2019

On 21 March 2019, Collins announced he will be touring the US again later in 2019, starting in Dallas on 23 September add something

 

Collins announced on Twitter that two new albums will be released on 31 May 2019 being, "Other Sides" and "Remixed Sides" add something

 

Genesis (band) - On 7 June 2019, Mike Rutherford joined Phil Collins on stage during Collins's Not Dead Yet Tour stop in Berlin