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The London-born Phil Collins got his start in a band called Flaming Youth in 1969, when he was just 18 years old. By the following year, he was drumming for Genesis. When singer Peter Gabriel left in 1975, Collins stepped up to the mic for another role. (He also played in the jazz-rock group Brand X.) In 1981, he released his debut solo album, ‘Face Value,’ which centered on his divorce. For the next decade or so, he split his time between Genesis — who got bigger than ever — and his successful solo career, which yielded the No. 1 albums ‘No Jacket required’ and ‘ … But Seriously’ in the ’80s. He left Genesis for good in 1996 and has since released more solo records. But after news of nerve damage surfaced, Collins has more or less retired from performing, claiming that he can’t play drums anymore. Still, fans hold out for a Genesis reunion featuring the core lineup from the ’70s.

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Scott Gries / Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images

Dimebag Darrell Recording of Phil Collins Cover to Appear on Hellyeah’s New Album

Seems Hellyeah found an old recording of Dimebag Darrell taking on Phil Collins' "I Don't Care Anymore," and decided to include it.

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Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

20 Years Ago: Phil Collins Quits Genesis

After a decade and a half splitting time between Genesis and his solo career, Phil Collins left the band with whom he made his name.

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40 Years Ago: Phil Collins Fronts Genesis for First Post-Peter Gabriel Tour

Genesis embarked on its first tour with Phil Collins as the lead singer in London, Ontario, Canada on March 26, 1976.

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Atlantic Records

Phil Collins Explains How Genesis Decided Which Songs Ended Up on Solo Albums

A successful solo career can really put a strain on relationships between band members, but during the '80s, Phil Collins and Genesis put on a master class in how to make it work.

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Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images

Phil Collins Returns to the Stage After Six-Year Absence

Phil Collins performed seven songs at a benefit concert in Miami last night (March 11).

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Ultimate Classic Rock

Phil Collins Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Ultimate Classic Rock counts down every Phil Collins solo album, from worst to best.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Phil Collins Announces Comeback Concert

Phil Collins will perform a billed concert for the first time since 2010 at a benefit for his Little Dreams Foundation.

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images

Phil Collins Says He Is Not Close to Coming Back

Despite officially out of retirement for a few years, Phil Collins says he hasn't yet written a new song.

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YouTube

Phil Collins Looks Back on the ‘In the Air Tonight’ Drum Break: ‘Nobody Had Ever Heard Anything Like That’

Looking back through his archives for a series of deluxe solo reissues has left Phil Collins in a reflective mood.

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Win a Phil Collins ‘Face Value’ / ‘Both Sides’ Prize Pack

Rhino Entertainment and Ultimate Classic Rock are celebrating Phil Collins' new reissue series with a cool new prize package.

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