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Phil Collins

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.

Atco
Atco

40 Years Ago: Genesis Transitions to Phil Collins Era With ‘A Trick of the Tail’

Some 400 audition tapes later, Genesis realized they had a replacement for departed frontman Peter Gabriel among their ranks.

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Thomas Niedermueller / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Phil Collins Explains Why He Didn’t Work With Adele on Her New Album

Phil Collins tells his side of why their collaboration never got off the ground.

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Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records

The Album That Sent Phil Collins’ Solo Career Into the Stratosphere

By the mid-'80s, Phil Collins already had a pair of Top 10 solo albums to his credit, plus his day job in a little band called Genesis.

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Rhino
Rhino

Phil Collins Sets Release Dates for ‘Hello, I Must Be Going!’ and ‘Dance Into the Light’ Reissues

Phil Collins will continue his solo catalog reissue campaign with expanded and remastered versions of Hello, I Must Be Going! (1982) and Dance Into the Light (1996).

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Ian Gavan / Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Adele Explains Why Her Phil Collins Collaboration Fell Through

Early last year, Phil Collins was rumored to be working on Adele's new album 25 — and then again a year later, when we heard the pair's collaboration had resumed after temporarily falling through.

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YouTube
YouTube

Phil Collins’ ‘Against All Odds’ Soundtracks Possibly the Best NBA Commercial Ever

DeAndre Jordan's last-minute re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers after making a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks was the most entertainingly bizarre story of this year's NBA off-season.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Petition to Halt Phil Collins’ Comeback Taken Down, Described as ‘Silly Joke’

Phil Collins is now safe to continue working his way back from musical retirement without any interference from Brian Pee.

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Isaac Brekken, Getty Images

Phil Collins Plans New Music, Mulls Tour: ‘I Am No Longer Retired’

Mere weeks after emergency surgery forced him to delay his upcoming solo album reissue campaign, Phil Collins sounds like he's back and feeling better than he has in years.

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Rhino
Rhino

Phil Collins Delays Reissue Campaign Due to Emergency Surgery

Phil Collins' recurring back problems have forced him to push back the reissues of two of his albums.

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YouTube
YouTube

Phil Collins Classic Haunts New Dodge Commercial

As the Dodge's engine starts, the subtle, haunting notes of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" oozes out from underneath the sound of the engine.

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