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Phil Collins Considers New Music, More Genesis Shows

Phil Collins is thinking about coming out of retirement – and he says a Genesis reunion is possible as a result.

The singer and drummer bowed out in 2011, explaining: "I am stopping so I can be a full-time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."

Other reports had suggested he was unable to perform due to back problems caused by years of bad posture on the drumstool, meaning he had to have his sticks taped to his hands.

But now, speaking to German press via the Guardian, Collins says: "I have started thinking about doing new stuff. Some shows again, even with Genesis. Everything is possible."

"We could tour in Australia and South America. We haven’t been there yet."

The 62-year-old adds that he’s ignored pressure from his manager to do more work – but he’s been motivated by the the fact that his sons, 12 and 8, want him to return to the stage.

Collins played his last show in 2010, but his most recent appearance with Genesis was in 2007. Later plans to stage classic album The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway with Peter Gabriel were shelved after the original frontman felt the project was growing out of control.

© Classic Rock Magazine, by Martin Kielty
Last modified onTuesday, 03 December 2013 19:40

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