I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss meCollins clarifies retirement remarks Mar 08, 2011
The five of us, actually, the original five, have gotten together and talked about it. We all like each other very much, and we're great friends, but everyone's got their own careers, everyone's got familiesGenesis may reunite Jun 28, 2006
It is the last tour -- I mean, without a doubtPhil Collins not kidding about goodbye Aug 26, 2004
All those films that I (saw) with my children and saw with my mom and dad, suddenly you're being part of that clubPhil Collins surprised by film success Jan 02, 2004
They told me the story of 'Brother Bear' and gave me a book filled with paintings that had inspired the look of the filmPhil Collins surprised by film success Nov 02, 2003
Philip David Charles Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, keyboardist and actor best known as a drummer and vocalist for English progressive rock group Genesis and as a solo artist.
Collins sang the lead vocals on several chart hits in the United Kingdom and the United States between 1978 and 1994, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His singles, often dealing with lost love, ranged from the drum-heavy "In the Air Tonight", dance pop of "Sussudio", piano-driven "Against All Odds", to the political statements of "Another Day in Paradise". His international popularity transformed Genesis from a progressive rock group to a regular on the pop charts and an early MTV mainstay.
Collins's professional music career began as a drummer, first with Flaming Youth and then more famously with Genesis. In Genesis, Collins originally supplied backing vocals for front man Peter Gabriel, singing lead on only two songs: "For Absent Friends" from 1971's Nursery Cryme album and "More Fool Me" from Selling England by the Pound, which was released in 1973. Following Gabriel's departure in 1975, Collins became the group's lead singer. As the decade closed, Genesis's first international hit, "Follow You, Follow Me", demonstrated a drastic change from the band's early years.