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Phil Collins Retires For Good From Music, Cites Injuries and Hearing Loss
Showbizspy.com ^ | 3/5/11

Posted on 03/04/2011 5:43:45 PM PST by My Favorite Headache

PHIL Collins has quit music for good after developing hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands from his 40-year career playing drums.

The Easy Lover hitmaker also thinks people are sick of him and his music.

“It’s a good time to stop,” said the star, who has sold more than 150 million records.

“I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think: ‘I can’t be in the same business as this’.

“I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me. I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.

“I’m not worried about not being able to play the drums again, I’m more worried about being able to cut a loaf of bread safely or building things for my kids.”

Collins — who is in a relationship with newsreader Dana Tyler and has been married three times, to Andrea Bertorelli, Jill Taverman and Orianne Cevey — recently insisted he has no plans to ever tie the knot again.

“She’s a very sweet girl, sweet lady but I’m not going to get married again,” he said. “I think I’m better off on my own.”



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Phil...I can't thank you enough for everything you have given us. From drumming to some of the most meaningful music ever recorded with Genesis and solo.

Tip of the hat to you sir and good day! Job well done.

1 posted on 03/04/2011 5:43:48 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ditto MFH. I think Phil Collins’ and Genesis’ music will stand the test of time, compared to the Lady CaCa’s and all the other flash in the pans who pass as “music” today.


2 posted on 03/04/2011 5:47:39 PM PST by stratman1969
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To: My Favorite Headache
It is good for him to retire at a comfortable place in his life. For someone who's first film debut was a Beatle’s concert, he has gone pretty far.
3 posted on 03/04/2011 5:47:59 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: My Favorite Headache

Genesis - Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel.


4 posted on 03/04/2011 5:48:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: stratman1969

Phil Collins calls time on music career

Phil Collins has indicated that he intends to end his rock career after learning that health problems will prevent him playing the drums again.

The 60-year-old star says he feels it is “a good time to stop” making music, adding: “I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me.”

He has hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands, all brought on by a lifetime spent hunched behind a drum kit.

The songwriter also claims that listeners have grown “sick” of him and that there is no longer a place for him in the current music scene.

“I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think: ‘I can’t be in the same business as this’,” Collins says in an interview with FHM magazine.

“I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me. I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.

“I’ll go on a mysterious biking holiday and never return. That would be a great way to end the story, wouldn’t it?” Collins, who lives alone in Switzerland after divorcing his third wife in 2007, has enjoyed huge popularity over 40 years as both a drummer and singer with the rock band Genesis and then as one of the biggest-earning solo artists of all time.

He claims that it was this success and the overplaying of his music which made people “want to strangle” him. “It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. I’m sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn’t mean it to happen like that,” he says.

The star, who has sold more than 150 million records, says his main focus now is his two sons, Nicholas and Matthew, by his third wife Orianne Cevey. “I’m not worried about not being able to play the drums again, I’m more worried about being able to cut a loaf of bread safely or building things for my kids,” he says.

“My doctors tell me it’s a work in progress, that it will take about a year for me to recover.”

He said he has been told his hands are not strong enough to play the drums. “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do that again,” he said.

Collins once disclosed that the only way he could play was by taping his drumsticks to his hands.

The star, who has two children by previous marriages, joined Genesis in 1970 as drummer and later replaced Peter Gabriel as lead singer. In the 1980s he had hits such as In The Air Tonight, Against All Odds and Two Hearts, while continuing with Genesis.

He won an Oscar for his song You’ll Be in My Heart from the 1999 Disney animated film Tarzan, and seven Grammy Awards. His last album, Going Back, released last year, was a collection of Motown and soul classics and topped the British charts in September


5 posted on 03/04/2011 5:49:03 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Was just thinking about Phil Collins recently. Wondered what he had been up to...sorry to hear he is done. He is a brilliant talent.


6 posted on 03/04/2011 5:49:40 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: My Favorite Headache

“I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I feel like that every day. But I’m not talking about music.


7 posted on 03/04/2011 5:49:44 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: My Favorite Headache
“I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think: ‘I can’t be in the same business as this’.

I know what he means. That's not music. "In the Air Tonight" is music.

8 posted on 03/04/2011 5:50:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hopefully, this will mean that they can no longer play any of his music.


9 posted on 03/04/2011 5:50:59 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: My Favorite Headache

v good drummer - see Brand X - was a good voice-over with P Gabriel on Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. All that shmarmy ballad stuff was good for making $$ but having been part of one of the most amazing bands he is golden.


10 posted on 03/04/2011 5:51:20 PM PST by corkoman
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To: My Favorite Headache

My favorite band was and is Genesis. He was amazing as a drummer and a singer.


11 posted on 03/04/2011 5:51:49 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I hate to admit it...someone gave me for Christmas his greatest hits CD years ago, and I didn’t trash it. Missed Again’ is still one of my fave songs, and is now in MP3 form on my Ipod.

Phil Collins also was featured on FR months ago...

He wanted to write a book about the Alamo and Texas because growing up he preferred American western stories more compelling than British stories.


12 posted on 03/04/2011 5:53:33 PM PST by max americana
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To: My Favorite Headache

He’ll pop in every now and then. Incredible career. He did it because he loves it.


13 posted on 03/04/2011 5:56:03 PM PST by allmost
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To: My Favorite Headache

Bravo!


14 posted on 03/04/2011 5:56:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I never was a big Collins or Genesis fan but I admire when someone is willing to admit that the biz has passed him by. You do wonder how much hearing loss these rock stars experience.


15 posted on 03/04/2011 5:57:44 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Collins once disclosed that the only way he could play was by taping his drumsticks to his hands.

It's said that when the painter Renoir grew old, his hands were so crippled by arthritis that the only way he could paint was by taping the brushes to his hands.

One day a reporter asked the withered old man, "With such hands, how do you paint?"

Replied Renoir, "With my prick."

16 posted on 03/04/2011 5:57:44 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Big Giant Head; Big Giant Air Head

Genesis for the next generation ping. :)


17 posted on 03/04/2011 5:58:05 PM PST by Marie Antoinette (Proud Clinton-hater since 1998.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I still remember seeing the very first episode of “Miami Vice” when they played “in the Air Tonight.” *chills* That was the first time a television show had used actual popular musical artists rather than cheezy scores.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 5:58:43 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: FlingWingFlyer
One of my favorite songs has always been "Another Day In Paradise". It's so sad, it just reaches out and holds your attention.
19 posted on 03/04/2011 5:58:46 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: My Favorite Headache

I have always loved his voice and several of his songs bring me back to specific places and times of my life. He has definitely been a part of my personal soundtrack.

How nice when you can retire, after a sensational career, and relax, very classy, unlike certain other older rockers who go on after the hook should have come out and gotten them.

Enjoy your life, Phil!


20 posted on 03/04/2011 5:59:10 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: My Favorite Headache

Best of everything to him.
He’s made damn good music, and I liked him
in that movie he did, too!

Lordy! I’m getting choked up over this.
What a sap I am.


21 posted on 03/04/2011 5:59:25 PM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: My Favorite Headache
I always loved the section of the In The Cage medley when he and Chester Thompson did the synchronized drumming.
22 posted on 03/04/2011 6:00:15 PM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: trumandogz

LOL! Another super rich & super talented SOB raking in millions while contemplating his umpteenth failed marriage is now suddenly realizing he is too old and no longer “degenerated” enough to compete with the new super talented & super rich dirt balls promoted on todays MTV. Don’t worry Phil... I can still separate your screwed up life with your awesome musical abilities and will continue to spin your records on my turntable... That’s right... I said RECORDS. *-)


23 posted on 03/04/2011 6:00:43 PM PST by Ex-expromissor (Know Your Enemy)
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To: Marie Antoinette

I had selling England by the pound in my car MP3 collection. Laurie insisted I remove it.

She had a college room mate that drove her nuts with overplaying it. :(


24 posted on 03/04/2011 6:01:49 PM PST by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I love Phil. Will never forget his amazing performance in a small 2000 seat college amplitheater. Truly an amazing talent.


25 posted on 03/04/2011 6:01:49 PM PST by Raebie
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Perhaps not the best drum solo of all time, but who hasn’t air-drummed that sequence.

Good for him. Everyone wants to walk away. Few do it.


26 posted on 03/04/2011 6:01:56 PM PST by Vermont Lt (How long before the Mall becomes Tahifir Sq?)
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To: JoeProBono
Follow You, Follow Me"
27 posted on 03/04/2011 6:02:32 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
“I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think: ‘I can’t be in the same business as this’.
28 posted on 03/04/2011 6:03:01 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: My Favorite Headache; PhilCollins; Clemenza; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; Impy; ...

Well, this sucks.


29 posted on 03/04/2011 6:03:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: My Favorite Headache
sold more than 150 million records.

Wow. Fine run.

30 posted on 03/04/2011 6:03:08 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That’s for damn sure.


31 posted on 03/04/2011 6:03:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

It does, but he’s left a legacy of great music.


32 posted on 03/04/2011 6:04:45 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Vermont Lt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtzgBJ13vro

carpet crawlers


33 posted on 03/04/2011 6:06:01 PM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT then Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket~!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I know some people didn’t like this song but it is a heck of a break up song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OiV_5kEt6A


34 posted on 03/04/2011 6:06:22 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: My Favorite Headache

No single guy in the early 1980s went out on Saturday night without this song on a cassete tape at the ready in their glove box.

In the Air tonight LIVE- phil collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=manxPVTLth8


35 posted on 03/04/2011 6:06:28 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: My Favorite Headache
My first internet nic-name on any forum or online chat program was Abacab.

My and my wife's wedding song: Follow you, follow me.

We'll be married 25 years this September.

Gawd, I just do NOT want to hear that song again!

36 posted on 03/04/2011 6:06:38 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ponygirl

That sequence in the pilot for Miami Vice is what turned me on to that song.


37 posted on 03/04/2011 6:06:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Another unemployed American on the dole!


38 posted on 03/04/2011 6:07:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Yaelle

My Phil Collins/Genesis Top Ten

1. Inside Out
2. No Reply At All
3. Me and Sarah Jane
4. Domino
5. I Wish It Would Rain Down
6. Take Me Home
7. No Son of Mine
8. Keep It Dark
9. Just A Job To Do
10. Fading Lights


39 posted on 03/04/2011 6:07:40 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

A couple of hours ago for some reason I just put on the whole Wind and Wuthering album. My 12 year old had never heard such layered melodies and cadence, he thought it sounded like his scary dreams.


40 posted on 03/04/2011 6:07:40 PM PST by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: My Favorite Headache; PhilCollins; Condor51; TheRightGuy

Sorry to see him go!

Phil Collins is an Illinois FREEPER!!


41 posted on 03/04/2011 6:08:51 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How do you retire from music? Heck, I even want some playing in the casket.


42 posted on 03/04/2011 6:09:11 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ponygirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCE7vXXv9M8

here it is


43 posted on 03/04/2011 6:10:19 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I saw him twice, one with Genesis, once solo.

What a great performer. Thanks, Phil.


44 posted on 03/04/2011 6:11:08 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

one = once, idiot


45 posted on 03/04/2011 6:12:55 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

one = once, idiot


46 posted on 03/04/2011 6:13:01 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: ponygirl

Phil also guest starred in an episode of Miami Vice, (second season I think it was named ‘Phil the shill’ or something close to that). His roll was as a combination drug dealer and con man. His acting was not to bad at all either.


47 posted on 03/04/2011 6:13:20 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: OrangeHoof

WHAT???

Stratocasters and Telecasters and .357’s... lol

Not funny really... it kinda sucks ( hearing loss/ tinitus ) oops, tinnitus... crap I can’t hear nor spell...

OK, all that being said, Mr. Collins is the ultimate percussionist, Nikko McBrain being second...

I thouroughly enjoyed the Genisis of the Post Gabriel years...

This is coming from a metal-headed, country pickin’ blues dude...

Rock on Phil, but, you’ll be back... You’ll never get out of this world alive...

...


48 posted on 03/04/2011 6:14:21 PM PST by waterhill (Up the Irons!)
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To: RummyChick

It appears it was used again in another episode..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=165sBkURWW0&feature=related


49 posted on 03/04/2011 6:15:45 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: My Favorite Headache
The Seconds Out version of "Supper's Ready" is, IMHO, the greatest piece of rock music ever recorded. Collins took that amazing song to place Gabriel never could.

He's also one of the finest drummers I've ever seen. I'm glad I had the opportunity to see him perform live twice with Genesis.

50 posted on 03/04/2011 6:16:40 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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