Skip to comments.Phil Collins Retires For Good From Music, Cites Injuries and Hearing Loss
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.
Its 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 cant be in the same business as this.
I dont really belong to that world and I dont think anyones going to miss me. Im much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.
Im not worried about not being able to play the drums again, Im 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.
Shes a very sweet girl, sweet lady but Im not going to get married again, he said. I think Im better off on my own.
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.
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. *-)
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. :(
I love Phil. Will never forget his amazing performance in a small 2000 seat college amplitheater. Truly an amazing talent.
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.
Well, this sucks.
Wow. Fine run.
That’s for damn sure.
It does, but he’s left a legacy of great music.
I know some people didn’t like this song but it is a heck of a break up song
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
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!
That sequence in the pilot for Miami Vice is what turned me on to that song.
Another unemployed American on the dole!
My Phil Collins/Genesis Top Ten
1. Inside Out
2. No Reply At All
3. Me and Sarah Jane
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
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.
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