Phil Collins to Retire?
2011-03-04 by Jom STAFF | 83 Comments

There's sad news in the air tonight: former Genesis drummer and long-time solo artist Phil Collins, 60, is planning on an unceremonious retirement from the music industry, citing health problems and his perception that he is overstaying his welcome.

In a recent article of FHM, Collins states that, contrary to Mike Tyson's opinion in The Hangover, he feels that people are "getting sick of [him]" and that it's "a good time to stop" because he feels out of place in the current music scene.

He added, "I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think, 'I can't be in the same business as this...' I don't think anyone's gonna miss me."

Physiologically, Collins has developed tinnitus and other forms of hearing problems, dislocated vertebrae, and nerve damage in his hands after performing for decades. He no longer can hold his drumsticks; instead, he has to tape them to his hands in order to play. He added, "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 [build] things for my kids."

Collins, who's sold over 150 million records to date, apologizes for the wanting-to-strangle-him feeling people purportedly have when they hear and see him, stating that he didn't want people to grow to 'hate' him as they do. "It's better that I write myself out of the script entirely," he said.

In an exclusive chat with Sputnikmusic, Phil Collins chimed, "You'll Be In My Heart." Tarzan was unavailable for comment.

Sources: The Telegraph at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandpopmusic/8360584/Phil-Collins-calls-time-on-music-career.html

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farglesnuff
March 4th 2011

241 Comments


Ppl wouldnt be sick of u if u stayed in genesis.

ShinXetsu
March 4th 2011

605 Comments


Wow that's unfortunate

couldwinarabbit
March 4th 2011

6996 Comments


fucking no jacket required.

bloc
March 4th 2011

34489 Comments


I CAN FEEL IT COMING IN THE AIR TONIIIIIIIGHT


OH LOORD

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Counterfeit
March 4th 2011

17819 Comments


That artist pic coupled with this article is just sadddd.

GhettoIndieshit
March 4th 2011

507 Comments


Gabriel>Collins

Defeater
March 4th 2011

5782 Comments


I Don't Care Anymo!

Jethro42
March 4th 2011

12028 Comments


What a prolific career, and what a performer!!! Thank's for all Phil, especially for what you did with Genesis and Brand X.

SloppyMilkshake
March 4th 2011

981 Comments


Kinda sad about the health problems...

But he does seem a little mopey about the people hating him thing. If you're famous, people are going to hate you.

I guess it doesn't help that his post Genesis career is really "meh", but oh well.

Defeater
March 4th 2011

5782 Comments


The guy has always been overdramatic.

Torii
March 4th 2011

800 Comments


damn

ShadowRemains
March 4th 2011

19424 Comments


bloc beat me to it

MO
March 4th 2011

17337 Comments


NOW WHAT ARE THE STEELERS GONNA DO!!??

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wittwright
March 4th 2011

679 Comments


Sad to see someone leave the buisness in such a manner

FearThyEvil9
March 4th 2011

11324 Comments


Wow this really sucks I always loved Phil Collins.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2011

23606 Comments


I SEE YOUR TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE COLOURS
AND THAT'S WHY I LOVE YOU
YOUR TRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUE COLOURS

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Spare
March 4th 2011

5223 Comments


D:­­

Edwin
March 4th 2011

1399 Comments


This was pretty depressing.

eathblms
March 4th 2011

39 Comments


say it ain't so

Puzzles
March 4th 2011

3065 Comments


Who?

KILL
March 4th 2011

67023 Comments


rip

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Dogget
March 4th 2011

781 Comments


glad I saw genesis with collins a couple of years ago, this is sad news. But when I heard an interview with him he seemed pretty at peace with it.

thunder15
March 4th 2011

619 Comments


this guy wears a suit jacket and jeans
he's pretty fucking dark

Merkin
March 4th 2011

113 Comments


I love Phil.

Voytek
March 4th 2011

139 Comments


haha my gf is probably rejoicing. Fucking hates phil collins.

cumeater
March 4th 2011

1 Comments


Fuck this is the worst news ever. Phil Collins is the main man along with Genesis.

mallen-
March 4th 2011

1235 Comments


great drummer, never liked him much as a vocalist

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Captain North
March 4th 2011

6743 Comments


I love Phil Collins, but I agree his time has well and truly gone. But that was still a pretty depressing read, gotta feel a little sorry for him.

Butkuiss
March 4th 2011

3869 Comments


Too many problems, not enough love to go round. Damn sad news.

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dcha
March 4th 2011

989 Comments


Kristie, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole.

Puzzles
March 4th 2011

3065 Comments


"haha my gf is probably rejoicing. Fucking hates phil collins. "

time to shit can that bitch

tiesthatbind
March 4th 2011

7360 Comments


HE'S JUST THROWING IT ALL AWAY
JUST THROWING IT AAAAALL AWAY

ShadowRemains
March 4th 2011

19424 Comments


means she's never gotten passionate to in the air tonight, which means she's never discovered true meaning...

TAB
March 4th 2011

435 Comments


shitty news, shitty drummer

Defeater
March 4th 2011

5782 Comments


he's no meg white that's for sure

c0nf1n3d
March 5th 2011

268 Comments


Phil Collins will always rule. He needs to do what he needs to do.

deadinholywood
March 5th 2011

235 Comments


Somewhere in the world there is a sad Cadbury gorilla

gabethepiratesquid
March 5th 2011

4521 Comments


Peter Gabriel was better than him, but this is sad.

Genesis ruled, and he seems like a cool guy (if not a tad on the dramatic side)
I mean, I can only HOPE he's exaggerating about the health problems, for his sake.

YeahYeahYeah
March 5th 2011

10 Comments


In an exclusive chat with Sputnikmusic, Phil Collins chimed, "You'll Be In My Heart." Tarzan was unavailable for comment.

LMAO

timbo8
March 5th 2011

618 Comments


This is sad. He's gotta snap the fuck out of it and realize he's awesome. I've been listening to Duke all the freaking time lately.

Wizard
March 5th 2011

18747 Comments


We've been sick of him forever, about time he got the memo.

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StrizzMatik
March 5th 2011

3158 Comments


I Don't Care Anymo!

With the slickness haha

Scoot
March 5th 2011

17477 Comments


sad news, that shit about the drumsticks is so horrible

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Titan50
March 5th 2011

4588 Comments



Kristie, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole


Fucking beat me to it

Lordifani
March 5th 2011

6 Comments


It's a shame he's retiring but I guess no one can continue on forever. He has had a great career and he should be proud of all the things he's done. Great musician.

LepreCon
March 5th 2011

3544 Comments


Quite sad, he's a decent pop artist

R6Rider
March 5th 2011

4061 Comments


I can feel it, cooooooming in the aaaaiiiir tonight

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AgentYorkMorgan
March 5th 2011

173 Comments


Dude was in my hometown writing a book about the Alamo
TRUE STORY

rollnchew
March 5th 2011

85 Comments


DUN DUN!

DUN DUN!

DUN DUN!

DUN DUN!

DUN! DUN!

Jethro42
March 5th 2011

12028 Comments


''We've been sick of him forever, about time he got the memo.''

Who is 'we'?



Jethro42
March 5th 2011

12028 Comments


who is 'you'?

Jethro42
March 5th 2011

12028 Comments


'we' don't know 'you'

ant4tbc
March 5th 2011

373 Comments


i dont get the hate, i love phil collins

Nomos
March 5th 2011

745 Comments


Actually, he hit the nail on the head and I'm glad he's going out without arrogantly having a dozen "final" tours. Good for him.

DoctorNurse
March 5th 2011

475 Comments


his drumming on grace and danger was very nice

Jethro42
March 5th 2011

12028 Comments


Collins is an amazing drummer. Some of you still don't know?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYARTUTCmqo

Uranium
March 5th 2011

6625 Comments


Phils fucking jammin

SLA92
March 5th 2011

61 Comments


OOOOOH THINK TWICE.

IndieOut
March 5th 2011

498 Comments


South Park probably got to him


gabethepiratesquid
March 5th 2011

4521 Comments


I wonder what's wrong with his health
maybe it's his

...
PHIL COLON

KILL
March 5th 2011

67023 Comments



Collins is an amazing drummer. Some of you still don't know?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYARTUTCmqo

fuck yes

Ichigo900
March 5th 2011

67 Comments


He's probably been waiting for this moment...for all of his life.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
March 5th 2011

8221 Comments


He's right that his time is over, but it's still kind of sad seeing him step aside like that. Good man and a great artist. I hope all goes well for him and that he'll overcome his health problems.

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Emim
March 5th 2011

26195 Comments


sad news, that shit about the drumsticks is so horrible


This this this. Holy crap that must suck.


However, lol @ Phil Colon

Defeater
March 5th 2011

5782 Comments


he seems bitter

Taoboxer9
March 5th 2011

163 Comments


He should have learned to blastbeat !

FredFredBurger
March 5th 2011

66 Comments


Finally. his voice is sooo annoying.

jimmykidd
March 5th 2011

520 Comments


man terrible news. guy sounds depressed or some shit.

grooveypie
March 5th 2011

5 Comments


I'll miss his echoing voice.

Jethro42
March 5th 2011

12028 Comments


Fred is sooo annoying

FredFredBurger
March 5th 2011

66 Comments


lol I probably should have saw that coming

KILL
March 5th 2011

67023 Comments


slut

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 5th 2011

8930 Comments


If he read my Tarzan soundtrack review he wouldn't retire.

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DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
March 6th 2011

20798 Comments


Phew, thought this was about Def Leppard's guitarist there for a split second.

Edwin
March 6th 2011

1399 Comments


In the Air Tonight came on the radio today. Phil and I had a moment.

StrizzMatik
March 6th 2011

3158 Comments


While yes, Phil Collins is kind of a joke at this point, anyone slamming the guy's cred is full of shit. He's been a world-class drummer since the 70's, a distinctive singer and despite his pop solo garbage, he pioneered a lot of recording techniques in the studio too (gated drum sound anyone?) and made fucking millions with his music... you can't hate on his grind.

But then again his hairline is like a Spiral Art soooooooooo

DeafMetal
March 6th 2011

8583 Comments


Collins is legendary.

Awesomesauce
March 7th 2011

1083 Comments


Drive, easy lover!

SylentEcho
March 7th 2011

1570 Comments


Wow, that's a bad way for your career to end. Saying something like that and going out. Really sad.

dreamobile
March 7th 2011

416 Comments


I'VE BEEN WAITIN FOR THIS MOMENT FOR ALL MY LIFE

haha jk, the man was cool.

Nagrarok
March 7th 2011

7946 Comments


Heard about his health problems, it is truly sad that he can't properly do what he's been doing his entire life. Obviously he was better as a drummer in Genesis than a vocalist, but both in the band's later and his own career ol' Phil made some pop classics. To use the common phrase: fuck the haters.

omnipanzer
March 7th 2011

21391 Comments


Gabriel>Collins

But this is still unfortunate.

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Destructerator
March 10th 2011

845 Comments


Do you like Phil Collins?



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