Collins Explains Retirement
2011-03-08 by Matthijs van der Lee | 18 Comments

In an update on his website, drummer and singer Phil Collins shed some more light on the news circulating last week regarding his retirement:

'Greetings to all, I've decided to write this in response to the articles that surfaced last weekend regarding my retirement. Why they were printed at all is a mystery, as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months.

However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted. Therefore, I would like to add my comments and try to explain again my reasons for calling it a day.

1/ I'm not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press.
2/ I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do. Thank you.
3/ I'm not stopping because I don't fit in, this was proved with "Going Back" reaching No 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide.
4/ I'm not stopping so I can dive full time into my interest for the Alamo.

I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.
Some of the things mentioned above have been said by me in various interviews, but said as asides with a smile on my face and in passing. They were not meant to be "headlines", they were small parts of a conversation. This clearly doesn't come over in print and I should know better.

However, the result is that I have ended up sounding like a tormented weirdo who thinks he was at the Alamo in another life, who feels very sorry for himself, and is retiring hurt because of the bad press over the years.

None of this is true.'


http://www.philcollins.com/news/breaking-news-message-phil

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Mordecai.
March 8th 2011

8255 Comments



lol tarzan

johnnyblaze
March 8th 2011

2569 Comments


Cool.

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Puzzles
March 8th 2011

3065 Comments


That's good to hear. It would be shitty if he actually had retired on those grounds. So this is yet another case that re-emphasises maintream media's biased, patchy, bullshit way of going about "journalism", if we can still call that.

Defeater
March 8th 2011

5782 Comments


4/ I'm not stopping so I can dive full time into my interest for the Alamo.


I lul'd

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 8th 2011

8948 Comments


I bet his kid saw Tarzan and was like "That dude that did the music is a fucking fag." Then Phil decided to belt him for 6 straight years, pausing only to make statements about retirement and learn about the Alamo

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Josh D.
March 8th 2011

13967 Comments


What the hell? He's interested in the Alamo? Ok.

EyeForAnEye
March 8th 2011

1677 Comments


What the hell? He's interested in the Alamo? Ok.


Better to be interested in it than to piss on it.

Defeater
March 8th 2011

5782 Comments


the pissing is for your mother

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 8th 2011

8948 Comments


Apparently he has the largest privately owned Alamo memorabilia collection in the world and became obsessed with the Alamo when he was 5.

theacademy
March 9th 2011

27669 Comments


wtf phil collins is white?!

StrizzMatik
March 9th 2011

3158 Comments


He seems to have an invisible touch on people

Titan50
March 9th 2011

4588 Comments


I just want to throw in an American Psycho reference before anyone else does

Wizard
March 9th 2011

18755 Comments


2/ I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do. Thank you.

I believe this is the reason why he retired.

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tkxxx7
March 9th 2011

6146 Comments


i can feel it

his reason , i mean

FearThyEvil9
March 9th 2011

11330 Comments


Still sad to see him retire.

AgentYorkMorgan
March 9th 2011

173 Comments


I actually met him not too long ago
Such a surprisingly chill guy

someguest
October 12th 2012

18859 Comments


rip

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Puzzles
October 15th 2012

3065 Comments


lol



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