Phil Collins is back: 'I'm no longer officially retired'
Phil Collins is ready to record and hit the road again. "I'm no longer officially retired," Collins told Rolling Stone in an article published online Wednesday. "The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go."
The former Genesis singer/drummer-turned-solo-artist is now 64 and hasn't released any new material since 2002. He hasn't toured since 2007. Medical issues dating back to 2000 have sidelined Collins but recently completed back surgery has him thinking it's time to hit the road again. (Last year, he scheduled then later canceled a benefit performance in Miami - where he lives now - that was to benefit his children's school.)
"My kids are now 10 and 14 and they want to see what their dad does," he told Rolling Stone. "They were in nappies when I was last on the road. They love my music and I'd like to take them out so they can enjoy it."
Up first are some reissues of his solo material, with 1981's Face Value and 1993's Both Sides arriving on Nov. 6. Meanwhile his manager is working on tour logistics, which could be a combination of stadium and theater shows.