TOO ARTSY, TOO INTELECTUAL, TOO LEGENDARY
Famous British singer, Phil Collins (60 years) has announced his retirement from the music scene, basing his decision on the fact that he feels overtaken by events.
British singer ends his career after four-decades. Also, Phil Collins feels disappointed about what is happening today in music and is convinced that nobody will miss him. Despite the success throughout his career, the legendary rocker recognizes that music is another market demand and that he can not adapt to this world.
Another reason for the withdrawal of the artist would be the poor state of his health: problems with hearing, a dislocated vertebrae, and damaged nerves in hand.
Phil Collins became known with the launch of Genesis in `70, playing at drums. Later, after the retirement of Peter Gabriel,he became the lead singer, launching, in parallel, memorable hits such as “In The Air Tonight”, “ Against All Odds or Two Hearts”.
Collins, who now lives alone in Switzerland after the divorce back in 2007(third wife), has enjoyed enormous popularity in the over 40 years career as one of the highest-paid solo artists of all time. “Too much success, ” said with regrets british singer.
He is currently focusing on his two sons, Nicholas and Matthew, whom he had with the third wife, Orianna Cevey. Collins said he’s not afraid that he can not play the drums, but that he can not cut a slice of bread or build things for his boys.
Recently, Phil Collins refused to appear on David Letterman’s show,an extremely popular show, on the pretext that at the time of the show his sons were at his place. Collins recently said he considered suicide because he was constantly criticized for his work, but dropped the idea due to his children.
Will We Miss Phill Collins !?
Phill Collins left the Genesis in 1996 after tey had a colaboration of 26 years, then in same year release the album “Dance Into the Light”, “Best Of” in 1998 and “A Hot Night In Paris” in 1999. Winner of an Oscar in 1999 for the soundtrack of the film “Tarzan”, which included the song “You’ll Be In My Heart”, Phil Collins has won seven Grammy Awards during his career and has sold over 150 million records. In the last decade he has not released an album.