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Phil Collins

Phil Collins


Famous as :

Pop & adult-contemporary singer

Birth Name :

Philip David Charles Collins

Birth Date :

January 30, 1951

Birth Place :

Chiswick, London, England, UK

Spouse :

Andrea Bertorelli (27-Sep-75 - ?), Jill Tavelman (4-Aug-84 - 1996), Orianne Cevey (since 24-Jul-99)

Claim to fame :

Album "No Jacket Required" (1985)

Latest News

Phil Collins Canceled First Performance in Four Years Due to Illness

December 07, 2014 23:43:53 GMT

had disappointingly canceled his first solo performance in four years. The "Against All Odds" crooner was down with illness, forcing him to scrap off the plan to perform at a fundraiser gala benefiting his Little Dreams Foundation on Saturday, December 6.

Phil Collins Calls Adele 'Slippery Little Fish' After Planned Collaboration Was Canceled

October 31, 2014 06:35:13 GMT

' collaboration with may not come to fruition. Earlier this year, the former member revealed that he was asked to write songs for her long-awaited LP. In a new interview with Q Magazine, he said he had worked on some music and sent it to the "Someone Like You" hitmaker but he never heard back from her.

Phil Collins' Eldest Son, Simon Collins, Is Arrested on Drug Charges

July 08, 2014 08:21:48 GMT

' eldest son, Simon Collins, was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs over the weekend in Wiltshire, England. Wiltshire Police also questioned Simon for the possesion of class B drugs. The 37-year-old musician has been out on bail, while waiting for further inquiries.

Phil Collins Donates 200 Revolution Artifacts to Alamo

June 27, 2014 03:24:18 GMT

has announced his plan to donate his private collection of priceless artifacts back to their origin in Alamo. His promise to give 200 pieces of his collection was declared at the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary shrine in San Antonio on June 26.

Video: Phil Collins Comes Out of Retirement to Perform at Son's School Concert

May 31, 2014 05:01:35 GMT

recently came out of his retirement. The former member made a surprise comeback when he took the stage at his son's school concert in Miami last week and performed live some of his hit singles.

Adele Working on New Music With Phil Collins

January 25, 2014 04:13:14 GMT

and are collaborating for new music. In an interview with Inside South Florida, Collins revealed, "I've just started to work with Adele. She contacted me to write together."

Phil Collins Wants Retirement to Look After Sons

March 09, 2011 08:36:36 GMT

has set the record straight over conflicting reports he's set to retire from music, insisting he wants to "call it a day" to look after his young sons. The former frontman hinted about plans to end his career due to health problems, but a spokesperson subsequently dismissed speculation about an official retirement. Now the drummer has taken to his official website to clear up the confusion and deny rumors he's quitting due to bad reviews and poor album sales.

Rep: Phil Collins Is NOT Retiring From Music

March 08, 2011 08:58:03 GMT

A representative for has silenced rumors the star is bowing out of the music industry due to health problems. The former frontman reportedly hinted about plans to end his career after suffering hearing loss and severe nerve damage in his hands, caused by years of touring and drumming.

Phil Collins Quits Music, Apologizing to Haters for His Success

March 07, 2011 03:58:17 GMT

has decided to retire from music industry. The 60-year-old musician has hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands which makes it hard for him to hold drumsticks. Beside those health problems, Phil called it quits also due to the criticisms he's received over the years.

Phil Collins Turns the Big 60

January 31, 2011 03:59:47 GMT

Drumming legend has lived to enjoy "Another Day In Paradise" - the superstar sticksman is 60! The former star, who went on to become a best-selling solo artist, celebrates his big day on Sunday, January 30.

Taylor Lautner Appears to Have Gained Phil Collins' Approval

November 26, 2010 06:36:47 GMT

"" hunk is getting serious about his relationship with his "" co-star - he recently met the actress' rocker father . The young stars are said to have grown close while filming the thriller in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the summer and their on-screen romance spilled over into real-life.

Anne Hathaway Hoping for Film Break

November 05, 2010 08:46:04 GMT

dreams of taking an extended break from acting - so she can finish her college degree. The actress put her Hollywood career on hold to take English classes at New York University, but she then left her studies to shoot the 2006 movie "".

Taylor Lautner Reportedly Dating Phil Collins' Daughter

November 05, 2010 07:47:12 GMT

Actor has reportedly found love with his "" co-star, . The "" hunk and ' daughter are said to have grown close on set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the summer and their friendship appears to have blossomed into romance.

Phil Collins Explains Why He Did Cover Album

October 08, 2010 03:55:21 GMT

has defended his decision to release an album of cover songs, insisting he has been "waiting all his professional life" to record the tracks. The rocker last month reached the top of the U.K. charts with his latest album "", a compilation of his take on classic Motown hits, but he's shrugged off suggestions he only recorded the project after running out of new ideas for original material.

Phil Collins Rules U.K. Albums Chart

September 27, 2010 08:38:09 GMT

British singer has landed his first number one album in the U.K. for 12 years - his covers compilation "" is at the top of the rundown. The former star, who previously topped the list with 1998's "Hits", pushed last week's number one into second place with "Science & Faith", while the ' "" debuted at number three.

Take That's 'Million Love Songs' Voted Greatest Ballad of All Time

September 21, 2010 03:02:07 GMT

's hit "A Million Love Songs" has been voted the greatest ballad of all time. The British pop band released the track, which was written by Gary Barlow when he was aged just 15, in 1992 - and music fans have named it the best romantic tune ever.

The Script Beat Linkin Park at British Album Chart

September 20, 2010 08:00:08 GMT

Pop rockers have fought off tough competition from , and to top the U.K. album chart. The Irish band's second studio release, "Science & Faith", debuted at number one on Sunday, September 19, leaving "" from Linkin Park to enter at number two.

Phil Collins Turned Down Prostitute's Free Service Offer

September 16, 2010 04:05:30 GMT

Rocker cringed when he was recognized by a prostitute in Amsterdam, Holland - she was such a huge fan, she offered him her services for free. The former star was in the city to perform a concert with the band when he decided to take a stroll through the infamous red light district during a night out.

Phil Collins and Ex-Wife Still Love Each Other

September 07, 2010 04:26:45 GMT

Rocker insists he's still best friends with his ex-wife Orianne Cevey, and still doesn't know why the pair divorced. The three-times divorced former star and his Swiss ex ended their marriage in 2007, with Cevey landing staggering $37.5 million split settlement - one of showbusiness' biggest divorce payouts.

Phil Collins Embarrassed by His Over-Confident Persona While in Genesis

August 10, 2010 03:13:59 GMT

struggles to watch footage of onstage at the height of their 1980s success - because he was so "annoying". The rocker reveals he recently started work on an archive of all his performances and was embarrassed by his over-confident persona while the band was selling out the world's arenas.

Phil Collins' '(Love Is Like a) Heatwave' Video Arrives

July 30, 2010 09:40:17 GMT

Atlantic Records has unveiled a music video filmed to support ' single "(Love Is Like a) Heatwave". The 59-year-old singer/songwriter is captured performing the song with a large ensemble of musicians and backing vocalists.

Phil Collins Thinks He Is Not Qualified for Hall of Fame Honor

June 17, 2010 06:53:44 GMT

Veteran rocker was left dumbfounded when he learned he would be receiving the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor this year - because he was convinced he was not "qualified". The former ' frontman will be presented with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award, in recognition of his lyrical prowess on classics such as "Against All Odds" and "In the Air Tonight", at a ceremony in New York on Thursday, June 17. Collins admits he was taken aback by the honor - and initially assumed he was simply being called on to present the prize to another artist.

Phil Collins and Taylor Swift, Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductees

May 12, 2010 06:48:39 GMT

Music veteran and country music star will be among the honorees at the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards next month.

Phil Collins Considers to Quit Music

May 04, 2010 03:24:13 GMT

has warned he will stop releasing albums - because he's tired of critics attacking his music. The former star had to stop playing his beloved drums in 2009 because years of beatmaking had left him with agonizing back pain.

Phil Collins Had to Tape Drumsticks Post Neck Surgery

March 26, 2010 08:37:02 GMT

Rocker has to tape drumsticks to his hands when he's on stage or in the studio - because nerve damage in his hands means he can no longer grip them. The ' star, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with his bandmates in early March, had to stop playing altogether in 2009 because of pain to his spinal cord.

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