Genesis forums have been awash with excited chatter since drummer/singer Phil Collins made some recent comments to press at a premiere of the musical Tarzan in Stuttgart, Germany.
In comments widely reported in the German newspaper Bild, and also Hamburger Adenblatt, Collins not only revealed he is considering a return to working as a musician but also mentioned that he would even consider working as a member of Genesis again!
Collins was widely reported to have retired from the music business following health problems that prevented him from drumming back in 2011, although he was forced in the wake of much online and media speculation to announce on his own website that he was not retiring, but taking time out to focus on family life.
Now it appears that same family have inspired in him the desire to create music again. Back in August of this year, his eldest son Simon, singer and drummer with Prog Award winners Sound Of Contact announced of his dad: “He’s great. He’s doing really well. He’s starting to write again actually and spending more time with family, myself included. I think he’s just enjoying taking a much needed, much deserved break from the insanity of going on tour for years on end. As much as that is his deepest passion as it is mine, it’s important to sit back sometimes and actually enjoy what you’ve achieved and spend some time with family. So that is what’s happening in our camp.”
Speaking earlier this week Phil announced that his younger sons Nicholas and Matthew’s desire to see their father working again had fired his recent interest, stating he wouldn’t have been interested if his manager had suggested the fact but he is more motivated by his sons’ interest.
Bild went even further, quoting Collins as saying: ”I’m thinking about doing some shows again, even with Genesis. Everything is possible. We could tour in Australia and South America. We haven’t been there yet.”
There has been no word from the Genesis camp on any potential future activity as yet. Genesis celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album in November 2014.
(source Prog Magazine)