I have never been a fan of Phil Collins, I have never cared for Genesis, but this interview of Phil Collins in the UK Telegraph is quite saddening. Collins has announced he wanted to end his music career because of health problems that will prevent him playing the drums again, in particular hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and a nerve damage in his hands, brought on by spent hunched behind a drum kit.
But his declarations are those of a broken man:
‘I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me’.
‘I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think: ‘I can’t be in the same business as this’
‘I don’t really belong to that world and I don’t think anyone’s going to miss me. I’m much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely.’
‘It’s hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. I’m sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn’t mean it to happen like that’.
What? He is apologizing for his success? That’s ridiculous! He was successful and that was the public’s choice, what would he apologize?
He sounds really depressed, someone should give him a hug.
Harry seems to have it sewn up
a superb songwriter who can fill an album with excellent country mainstreamers
lovely tribute to her single mom
a classical guitarist and composer and has released more than 30 solo albums
“The song is about a mental institution”
Freakout Records Announce The 10th Annual Freakout Festival Taking Place on November 10-13 in Ballard (Seattle, WA)
a diverse arrangement of voices and sounds
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1975 (Volume 7, Number 1)
Smith’s final freelance contribution to Creem.
putting Nigeria on the map
back at # 1 for a third non consecutive week
not a dreamer but a steely eyed businessman and pop musician