Phil Collins retires from doing music, to focus on being a full-time father

By on Mar 9, 2011 in Entertainment, Europe, Music Comments

British singer, drummer and actor Phil Collins announced on his official website on Monday, March 7, 2011 that he is retiring from doing music, and will focus as a full-time father.



Phil Collins
Photo Credit: PhilCollins.co.uk

The 60-year old musician, who won seven Grammy Awards as a solo artist, clarified issues on his retirement from the music industry and mentioned some items to set the record straight.

Below are the statements of Phil Collins taken from PhilCollins.co.uk.

“I’m not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press.”

“I’m not stopping because I don’t feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do. Thank you.”

“I’m not stopping because I don’t fit in, this was proved with “Going Back” reaching No 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide.”

“I’m not stopping so I can dive full time into my interest for the Alamo.”

“I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis.”

Apparently, earlier reports seem to suggest that Phil Collins have been saying that he is not being loved in the music industry, while others say he may be suffering from health problems.

There were also some conflicting reports; as some revealed that he already quit while others say he has no plan to stop from doing music.

“Why they were printed at all is a mystery, as I haven’t spoken to anybody in the press for a few months.” Phil Collins wrote on his website.

“They were not meant to be “headlines”, they were small parts of a conversation.” The Genesis band lead singer added, referring to the supposed reasons that were published in some reports in the past months.

According to Wikipedia, Phil Collins is among the three recording artists in the world who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide both as a solo artist and as principal members of a band, separately, along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson.

As noted at Billboard magazine, Phil Collins had the most Top 40 hits in Billboard Hot 100 chart in the 1980’s if all of his work as a solo artist, with Genesis, and with other artists will be totaled.

Among the all-time favorite songs by Phil Collins are ‘Another Day in Paradise’ and ‘Against All Odds’, which became the theme song of a 1984 hit movie with the same title.



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