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Phil Collins

In 2011, Phil Collins, who was suffering from back and hearing problems, as well as severe nerve damage to his hands, announced his retirement from the music business. Retreating to his Swiss chalet, Collins told the world that he wanted to be a full-time father to his two boys, and expressed plans to write a book about the Alamo (a goal which accomplished in 2012 with the release of "The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey"). 

A big change occured earlier this year when Collins relocated to the USA — moving into an apartment in New York City to be closer to his sons who now live with their mother in Miami. But the physical move is not the only change Phil is experiencing as of late; his muse has had a change of heart too.

Phil Collins is writing songs again and seriously considering a reboot of his solo career as well as performing with Genesis!

The now 62-year-old Collins told a German newspaper (Bild am Sonntag): "I have started thinking about doing new stuff. Maybe playing some shows again, even with Genesis. Everything is possible. We could tour in Australia and South America. We haven’t been there yet."

This is big news ... especially when you consider Phil was in such physical pain from the nerve damage; having to tape his drumsticks to his hands in order to play the drums.

Phil Collins' last solo performance was in 2010, the same year he released his last CD, "Going Back." The last time he played with Genesis was in 2007 — a 20-date tour which included a free concert in Rome in front of a half-million fans.

Phil Collins and Genesis were both inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2010. As a solo artist, Collins has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, and in 2008, was ranked 22nd on Billboard’s Hot 100 All-Time Artists.

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