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At Center of New Debate on the Alamo Is ... Phil Collins

Pop star's donation of artifacts for a museum ignites a debate on history

(Newser) - The individual who owns what is perhaps the most extensive collection of artifacts related to the Alamo is a British gent named Phil Collins. Yes, that Phil Collins. This isn't exactly a secret, as the pop star agreed to donate his collection in 2014 to Texas with the stipulation...

Genesis' First Tour in 14 Years Will Look Quite Different
Phil Collins Can
No Longer Drum

Phil Collins Can No Longer Drum

Dealing with health issues, he'll sing sitting down during Genesis' upcoming reunion tour

(Newser) - Phil Collins is considered one of the greatest drummers of all time —but you won't find him with a stick in his hand during Genesis' fall reunion tour, the 54-year-old band's first tour in 14 years. "I can barely hold a stick with this hand,"...

Genesis Reschedules Tour for Fall
Genesis Reschedules
Tour for Fall

Genesis Reschedules Tour for Fall

Pandemic had blocked concert plans for last year

(Newser) - Genesis hasn't done anything as an entity since 2007, when its reunion tour ended. That break will end this fall, Rolling Stone reports. The "Last Domino?" tour launches in North America on Nov. 15 in Chicago, after being delayed a year by the pandemic. The band has used...

Viral Video Lands 'In the Air Tonight' Back Atop the Charts

Phil Collins' hit is No. 2 on iTunes sales chart

(Newser) - Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" was No. 2 on the iTunes song sales chart Tuesday, 39 years after it was released. Why? It's all thanks to Tim and Fred Williams, 22-year-old twin brothers from Gary, Indiana, who filmed themselves listening to the song for the first time....

Phil Collins Suffers Head Wound in Hotel Room Fall

Former Genesis star needed stitches, postpones 2 shows

(Newser) - Singer Phil Collins has been rushed to the hospital after a fall in his London hotel room left him with a severe gash near his eye that required stitches. His management says in a statement that concerts Thursday and Friday night at London's Royal Albert Hall have been postponed...

Lily Collins to Dad Phil Collins: I Forgive You

Actress writes open letter in new book

(Newser) - The actress daughter of Phil Collins has forgiven her father in her new book of essays. In Unfiltered , released Tuesday, Collins writes that she forgives her father for "not always being there when I needed and for not being the dad I expected," the AP reports. She adds...

Phil Collins Reveals Why He Doesn't Like Paul McCartney

It dates back to 2002

(Newser) - Paul McCartney made a bad first impression on Phil Collins that has never faded. The two met at a Buckingham Palace party in 2002, and Collins asked McCartney to sign his first-edition copy of The Beatles by Hunter Davies ." And he said, 'Oh, Heather [Mills, his then-wife], our...

Phil Collins Back With Ex After $46M Split

He says booze nearly killed him after divorce

(Newser) - Reconciliation is in the air tonight for Phil Collins, who says he has quietly gotten back together with third wife Orianne Cevey eight years after their record-breaking divorce. The 64-year-old star tells Billboard that he hit the bottle hard after the 2008 split and almost died, but he has been...

1K Sign Petition to Stop Phil Collins From Un-Retiring

So, not everyone is an 'In the Air Tonight' superfan, then?

(Newser) - It's hard to believe the world could be anything other than thrilled at the news that Phil Collins is un-retiring , but apparently there are more than 1,000 people who are not, in fact, happy about it. That's per a petition started by New York's...

Phil Collins Is Coming Out of Retirement

He left the music industry to raise his kids in 2011

(Newser) - Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord? Phil Collins is back. After announcing his retirement in 2011, Collins is jumping back into the music business. The British singer and drummer tells Rolling Stone that he's "no longer officially retired...the horse is out of...

Never Mind! Phil Collins Not Retiring

But he still can't play the drums

(Newser) - If you were despondent to learn that you will never get the chance to watch Phil Collins perform “In the Air Tonight” live, cheer up! The British pop star “is not, has no intention of, retiring,” says his rep. Collins, of course, said in a recent interview...

Phil Collins Quits Music, Apologizes for Success

'It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me'

(Newser) - Phil Collins is quitting music—and he basically thinks the planet's reaction will be good riddance. "I don't think anyone's going to miss me," the former Genesis drummer told FHM magazine, via the Telegraph . Highlights from the interview:
  • Health is a big issue: Among his ailments: ruined hearing

Top 10 Misinterpreted Songs
 Top 10 Misinterpreted Songs 

Top 10 Misinterpreted Songs

Lyrics by Lennon, the Boss and others make the list

(Newser) - "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy" and other misheard song lyrics, it turns out, are just the tip of the iceberg. List Universe runs down what it calls 10 of the most misinterpreted songs in music. Some highlights to see if you agree:
  • "Hotel California": Listeners think

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