One of the most well-known musicians in the world is Phil Collins. He has eight Grammy awards and is Genesis’s lead singer and drummer. Only three musicians—including him—have sold more than 100 million records as solo artists and band members.

He was born on January 30, 1951, in London, England, where his parents instilled a passion for music. Collins is still producing songs that many people adore.

He eventually started performing at his parents’ club. When he began playing, bands like the Shadows and other emerging artists were part of the English music scene. It was at the start of the 1960s. Collins claims that he started to take his performances seriously around this point.

Even though I was only fourteen years old, I already knew I wanted to become a drummer when I grew up. I can still recall purchasing Please Please Me and practicing it on my drums in front of a mirror.

I then began to study how to read drum music. But I quickly understood that playing by ear was superior to reading the written piece. I intuitively connected with the music and could experience it deeper.

Collins’ life significantly changed in the 1970s after he read an advertisement for a drummer from the band Genesis. Having played in a few bands in the past, he decided to get in touch, and the rest is history. During Collins’ early years in the band, The Beatles released five albums featuring hit songs.

Collins assumed the leading vocal role when the band’s founder and original lead vocalist left. He is a drummer by trade and was uncomfortable taking on the part of lead singer, but he felt forced to do so for the benefit of the band. At the time, they needed help finding a substitute singer.

Collins was a Genesis member who also enjoyed success in his own right. He became successful with hits like In The Air Tonight, You Can’t Hurry Love, and I Don’t Care Anymore. Collins decided to begin a solo career after spending 25 years with Genesis.

He stated, “I felt it was time to shift course in my artistic life. Collins is currently concentrating on his solo career, jazz ventures, and film music. I wish the Genesis team a prosperous future,” he added. “We continue to be best friends.”

Collins decided to rejoin the group in 2017. The pandemic forced them to postpone The Last Domino, a world tour they had started last year. Collins conducted a BBC Breakfast interview that raised concerns about his health just as the general public began to become excited to see the band perform together.

Collins and his bandmates claim that while Collins will solely sing, Nicholas Collins will play the drums. Nic is an excellent drummer, but occasionally he reminds me of an early Phil Collins.

“That was always incredibly exciting for Mike and me,” Genesis musician Tony Banks stated. You can play some songs you haven’t played in a long time with Phil as the drummer.

Thus, there are some physical obstacles to get beyond. The musician responded, “I’d like to, but you know, I can scarcely grip a stick with this hand,” when asked why he isn’t playing the drums.

“I’m a little physically handicapped, which is quite frustrating because I’d love to be up there with my son, he says, adding that he’s not sure if he wants to continue traveling.” 

He remarked, “I guess it’s probably putting it to bed to some extent” because we’re all men our age. ” I’m not sure if I want to travel anymore,” the narrator declares.

The band is going through an exciting but unpredictable period right now. Due to his advanced age and health issues, Collins is unclear about his bandmate status in the future.

He finds it frustrating because he enjoys performing but can no longer perform as well as he once could due to physical limitations. The band’s other members are supportive, but they haven’t been able to tour as much as they would have liked because of the epidemic and other factors.