Posted in music on September 15, 2009

"Let's see how long it takes BV to mention that Phil Collins will never drum again." - Anonymous

Phil Collins

In the UK press today, there appeared some articles about Phil's physical state, with some slightly misleading headlines. Here, in Phil's own words, are how he describes his situation:

"There isn't any drama regarding my 'disability' and playing drums.
Somehow during the last Genesis tour I dislocated some vertebrae in my upper neck and that affected my hands. After a successful operation on my neck, my hands still can't function normally.

"Maybe in a year or so it will change, but for now it is impossible for me to play drums or piano. I am not in any 'distressed' state, stuff happens in life."

Phil [Collins]

In other drummers named Phil news, NME reports that "Radiohead drummer Phil Selway has announced that he is set to release a solo album."
Selway, who sings on the album, is currently in the process of recording the as-yet untitled record in his band's Oxfordshire studio.

He enlisted the services of Wilco members Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone to play on the project, and multi-instrumentalist solo artist Lisa Germano and bass player Sebastian Steinberg have also contributed.

No release date or any more details yet. A video of Phil McKenna playing drums, below...

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Comments (16)

weckl he's not.

Posted by weckl jr. | September 15, 2009 5:16 PM

phil selway, the ringo of alt-rock. (and remember how ringo's albums sell).

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 5:59 PM

I'm a big radiohead fan. I think Phil is much more talented than a Ringo. This said.. I will not be buying a Phil, Ed or Colin solo record.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 6:19 PM

drummers are literally the weakest link of any given band no matter how terrible the rest of them are

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 6:39 PM

I agree!

Posted by Kickball Katy | September 15, 2009 7:29 PM

I LOVE PHIL COLLINS

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 1:08 AM

Phil C.'s inability to play drums is karmic payback for fucking up the Led Zeppelin reunion at Live Aid.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 9:14 AM

Phil Seway is a great drummer who adds alot to Radioheads music!

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 9:25 AM

"Phil C.'s inability to play drums is karmic payback for fucking up the Led Zeppelin reunion at Live Aid."

You mean the one where Page was strung out and slobbering all over himself? How could Collins make it any worse?

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 9:46 AM

Radiohead fans, if they have not already, should search for the BBC broadcast of Radiohead's Reading Festival appearance from a few weeks back. Great performance, great sound and masteful camerawork from the beeb.

Posted by drewo | September 16, 2009 10:06 AM

i thought phil collins died earlier this year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 11:00 AM

Good luck MEH'ing Phil Collins. Can't be done.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2009 5:02 PM

5:02, you mean Phil ColMEHns?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2009 5:22 PM

eh... seeing Built to Spill that day, anyways

Posted by dresse | October 17, 2009 2:01 PM

I will be waiting for this album to be release as a genuine fan of phil i hope this wont be a disappointment.Looking forward to hear it.all the best

Posted by Movie | December 15, 2009 11:07 PM

3:02, phil goes home

Posted by billabong | March 25, 2010 6:33 AM

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