Radiohead’s Phil Selway to release solo album while Phil Collins is recovering so he can hopefully drum again
“Let’s see how long it takes BV to mention that Phil Collins will never drum again.” – Anonymous
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.”
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…