Phil Collins announced he is ending his retirement on Wednesday. According to an interview given to 'Rolling Stone Magazine,' the 64-year-old is making a comeback and is “no longer retired".
A new album, entitled ‘My Life in 15 Songs,’ will be the first offering from the former Genesis front man since 2002. "The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go," he said.
There is also talk of a comeback tour to accompany the album, with Collins’ appeal, and the pull of nostalgia, likely to fill out several moderately sized stadiums.
On reforming with his former band mates, the singer said: "Let's start with this [solo] bit first. I love the guys. I would just prefer to do this first. For now, let's see where this goes."
Following his musical breakthrough with the band Genesis in the 1970s - where he was promoted from drummer to frontman following Peter Gabriel's departure - Phil was one of the most successful singers of the 1980s, with a string of hits, including 'One More Night', 'Take Me Home', 'You Can't Hurry Love' and 'Easy Lover' where he dueted with Earth Wind and Fire's Phillip Bailey.
He even managed the unique feat of performing twice at Live Aid in 1985, once on each side of the Atlantic, nipping on Concorde in between to make sure he fulfilled both gigs.
Alongside his successful musical career, Collins branched out into film, starring in the 1988 flick ‘Buster,’ a lighthearted romp about a train driver getting hit over the head with a metal bar.