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Philip David Charles Collins, simply known as Phil Collins, was born in 1951, in England. He is a well-known musician, actor and music producer. He is known for being one of the members of the band called “Genesis”. What is more, Collins is known for such singles as “Against All Odds”, “In the Air Tonight”, “Another Day in Paradise” and many others. During his career Phil has been nominated for and has won various awards. Some of them include, Academy Award, Golden Globe, ASCAP Film and Television Music Award, Annie Award, Grammy Award and others. He is considered to be one of the most successful songwriters and music producers.

So how rich is Phil Collins? It is estimated that Phil’s net worth is $260 million. The main source of this sum of money is Phil’s activities as a musician. What is more, his acting career has also added a lot to Phil’s net worth. As he also collaborates with other artists, his net worth only becomes higher.

Phil Collins Net Worth $260 Million

Phil became interested in music from the very young age. Soon it became clear that Phil had an extraordinary talent and his relatives only encouraged it. Phil mainly focused on practicing playing drums and soon he became really professional. Phil studied at the Chiswick County School for Boys, where he was a part of several school bands. Phil later started attending the Barbara Speake Stage School where he learned the peculiarities of acting. In 1964 Phil appeared in the movie, called “A Hard Day’s Night”. Later he also appeared in such movies as “Calamity the Cow” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. This was the time when Phil’s net worth began growing and he gained more and more attention. Other movies that Collins appeared in include “Frauds”, “Hook”, “Mickey’s 60th Birthday” and others. Despite the fact that he was very successful at acting career, Phil remained focused on his career as a musician. In 1970 Phil became a part of the band, called “Genesis” and this had a huge impact on the growth of Phil Collins’ net worth. In 1971 “Genesis” released the album, called “Nursery Crime”, which gained a lot of attention and praise. Other albums on which Phil worked as a member of “Genesis” include “A Trick of the Tail”, “Wind & Wuthering”, “…And Then There Were Three…” and others. All these albums added a lot to Phil’s net worth. Despite the success he had with this band, Phil decided to leave it in 1996 in order to be able to focus on his career as a solo artist. Phil has released 8 albums as a solo artist. Some of them include “Face Value”, “Dance into the Light”, “Going Back”, “Testify” and others. In addition to this, Phil has also worked as a music producer for various other artists. For example, Brian Robertson, Philip Bailey, Eric Clapton, Howard Jones, David Crosby and others. There is no doubt that it also made Phil’s net worth a lot higher. It is clear that Phil is one of the most successful musicians of all time and there is no doubt that he has a lot of fans all over the world.

If to talk about Phil’s personal life, it can be said that in 1975 he married Andrea Bertorelli, but their marriage ended up in divorce. In 1984 he married Jill Travelman and it also was unsuccessful. In 1999 Phil married for the third time, but in 2008 they also divorced. Phil has 5 children from different marriages. In addition to this, Phil is interested in politics and he participates in various campaigns. All in all, Phil Collins is a very hardworking and talented person, who actively participates in different projects. Although he is now 64 years old he still continues creating extraordinary music and is considered one of the best musicians and songwriters of all time.

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Against All Odds1984performer: "AGAINST ALL ODDS TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW" / writer: "AGAINST ALL ODDS TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW"
Genesis: The Mama Tour1984Video documentary writer: "Abacab", "That's All", "Mama", "Illegal Alien", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Keep It Dark", "It's Gonna Get Better", "In The Cage", "The Cinema Show", "...In That Quiet Earth", "Supperman", "Turn It On Again"
Risky Business1983performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace1983Video writer: "I Don't Care Anymore", "I Cannot Believe It's True", "Thru These Walls", "I Missed Again", "Behind The Lines", "The Roof Is Leaking", "The West Side", "In The Air Tonight", "It Don't Matter To Me, "Droned"
Remembrance1982writer: "If Leaving Me Is Easy", "I'm Not Moving"
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball1982Documentary "In The Air Tonight", "The Roof Is Leaking"
The Secret Policeman's Ball1979TV Movie documentary performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes?TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Coronation StreetTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Mr. RobotTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
United Zone2016performer: "Transformation", "No Way Out", "In The Air Tonight", "United Zone End Credits Theme Song" / writer: "Transformation", "No Way Out", "In The Air Tonight"
Dinner DateTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Sing Street2016writer: "Paperlate" - as Philip Collins
This Is England '90TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game performer: "In The Air Tonight" / writer: "In The Air Tonight"
Deutschland 832015TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Hit WonderlandTV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Ochéntame... otra vezTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
World Championship SnookerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19802015TV Movie documentary writer: "Turn it on Again"
Lily & the Snowman2015Short writer: "Follow You Follow Me" - uncredited
The ComebackTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Dancing with the Stars2009-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Tyger Takes On...2014TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Pride2014/Iperformer: "You Can't Hurry Love"
The Sugarcube Critic2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing on IceTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 2 episodes, 2014
Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit)2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Out to Lunch2013/IIShort performer: "Take Me Home" / writer: "Take Me Home"
The X FactorTV Series writer - 6 episodes, 2004 - 2013 performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2005
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game performer: "I Don't Care Anymore" / writer: "I Don't Care Anymore"
Guardian of the City2013Short performer: "Can't Turn Back the Years" / writer: "Can't Turn Back the Years"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 23 episodes
Some Jerk with a Camera2012-2013TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
The Hangover Part III2013performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Britain's Got Talent2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grzeli nateli dgeebi2013performer: "Heat on the Street" / writer: "Heat on the Street"
The AmericansTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
My Mad Fat DiaryTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Becoming Redwood2012performer: "We Said Hello, Goodbye" / writer: "We Said Hello, Goodbye"
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Big Brother2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Idol2003-2012TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia2012Video short writer: "Another Day in Paradise"
American Dad!2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Metal Evolution2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
New Girl2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011 performer - 2 episodes, 2010
La Marató 20102010TV Special writer: "Dins el meu cor"
Ja el tenim! El disc de La Marató2010TV Movie documentary writer: "Dins el meu cor"
Rude TubeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
CSI: NYTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
JonTron2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Other Guys2010performer: "Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now" / writer: "Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now"
Lamastalgia2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
RageTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
CopycatsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
The Hangover2009performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight", "In the Air Tonight" uncredited
Ashes to AshesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
New TricksTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
So You Think You Can Dance2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Genesis: When in Rome2008Video lyrics: "Turn It On Again", "No Son of Mine", "Hold On My Heart", "Mama", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "I Can't Dance" / writer: "Duke's Intro [Behind The Lines/Duke's End]", "Turn It On Again", "No Son of Mine", "Land of Confusion", "In The Cage Medley [In The Cage, The Cinema Show, Duke's Travels]", "Hold On My Heart", "Home By The Sea", "Second Home By The Sea", "Follow You Follow Me", "Firth of Fifth", "I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe", "Mama", "Throwing It All A
Grand Theft Auto IV2008Video Game writer: "Mama"
Willkommen Österreich2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game writer: "In The Air Tonight"
Adventures of Power2008performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Idols!2003-2008TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Midnight Heat2007performer: "Another Day in Paradise" / writer: "Another Day in Paradise"
SuperNews!2007TV Series 1 episode
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007writer: "Follow You, Follow Me"
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters2007writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2002-2007TV Series writer - 7 episodes
The Angry Video Game Nerd2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar2004-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2004
Australian Idol2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Miami Vice2006writer: "In The Air Tonight"
Canadian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Family Guy2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2006TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Jesus He Knows Me" / writer: "Jesus He Knows Me"
Shut Up and Sing2006writer: "Take Me Home"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video Game performer: "In The Air Tonight", "Easy Lover" / writer: "In The Air Tonight", "Easy Lover", "Turn It on Again"
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Room 1012005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tarzan II2005Video "Who Am I?" / arranger: "Son Of Man", "Leaving Home Find My Way" / performer: "Son Of Man", "Leaving Home Find My Way", "Who Am I?" / writer: "Son Of Man", "Leaving Home Find My Way", "Who Am I?", "Who Am I? End Credits Version"
Elephant Shoes2005writer: "Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game "Against All Odds"
Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour2004Video documentary lyrics: "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven" / writer: "Drums, Drums, and More Drums", "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven", "Against All Odds", "Don't Lose My Number", "You'll Be In My Heart", "One More Night", "Hang In Long Enough", "Come With Me", "I Missed Again", "Another Day in Paradise", "No Way Out", "In The Air Tonight", "Dance Into The Light", "Two Hearts", "Wear My Hat", "Easy Lover", "Sussudio", "It's Not Too Late", "Take Me Home"
The Flynns Journey to Ireland2004Documentary performer: "We Said Hello, Goodbye Don't Look Back" / writer: "We Said Hello, Goodbye Don't Look Back"
Malaysian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hinter Gittern - Der FrauenknastTV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1998 - 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Tru Calling2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Star Search2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol stjörnuleit2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
50º edición de los premios Ondas2003TV Movie performer: "Look Through My Eyes"
Ídolos2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2002-2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Malcolm in the MiddleTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way2003Video short arranger: "On My Way", "Welcome" / lyrics: "On My Way", "Welcome" / music: "On My Way", "Welcome" / performer: "On My Way", "Welcome" / producer: "On My Way", "Welcome"
Idols2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brother Bear2003arranger: "Great Spirits", "Transformation", "Welcome", "On My Way", "No Way Out Theme from Brother Bear", "Look Through My Eyes" / performer: "Welcome", "On My Way", "No Way Out Theme from Brother Bear", "Look Through My Eyes" / producer: "Great Spirits", "Transformation", "Welcome", "On My Way", "No Way Out Theme from Brother Bear" / writer: "Transformation", "Welcome", "On My Way", "No Way Out Theme from Brother Bear", "Look Through My Eyes"
The King of Queens2003TV Series performer - 1 episode
Monkey Dust2003TV Series 1 episode
Lea Salonga Live2003Video documentary writer: "Disney Medley"
Operación triunfoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2002 arranger - 1 episode, 2002 producer - 1 episode, 2002 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Waking Up in Reno2002writer: "Sussudio"
Fastlane2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Paid in Full2002performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Tarzan & Jane2002arranger: "Two Worlds" / performer: "Two Worlds" / producer: "Two Worlds" / writer: "Two Worlds"
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentary performer: "You Can't Hurry Love"
Idols2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The New Guy2002performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Big Trouble2002performer: "In the Air Tonight" / writer: "In the Air Tonight"
Pop Idol2001TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Girl from Paris2001performer: "In The Air Tonight" / writer: "In The Air Tonight"
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV Series arranger: "Two Worlds" / performer: "Two Worlds" / producer: "Two Worlds"
Moulin Rouge!2001writer: "Elephant Love Medley"
Top TenTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Mrs. Death 2: Hells Fury2000performer: "In The Air Tonight" / writer: "In The Air Tonight"
Villa BvD2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV Special performer: "You'll Be In My Heart" / writer: "You'll Be In My Heart"
Roswell2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Psycho2000performer: "Sussudio" / writer: "In Too Deep", "Sussudio"
Tarzan Activity Center1999Video Game arranger: "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Two Worlds" / lyrics: "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Two Worlds" / music: "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Two Worlds" / performer: "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Two Worlds" / producer: "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Two Worlds"
Tarzan1999Video Game arranger: "Two Worlds", "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Trashin' the Camp" / performer: "Two Worlds", "Son of Man", "Trashin' the Camp" / producer: "Two Worlds", "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Trashin' the Camp" / writer: "Two Worlds", "Son of Man", "Strangers Like Me", "Trashin' the Camp"
Tarzan1999arranger: "Two Worlds", "Son of Man", "Trashin' The Camp", "Strangers Like Me" / lyrics: "Two Worlds", "You'll Be in My Heart", "Son of Man", "Trashin' The Camp", "Strangers Like Me", "You Will Be in My Heart", "Trashin' the Camp" / music: "Two Worlds", "You'll Be in My Heart", "Son of Man", "Trashin' The Camp", "Strangers Like Me", "You Will Be in My Heart", "Trashin' the Camp" / performer: "Two Worlds", "You'll Be in My Heart", "Son of Man", "Trashin' The Camp", "Strangers Like Me", "You Will
Bravo Two Zero1999TV Movie performer: "In the air tonight" / writer: "In the air tonight"
Stars in Their Eyes1996-1999TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Forces of Nature1999writer: "Against All Odds"
Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris1998Video documentary performer: "Hand In Hand", "Hang In Long Enough", "Don't Lose My Number", "Another Day In Paradise", "Against All Odds Take A Look At Me Now", "Lorenzo", "Separate Lives", "Long Long Way To Go", "In The Air Tonight", "Timbantiocha", "Easy Lover", "Dance Into The Night", "Wear My Hat", "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven", "Sussudio" / writer: "Hand In Hand", "Hang In Long Enough", "Don't Lose My Number", "Another Day In Paradise", "Against All Odds Take A Look At Me Now",
CharmedTV Series 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Gang Related1997"Staring at the world thru my rearview"
Wild Flowers1997writer: "Carpet Crawlers"
The Eighth Day1996writer: "Jesus He Knows Me"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1981 writer - 5 episodes, 1977 - 1996 music - 1 episode, 1978
Bye Bye Love1995performer: "You Can't Hurry Love" / producer: "You Can't Hurry Love"
Tohuwabohu1994-1995TV Series writer - 5 episodes
David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic1994TV Special documentary performer: "Mama" / writer: "Mama"
Monte Video1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993Documentary writer: "Drum Duet"
Palm Harbor Vice 2: Brotherhood of the Monkey1993writer: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion1993TV Movie performer: "Mama" / writer: "Mama"
Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert1993Video documentary lyrics: "No Son Of Mine", "Driving The Last Spike", "Jesus He Knows Me", "Hold On My Heart", "I Can't Dance", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "Turn It On Again" / music: "Land of Confusion", "No Son Of Mine", "Driving The Last Spike", "Fading Lights", "Jesus He Knows Me", "Dreaming While You Sleep", "Home By The Sea", "Hold On My Heart", "Domino", "I Can't Dance", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch", "Turn It On Again" / performer: "The Drum Thing" /
Marienhof1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
DerrickTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1989 - 1992 writer - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1990
Otto - Der Liebesfilm1992writer: "I Can't Dance"
The Magic of David Copperfield XIV: Flying - Live the Dream1992TV Movie performer: "Find a Way to my Heart" / writer: "Find a Way to my Heart"
Glückliche Reise1992TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentary performer: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Bukow and König1991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pero ¿esto qué es?TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Fire Birds1990performer: "Do You Remember", "Find A Way To My Heart" / writer: "Do You Remember", "Find A Way To My Heart"
RockopopTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Barend en Van Dorp1990TV Series writer: "Saturday Night And Sunday Morning"
Phil Collins: Seriously Live1990Video writer: "Hand in Hand", "Hang In Long Enough", "Against All Odds Take A Look At Me Now", "Don't Lose My Number", "Inside Out", "Do You Remember?", "Who Said I Would", "Saturday Night And Sunday Morning", "The West Side", "That's Just The Way It Is", "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven", "Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore", "One More Night", "Colours", "In The Air Tonight", "Two Hearts", "Sussudio", "Easy Lover", "Take Me Home"
Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium1988Video lyrics: "Mama", "That's All", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Invisible Touch" / writer: "Mama", "Abacab", "Domino", "That's All", "The Brazilian", "Land of Confusion", "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Throwing It All Away", "Home By The Sea", "Invisible Touch", "Drum Duet", "Los Endos", "Turn It On Again", "Do The Neurotic"
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988Documentary performer: "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", "With a Little Help from my Friends"
Buster1988performer: "Two Hearts One Mind", "A Groovy Kind of Love" / writer: "Two Hearts One Mind", "Goin' Loco Down in Acapuclo", "Big Noise"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 6 episodes, 1984 - 1988 writer - 5 episodes, 1984 - 1986
Magnum, P.I.1986-1988TV Series writer - 3 episodes
You Can't Hurry Love1988performer: "YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE"
The Magic of David Copperfield IX: The Escape from Alcatraz1987TV Movie performer: "I Don't Care Anymore" / writer: "I Don't Care Anymore"
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentary writer: "In the Air Tonight"
The Color of Money1986performer: "One More Night" / writer: "One More Night"
Maricela1986TV Movie performer: "Don't Lose My Number" / writer: "Don't Lose My Number"
No Return No Exchange1986performer: "Separate Lives"
Playing for Keeps1986performer: "DON'T LOOK BACK" / writer: "DON'T LOOK BACK"
Saturday Night's Main Event1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Magic of David Copperfield: China1986TV Movie performer: "In The Air Tonight" / writer: "In The Air Tonight"
The Two RonniesTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1985 - 1986 writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 1986
White Nights1985performer: "Separate Lives" / producer: "Separate Lives"
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Phil Collins: No Jacket Required1985TV Movie performer: "Only You And I Know", "Against All Odds", "Who Said I Would", "Sussudio", "Behind The Lines", "The West Side", "One More Night", "In The Air Tonight", "Like China", "You Can't Hurry Love", "It Don't Matter To Me", "Hand In Hand", "Take Me Home", "It's All Right", "Droned" / writer: "Only You And I Know", "Against All Odds", "Who Said I Would", "Sussudio", "Behind The Lines", "The West Side", "One More Night", "In The Air Tonight", "Like China", "It Don't Matter To Me", "Hand
Stingray1985TV Movie "Easy Lover"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary performer: "Message in a Bottle", "Driven to Tears", "In the Air Tonight", "Long, Long Way to Go" / writer: "In the Air Tonight", "Long, Long Way to Go"
Back to the Future1985producer: "HEAVEN IS ONE STEP AWAY" 1985
WrestleMania1985TV Special "Easy Lover Instrumental"
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentary writer: "Against All Odds Take a Look at Me Now"
Electric Dreams1984performer: "You Can't Hurry Love"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video GamePhil Collins / Emotion 98.3 Imaging Voice (voice)
The Jungle Book 22003Lucky (voice)
Balto1995Muk and Luk (voice)
Calliope1994ShortJackson Dover
And the Band Played On1993TV MovieEddie Papasano
Frauds1993Roland Copping
Hook1991Inspector Good
Buster1988Buster Edwards
Genesis: Land of Confusion1986Video shortPuppet Phil Collins (voice)
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesPhil Mayhew
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang1968Vulgarian Child (uncredited)
Calamity the Cow1967Mike Lucas (as Philip Collins)
R31965TV SeriesTerry
A Hard Day's Night1964Seated Fan with Necktie (uncredited)

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tarzan II2005Video songs by
Brother Bear2003songs: music and lyrics by / vocal arranger
Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins1999TV Special composer: theme music
Tarzan1999songs: music and lyrics by
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993Documentary musician: drums and vocals, "Drum Duet"
When the Wind Blows1986musician - as P. Collins, song, The Brazilian
Porky's Revenge1985musician: drums and backing vocals for "Philadelphia Baby" - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almost Heaven2006
Arktos: The Internal Journey of Mike Horn2005Documentary
Genesis: The Video Show2004Video
Sing Along Songs: Brother Bear - On My Way2003Video short
Brother Bear2003
The Genesis Concert Movie1977Documentary

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of the Mama Album1983Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disturbed: Land of Confusion2009Short

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of the Mama Album1983Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of the Mama Album1983Documentary producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Becoming Redwood2012very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Countdown1981-1985TV SeriesHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominated: Best Original Song
Känguru1985TV SeriesHimself
The Tube1985TV SeriesHimself
Album Flash1984TV Series documentaryHimself / Interviewed
The Secret Policeman's Private Parts1984DocumentaryHimself
Pop Quiz1981-1984TV SeriesHimself
The 11th Annual American Music Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Genesis: The Mama Tour1984Video documentaryHimself - Drums - Vocals
Phil Collins: Live at Perkins Palace1983VideoHimself - Drums / Lead Vocals / and Keyboards
Musikladen1983TV SeriesHimself
The Making of the Mama Album1983DocumentaryHimself - Drums & Vocals
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1982DocumentaryHimself
Aplauso1982TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball1982DocumentaryHimself
Three Sides Live1981DocumentaryHimself - Drums & Vocals
WWF Club1980TV SeriesHimself (Guest)
The Old Grey Whistle Test1980TV SeriesHimself - Vocals and Drums
Tiswas1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1977TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
The Genesis Concert Movie1977DocumentaryHimself (as Phillip Collins)
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Not Dead Yet / Himself
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Not Dead Yet
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Author, Not Dead Yet
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
The Jonathan Ross Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather2016TV SeriesHimself
Sounds of the 80s2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Insider2016TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2002-2016TV SeriesHimself
8082015DocumentaryHimself
Nathan East: For the Record2014DocumentaryHimself
Genesis: Together and Apart2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier2013Documentary shortHimself
Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 20042012VideoHimself
Les années bonheur2010TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?1991-2010TV SeriesHimself
Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at Roseland Ballroom NYC2010VideoHimself - Vocal
The Best Hit USA2010TV SeriesHimself
Tout le monde en parle2010TV SeriesHimself
This Morning1993-2010TV SeriesHimself
Schlag den Raab2010TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Daybreak2010TV SeriesHimself
Later... With Jools Holland2010TV SeriesHimself - Performer
A Conversation with Phil Collins2010Video documentary shortHimself
Gomorron2010TV SeriesHimself - Slutar att turnera
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ad of the Decade2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Movie Connections2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2009TV SeriesHimself
Prog Rock Britannia2009TV MovieHimself
De schuld van VTM2009TV SeriesHimself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Happy Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
Genesis: Members Only2008Himself
The Naked Brothers Band2008TV SeriesHimself
Genesis: When in Rome2008VideoHimself - Lead Vocals / Drums
Come Rain or Shine2008DocumentaryHimself
Songbook2008TV SeriesHimself
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles2008Video documentaryHimself
Ich Tarzan, Du Jane!2008TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Na plovárne2007TV SeriesHimself
Tiswas Reunited2007TV SpecialHimself
The Long Goodnight: A Film About Phil Collins2007Video documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
VH1 Rock Honors2007TV Special
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Freddie Mercury Himself2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
NFL Films Presents2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Room 1012005TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who2005Video documentaryUncle Ernie
What Did ITV Do for Me?2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live Aid Remembered2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles2005TV MovieHimself
Stars in Their Eyes2005TV SeriesHimself
More All-Time Greatest Love Songs2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Performer
The Kumars at No. 422004TV SeriesHimself
The Band Aid Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arena2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Genesis: The Video Show2004VideoHimself
TROS TV Show2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Performer / Himself
Phil Collins: Finally... The First Farewell Tour2004Video documentaryHimself - Drums and Lead Vocals
GMTV2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Band Aid: The Song That Rocked the World2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Red Nose Day2004TV SeriesHimself
Echo - Deutscher Musikpreis2004TV SeriesHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Score
The Ultimate Pop Star2004TV MovieHimself
Ein Herz für Kinder2003TV SeriesHimself
Gala Corazón Voluntario2003TV MovieHimself
Continuar2003TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2003TV SeriesHimself
50º edición de los premios Ondas2003TV MovieHimself - Winner & Performer
Children in Need2003TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2003TV SeriesHimself
Whoopi2003TV SeriesHimself
Pulse2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
God kveld Norge2003TV SeriesHimself
TV total2003TV SeriesHimself
RI:SE2003TV SeriesHimself
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty2003DocumentaryHimself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?1994-2003TV SeriesHimself
Vivement dimanche2003TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life1988-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Musician
The Jubilee Girl2002TV MovieHimself / interviewee
Operación triunfo2002TV SeriesHimself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
BingoLotto2002TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
Breakfast with Frost2002TV SeriesHimself
The Genesis Songbook2001VideoHimself
Top of the Pops 22001TV SeriesHimself
Brass Eye2001TV SeriesHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Original Song
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Greatest Video Hits2000VideoHimself (segment "Home")
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'You'll Be in My Heart' and Winner: Best Original Song
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXXIV2000TV MovieHimself - Halftime Show Performer
Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players2000TV MovieHimself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Song
Con la primera al 20001999TV MovieHimself - Performer
Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins1999TV SpecialHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Música sí1999TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Mundo VIP1999TV SeriesHimself
Troldspejlet1999TV SeriesHimself - Composer
Top of the Pops1980-1999TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Genesis
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value1999Video documentaryHimself
Python Night: 30 Years of Monty Python1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bagpipe: Instrument of War - Part 21999TV MovieHimself
Phil Collins: Live and Loose in Paris1998Video documentaryHimself
In My Life: A Unique Recording Project from Sir George Martin1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1998TV SeriesHimself
Irrésistiblement... Sylvie1998TV MovieHimself
¿Qué apostamos?1998TV SeriesHimself
Die Lotto-Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Live by Request: Phil Collins1998TV MovieHimself - Performer
Parkinson1998TV SeriesHimself
Power Vision - Pop Galerie1996-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Hard Rock Live1997TV SeriesHimself
Music for Montserrat1997TV Special documentaryHimself
A Royal Gala1997TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Storytellers1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York1996TV MovieHimself
Des O'Connor Tonight1996TV SeriesHimself
Live & Kicking1996TV SeriesHimself
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesHimself
43º edición de los premios Ondas1996TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1996TV SeriesHimself
Queen: Champions of the World1995DocumentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night'1995Video documentaryHimself - Hosted By
Phil Collins: A Closer Look1994Video documentaryHimself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car1994TV ShortHimself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey1993DocumentaryHimself
Noches de gala1993TV SeriesHimself
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Host
Good Morning America1988-1993TV SeriesHimself
Off the Streets1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Aspel & Company1986-1993TV SeriesHimself
Genesis: The Way We Walk - Live in Concert1993Video documentaryHimself - Drums and Lead Vocals
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes1993TV SpecialNurse
Surprise Party1993TV Series documentaryHimself / Taxi Driver
The 1992 Billboard Music Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Host
The South Bank Show1992TV Series documentaryHimself
One Child, One Voice1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Eric Clapton: 24 Nights1991TV Special documentaryHimself - Tambourine
MTV Video Music Awards 19911991TV SpecialHimself
1991 Billboard Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Queen: The Days of Our Lives1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
An American Saturday Night1991TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1985-1991TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Live at Knebworth1990Video documentaryHimself
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
A Tribute to Terry Thomas1990TV MovieHimself
Seriously... Phil Collins1990TV MovieHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Knebworth '90: The Event1990TV MovieHimself
Pero ¿esto qué es?1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Phil Collins: The Singles Collection1990VideoHimself
Tonight Live with Steve Vizard1990TV SeriesHimself
Wogan1983-1990TV SeriesHimself
The Cream of Eric Clapton1990Video documentaryHimself (Drums)
Genesis: A History1990Video documentary
Phil Collins: Seriously Live1990VideoHimself - Vocals, Piano, Drums
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s1989TV Movie
The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy1989TV Movie documentaryUncle Ernie
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Going Live!1989TV SeriesHimself
One Hour with Jonathan Ross1989TV SeriesHimself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music1989TV MovieHimself
A Night of Comic Relief 21989TV SpecialHimself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Song & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium1988VideoHimself - Drums and Vocals
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala1988DocumentaryHimself
America's Top 101988TV SeriesHimself
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1988TV SeriesHimself
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieHimself
Parkinson One to One1988TV SeriesHimself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
ABC Presents: A Royal Gala1988TV MovieHimself - Singer
Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll1988TV MovieHimself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume Two - A Visual Anthology1987DocumentaryHimself
The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert1987TV MovieHimself
Tonight, Tonight, Tonight1987ShortHimself
The Return of Bruno1987TV MovieHimself
Genesis: The Invisible Touch Tour1987Documentary shortHimself
Eric Clapton and Friends1986TV Movie documentaryHimself (Drums, Vocals)
MTV Video Music Awards 19861986TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Genesis)
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala: 10th Birthday1986TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Montreux Golden Rose IMMC Gala1986TV MovieHimself - receives award
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?1986TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Grammy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
The Two Ronnies1985-1986TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1985TV SeriesHimself
Phil Collins: No Jacket Required1985TV MovieHimself - Drums - Keyboards - Lead Vocals
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
5 News2015TV SeriesHimself
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19802015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Genesis (uncredited)
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself
A Football Life2011TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2011TV SeriesHimself
Songs2011TV SeriesHimself
The Star2011TV Series
Edición Especial Coleccionista2010TV SeriesInspector Good
Music Nuggets2010TV SeriesHimself
50 anys en companyia2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Troldspejlet2009TV SeriesHimself - Composer
Genesis: Then and Now - The History2007Video documentaryHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
On a tout essayé2004TV SeriesHimself
50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs... Ever2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
BingoLotto2002TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Way They Were1999TV Movie
Monte Video1994TV SeriesHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1978-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Genesis / Himself - Member: Genesis
Hittimittari1985TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsBrother Bear (2003)
2000OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongTarzan (1999)
2000Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureTarzan (1999)
2000ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsTarzan (1999)
2000ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsMost Performed Songs from Motion PicturesTarzan (1999)
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Soundtrack AlbumTarzan (1999)· Mark Mancina (album producer)
1999Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on June 16, 1999 at 6834 Hollywood Blvd.
1994Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanyBest Music InternationalFor his album "Both Sides".
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureBuster (1988)· Lamont Dozier (music)
1989Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsBuster (1988)· Lamont Dozier
1989GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionBuster (1988)· Lamont Dozier
1988Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsMona Lisa (1986)· Tony Banks
· Mike Rutherford

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Music in an Animated Feature ProductionBrother Bear (2003)· Mark Mancina
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongBrother Bear (2003)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongMoulin Rouge! (2001)· John Lennon (music and lyrics by: All You Need is Love)
· Paul McCartney (music and lyrics by: All You Need is Love and Silly Love Songs)
· Paul Stanley (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Desmond Child (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Vini Poncia (music and lyrics by: I Was Made for Loving You)
· Bono (music and lyrics by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· The Edge (music and lyrics by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Adam Clayton (music by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Larry Mullen Jr. (music by: Pride - In the Name of Love)
· Kenny Gamble (music and lyrics by: Don't Leave Me This Way)
· Leon Huff (music and lyrics by: Don't Leave Me This Way)
· Cary Gilbert (music and lyrics by:
2000GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaTarzan (1999)
2000Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Song from a MovieTarzan (1999)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Original SongTarzan (1999)
2000OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongTarzan (1999)
1999AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature ProductionTarzan (1999)
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Music Video - Long FormPhil Collins: The Singles Collection (1990)· James Yukich (video director)
· Paul Flattery (video producer)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongBuster (1988)· Lamont Dozier (music)
1987ACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music SpecialPhil Collins: No Jacket Required (1985)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongAgainst All Odds (1984)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureAgainst All Odds (1984)
1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialAgainst All Odds (1984)· Stevie Nicks
· Peter Gabriel
· Stuart Adamson
· Mike Rutherford
· Kid Creole
· Michel Colombier
· Larry Carlton


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#Fact
1His mother, June Collins, a theatrical agent discovered Jack Wild, who was a pal of Phil's.
2Purchased a gated 7-bedroom Miami Beach mansion for $33m, a property that had once been home to Jennifer Lopez. [June 2015]
3Made a cameo appearance as the passer-by in George Harrison's, "When We Was Fab." Collins was holding one of John Lennon's solo albums.
4Collins was seriously considered on a shortlist for the role of the D.J. (eventually played by alternative comedian Alexei Sayle) in Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks: Part One (1985) (Source; "Doctor Who: The 1980s" by Howe-Stammers-Walker).
5One of the UK's most popular television actors, Sir David Jason, went out with his older sister before Collins was famous, according to Jason in his autobiography.
6His everyman pop appeal saw him dubbed the "patron saint of ordinary blokes" by journalist Mark Lawson.
7The often repeated story that he left his second wife by fax derives from a front page headline in The Sun, "Phil: I'm Faxing Furious", which was broken by Andy Coulson. Coulson later became editor of the News of the World, but was sentenced to 18 months in prison in 2014 after being convicted of "conspiring to illegally intercept communications".
8Is mentioned in the Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott song "When I Get Back to Blighty": "White T-shirt and faded jeans, just an ordinary guy, but, prisoner to his tax returns, Phil Collins must die".
9Many people say he bears a physical resemblance to Bob Hoskins. Both appeared in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991) (albeit without appearing in any scenes together), as well as Amblimation Studios' Balto (1995)_, where they both did voice-roles. And Collins' band Genesis provided a song for the soundtrack of Hoskins' movie Mona Lisa (1986), the ballad "In Too Deep". Ironically, when Collins was cast as Buster Edwards in Buster (1988), the filmmakers had originally considered Hoskins for the part.
10Collins was the subject of a Spitting Image (1984) parody song. Titled "Hello, You Must Be Going", with lyrics by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, vocals and music by Philip Pope. The song portrays Collins as a man constantly inspired to write songs by his wives walking out on him, but also agonizes over losing his hair and his physical resemblance to Mel Smith, Bob Hoskins and Eddie Shah. The song was released as a B-side to the 12-inch version of "The Chicken Song", a UK number one single in May 1986.
11Currently living in New York, New York. Will be touring Europe with Genesis in 2007. [December 2006]
12Father of actress Lily Collins.
13Has a deep interest in the Alamo and is a connoisseur of Alamo collectibles. Has also written a book: "The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey".
14An enthusiast of the Battle of the Alamo, he has published and issued a book called "The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey".
15Collins is a patron of the charity Children in Hunger, a small UK based charity working to combat child poverty in Brazil.
16Supports Tottenham Hotspur.
17Collins supports the South African charity The Topsy Foundation, which provides relief services to some of South Africa's most under-resourced rural communities through a multi-faceted approach to the consequences of HIV and AIDS and extreme poverty, and he donates all royalties earned in South Africa to the organization.
18Collins founded The Little Dreams Foundation in February 2000, which aims to "realise the dreams of children in the fields of sports and art" by providing future prodigies aged 4 to 16 years with financial, material, and mentoring support with the help of experts in various fields.
19Collins released the single "Another Day in Paradise" in 1989 to raise awareness of homelessness around the world. Some critics accused him of hypocrisy as a millionaire musician. However, he collected money for homeless charities from fans at concerts and then donated double the total takings out of his own money. It was not the first time Collins had referred to the issue in his lyrics. He had previously written about the subject in the Genesis song "Man on the Corner" for the 1981 album "Abacab".
20In 1988, at the height of his success as a solo artist and in Genesis, Collins was estimated to be one of the 100 richest men in Britain. In 2009 the Sunday Times List estimated his net worth at $177 million.
21Announced in 2009 that he was no longer able to drum due to a spinal injury.
22"Against All Odds" won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1985, and it was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Collins was the only nominee in the category not invited to sing his song on stage, and sat in the audience as Ann Reinking performed it. His perceived negative reaction shown on the telecast is considered to be one of the most awkward moments in the history of the ceremony, and has been a favorite reference for Dennis Miller to relate someone reacting in a horrified fashion.
23Collins has an interest in the history of the Alamo located in San Antonio, TX. He visits there often and collects artifacts from the site. He provides narration to a "Battle of the Alamo" exhibit located just outside the grounds of the Alamo.
24He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
25Winner of the 2008 Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.
26Presented John Martyn with the lifetime achievement award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).
27A popular tradition in Genesis live shows since the late 1970s is the "Drum Duet" between Collins and Chester Thompson, in which the two men compete in a drumming duel for several minutes.
28His song "In The Air Tonight" was originally proposed to appear on the Genesis album "Duke", but Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford decided against recording it. It became Collins' first solo hit instead and remains one of his most famous songs.
29Credited with writing the music and lyrics of just three Genesis songs on his own. These are "Misunderstanding" and "Please Don't Ask" from the album "Duke" and "Man on the Corner" from the album "Abacab".
30Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
31By 2006, he had sold 130 million albums as a member of Genesis and over 100 million solo albums around the world. In the UK alone, Genesis had achieved 500 weeks on the albums chart and 187 weeks on the singles chart. He had also achieved 846 weeks on the albums chart and 235 weeks on the singles chart as a solo artist.
32A fan of Earth Wind & Fire and used members of the group to perform the brass sections on many of his own songs (they also appear on the Genesis songs "No Reply at All" and "Paperlate").
33January 1989: Voted #4 Radio Artist for 1989 in France. First was Kylie Minogue; second David Hallyday and third Madonna.
34"Easy Lover" is a song written by Phil Collins, Nathan East and Philip Bailey. The song featured Phil Collins and Philip Bailey on vocals. The song also appeared on Philip Bailey's album "Chinese Wall". The video for the song was filmed in London, starting off with Philip Bailey riding to the studio in a helicopter, before Collins and Philip Bailey sung the song in various places, including a studio and a local restaurant. Collins has also used the song in his Live shows and appears in his 1990 live album "Serious Hits... Live!", as well as his 1998 compilation album, Hits.
35Appointed Honourary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation along with Brooke Shields, Jackie Chan, A.V.T. Shankardass, Jerry Lewis, Prince Albert of Monaco, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Jimmy Buffett, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip, Heather Mills, Yoko Ono, Patch Adams, Sergei Khrushchev and Winnie Mandela.
36His favorite Genesis album is "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".
37He had US number one singles with "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (1984), "One More Night" (1985), "Sussudio" (1985), "Separate Lives" (1985), "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988), "Two Hearts" (1989) and "Another Day in Paradise" (1989). Genesis had a US number one single with "Invisible Touch" (1986).
38He won the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Male Solo Artist in 1986 following the success of his multi-million selling album "No Jacket Required". He won the 1989 Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist following the success of his singles "A Groovy Kind of Love" and "Two Hearts", both featured in the movie Buster (1988). He was also the winner of the 1990 Brit Awards for British Male Solo Artist and British Single for "Another Day in Paradise" following the success of his multi-million selling album "But Seriously".
39His music video 'I Wish It Would Rain Down' saw him fictionally winning an Academy Award. He then actually won one for the soundtrack to Tarzan (1999).
40Sang back up vocals to Howard Jones on his popular 1986 single "No One Is To Blame".
41Was only 19 when he was named drummer/backup vocalist for Genesis in 1970. Later took over main vocal duties when Peter Gabriel left the band in 1975 and no one successfully auditioned to be his replacement.
42Announced his departure from Genesis in 1993, so he could focus more on his solo career and production. Reunited with his former band mates in 1999 to record "The Carpet Crawlers" for a greatest hits compilation. This reunion also included Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett, and was the first time since 1980 the original five performed together (Peter Gabriel reunited with the band in the early 80s for a charity concert, Steve Hackett was also there but performed only in the encore).
43His favourite guitarist is Eric Clapton, who played on his singles "If Leaving Me Is Easy" and "I Wish It Would Rain Down".
44Son of talent agent June Collins.
45Started to play drums at the age of five.
46He was one of the guests at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
47Played drums and sang back up on Eric Clapton's single "Bad Love" from his album "Journeyman" (1989).
48Chester Thompson played drums on Genesis and Phil Collins solo tours - thus enabling Phil to go out front where the punters could see him.
49He is of English descent. His paternal line can be traced back to his great-grandfather, Arthur James Collins, who was born c. 1854, in England.
50He never topped the UK singles chart with Genesis but had solo number ones with "You Can't Hurry Love" (1983), "Easy Lover" (1985) (with Philip Bailey) and "A Groovy Kind of Love" (1988). He has had UK number one solo albums with "Face Value" (1981), "No Jacket Required" (1985), "But Seriously" (1989), "Both Sides" (1993), "Hits" (1998) and "Going Back" (2010). He has also had UK number one Genesis albums with "Duke" (1980), "Abacab" (1981), "Genesis" (1983), "Invisible Touch" (1986), "We Can't Dance" (1991) and "Live - The Way We Walk - Vol 2: The Longs" (1993).
51In 1999, he reunited with his former Genesis band mates Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Steve Hackett for a re-recording of the Genesis song "The Carpet Crawlers" (originally from their 1974 album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"), which appears on the Genesis compilation "Turn it on Again".
52In 2000, Mariah Carey and Westlife had a British number one hit with a cover of his song "Against All Odds" (originally a hit for Collins in 1984). The song became a number one single again, this time for Steve Brookstein, in 2005. It was also recorded by Michael Ball, appearing on his albums "The Movies", "Stage and Screen" and "Seasons of Love", Barry Manilow on his album "The Greatest Songs of the Eighties" and Bonnie Tyler on her album "Heart Strings".
53He plays the piano.
54Has a son, Simon Collins (born 1976) and a daughter, Joely Collins (born 1973) with his first wife, Andrea Collins; a daughter, Lily Collins (born 1989) with his second wife, Jill Tavelman and two sons, Nicholas Grev Austin (born 21 April 2001) and Mathew Thomas Clemence (born 1 December 2004) with his third wife, Orianne.
55Performed at the BBC's annual Children in Need charity event. [November 2003]
56Played drums on Robert Plant's first two solo albums as well as accompanying Plant on his first solo tour.
57Played at both Wembley Stadium in London and John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia segments of Live Aid. He was able to accomplish the feat by hopping on the Concord and flying to Philadelphia as soon as he finished his set in London.
58Along with Tony Thompson of Power Station, he sat in for the late John Bonham during Led Zeppelin's performance at Live Aid.
59Beat out many singers as a replacement for vocalist Peter Gabriel after Peter Gabriel left Genesis for a solo career. Most fans didn't really notice, not only due to the similarity in both singers voices, but because Collins had been singing back up to Gabriel for years in the band.
60Beat South Park (1997) creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for Best Original Song Oscar in 1999. In return, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have ridiculed Phil Collins in several South Park episodes.
61Left Genesis in 1996.
62Trustee, Prince's Trust, since 1983.
63He was awarded Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order of the British Empire in the 1994 Queen's Honours List for his services to music and charity.
64Singer/drummer, former member of the rock band Genesis.

#Quote
1It took me ages before I heard Marillion. I kept on hearing about these second-generation Genesis groups - Pallas were another one - and I didn't want to hear them. I wasn't even that keen on first-generation Genesis stuff.
2People ask me what my favorite Genesis album is, and they always seem shocked when I tell them "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway". Sure, it wasn't the easiest album to make and there was a lot of tension, arguments and disagreements, but we never made better music as a band. I'm still in awe of the drumming on that album and sometimes wonder how I was able to play with such complexity.
3The critics like to put you in a box and say "You are Genesis, you play 10 minute songs" and really Genesis is just a brand name to play any kind of music we feel like playing. Plus, we never stopped playing the 10 minute songs.
4I think, with some critics, I became synonymous with an era of music that they didn't like, and they were suspicious of all success, which is understandable. You end up painted into a corner that it's impossible to get out of.
5[on learning that David Bowie had dismissed his own critically-panned 1980s albums "Tonight" and "Never Let Me Down" as his "Phil Collins years"] I'm quite impressed that David Bowie had heard of me.
6When you've been around a long time like I have, you accumulate baggage and it's very difficult to get rid of the baggage... divorce by fax... three wives ... blah blah blah .. so much money. You have to wade through that to get to what you actually want to talk about.
7[speaking the day after Live Aid (1985)] I'm absolutely whacked!
8You know Ringo [Ringo Starr] has stated that he could never properly play a roll. Yet when you listen to "Ticket To Ride" and "Tomorrow Never Knows", he's playing these very intricate things throughout. He played some great rolls all through "Ticket to Ride" and some unbelievably individualistic fills. That's the magic of his playing: he just does it; there's no self-consciousness about it whatsoever. The fills he played on "Strawberry Fields Forever" are classic rock fills; the drags and his way of phrasing just slightly after the beat on the toms all make for an incredible drum part.
9The highlight for me was playing in Eric Clapton's band, playing drums behind Eric. Nothing to do with Genesis or my own solo career.
10When rock drummers do solos they tend to be very boring. I've always felt drums should be melodic. Even when playing very simple stuff, there should be some kind of melodic approach to them. There seems to be this big either/or situation. You either play very fast ticky-tacky jazz, or you play really straight ahead. To me, to be a drummer, one should be able to do as many things as you can do. I'm really interested in percussion and tuned percussion.
11Hopefully, I've gotten better at leaving things out and not overplaying. In the early days of Genesis I was trying to put everything into everything. Cobham [Bill Cobham] was a very early influence, and I tried to play like him on tunes that didn't need to be played like that. Now, I'm quite happy to leave blank space where everyone thinks there is going to be a fill. I get quite a kick out of that.
12I'd love to be able to sit down and read music. I can bust through chords on a piano, but it would take me a long time to read a chart. Rudiments I found very, very helpful - much more helpful than anything else because they're used all the time. In any kind of funk or jazz drumming, the rudiments are always there.
13To me, there are two types of players. You have Tony Williams who obviously just sat down and started playing and liked it. Then there's Carl Palmer who was taught and it shows. That is the basic difference - one is an intuitive player and the other is taught. Because of that kind of difference, I've always shied away from being taught.
14I was playing from the age of six along with records. That's how I taught myself. When I was about 15, I went to learn to read from Lloyd Ryan in London, and I stayed with him for about a year. I learned the basic rudiments, then I stopped. I went back to Frank King when I was about 17. I was with him for a couple of years. I liked the way he taught. He taught a lot of people - Brian Bennett of The Shadows, Bobby Elliott of The Hollies and Bruford [Bill Bruford] went to him for a while. I never really came to grips with the music. I should have stuck with it. I've always felt that if I could hum it, I could play it. For me, that was good enough, but that attitude is bad.
15Americans are much more diet conscious than we are in England. I think that's because of the amount of junk that's about. At home, I mostly eat home-cooked food.
16I always think I look very awkward. I look at Bruford [Bill Bruford] and he's got a great stance, the way he sits. It's just that some people look as if they have authority. I sit there slouched. I've got very bad positioning, and being left-handed always looks a bit weird. Some drummers sit up dead toward the front and all the tom-toms are set up in the usual way. I tend to sit more diagonally. I don't like the way I look - it's a bit odd. I rarely see myself on TV or something, but when we made a film, I remember looking. The arm movements are fluid, but at the same time, it's a bit awkward.
17In Genesis, there are a lot of things that demand heavy playing, and a lot where you have to be light. We play a lot of different styles. We play a few things in time, almost fusion music. At the other end of the scale, we play very straight, almost Elton John songs. I don't want to play on one like I would on another, I prefer to play what is right for the song, as opposed to playing what's me, because I don't know what is me.
18I think in America when you're a studio musician, time is of the essence. With so much music being made so quickly, it has to be there straight away. The person will have a snare drum sound that he got from the last session where a cigarette pack was taped on and all the nut bolts are finger tight. It will sound like what everyone thinks a snare drum should sound like. Everything's done for convenience. I did a session with Robert Fripp in New York with a live kit, and the guy ended up liking it because it was different.
19I've got four snares, one for each occasion. I've got a Ludwig Type 400 orchestral snare drum which I use most of the time because it's sharp and has some depth. With snare sounds in the studio, I just go for whatever sound the song needs. It usually ends up that I don't dampen at all.
20There's a tendency on stage to tune the drums so they sound good from where the drummer is - a loose sound which doesn't project through the sound system if you've got a loud band. I tune everything tight because it really cuts through and is more melodic that way.
21I don't dampen any drum. That's the big difference between me and a lot of other players. If I had my way, I would record the bass drum a couple of times with the skin on because I think it alters the sound. I do tend to tune the drums a lot tighter.
22The bass drum is miked individually. There's one mike for the snare drum and hi-hat, one mike for each pair of tom-toms, and a couple of overhead mikes to pick up the cymbals. Live, I prefer to have more control which having fewer mikes gives me. When you're dealing with 40 channels of music at one time at a gig, your fourth tom-tom might be out of balance with the rest of the kit. That's not the kind of thing the sound engineer can pick up on in a concert. In theory, I would like to have two overhead mikes that are turned up and I just play. Then I'd know that whatever balance I'm putting out, he's getting. I love to play small gigs where the audience hears you, and not the system. When you're playing in 20,000 seat auditoriums, you have no alternative. What you do is almost inaudible. It's just whatever comes out of those speakers.
23When you're playing with a band, from behind the drums it really sounds like it's all happening. When you get in front of the kit, it sounds very different. The group doesn't sound as beefy. It was strange at first to sing with that sound. You find you're listening to it rather than being a part of it.
24Bill [Bill Bruford] is one of those players who plays himself. If Bill's playing something, once he's done it two or three times, he'll play something else. I'd do a fill where I would usually do a fill. He would, just by chance, do one as well, and so it goes completely haywire for four bars. With Chester [Chester Thompson], we're both more aware of each other, I think.
25I'm quite happy to play with two drummers because I think that's an experience in itself - trying to get that happening.
26[two years before releasing his first solo album, "Face Value"] One ambition is to do my own album which will have a lot of variety. I write songy stuff, as well as some from the Brand X area. I'm also hip to what Eno [Brian Eno] does - those kind of soundtracks which I've always been interested in - two or three minutes of just mood. The album, when it does come out, will have a lot of different styles on it. That's what I want to try and do next year, if possible. I'm looking forward to doing it.
27[on "And Then There Were Three"] On this album, the songs are quite short. It was good fun, but it doesn't really set a precedent for what we're going to do. We've always done different things. There's some improvisation on "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway." I'd like to get back into that. That's one of the essences of what we do - the variety of material. I like to keep the variety, but at the same time try to get some more instrumental stuff back in.
28I have quite a lot of good speed on the bass drum. I'm more of a foot player in some respects than I am a hand player. I'm very conscious of what the hi-hat is doing all the time. Tony Williams is great at that.
29I used to use two bass drums years ago, and then I stopped because I read that Buddy Rich said that hi-hats are very important. I thought, 'Yeah, he's dead right.' So I threw the other bass drum away and started using the hi-hat.
30[on Eric Clapton] I do understand that his being associated with me has hurt his credibility in some quarters, but I would have thought that he'd have seen through that stuff. I still think about him everyday, and I consider him to be one of my greatest friends... whether he feels the same... I don't know.
31[on Billy Idol] He's a very nice guy, Billy, actually. I sound surprised 'cause I would have thought that someone like that wouldn't have wanted something to do with someone like me.
32[on Ringo Starr] He's a fantastic drummer. That's been overlooked for years. Everybody talks about him being the joker, the cheeky chap, but he's a great musician.
33[on his plan - never realised - to make a movie with Bob Hoskins and Danny DeVito] I just saw the poster, I just saw the possibilities of a film there 'cause I was being compared to Hoskins [Bob Hoskins] even before Buster (1988), just visually, and DeVito [Danny DeVito] as well.
34[in 1988] There's a traditional rock star, as it were, and I don't really fit into that sort of mold. This is what I've got to work with, you know, what you see here, and that doesn't really conjure up Paul Young, Simon Le Bon, that kind of traditional thing. So I've never really bothered with it to be honest.
35Sussudio and Easy Lover were big crossover records in America particularly, with Philip Bailey and the Earth Wind & Fire guys. I was an R&B artist as far as some people were concerned and they don't see the difference, they don't see all that stuff you read about in the tabloids.
36The only Grammy Genesis ever won was for the "Land of Confusion" video. Which, it's worth noting, we weren't even in. "Sledgehammer" won all the VMAs that year. That was a trailblazing video. No one had seen anything like that. Ours was more blatantly humorous, and Peter's was more artistic. I still have one of the Phil Collins puppets at home.
37[commenting on the Prince's Trust concerts in 2009] There was a core group, the house band, which was me, Eric [Eric Clapton], Elton [Elton John], Sting, Midge [Midge Ure] and Mark Knopfler. I think there is talk of trying to do another one. We built up a live reputation, but people don't wait to see people live now like they used to. There is music on tonnes of television channels and that means we hear a record constantly for a month and then don't hear from the act.
38All I set out to do was to earn a living playing drums, you know? And as luck would have it, I've surpassed that.
39I have young children, so I don't feel the drive to go out there and compete... I can't be what I used to be. I can't play like I used to.
40[on Lily Collins] In many ways, I do feel sorry for Lily. She's making a great career for herself, but she's always got this thing hanging around her neck. She's Phil Collins's daughter. If she becomes successful, people automatically assume that it's because of her dad.
41I've had a lifetime of people telling me that I'm an ugly bastard. When Lily's mum first showed her mother a picture of me, she said, 'Oh, well, Jill, I suppose that love is blind'.
42It's been a bit of a handicap not being able to read music but, on the other hand, other parts of your senses come in.
43The split-up of the band was always overexaggerated. There were some issues early on, but for the most part, Tony [Tony Banks], Mike [Mike Rutherford] and I stayed in close touch with Peter [Peter Gabriel] and Steve [Steve Hackett] and vice-versa. We were there to support each other professionally and personally over the years and all of us stayed good friends. However, to the media that's boring and doesn't sell magazines, so they made up stories of feuds and fights that never happened. We all continue to be close with each other to this day.
44I'd be all for a reunion of the original band. The concept of playing the drums and being a backup singer sounds rather enticing, to be honest with you. The only one I'd worry about committing is Peter [Peter Gabriel]. He always overthinks ideas such as this and ends up talking himself out of it. I think sometimes he just needs to let go and do something for the simple reason that it's fun.
45[on his retirement in 2011] I've decided to write this in response to the articles that surfaced last weekend regarding my retirement. Why they were printed at all is a mystery, as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months. However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted. Therefore, I would like to add my comments and try to explain again my reasons for calling it a day. I'm not stopping because of dodgy reviews or bad treatment in the press. I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved, I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do. Thank you. I'm not stopping because I don't fit in, this was proved with "Going Back" reaching No 1 in the UK, and doing incredibly well worldwide. I'm not stopping so I can dive full time into my interest for the Alamo. I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis. Some of the things mentioned above have been said by me in various interviews, but said as asides with a smile on my face and in passing. They were not meant to be "headlines", they were small parts of a conversation. This clearly doesn't come over in print and I should know better. However, the result is that I have ended up sounding like a tormented weirdo who thinks he was at the Alamo in another life, who feels very sorry for himself, and is retiring hurt because of the bad press over the years. None of this is true. Thanks for all your messages on the Forum regarding this stuff, it means a lot that you care. But there's no need for the straitjacket!
46I know that when I did interviews it came across like I could do everything, but I've never actually felt like that. I went through all my own VHS stuff recently and found mountains of old interviews with me and it was very, very hard to watch. I barely recognized the person I saw from that time. I'm a very different person now. I saw some of this show of mine from 1985 and I was on-stage and I never stopped running, never stopped talking. The fact that people got so sick of me wasn't really my fault. Yes there was a lot of me to dish out - there was me, me and 'Earth, Wind & Fire''s Philip Bailey, me and Genesis, me and that movie I was in, Buster (1988) - there was a lot of stuff. But I only made those records once.
47It's hardly surprising that people grew to hate me. I'm sorry that it was all so successful. I honestly didn't mean it to happen like that! I look at the MTV Music Awards and I think, "I can't be in the same business as this." I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me. I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely. I'll go on a mysterious biking holiday... And never return. That would be a great way to end the story, wouldn't it?
48[on the American hip-hop stars that have stated their admiration for his work] They're not aware of the faux pas of saying: "I like Phil Collins" ... "What???!!!" It's just good music ... bad music to them. They don't read the tabloids. They just live in another world that you either like the music or you don't.
49My life has never been revolved around money. I've loved what I've done and fortunately, as it happens, people have been shoveling money in the bucket behind me, but I've never really done anything from a financially motivated point of view.
50Genesis always wanted hit singles. I can assure everybody that from the very word go, before I joined the band and when Peter [Peter Gabriel] was the singer, all they wanted was a hit, which we eventually got but that was by accident, not design.
51I'm happy being at home. I've said yes to things all my life. Now I'm learning to say no. I stay in Switzerland, as Orianne is there, and we share the care of the two boys. I'm not totally happy being on my own, though. I'd rather still be married and I think Orianne feels the same. She's re-married, but we have a fantastic relationship. I get on well with all my ex-wives. They also get along with each other and my girlfriend. It's a picture I never thought I'd see, but it works well.
52In the 1970s, Genesis did three American tours a year, three European ones and a trip to Japan. My first wife, Andrea, told me if I toured like that, the marriage wouldn't last. When I got back, she'd left me. If I'd known touring would cost me so dearly, I wouldn't have done it.
53If my missus hadn't left me I suppose I'd have gone off and made an obscure jazz album that nobody would have bought and that's the last you'd have heard from me. Instead I started writing the songs that ended up on "Face Value". Nobody was more amazed by my solo success than I was. It took me completely by surprise. Everything I touched turned to gold at that time. Looking back, the only mistake I made was getting trapped in a persona. Maybe I became a parody of myself. A lot of people saw me as this middle-of-the-road kind of guy, a family entertainer like Cliff Richard. They judged me based on a handful of songs that were played to death on the radio. In the Eighties there was an awful lot of vitriol coming my way. Some of the criticism hurt and I would respond by writing letters and telephoning journalists to have it out with them. With hindsight I can see that I was oversensitive. But I felt I was being disliked for the wrong reasons, reasons that often had nothing to do with the music. There are still people who hate me for reasons that have nothing to do with the truth.
54I moved to Switzerland because I'd fallen in love with a woman who lived on Lake Geneva. As I said at the time, I'd have moved to Grimsby if she happened to live there. Inevitably everyone in Grimsby turned around and said, "Why's he having a pop at Grimsby?" If you're Phil Collins it seems you just can't win.
55[on the story that he divorced his second wife by fax] Complete nonsense. There might have been a few faxes exchanged about access to my daughter, but that's not how the marriage was ended. But it doesn't matter what I say. That untruth will still be carved on my headstone.
56I never used to think of myself as a workaholic. I used to work non-stop because I couldn't believe my luck that I was able to do all these things that I loved. I was everywhere, and I can see why that must have been annoying to some people. Then I reached a point where I no longer felt the need to go zooming around the world and attend the opening of every envelope. Basically I stopped. I've got a nine-year-old and a five-year-old. I take them to football. I like to take them to school and pick them up. That's my life now. I love doing the things that other people probably find tedious because they've been doing them for so long. I never did those things in the past, as I was always working flat out. That was my loss. Now I'm able to do all that and also have time to indulge my passions.
57The greatest surprise for me is how some of my songs have had this amazing afterlife. Often when I bump into strangers on the street, they won't speak to me; they'll just act out the drum sequence from "In The Air Tonight". That song just won't lie down. When the chocolate company first rang up about the advert, they asked whether I'd have any objections about a gorilla playing my drum parts. My attitude was, "If you can make that mad idea work, then good luck to you." Then it goes on to become one of the most popular ads of all time. I knew nothing about the song being used in The Hangover (2009). Then a friend asked me, "Have you seen that movie where those guys steal Mike Tyson's tiger during a stag night in Vegas and they all end up singing 'In The Air Tonight'?" When I saw it I thought it was hilarious.
58There'll always be people out there like Noel Gallagher who firmly believe I'm the Antichrist.
59I've been playing drums for 50 years, I've had to stop. My vertebrae have been crushing my spinal cord because of the position I drum in. It comes from years of playing. I can't even hold the sticks properly without it being painful, I even used to tape the sticks to my hands to get through.
60It's actually come as quite a shock to learn just how many people don't like me.
61I'm tired of defending the fact that we [Genesis] wrote three and four minute songs and had a bit of success.
62When I'm playing a song I'll often think about how another drummer might play it, and try to be that player in my performance of the song. Often I'll think, "How would Keith Moon play this?" And I'll don my Keith Moon hat. For another song I'll think about John Bonham, or even on occasion Stewart Copeland, but more often than any other drummer I think about Ringo [Ringo Starr]. "That's All", from Genesis, is a Ringo Starr drum part. "Thru These Walls", from "Hello, I Must Be Going", is a Ringo drum part.
63A lot of the older fans think that Genesis should be a brand name for progressive rock or whatever, but actually Genesis is the name for a group of songwriters who have always done whatever they felt like doing under that banner.
64[on Peter Gabriel] As far as I'm concerned he is a far more intellectual writer and person than me, and I have a directness that maybe he hasn't. I love this man and his music very much. Comparisons don't do either of us any favors, and in fact if we hadn't been in the same band for four years 30 years ago, no one would even think of making a comparison.
65[in 2005] I'd like to grab an opportunity to finally lay to rest a much quoted untruth about my political leanings. I have never been a Conservative, or at least not since being a young teenager. My father voted Conservative, and even his doing that was a hangover from the '50s and '60s, which may have been an influence on me. I'm sick and tired of being thrown in that same old box . . . "he's got money . . . so he must be . . . " I once said that if taxes were put up to a level where the government took home more than me, then I would consider moving out of the country. The Conservatives were in at that point and I mentioned Labour... if Labour had been in, I would have mentioned Conservative. It was said to make a point over 15 years ago. No one's asked me since. I live outside the UK purely because my wife lived here when we met. End of story.
66[commenting in 2005 on Noel Gallagher and Liam Gallagher of the band Oasis, following a series of adverse comments made about him in the media by Noel] I like a fair bit of what the Oasis do. They remind me of Beatles . . . a great band and I like being reminded of [The] Beatles. If you were there the first time around, you might think the Oasis were a bit similar, what with that Liam and his attitude and his brother Noel . . . thinking they are as good as them Beatles. Fact is . . . they are a bit pale compared to them Beatles . . . I am, we all are . . . Now Liam is just a clot . . . bop him round the head, and wake him up . . . Noel is smarter . . . but only just . . . Just because they write a tune or two that reminds us of Beatles we swoon a bit and reminisce . . . but it's only nostalgia, really. I don't care if Noel Gallagher likes my music or not . . . I do care if he starts telling people I'm a wanker because of my politics . . . an opinion based on an old misunderstood quote.
67[in 2004] I'm an easy target, especially nowadays. You'd be hard-pressed to find many in the media or the music business who'll own up to liking me and my music. Especially in the UK. Although I have met a lot of R&B singers in the States who are very kind about what I've done. Generally speaking, though, it's just one of those things that cannot be reversed now. One has to be philosophical about it and try to move on . . . that's not easy for me, but I am trying!
68It should go without saying I suppose that looked at through British media eyes circa 2004, my appearance anywhere on anything will be open to ridicule and instant dismissal. Please don't get me wrong . . . I really don't expect everyone to like what I do, but it's the sheer predictability of it all. I just don't understand why suddenly there is this tidal wave of abuse !! It seems it's impossible to open a newspaper without reading some crap or other. I know too that it shouldn't all be believed but . . . I keep out of the way and am good with children, I play well with others! I know I've never been hip, and most critics have had trouble with the music, but now it seems everyone out there who writes for a journal actively hates what I do! Quite disturbing and mystifying and it's pissing me off . . . sorry about that.
69[speaking in 2005] I've been amazed at how I was so welcomed by Jonathan Ross for example on his shows.... at the Brits.... winning time after time..... I find it weird to have ended up being the brunt of crap from the same people that welcomed me so many years ago.
70[on The Beatles] They are without doubt the yardstick by which I judge modern songwriting. Forget that it's "old" . . . it has rarely been equaled and even with the Great Pretenders Oasis vying for their crown . . . it's not happening. It's not that I'm a nostalgia freak . . . they were just great writers, with a great producer, at the right time, with the right noise. I have bought many CDs of the '60s bands because I wanted to have those songs but all of them pale in comparison when you put them next to The Beatles' stuff.
71[in 2005] I have to say that the whole thing that has arisen in recent times of me being the epitome of "the great musical evil", and to be avoided at all costs, is both curious and disturbing to me. Why I have been chosen for this role is a little beyond me. It seems that it's started by an anonymous voice and seconded by others without question. Somehow, some way, I have become "worse" than Cliff [Cliff Richard] or Barry Manilow.
72I won't/can't take the glory or the blame for what Genesis did musically. We wrote as a band and we lived with that music for 4/5 months working on it together. I'd like to see someone try to push Tony Banks into doing something he doesn't want to do! Just doesn't happen. Same with all the records actually.....all responsible for everything broadly speaking.
73There's a lot of stuff there that music critics just don't go for. To them, I'm some kind of landmark of middle-of-the-roadness, or I'm not edgy enough, or I've been around too long to be taken seriously.
74I get kicked around by critics all the time. I can count on one hand the amount of really good reviews I've had for anything I've done - in 25 years of Genesis, 30 years of my own career - people have dismissed it out of hand.
75The stuff that really gets me is the comments about my physical appearance. I guess it's easier to write about than the kind of songs I play. I mean, I was called the ugliest man since George Orwell. What's that got to do with the music? And, by the way, how ugly was George Orwell?
76Many people think of me as a perfectionist, someone who polishes and shines each song and performance. I've always been bothered by that assumption.
77[on bands copying Genesis and referring to the band's frequent criticism in the music press] I wouldn't wish it upon anybody to try and be successful in this day and age being a parody of a band nobody likes anyway.
78I recently saw a TV program in which a young, radical journalist was interviewing Ice-T at his home. And the guy asked, "What do you got in the record collection, Ice?" And lo and behold, all my albums were there. The guy said, "Aw, come on, man, what is this bullshit?" And Ice-T jumped on him and said, "Don't mess with Phil, man. Don't you fucking mess with my Phil". What can I say? I was flattered that the guy even knew I existed.
79I like Weather Report, I like Stephen Bishop, I like John Martyn. I just like all different kinds of music and artists.
80It's very strange, when you live in London or live around London and get the music papers you are led to believe that there is a certain type of music that is popular and everything else is not.
81If people listened to Genesis' back catalogue they might be surprised.
82[about his Academy Award] Ever since I can remember, I've watched the Oscar shows. Watching all those great actors, writers and directors receiving the Holy Grail. I never thought in a million years that I'd get a nomination. As years rolled by I was lucky enough to be included a couple of times. When my third time came with Tarzan (1999), I truly didn't believe it would be me. When Cher opened the envelope and said "Ph..." you could have knocked me down with a feather. It really was, and is, an incredible feeling. Of all the awards I've been fortunate to collect over the years, the Oscar is the most treasured.
83The difference between the American version of Live Aid (1985) and the British one - in England, if you wanted a cup of tea, you made it yourself. If you wanted a sandwich, you bought it. In typical American style, at the American concert, there were laminated tour passes and champagne and caviar. I don't doubt anyone's moral commitment to the cause, but the caviar and the cause just didn't jibe for me.
84I just don't think of myself as a star. This is what I do for a living; I'm fortunate that I make ends meet.
85I was keen to meet some of the people who have slagged me off, people like Paul Morley at NME and Paul Colbert at Melody Maker just to show them that I'm not actually what they think I am.
86Apart from Hugh Fielder, I can't think of any journalist who actually likes Genesis.
87[to a music journalist in 1982] You put Genesis over there in a corner with Yes, ELP [Emerson Lake and Palmer], Moody Blues [The Moody Blues] and the Floyd [Pink Floyd] because that's the period we happened to come up in. I don't like any of those groups - so it angers me and frustrates me when we get compared to them.
88We're (Genesis) tarred with a brush we don't deserve... like Grateful Dead - now, I've never even heard a Grateful Dead album, but they're there in that corner, the same as we are to people who have never heard us! Maybe if I listened, I might like them. But it's frustrating, when we started, we used to got compared with Alice Cooper, David Bowie, Yes and the Floyd (Pink Floyd), because we used mellotrons and synthesisers, and were quite theatrical, but no one's put me in the same area as The Human League because they use drum machines.
89I prefer black music in general.
90I don't own an ABBA album and I never had the urge to go and buy one. If you're just talking about well crafted pop songs, they were fantastic.
91I'm not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I'm a drummer that sings a bit.

#Trademark
1Writing songs with just three chords
2Fast bass drum technique
3Using a combination of live drums with drum machines and electric drums on his recordings
4Distinctive singing voice and emotive delivery
5Romantic ballads
6Technically complicated drumming in various time signatures
7The gated reverberation on his drums

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