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Phil Collins Unable To Perform At First Concert In 4 Years

Phil Collins was scheduled to perform a few songs semi-acoustically last night at a fundraiser for his Little Dreams Foundation, but he ended up not performing after being “overcome by some sort of neurological affliction that he said strikes every now and then,” according to The Miami Herald. It would have been his first show… More »

By: James Rettig / December 7, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Genesis Albums From Worst To Best

Genesis’ loyal fans and outspoken critics love and hate the band for the exact same reasons. During their prime-era prog-rock run in the early ’70s, with Peter Gabriel as frontman, Genesis either represented the genre at its peak of bloat or expressiveness; during the ’80s, with Phil Collins on vocals, they were selling out stadium… More »

By: Ryan Reed / November 13, 2014 - 9:58 am

Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Straight-Faced Mash Up Of Radiohead, Beck, & Phil Collins

The terrifyingly popular Indiana jam-band Umphrey’s McGee play an annual mash-up show every year on Halloween, combining covers live and wearing mash-up costumes. (This year, band members wore costumes like Devo Snyder and “Weird Al” Pacino.) As silly as the whole idea is, though, they put serious and obvious work into their mash-ups. This year’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014 - 11:47 am

Phil Collins Won’t Be On Adele’s New Album As She’s A “Slippery Little Fish”

Back in January, Phil Collins said that he had been asked to work with Adele on her upcoming third full-length. The singer is expected to release her new album sometime next year, but it doesn’t look like Collins will be on it. In a new interview with Q magazine (via Digital Spy), the former Genesi… More »

By: James Rettig / October 30, 2014 - 7:44 pm

San Antonio Plans $100M Museum Named After Phil Collins

This year Phil Collins announced his first concert since 2010, sang “In The Air Tonight” for the first time since 2005, reunited with Genesis’ classic lineup (in person, not on stage). But the most fascinating bit of Collins news in 2014 might have been the revelation that he donated a massive collection of Alamo memorabilia… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Watch The Trailer For 808, Drum Machine Doc Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Damon Albarn, Questlove, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, & More

More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa’s Arthur Baker-produced “Planet Rock” changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary 808 drum machine. The 808 created a beat no one had ever experienced before, and eventually gave birth to genres such as EDM, synthpop, dubstep, and countless others. Now, Atlantic… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Watch Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver Cover Phil Collins At Pop Vs. Jock

The annual Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game went down today in Montreal as part of Pop Montreal festivities, and as promised, it featured some all-star halftime festivities involving covers of Phil Collins and the White Stripes. Correspondent Greg Bouchard (who also attended Steve Albini’s cooking class the other day) passed on some footage. Bouchard… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Genesis Will Have Exciting News Tomorrow

UPDATE: And the “exciting news” is … a compilation of previously released material. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Phil Collins Announces First Concert In 4 Years

UPDATE: Collins has released this statement to temper expectations for his live return:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 19, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Phil Collins Donates His Alamo Collection, Sets Rehearsals For Possible Live Comeback

Earlier this month, we learned that the guys from Genesis were getting back together for a BBC documentary. It fell short of last year’s reunion speculation after Phil Collins said that he would “maybe play some shows again, even with Genesis” but it’s encouraging nonetheless. In more encouraging news, it looks like Collins is going… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Classic-Era Genesis Lineup Reunites For Documentary

Last time we checked in on Genesis, both its prog- and pop-era frontmen did not rule out a reunion of its classic lineup. Specifically, late last year Phil Collins allegedly said something about “maybe [playing] some shows again, even with Genesis” in a German newspaper, then Peter Gabriel responded to that in Rolling Stone by… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 16, 2014 - 11:24 am

Watch Phil Collins Perform With Miami Schoolkids, Sing “In The Air Tonight” For The First Time In 9 Years

I am a big fan of Phil Collins — check the avatar — but I rarely get to write about him. The former Genesis frontman retreated from rock stardom years ago, in part because spinal surgery made it too painful for him to drum. These days Collins collects artifacts from the Alamo. But from time… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 23, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Watch Chris Martin & Peter Gabriel Perform “Washing Of The Water” At The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

An early highlight of last night’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction was Chris Martin’s words about Peter Gabriel, and the pair’s performance of Gabriel’s “Washing Of The Water.” Martin’s speech quoted from “the book of Genesis”… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2014 - 10:31 am

Peter Gabriel And Phil Collins Are Both Open To A Genesis Reunion

While the official response is still a firm “I don’t know,” Peter Gabriel has opened up a little more to the idea of a Genesis reunion. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gabriel said that he’s not against the idea of doing a reunion. When pressed about Phil Collins’ recent statement to German newspaper BildMore »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Kanye Plays Atlantic City, Readies Solo LP?

Over the weekend, Kanye West played back-to-back solo gigs at Revel’s 5500-seat Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, his first solo shows since 2011. The show — which consisted of about 30 songs — was divided into three acts, and Kanye arrived in his typically understated way (via a huge, rising crane). The only surprise guest… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 9, 2012 - 9:10 am

Action Bronson – “Contemporary Man”

Stereogum40 alum Action Bronson kicks off his 2012 with “Contemporary Man,” which samples a few ’80s radio hits that you just might know. Spoiler alert: SU SU SUDIO! Scott to Gummix. REPEAT: Scott to Gummix. Download the track produced by Party Supplies after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 5, 2012 - 12:57 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Phil Collins: “I Am Not A Tormented Weirdo”

Phil Collins definitely remembers the Alamo (he collects Alamo memorabilia, is authoring a historical book on it), but it doesn’t seem like folks remember that interview he did about six months ago with Rolling Stone. (I’m really sorry about that sentence.) In the earlier RS Q&A he spoke about suicidal thoughts, life in Switzerland, and… More »

By: brandon / March 7, 2011 - 1:20 pm

The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances Since We Were Born

Once upon a time that thing that’s pictured up there happened. It was not really one of the The Worst Super Bowl Halftime Performances. But it does mark a turning point after which Super Bowl Performances would be scrubbed within an inch of their life of anything resembling hormonal charge. (Unless we’re talking about Prince’sMore »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2011 - 3:17 pm

Brooklyn Indie Rockers <3 Phil Collins

Norwegian TV show Lydverket did an interview with Phil Collins, prefaced by interview clips with Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller, and Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder talking about their love for Genesis and Collins. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / September 24, 2010 - 5:31 pm
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