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 to start some preliminary rehearsals with some of his old solo band to see what happens. In an interview with longtime bassist Lee Sklar, Collins is going in for three weeks of rehearsals: “If at the end of three weeks, he feels like it’s still got the old mojo, then he’ll talk to management and see what they want to do. Personally, I didn’t think we were ever going to play again, and then all of a sudden, I think he’s in a better place in his life.” There’s nothing concrete, but it’s definitely a good sign following his early retirement and could serve as a stepping stone to a full-on classic-era Genesis reunion.
In other Collins news, he recently donated his extensive collection of Alamo artifacts to the state of Texas. They’ll be displayed at the Alamo Visitors’ Center for all to see. The details of the donation still need to be worked out but his collection includes “hundreds of historical documents, as well as items that once belonged to Alamo heroes like Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, and more.”