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Phil Collins' Ex-wife Begins Divorce Proceedings


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The former Genesis star recently revealed he had reconciled with his third wife Orianne Cevey, the mother of his two sons, who he divorced in 2008, telling Billboard.com, "I'm actually back with my third wife. I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed."

Orianne married banker Charles Fouad after splitting from Collins, and it has now emerged the former couple has started divorce proceedings.

Court papers filed in the U.S. on 19 January (16) reportedly reveal Orianne and Charles are in negotiations over custody of their five-year-old son and division of their assets.

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Phil Collins , Genesis - Phil Collins pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 29th January 2016

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Phil Collins and Genesis

Phil Collins Grateful Adele Didn't Slay Him In The Press


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The former Genesis star was one of the people the Hello singer turned to when she was making a start on the album that would become 25, but after sending him some music to work on, Adele never got back in touch.

Collins feared she'd thought better of plans to work with the Against All Odds singer, and worried she would not have nice things to say about him after he revealed they had initially planned to team up.

"She sent me a piece of music that I began working on, but then she was very difficult to find," Phil tells Billboard magazine. "She had a kid - all this stuff was happening to her, unbeknownst to me.

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Phil Collins Fractured Foot In Post-surgery Fall


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The former Genesis star cancelled a number of engagements in October (15) after he was admitted to hospital for surgery, and he has now revealed the operation was to treat trapped nerves which left him in agony.

"I woke up one morning last October with a devastating pain all the way down my right side and I went to this doctor..." he tells BBC Breakfast. "He told me before that my back is shot, my hips are shot, it's from sitting like this for 60 years playing the drums... Bits wear out... My vertebrae were like this (out of alignment)... Trapped nerves. So without really asking he took me in for an operation, which was fantastic."

However, Collins suffered a disaster shortly after the surgery when he fell over and fractured a bone in his foot, and he has since been using a cane to help him get around.

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Sting And Peter Gabriel To Embark On Joint Tour


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The Police frontman embarked on a joint world tour with Paul Simon between February, 2014 and April, 2015, and he has now organised a similar trek of North America with former Genesis star Gabriel.

The duo will perform each other's songs and share musicians on the 19-date Rock, Paper, Scissors tour. They joked they picked the title because they will be using the hand game to make decisions throughout the trek.

Sting tells The Associated Press the concept is the same as his tour with Simon, adding, "We traded songs, we traded musicians, we sang together. And the take home that people got from that was they loved it when we did things together."

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Phil Collins Brands Jim Carrey Arrogant And Annoying


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The former Genesis star admits he is irrationally irritated by the Dumb and Dumber actor and can not bear to watch him onscreen because Jim's full-on personality infuriates him.

Phil told British magazine Event, "Jim Carrey I'm not keen on. I can't watch his films because he's always 'on'. I saw him on the Ruby Wax show - his interview was over and yet he kept coming back on screen, being annoying. Someone with that much arrogance I can't handle."

The musician's remarks came after he was asked who he dislikes most in the world, and he also risked upsetting record company bosses by tearing into an industry accountant.

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Jason Bonham Honoured To Be Part Of Phil Collins' Comeback


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Health issues have prompted the Against All Odds singer to step away from the drumkit and he has drafted in rocker Jason to take his place.

"We got together for three weeks and I had an amazing time," the son of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham tells Billboard. "It was an honour to be chosen by one of my real heroes.

"Other than my dad, I would say Phil is probably my number two guy to go to. I've been a huge fan since Abacab, and then of course his solo stuff. It was like playing in front of my dad... You're playing in front of your heroes.

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2015 Latin Grammy Awards Press Room

Genesis Rodriquez - 2015 Latin Grammy Awards Press Room at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Resort and Casino, Grammy Awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015

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2015 Latin Grammy Awards Arrivals

Genesis Rodriquez - 2015 Latin Grammy Awards Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand Resort and Casino, Grammy Awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015

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Genesis and Latin Grammy Awards
Genesis and Latin Grammy Awards
Genesis and Latin Grammy Awards

2015 Latin Person Of The Year

Genesis Rodriquez - 2015 Latin Person of the Year Gala Celebrates Roberto Carlos at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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Phil Collins Petition Scrapped


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The drive to prevent the former Genesis star from making a return to music after an absence of four years was launched last week (ends08Nov15), with organisers urging music lovers to add their names to a petition aimed at the United Nations.

It was titled 'Phil Collins Must Be Stopped' and garnered more than 4,350 signatures before the organiser shut it down on Sunday (08Nov15) due to an influx of nasty messages from the rocker's devoted fans.

The organiser, who has not been identified, called the petition a "silly joke" which got out of hand, writing in a message posted on Change.org, "I doubt very much that Phil Collins would give a damn about my musical taste, and nor do I think anyone else should be bothered by something that was easy to see had no serious intent.

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Petition Aims To Stop Phil Collins' Comeback


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The former Genesis star stepped away from the spotlight in 2011, insisting he was giving up his career to spend more time with his family.

Phil's retirement did not last long as he recently confirmed he is working on a new album and plans to hit the road for a tour in 2016, but news of his return has divided music fans.

A petition has now been launched on Change.org in a bid to stop the musician from hitting the road again, and the 'Phil Collins Must Be Stopped' campaign has garnered a swell of support.

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There's Actually A Petition To Stop Phil Collins From Coming Out Of Retirement


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Poor Phil Collins. The former Genesis frontman hasn't made any new music since 2002 and has just recovered from major back surgery, so when he announced he was coming out of retirement last week he probably thought he’d be welcomed back with open arms. But some people are so against the idea of a Collins comeback they've actually launched a petition to stop him.

Phil CollinsThere’s a petition to stop Phil Collins from coming out of retirement.

In an interview with Rolling Stone last week Collins announced his desire to make music again saying, "I'm no longer officially retired. The horse is out of the stable and I'm raring to go.”

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Phil Collins Planning To Give Up Retirement For New Tour


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The former Genesis frontman tells Rolling Stone magazine he's been away from the spotlight for too long, while battling hearing and back issues, and now he's "raring to go" again.

The 64 year old announced his retirement plans in 2011, telling fans he wanted to focus on being "a full time father" to his two young sons.

But, just a week after delaying the scheduled reissue of a series of remastered solo albums as he recovers from back surgery, Collins says, "It would be silly to not make more music."

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Celebrities At The BBC Radio Studios

Mark Rutherford and Genesis - Celebrities at the BBC Radio Studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 3rd October 2014

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Mark Rutherford and Genesis
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