Collins: 'I Wanted To Walk Away From Led Zeppelin Live Aid Show'

PHIL COLLINS is still sore about his LIVE AID jam with LED ZEPPELIN 25 years ago (85), revealing he almost walked off stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mid-set.
Collins and Chic star Tony Thompson were drafted in as replacements for Led Zep's late drummer John Bonham and even the the members of the rock supergroup accept it was a terrible gig.
Guitarist Jimmy Page blamed the replacement drummers for not learning their parts, but now Collins claims it was Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones who ruined the experience.
The Genesis star, who performed at both London and Philadelphia's Live Aid venues on the same day, tells Spin magazine, "They weren't very good and I was made to feel a little uncomfortable by the dribbling Jimmy Page.
"If I could have walked off, I would have - but then we'd be talking about why Phil Collins walked off from Led Zeppelin. So I just stayed there and bit my tongue."


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Sounds like the classic perfectionist that is Phil. This man has made countless wonderful music memories around the world in so many genres. Would be nice if he could let the rare moment go that didn't live up to his expections and focus on the love his millions of fans give him, but his perfectionism is what made those memories special.
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Collins didn't know his drum parts. Watch a video from the show and you'll see for yourself. He played like he was a drummer at a high school prom. And now he's trying to claim that the 3 surviving members of Zep didn't know their own songs? Yeah, right. I lost a lot of respect for Collins when he made that comment. He hasn't had a hit in 25 years. Maybe he should keep his pie hole shut.
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