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Phil Collins - Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography Book Review


There seems to be a critical re-evaluation of Phil Collins' contribution to modern Pop and Rock music underway. His career, which has spanned more than four decades, has encompassed both the highs and lows of global celebrity. It's been well documented that corners of the Hip-Hop community have an affection for the 65 year-old's best known hits, but now it seems there's genuine warmth growing towards his back catalogue from other voices in the industry. Collins was always a divisive character, but if there's one thing he excels at in his new autobiography, it's the honesty and self-reflection that's always been at the heart of his song writing.

Phil Collins - Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography Book Review

"This book is my truth" he writes, "There are no scores settled, but there are some wrongs righted". For the most part he succeeds in what he sets out to do then. There's less salacious gossip than you may expect, but he does clear up a few tabloid fantasies, including the notorious 'fax-gate', which seemed to trigger his fall from grace in the public eye. Perhaps it's a by-product of the death of David Bowie, but I don't consider the renewed interest in British Rock stars of a certain age a bad thing. Collins certainly has a lot to say, and we haven't heard his side of the story before. There's a dry wit to his writing, which makes his book very readable, even if the content isn't always compelling.

Collins is also likeable, which may shock more cynical readers, and he's willing to acknowledge his critics throughout. That he references the likes of American Psycho's Patrick Bateman, is a credit to his awareness of the separation between his public persona and his private life. His admission that during the eighties he was oblivious to the all-encompassing extent of his success seems at first faintly ridiculous, but upon reflection his workaholic nature probably did cloud his view of the wider world. He's certainly gained perspective on this in the ensuing years, but you are occasionally left wondering if he's learnt anything in the process.

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Something In The Air? Phil Collins Performs With Questlove On 'Jimmy Fallon'


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Is there a more cool collaboration anywhere than Phil Collins and the Roots? Didn't think so. The former Genesis singer and drummer teamed his band with Questlove and company for a stunning rendition of his classic hit 'In the Air Tonight' on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'. 

Phil CollinsPhil Collins is joined by Questlove for 'In The Air Tonight'

The legendary drummer, whose best known for his sensational multi-Platinum debut single, joined Jimmy Fallon on his show on Tuesday (October 25th 2016) where he performed alongside another drumming genius, Questlove. Needless to say, Questlove absolutely nailed the world famous drum sequence from 'In the Air Tonight' and the crowd roared its approval when his time arrived. Indeed, he looked positively thrilled with himself after that, grinning with a mixture of relief and pride. Because there's no greater honour as a drummer than to perform with such a pioneer.

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Phil Collins attends photocall to celebrate the launch of his Autobiography 'Not Dead Yet' held at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th October 2016

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Phil Collins arrives at the BBC London studio headquarters for an appearance on 'The One Show' at BBC Langham Place, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 18th October 2016

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Rihanna Joins Paul McCartney Onstage At Desert Trip


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Rihanna joined the Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney onstage during his Desert Trip set in California over the weekend, singing on a surprise performance of their 2015 hit single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.

The Barbadian-born pop megastar took to the stage during McCartney’s headline slot on Saturday (October 15th) at the Desert Trip festival in Indio, California – a gathering that also included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who and The Rolling Stones and has been dubbed ‘Oldchella’.

Paul McCartneyMcCartney played the 'Oldchella' Desert Trip festival over the weekend

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Phil Collins Announces European Comeback Tour 'Not Dead Yet'


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Phil Collins has announced his European comeback tour titled 'Not Dead Yet'.

The singer will perform a five-night residency at the Royal Albert Hall in London in June 2017, before moving on to dates in Paris and Cologne.

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Phil Collins attends a photocall before his press conference at the Royal Albert Hall where he announced a set of dates for June 2017. London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th October 2016

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Orianne Cevey , Phil Collins - Destination Fashion 2016 to benefit The Buoniconti Fund at Bal Harbour Shops at Bal Harbour Shops - Miami, Florida, United States - Saturday 5th March 2016

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Phil Collins Reconciles With Third Wife Six Years After Britain's Biggest Ever Divorce


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Phil Collins has revealed he’s back together with his third wife Orianne, six years after paying her £24.3million in Britain’s biggest ever divorce settlement. The 64-year-old said he and Orianne have been secretly living together for six months but “nobody has noticed.”

Phil CollinsPhil Collins is back together with his third wife Orianne.

Speaking to The Sun Collins said, “I'm back with my third wife - I haven't really talked about it. We've been together for a while, and nobody's noticed.” In a follow-up interview the music legend revealed he believes the couple never should have divorced.

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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 - Phil Collins stops to sign autographs for fans as he leaves Joe's Stone Crab at Joe's Stone Crab - Miami Beach, Florida, United States - Sunday 17th May 2015

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Lady Gaga Receive Contemporary Icon Award Songwriters Hall Fame


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Lady GaGa's status as an iconic singer has been confirmed by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Hall will present Gaga with the Contemporary Icon Award which is presented to a singer "who has attained an iconic status in pop culture".

Lady GagaLady Gaga will receive the Contemporary Icon Award.

Read More: Lady Gaga Lands Guest Starring Role On American Horror Story: Hotel.

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Who Is Jordyn Blum? Wife Of Foo Fighter's Frontman Dave Grohl


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As the animalistic drummer in Nirvana and the guitar-thrashing frontman in Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl is one of the most well-known and prolific rockstars on the planet. Having survived the grunge era with one of the defining bands on the nineties and achieved equal commercial success in the Foos, Grohl has successfully secured a place in the pantheon of rock. He is, by all means, a true rock God with his screaming vocals and continual head banging. But it is easy to forget, that the man who used to destroy drum kits on a nightly basis, a chap who barely bats an eyelid at the prospect of playing to tens of thousands of people, is also a father and a husband. But who is the woman who managed to tame this punk-addled wild man?

More: Dave Grohl And Wife Jordyn Blum Welcome Their Third Child

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Despite touring and recording commitments, Grohl is a devoted husband to Jordyn and father to three daughters.

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A Week In News: Silly Celebs Special - Lana Drama, Shia's Arrest, Oldman's Foot-In-Mouth


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Lana Del Rollercoaster: Lana Del Rey has had a week she'll never forget. The pop star's new album, Ultraviolence, has been met with positivity by critics and has earned Del Rey her first Billboard 200 number one. However, the singer's album publicity has risked being blighted by certain comments Lana made in a recent interview in which she appears to glamorise the troubling trend of musicians dying young. Decide for yourself here. Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, lashed out at Lana over her words. Find out what went down.

Gary Oldman Blunder: Silly, silly Gary Oldman. The actor has earned himself a reputation as one of Hollywood's thinkers but his thoughts on political correctness caused a stir this week. In a Playboy interview, the 56 year-old referenced Mel Gibson's infamous 2006 run-in with the police where he voiced an anti-Semitic view. In an attempt to play down Gibson's words, Oldman ended up sounding an awful lot more anti-Semitic than his fellow actor. Find out what was said. Oldman did release an apology, which can be read here.

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Phil Collins Is Parting With His Alamo Artefacts


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Phil Collins appeared in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday (26th June) in order to announce his donation of more than 200 artefacts from the Battle of the Alamo. The former Genesis drummer appeared at the Alamo and explained his reasons behind his generous donation.

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The Generous Phil Collins Is To Donate His Large Alamo Collection To Texas.

Phil Collins has donated his large collection of Texas Revolutionary artefacts to a museum dedicated to the Battle of the Alamo. The 56-year-old British musician appeared on Thursday (26th June) in San Antonio in order to announce his donation of more than 200 artefacts to the Battle of the Alamo and Texas Revolutionary Shrine. 

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Phil Collins

Date of birth

30th January, 1951

Occupation

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Sex

Male

Height

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