Veteran singer Phil Collins is to retire after over 30 years in the music industry.
The star, who recently completed a reunion tour with his former band Genesis, announced on Friday (25Apr08) that he will not be releasing any more albums or do another tour.
Instead, Collins wants to take on a more behind-the-scenes role so he can enjoy a more leisurely life - although he will still continue to write songs.
And the 57-year-old hopes he will now have more time to indulge in his favourite hobby - collecting memorabilia from the Battle Of The Alamo, the historical 1836 clash between the Republic of Mexico and the rebel Texan forces in San Antonio, Texas.
He says, "It's not that unusual for a man of my age who grew up reading (books about American hero) Davy Crockett."