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Phil Collins says he's no longer officially retired

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Phil Collins announced his retirement in 2011 — but the Genesis singer and drummer is making a comeback: “I’m no longer officially retired,” he told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go.”

Collins, who’s currently working on an autobiography set to debut in October 2016, retired to “be a full-time father to [his] two young sons on a daily basis” after releasing Going Back, an album of covers, in 2010. “My kids are now 10 and 14 and they want to see what their dad does,” he told Rolling Stone. “They were in nappies when I was last on the road. They love my music and I’d like to take them out so they can enjoy it.”

Although he doesn’t have the specifics planned yet, Collins does want to go on tour, and says he’ll start recording his next album — his first of original songs since 2002’s Testify — before the end of the year.

But this doesn’t mean he’s returning to Genesis — at least, not yet: “Let’s start with this [solo] bit first,” he said. “I love the guys. I would just prefer to do this first. For now, let’s just see how this goes.”

Read the full story over at Rolling Stone.

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