Phil Collins announces his retirement

March 15, 2011

Produced by Sound Opinions

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Phil Collins performs at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17, 2010 in London, England.

Phil Collins has sold about 100 million albums – and to him that seems like a good place to stop. The Genesis drummer recently announced his retirement and was then hit with a number of unkind rumors about the impetus for this decision. He set the record straight on his website, explaining that he wants to spend more time with his children. Jim and Greg think this is a noble way to bow out—assuming he doesn’t launch an expensive comeback tour in a few years.