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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Phil Collins was 'unaware' of Adele

Phil Collins claims Adele's music had passed him by
Phil Collins claims Adele's music had passed him by

Phil Collins has confessed he didn't know anything about Adele before she approached him to work on her new album.

The 62-year-old Against All Odds star is coming out of retirement to help the 25-year-old singer write the follow-up to her smash hit albums 19 and 21.

Since she shot to fame in 2008, Adele has won 10 Grammys four Brit Awards and an Oscar for the Bond theme Skyfall. She has numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records and in 2012 was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.

But Phil told Inside South Florida: "I've just started to work with Adele. I wasn't actually too aware [of her]... I live in a cave, but she's achieved an incredible amount. I really love her voice. I love some of this stuff she's done, too."

And as well as helping write music for other people, the former Genesis frontman also revealed he is thinking of making a comeback himself.

"I have started thinking about doing new stuff, some shows again, even with Genesis," he revealed. "Everything is possible. We could tour in Australia and South America - we haven't been there yet."

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