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    Phil Collins I can barely hold a drumstick

    Sad to see, and something that only serves to underscore the incredible powerhouse drummer this genius once was:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...cern-fans.html
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    For those who can access the BBC i player there was a short Genesis feature/interview on the Breakfast programme this morning; starts at 50 minutes.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...kfast-09092021

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    After reading that "tabloid" article, Phil seems to be in worse shape than even I imagined. Maybe he should throw in the towel at this point, find a nice villa in Spain, sit back and enjoy the remainder of his days. If he has been half-way careful with his money, he should be able to live comfortably for at least another 50 years. 🤔

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    Same old stuff again...

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    When you have been as good as a drummer as he really really was. The obvious decline in ability caused by mortality would be hard to come to terms with. Other musicians eg guitarists, and keys and horns can at least reinvent themselves playing slower pieces. Not so much an option with percussion.
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    Don't give ol' Roofis any ideas now...
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    Robert Wyatt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Robert Wyatt...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    Keith Emerson suicided when he couldn't play anymore. Now I know there are many Genesis fans who would have liked Phil to do that back in the Invisible Touch days, but I think that solution would have been a bit rough
    This is really offensive. Extremely.
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    Yeah, I thought was uncalled for, even as a joke.
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    Ditto.

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    Yeah, agree. Tasteless.
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    Bad taste .

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    It needs to be deleted!!! Maybe it was? Was it #6? and is now "..."?
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    Much ado about nothing.
    Yep.

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    Oh, BobM is a good cat. As a purveyor of the occasional bad joke, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3LockBox View Post
    Oh, BobM is a good cat. As a purveyor of the occasional bad joke, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt
    So he's a good Bobcat? Oh, I kill myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rael74 View Post
    Sad to see, and something that only serves to underscore the incredible powerhouse drummer this genius once was:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...cern-fans.html
    Very sad to hear.

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    For context: it IS sad. It's also not quite a revelation. Almost exactly 11 years ago Collins mentioned having to tape drumsticks to his hands when trying to play on "Going Back."

    His health issues have clearly nudged his aging ahead of his bandmates (he's younger than Banks) and compared to his other peers such as the gents in King Crimson, the difference IS stark. Hopefully the reduced strain of the upcoming tour (sitting for the most part each night) will help him maintain his strength.
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    But, Seriously Folks, I can definitely hold wads of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    His health issues have clearly nudged his aging ahead of his bandmates (he's younger than Banks) and compared to his other peers such as the gents in King Crimson, the difference IS stark.
    In Mr. Fripp's case, his more youthful appearance is maintained by chasing his hot wife around their mansion on a daily basis. On the other hand, Tony Levin is an alien and does not age. 😉

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