January 21, 2017  

Phil Collins Explains Why He Did Cover Album

October 8, 2010 (3:55 am) GMT
In defense to the criticism that at his age he has dried up, Collins said 'Going Back' is in fact the one album that he's been waiting to do all his professional life.
Phil Collins Explains Why He Did Cover Album

has defended his decision to release an album of cover songs, insisting he has been "waiting all his professional life" to record the tracks. The rocker last month reached the top of the U.K. charts with his latest album "", a compilation of his take on classic Motown hits, but he's shrugged off suggestions he only recorded the project after running out of new ideas for original material.

He tells the Associated Press, "For me, it's not an album that suggests that I'm drying up. I mean, there was a review that I saw for a album. The reviewer said that it's what normally happens when artists get to a certain age, they start drying up with material and they start to cover other people's material."

"Well, I object, your honor. I've kind of being doing Motown stuff... so for me this has been an album that's been waiting to come out, waiting to be done, all my professional life."

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. James Cameron and 'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller Team Up for New 'Terminator' Movie
  2. J.K. Rowling Quickly Shuts Down 'The Cursed Child' Movie Trilogy Rumor
  3. Kate Hudson's Brother Hilariously Reacts to Rumor That the Actress Is Dating Brad Pitt
  4. Adele Added to 2017 Grammy Award Performers List
  5. LGBT Page Disappears From White House's Website After Trump's Inauguration, Twitter Freaks Out
  6. Shia LaBeouf Starts Four-Year Anti-Trump Live-Stream Protest on Inauguration Day
  7. 'House of Cards' Unveils Chilling Teaser for Season 5 on Trump's Inauguration Day
  8. 'Green Lantern Corps' Is Eying Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper and Tom Cruise