Thursday, June 16, 2016

NotDead Yet - Phil Collins - The Autobiography - TITLE AND COVER REVEAL


On writing his autobiography, Phil Collins said:

“This autobiography has been on my mind for a few years, and I decided that now was the time. Things had happened in my personal life that caused me to take stock.  In many respects I’ve had a dream life. It’s certainly a life worth writing about. I’ve been incredibly lucky, but I’ve also worked extremely hard. I‘ve collaborated with some of my heroes, written songs that people have liked, and wildly surpassed my initial hope to make a living as a drummer.  Throughout, there have been lots of highs, and more than a few lows. I’m being completely honest about all of them, embarrassingly so in some cases.  Some things might amuse people, some will surprise them. Horrify them, even. And if, ultimately, readers are shocked or disappointed that their ‘hero’ – or, that bloke who kept popping up in the charts all the time – was human? Well, then this book will have done what I wanted it to do.  It’s been a pleasure writing it, even if it meant reliving the moments where I should have made different choices.”

Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today.

He’s one of only three recording artists who have sold over 100 million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of a band - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. Revered as a drummer, he’s the only performer of distinction to have appeared at both the UK and US original Live Aid concerts, the creator of numerous worldwide hits, and is an Oscar winner for the song ‘You'll Be in My Heart', from the Disney film Tarzan.

Phil Collins' life has also been rich with experience outside of music, starting with his career as a child actor, appearing aged 13 as the Artful Dodger in the stage production of Oliver! through Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miami Vice and The Band Played On.

In his memoir Phil talks honestly about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health but also describes the highs and lows of his career, and what it is like to work with other rock legends from Eric Clapton to Robert Plant.

Published in New Zealand  November, 2016, to coincide with the release of a singles collection, Not Dead Yet will thrill fans and change minds.

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