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Phil Collins is plotting a comeback

In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, musician Phil Collins poses for a portrait in New York.
In this Aug. 26, 2010 file photo, musician Phil Collins poses for a portrait in New York. AP

Sitting in the master bedroom of his Miami Beach mansion just five days after undergoing major back surgery, Phil Collins is still weak and in no small amount of pain.

But when the conversation for an upcoming My Life in 15 Songs feature turns to his future plans, he grows animated and excited. “I’m no longer officially retired,” he says. “The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go.”

Collins hasn’t released an album of new material since 2002’s Testify, which he supported with the cheekily-titled First Farewell Tour. Since then he’s only emerged for a brief Genesis reunion tour in 2007 and the 2010 Motown covers collection “Going Back.”

But he’s now plotting a comeback tour and a new solo album.

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