Phil Collins Used To Play Drums…and he was damned good at it. Phil celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday. Last year when Genesis was inducted in to the Rock and Roll hall of Fame there was some talk of a reunion of the original line up, with Peter Gabriel out front on lead vocals, and Phil back where he started behind the drum kit and doing back-up vocals. It was then reported that Phil was unable to play drums because of surgery to his vertebrae. We now learn that it is entirely possible that Phil can recover and play drums again…OG Genesis fans await, because while not all of us love the more popular and commercial later-era Genesis stuff, Phil is a very good drummer!