Phil Collins' musical moan

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 June 2008

This article is from 2008.

Phil Collins' musical moan

Phil Collins has hit out at artists using their songs in musicals.

Despite hoping to pen a Broadway show, the Genesis singer "doesn't approve" of musicians allowing their songs to be used on stage.

He said: "I would like to do a Broadway musical, well, not even Broadway, just a musical.

"I wouldn't use my own songs, I don't really approve of that. I don't think it's something I would want to get involved in."

Phil wrote the soundtrack for the 1999 animated movie 'Tarzan', and had a heavy involvement in the 2006 Broadway theatre production, in New York, writing 11 new songs for the stage adaptation.

He also revealed possible further plans for the show, adding:  "The 'Tarzan' show is going to open in Germany and there are plans to adapt that for a sexier version. A sexy Tarzan. No, not an X-rated version, but there's life in that...."

Phil recently announced he plans to retire but insists he will "keep on writing".

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