Are dana tyler and phil collins still dating

It is 9.30am and he is milling about the lobby of a hotel near his home in Féchy, Switzerland, in workmanlike jeans, shirt and anorak, worrying about whether his Range Rover will be all right left outside the building for the morning.Small, slight and unshaven, you would think he had come to fix the hotel’s plumbing, not be interviewed about his life and times as one of the biggest names in pop history.A copy of his new album, Going Back, with the sleeve photograph of a fresh-faced Collins, aged 13, playing drums, prompts a trip down memory lane.He began his love affair with the instrument when he was six and given a kit hand-made by his uncle but he never dreamed he would become, through his tenure with Genesis, one of the world’s top drummers.

“This was a different world.” Collins soon made himself at home in this world and in the world at large, earning a reputation as a drumming powerhouse to match The Who’s Keith Moon and Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham.Unlike those two rock wild men, however, who died in 19 respectively, Collins rarely if ever indulged in bad-boy behaviour, even as Genesis became a huge attraction across the globe. “It’s not about control,” he replies, “it’s about knowing what you’ve got to do.At one point with Genesis we would have a celebration half-inch of Scotch each but that’s all. After a show, yeah, but I never did anything to excess and I never got into trouble because I’m too smart for that. It’s just that I’ve had kids since I was 21 and I was always faithful on the road because I was also married from the age of 21.” Collins met his first wife, Andrea Bertorelli, at stage school and they already had two children by the time Peter Gabriel left Genesis in 1975, allowing Collins to take over the reins as singer the following year. Besides, with their bookish air and serious, complex, neo-classical rock, they were hardly a magnet for groupies.“We had a male following for most of the time and our wives and girlfriends travelled with us whenever possible, so...” Seeking satisfaction outside of his marriage wasn’t, as he puts it, “worth the eight seconds of pleasure”. I did it because I wanted to play the drums.” He smiles.“It’s an old trick but it sort of worked.” It certainly did: Genesis were even more successful as a three-piece with Collins as frontman than they were with Gabriel at the fore.Then, in the Eighties, he took time out to record a series of solo albums, Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going, No Jacket Required and ...

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