Originally Posted by Chuck AzEee!
John Bonham before he died, mentioned to a young Jason Bonham that he wanted to him to drum like Phil Collins. He loved Phil and Genesis so much that he gave his son two albums; Second's Out and Duke.
I read that Jason met up with Phil years later to tell him that story.
Josef Zawinul wanted Phil to play in his solo Syndicate group but Phil declined because he could not read music.
Drummers indebted to Phil Collins as a drummer: Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy, Nick D'Virgillio, Brann Dailor.
Buddy Rich never read music and practiced little and was the best drummer on Earth lol.
Noone has Buddy's touch on the drums.
Same with Phil.He had the touch.
Not as technical but he had what counted,moved the soul not the brain.
I love this Buddy quote
"how do you warm up?'
"I take my hands from my pockets"
Thank God Phil didn't read or Genesis music would be filled with polys and rubbish and the music would be destroyed!
He played from the soul.
Musician not mathemetician that's why he was a great singer.
Had the music in him.
If our heart played polys,we'd live to 30 hehe.