Phil Collins' Autobiography 'Not Dead Yet'
The memoirs are set to be published by Century publishers in hardback, audio and Ebook form on October 20. Titled Not Dead Yet, the Genesis drummer promises to "talk honestly" about his three failed marriages, his alcoholism and his ill health. The book will also cover the highs and lows of his music career, discussing his experiences collaborating with "heroes" such as Eric Clapton and Robert Plant.
“This autobiography has been on my mind for a few years, and I decided that now was the time. Things had happened in my personal life that caused me to take stock” said Collins in the accompanying press release
"In many respects I’ve had a dream life...I’ve been incredibly lucky, but I’ve also worked extremely hard. I‘ve collaborated with some of my heroes, written songs that people have liked, and wildly surpassed my initial hope to make a living as a drummer. Throughout, there have been lots of highs, and more than a few lows. I’m being completely honest about all of them, embarrassingly so in some cases. Some things might amuse people, some will surprise them. Horrify them, even.
"And if, ultimately, readers are shocked or disappointed that their ‘hero’ – or, that bloke who kept popping up in the charts all the time – was human? Well, then this book will have done what I wanted it to do. It’s been a pleasure writing it, even if it meant reliving the moments where I should have made different choices.”