Phil Collins is contemplating a musical comeback, according to Rolling Stone.

"I have started thinking about doing new stuff," he said recently, at the premiere of the Tarzan musical in Stuttgart, Germany. "(Maybe playing) some shows again, even with Genesis. Everything is possible. We could tour in Australia and South America. We haven't been there yet."

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Collings hasn't released an album of original material since "Testify" in 2002. He supported it with the "First Final Farewell" tour, and in 2007 he reunited with Genesis for a tour of Europe and North America. He finished out his record contract for Atlantic in 2010 with the Motown covers album "Going Back," and has been away from the scene ever since. According to Rolling Stone, nerve damage has made it nearly impossible for Collins to play drums. In recent years he has curated a collection of artifacts from The Alamo.

Phil Collins of Genesis performs during an outdoor concert to kick off the bands first North American tour in 15 years in Toronto, September 7, 2007.
Phil Collins of Genesis performs during an outdoor concert to kick off the bands first North American tour in 15 years in Toronto, September 7, 2007. (REUTERS/ Mike Cassese (CANADA)

In a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Collins said a new record was "very unlikely" and a tour was "even more unlikely."

"At some point I may go down to my studio in the basement and muck about some," he said. "I've got a couple of things that I think are great, but I don't want to get caught up in that rock & roll promotion thing. And I have young children, so I don't feel the drive to go out there and compete."

Now Collins says his kids are encouraging him to get back into music so they can see him perform.

Collins' manager Tony Smith told the magazine "No definite plans at this time."

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