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Phil Collins Disses Zeppelin

Phil Collins was candid in interviews even when he was interested in being in the music business. Now that he considers himself retired, he is forthcoming to the point that it's evident he doesn't much care what anyone thinks of him - including Jimmy Page.  In an interview with, the former Genesis member called sitting in with Led Zeppelin such a disappointment that he would have liked to have walked off.  Asked whether he was amazed about getting to play drums behind Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, Collins said, 'It wasn't amazing to be there. I have to say, they weren't very good', and went on to say that '...the dribbling Jimmy Page' made him uncomfortable. Collins was hardly softer on himself, telling Spin he knows he's perceived as a caricature, and is fine having done the equivalent of '...writing myself out of the script' like a soap opera character people don't like, calling himself '...quite happy to be that person.'  Asked whether he has any recording plans, he stated he prefers staying home and says that making new music would '...light a fuse that leads to all this other stuff'.  As for his recoding career, Collins said he made some great albums, but concedes he also released 'some dogs'.


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