Phil Collins says he has lost the abilit…

Phil Collins says he has lost the ability to play drums (or even pick up his drumsticks) since undergoing spinal surgery earlier this year. That’s not good, but the article goes on to say that Collins won’t let it stop him:

He told the newspaper he plans a new CD that will feature covers of 30 songs from the Motown label in 2010.

“I want the songs to sound exactly like the originals,” the paper quoted him as saying.

I question the point of such a project, but it’s certainly true that an inability to play an instrument shouldn’t be an obstacle. All he has to do is copy the original recordings and release them under his own name; who would know the difference?