Phil Collins made a pretty big song and dance out of his retirement a few years back, claiming that health issues - notably a spinal injury after years of drumming - had forced him to call time on his long career.

Although there have been rumours of a comeback since 2013, the Genesis drummer has confirmed that he is officially coming out of retirement.

The 64-year-old told Rolling Stone that a new solo album and tour were on the horizon. He recently announced the forthcoming publication of his autobiography, so it looks like 2016 will be a busy year.

"My kids are now 10 and 14 and they want to see what their dad does," he said. "They were in nappies when I was last on the road. They love my music and I'd like to take them out so they can enjoy it."

Of his plans to tour, he said: "I don't think I want a very long tour. But I would like to play the stadiums in Australia and the Far East, and that's the only way to do that. But there's a part of me that just wants to do theatres, so we'll see."

He is not completely against the idea of a Genesis reunion either, saying "Let's start with this bit first. I love the guys. I would just prefer to do this first. For now, let's just see how this goes."