Phil Collins leery of Broadway music

Phil Collins has hit out at artists using their songs in musicals.

Despite hoping to pen a Broadway show, the Genesis singer “doesn’t approve” of musicians allowing their songs to be used on stage.

He said: “I would like to do a Broadway musical, well, not even Broadway, just a musical.

“I wouldn’t use my own songs, I don’t really approve of that. I don’t think it’s something I would want to get involved in.”

Phil wrote the soundtrack for the 1999 animated movie Tarzan, and had a heavy involvement in the 2006 Broadway theatre production, in New York, writing 11 new songs for the stage adaptation.

He also revealed possible further plans for the show, adding: “The Tarzan show is going to open in Germany and there are plans to adapt that for a sexier version. A sexy Tarzan. No, not an X-rated version, but there’s life in that….”

Phil recently announced he plans to retire but insists he will “keep on writing”.