Phil Collins on life, love and music as the 'enemy'

Phil Collins
Phil Collins

It's been 15 years since Phil Collins last released a studio album, yet he's one of just three recording artists (the others being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold more than 100 million albums as both a solo artist and in a band.

Although normally shying away from the spotlight, he recently spoke with Melissa Davies about why Lorde was an inspiration in the re-release of his albums. The first two of those -- Face Value and Both Sides  -- have been re-mastered and are released today.

For Collins, the records mark the end of a decade of private battles -- the death of his mother, the break-up of his third marriage, hearing loss and nerve damage which put a stop to his drumming career.

He opened up to 3 News on life, love and why he though music was the "enemy".

Watch the video to see the full interview with Collins.