Phil Collins’ Son Charged With Possession, Dealing Drugs
Simon Collins, 37, made his stage debut with father at just 12 for a rendition of ‘Easy Lover.’ Since 2009, he has been the drummer and lead vocalist in Sound of Contact, whose debut album was 2013’s ‘Dimensionaut.’ He was also recently part of a Genesis tribute project with Phil Collins’ former bandmate Steve Hackett.
Wiltshire (U.K.) Police arrested him on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs and for possession of a Class B drug. He was released on bail, but the investigation continues. Examples of Class A drugs, as they’re classified in England, include opiates, cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD and Oxycodone. Class B drugs would include such things as cannabis, amphetamines and codeine, among others.
Phil Collins, after retiring from music a few years ago, is in rehearsals for a potential comeback bid. His most recent studio effort, which focused on classic R&B covers, was released in 2010.