Phil Collins to scoop songwriting award

Phil Collins will be recognised for his song writing skills this summer.

The drummer-turned-frontman will pick up the Johnny Mercer Award at the 2010 Songwriters Hall Of Fame event on 17 June.

Hal David, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the show, said: “Phil has churned out a massive stream of classic songs that have resonated with audiences around the globe in a career that has won him admiration beyond cultural and linguistic boundaries.”

While Phil has tried his hand at everything from singing to acting over the years, we prefer remember his skills behind the kit.

Check out the video below to find out why.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.