Phil Collins and Paul McCartney. Don’t the two just sound harmonious together when used in the same sentence? You would be shocked to hear that the harmony is out of key.
When you’re as famous as Phil Collins, you’re bound to be around some of the greats, but some of the greats might not be the greatest. In fact, for Phil, Paul McCartney wasn’t a pleasurable experience. Specifically, it ignited the most legendary of all grudges that Collins isn’t about to let go of anytime soon.
In the U.K. Sunday Times in 2016, Collins fondly recalled: “I met him when I was working at the Buckingham Palace party back in 2002. McCartney came up with [his then-wife] Heather Mills and I had a first edition of The Beatles, by Hunter Davies, and I said, ‘Hey, Paul, do you mind signing this for me?’ And he said, ‘Oh, Heather, our little Phil’s a bit of a Beatles fan.’ And I thought, ‘You f*ck, you f*ck.’ Never forgot it.”
It’s very obvious to see why Phil would have felt so off about this encounter. He would then hold onto the grudge that much more as time went on. Phil’s hatred over the years has only grown stronger.
The saddest part is that Phil was, in fact, a very big fan. Phil would then state the following about holding onto some hate towards Paul: “McCartney was one of my heroes. But he has this thing when he’s talking to you, where he makes you feel [like], ‘I know this must be hard for you because I’m a Beatle. I’m Paul McCartney and it must be very hard for you to actually be holding a conversation with me.'”
What a shame it is that we may never get to see these two out and about together.