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Today’s Music News: Phil Collins says he’s coming out of retirement

Phil Collins high-fives an actor from the "Tarzan" musical in Germany in 2013 (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images)

“I’m no longer officially retired,” says Phil Collins. “The horse is out of the stable and I’m raring to go.” The 64-year-old Genesis frontman says he’s planning a new solo album and tour, 13 years after his most recent studio record. Collins can’t say whether Genesis might also reunite, but he says he’s baffled by fans’ requests that the band get the PeterGabriel-era lineup back together. “They haven’t thought it through,” he says. “Pete won’t sing ‘Invisible Touch’ or ‘I Can’t Dance.’ We’d only do material like ‘The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.'” (Rolling Stone)

TV executive Peter Dougherty has died of a heart attack at the age of 59. Music fans know Dougherty best as the man who brought hip-hop to MTV when he co-created the show Yo! MTV Raps. (Rolling Stone)

Lizzo has dropped a new track from her forthcoming album Big GRRRL Small World. Listen to “Ain’t I” via Fader; the album comes out Dec. 4.

The Beatles‘ original video for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band closer “A Day in the Life” has been restored and re-released as part of a forthcoming reissue of the band’s singles compilation 1. The Nov. 6 reissue, called 1+, will feature dozens of vintage videos. (Rolling Stone)

Desaparecidos have cancelled all remaining dates on their current tour, citing frontman Conor Oberst‘s “laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion.” In a statement on the band’s website, they say that “Conor will be heading home to Omaha to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery.” (Pitchfork)

The Arcs have announced a six-track limited edition 10″ to be released on Black Friday. The Arcs vs. The Inventors, Vol. 1 will feature contributions from Dr. John and Los Lobos‘ David Hidalgo. “We’ll continue in this series to track down our heroes and bug them until they agree to make some noise with us,” said the Arcs’ Dan Auerbach in a statement announcing the release. “Hopefully we learn a thing or two.” (Rolling Stone)

Katie Crutchfield has cancelled the European leg of Waxahatchee‘s tour due to health issues. “I’ve been having some health issues that are affecting my voice and have been put on strict and immediate vocal rest,” wrote Crutchfield on Facebook. “I hate canceling shows and I’m hoping to make it up to everyone soon.” (Pitchfork)

The music headliner of this year’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in Times Square will be Carrie Underwood. Over a million people are expected to be in Times Square for the ball drop, with many million more watching on ABC. (Rolling Stone)

In Nashville on Tuesday night, CHVRCHES brought Paramore‘s Hayley Williams onstage to help sing their song “Bury It.” (Billboard)

You’re not the only one who has a gripe with your condo association: the Queen of Soul is being sued by hers. A gated community in suburban Detroit alleges that Aretha Franklin owes over $11,500 in homeowner fees. Franklin is defending herself, saying she’s been overcharged for years. (Billboard)

No Faygo, no ICP. That’s what Insane Clown Posse have said to a San Diego venue that banned the hip-hop group’s signature soda due to concern over property damage from the wanton spraying of the sugary substance. “It ain’t an Insane Clown Posse show without Faygo,” wrote the band, “so that means we’ve been left with no choice but to call off the show.” They did, however, note that for fans who bought a special ticket package, “WE ARE STILL MAILING YOU YOUR LIMITED VIP COMMEMORATIVE TOUR AMULET!” (Consequence of Sound)