Larry Panella had no plans to take his saxophone on tour again. But then he got a call from Phil Collins.
Collins, the former drummer for the British group Genesis, coaxed the University of Southern Mississippi professor away from classes this summer. Panella performed in 29 shows in the United States and Europe.Panella used a video camera to record comments from several behind-the-scenes members of Collins' tour. Students in Panella's music industry courses in Hattiesburg, Miss., will reap the benefits.
"I guess the thing I would emphasize to students is that people who are successful in the industry are very hard-working - they're very can-do," Panella said.