- Phil X
Phil Xenidis, better known as Phil X, is a Canadian-born
guitaristand co-founder of the Los Angeles-based Turbo Pop band Powder.
Phil also plays guitar and sings for the band The Drills.
Phil is a prolific session guitarist, having played on albums by
Tommy Lee, Methods of Mayhem, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Zombie, Chris Daughtry, Alice Cooperand others. He wrote the song "Tired" and also played guitar on Tommy Lee's album. He has appeared with Lee on Ellen and The Tonight Showwith Jay Leno.
Phil was featured in the "making of" video for the movie Josie and the Pussycats. He, along with his Powder bandmates, taught the young actresses to appear as if they were actually playing their instruments.
He also played guitar for the band Triumph in his earlier years, replacing
Rik Emmettfor the Edge of Excess album and tour. He has performed with Aldo Novaand the band Frozen Ghost. Phil is also the inventor of the "Flip Stick," an innovative replacement for the "whammy bar" on Floyd-Rose-equipped guitars.
* [http://www.thephilxshow.com/ Official Web site of Phil X]
* [http://www.powdermusic.com Powder]
* [http://www.thedrills.com The Drills]
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