Phil X, prolific studio guitarist, songwriter and renowned guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Bon Jovi, releases the lead single “Something To Say,” from the forthcoming studio album by his band, The Drills. The new album, featuring Drills bassist Daniel Spree, alongside Phil X and special guests (listed below), offers 6 new songs by the band and is scheduled for release on May 3rd, 2019.
Phil X And The Drills appeared in the rock music world with their first album release, “Kick Your Ass In 17 Minutes,” in September 2009. The opening track “Air Hockey Champion Of The World” established the group as serious rock contenders with an added touch of humor and a unique blend of modern rock that stated the obvious inspirations of the classic archives the band grew up on. Garnering immediate praise from critics, the band drew a global following in a short time with sales on 7 continents.
2011’s “We Bring The Rock n’ Roll” and 2012’s “We Play Instruments n’ Shit” offered a consistent stream of new music that showcased the above the board talents Phil X maintains. These have made him sought after for studio work with artists including Tommy Lee, Alice Cooper, Orianthi, Rob Zombie and Triumph among others. Cemented into the framework of modern rock music, Phil earned a slot in the band Bon Jovi, even performing on stage with the band during their 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
Answering an interview after the recording of Bon Jovi’s 2016 release “This House Is Not For Sale,” Phil stated that a new album would be in the making, and it would include a host of friends recording it. Gathering the tribes and being patient has made it worth the wait.
The album is titled “Stupid Good Looking,” and has the abbreviation Vol. 1 on the corner. Phil X shared with publicist Joe Dolan that with the success of this recording and the fun he’s had making it … Vol. 2 is already looking like something to come in the near future.
The new recording features 6 tracks with vocals, drums and other performances from a variety of fellow artists.
To celebrate and commemorate the release of the recording, The Drills are embarking on a five date mini-tour to bring the songs to the stage. This run of shows will feature Mike Dupke (Dee Snider/WASP/John Mellencamp) on drums. Performances are as follows:
May 9th – West Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go-Go
May 10th – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
May 17th – Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
May 19th – Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
May 19th – Anaheim, CA – The Parrish Room at the House of Blues