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BON JOVI Guitarist PHIL X And THE DRILLS To Release ‘Stupid Good Lookings Vol. 1’ EP

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019
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Phil X, prolific studio guitarist, songwriter and renowned guitarist for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees BON JOVI, has released 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 six new songs by the band and is due on May 3.

PHIL X & 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 seven 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 Lookings” 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 six tracks with vocals, drums and other performances from a variety of fellow artists.

Produced by: Phil X
Mixed by: Chris Lord Alge
Mastered by: Ted Jensen

The track listing is as follows:

01. Something To Say

Guitars and Vocals: Phill X
Bass and Backing Vocals: Daniel Spree
Drums: Matt Chamberlain
Percussion: Everett Bradley
Gang Vocals: Steve Ferlazzo, Joe Lester, Matt Starr & Marq Torien at Atrium Studios – Engineer: Smiley Sean
Guitar overdubs at Kronos Recording – Engineer: Eric Isaacson
Cello: Adrienne Wood – Engineer: Rob Rettberg

02. No Woman Of Mine

Guitars and Vocals: Phil X
Bass and backing Vocals: Daniel Spree
Drums: Abe Laboriel Jr. at Atrium Studios – Engineer: Smiley Sean /
Guest Vocalist: Dug Pinnick at Spreeman Studios – Engineer: Daniel Spree

03. Too Much For My Own Good

Guitars and Vocals: Phil X
Bass and backing Vocals: Daniel Spree
Drums: Taylor Hawkins at Grandmaster Studios Hollywood – Engineer: Ross Hogarth
Tenor Sax & Baritone: Doug Dehays
Trumpet & Trombone: Steve Jankowski at Jankland Recording – Engineer: Steve Jankowski
Gang Vocals: Steve Ferlazzo, Joe Lester, Matt Starr & Marq Torien at Atrium Studios – Engineer: Smiley Sean

04. I Want My Money Back

Guitars and Vocals: Phil X
Bass and backing Vocals: Daniel Spree
Drums: Brent Fitz at Hideout Studios Las Vegas – Engineer: Kevin Churko
Assistant Engineer: Tristan Lee

05. Rock And Roll You All Night

Guitars and Vocals: Phil X
Bass and backing Vocals: Daniel Spree
Drums: Glen Sobel
Gang Vocals: Steve Ferlazzo, Joe Lester, Matt Starr & Marq Torien at Atrium Studios – Engineer: Smiley Sean

06. Saddest Girl In The World

Guitars and Vocals: Phil X
Bass and backing Vocals: Daniel Spree
Drums: Randy Cooke / Tamborine: Abe Laboriel Jr
Gang Vocals: Steve Ferlazzo, Joe Lester, Matt Starr & Marq Torien at Atrium Studios – Engineer: Smiley Sean
Guitar Overdub at the Tone Factory – Engineer Vinnie Castaldo
Cello: Adrienne Wood – Engineer: Rob Rettberg
Wurlitzer & Organ: Steve Ferlazzo
Mellotron: Chris Lord Alge

To celebrate and commemorate the release of the recording, THE DRILLS will embark on a five-date mini-tour to bring the songs to the stage. This run of shows will feature Mike Dupke (Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., John Mellencamp) on drums. Performances are as follows:

May 09 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
May 10 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
May 17 – Scottsdale, AZ – BLK Live
May 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Vamp’d
May 19 – Anaheim, CA – The Parrish Room at the House of Blues

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