Theofilos Xenidis, better known as Phil X, is a Greek-Canadian musician and songwriter. Since 2011 he has played lead guitar with Bon Jovi and officially replaced former lead guitarist Richie Sambora in 2016.
THE DRILLS were formed in the fall of 2003 with one goal in mind… TO BRING THE ROCK TO THE MASSES! Songs like “Air Hockey Champion of the World” and “I Wish My Beer Was As Cold As Your Heart” keep fans singing along and coming back in droves to witness the abundance of talent, a twisted sense of humor and the perfect amount of face peeling. The potent concoction of Elvis Costello meets KISS with a dash of Foo Fighters will inebriate anyone wanting to get ROCKED, complete with the morning-after residue of “what the hell was that?”
Fearless leader, Phil X, wrote and recorded a bunch of seriously catchy tunes with clever tongue-way-in-cheek lyrics, an aggressively fun delivery and a virtuosic jedi-style guitar playing simply because he likes to “scream [his] brains out”. His instrumental prowess has been featured on recordings by DAUGHTRY, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Tommy Lee, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, BT and Andrew W.K. to name a few… or eight. Phil has also performed with various artists on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, AOL Sessions and Top of the Pops, Germany and recently filled in for Richie Sambora in Bon Jovi for 13 shows in May of 2011.
Daniel Spree who adds his bass magic and vocal harmonies to THE DRILLS is one of the funniest f(u)cking guys you could meet. Dan is LA’s best kept secret as one of the most versatile and musically inventive bassists around, playing on almost every movie trailer you’ve ever heard not to mention being the first call of many top producers in the city. His great talent is accompanied by the ability to take a few shotgun shells in the hip and upper leg area and live to tell the tale.
Brian Dogboy Burwell, is truly a motherf*cker on the drums and if need be, can come out front and glide across the stage like a Billy-Jean-era Michael Jackson. He’s an erupting volcano and may have the fastest feet to ever pound a kick drum. Dogboy is also an extremely saught after session drummer because of the intensity of his fiery playing and super fast nunchuck maneuvers.
There you have it: some of the catchiest songs you’ve ever heard in your life delivered with unbridled power and a humorous wit?
THE DRILLS… when it comes to the ROCK, they’ll kick anybody’s ass.