Phil Varone is an accomplished drummer, music producer and songwriter best known for his work with the bands Saigon Kick , Skid Row, Vince Neil, Prunella Scales.
Varone, born on Long Island, New York began his fascination with the entertainment business at a very young age. As a teen, he learned how to play drums. Self taught, he credits listening to his favorite bands and drummers to develop his skills. Although music was an important part of his life, it was just one of his childhood dreams which included acting and standup comedy. Listening to music, comedy records and watching movies became Phil’s favorite past time.
In 1988, he formed Saigon Kick and quickly signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. They earned a Gold Record for the album, “The Lizard” as well as a Billboard top 10 single for the song, “Love is On the Way”.
In 2000, Varone joined multi-platinum recording artists Skid Row. Together they toured the world with Kiss, Poison, Def Leppard and Tesla and along the way recorded a new record, “Thick Skin”. Additionally, the band produced “Under the Skin: The Making of Thick Skin” which was internationally distributed on DVD.
In 2004, Phil left Skid Row and the music business to pursue acting and standup comedy. After moving to Los Angeles, he began standup comedy and created the very popular “Sex Stand Up Rock & Roll Show finding a home at world famous IMPROV in Los Angeles, C.A. During this time, he produced and starred In the feature length documentary, “Waking Up Dead ” released June, 2007.
Phil’s passion for acting and has lead to roles on Californication (Showtime), a commercial for Nokia Cellular and an appearance on NBC’s Identity, E TV, various short films,VH1’s hit show Sex Rehab w/ Dr Drew, Discovery Channel’s Strange Sex and Celebrity Ghost Stories. Phil has also appeared on numerous talk shows such as Oprah, Tyra Banks and The Today show.
In December 2010 thru March 2011, Phil was the cover and centerfold for Playgirl magazine and Vivid Entertainment Celebrity Series released Phil Varone’s secret sex stash DVD in July 2011. Phil is currently preparing to launch his Sex Toys & Rock n Roll adult toy line with CalExotics in January 2012 featuring 14 products including a life size penis mold called Dr. PhilGood. Phil continues acting, producing, writing and performing as well as preparing to host the Sex Stand Up Rock & Roll show for an extensive tour in the future.