Phil Varone is an accomplished drummer, music producer and songwriter best known for his work with the bands Saigon Kick, Skid Row and Prunella Scales.
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 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 launching him into the adult business. In 2012, Phil began producing and directing the AVN Winning, Sex Award , Xbiz nominated series “100% Real Swingers for Vivid and teamed up with adult toy giant California Exotic Novelties and released The Sex Toys & Rock n Roll Collection featuring14 products including “O” award nominated life size dildo called Dr. PhilGood, molded directly from Phil’s penis. Phil continues his passion for drumming with different bands , including shows with the newly reformed Saigon Kick. In April 2013, Riverdale Publishing released Phil’s first book called Un-Philtered : Real Life On and Off the Rock’n'Roll Tour Bus. Readers get a very close and personal view into Phil’s life as well as getting to know the person we think we know so much about. Currently Phil is writing the follow up to Un-Filtered simply named from A to Zanax as well as directing movies, doing stand up , hosting TV shows and drumming across the US.