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. Currently, Phil is playing drums with the newly reformed Saigon Kick and has hit the road on the much-anticipated “ New World Tour 2013/14”. Along with touring, Phil has begun production on his new series for Vivid called “Groupies” ,promoting his new book “Un-Philtered” released by Riverdale Publishing and is the host of Vivid Radio SiriusXM 102 THE SWING Thursdays at 6pm PST.