Q&A with Phil:
Q: What instrument(s) do you play? A: Drums
Q: What kind of gear do you use? A: Yamaha Beech Custom Drums in Blueberry Stain finish, Sabian Cymbals, Pro Mark sticks, Evans Black Chrome heads
Q: Favorite band or artist? A: Rush
Q: Favorite album? A: At this point, RUSH’s “Clockwork Angels.” A great mix of hard rock/concept album.
Q: Favorite food? A: BBQ
Q: Funniest moment at D’Addario? A: Midwest Clinic 2012, Chicago; Jim Bailey played the opening section to RUSH’s “YYZ” on a violin we had at our booth…..he nailed it, and I couldn't have laughed any harder because…well…he’s NOT a violinist. Not even close.
Q: What is the best live show you have ever been to? A: U2 at the Worcester Centrum in 1987. Rush’s comeback concert in Hartford, CT in 2002.
Q: Musical guilty pleasure? A: Prog Rock marathon sessions…..
Q: The worst song ever written is? A: “Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney.
Q: Favorite D’Addario artist? A: John Petrucci