Philip Xenidis, better known as Phil X, is a Greek-born guitarist and co-founder of the Los Angeles-based turbo pop band Powder. He is best known as the guitarist who replaced Rik Emmett in the Canadian rock band Triumph, for the Edge of Excess album and tour. The band folded shortly afterwards. Currently, Phil is a bonafide member of the rock power house Bon Jovi replacing Richie Sambora in 2013.
An early opportunity in Xenidis’s career came when he was asked in 1990 to tour with Randy Coven, whom he met through Aldo Nova; in 1991, he toured the US with Aldo Nova.
Phil X is a prolific session guitarist, having played on albums by Tommy Lee, Methods Of Mayhem, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Orianthi, Rob Zombie, Chris Daughtry, Alice Cooper, Thousand Foot Krutch and many others. He wrote the song “Tired” and also played guitar on Tommy Lee’s Tommyland: The Ride album.