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Soussan in Iraq, September 2008
23 June 1961 |
|Genres||Rock, heavy metal, rock and roll|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer|
|Associated acts||Ozzy Osbourne
Ronnie James Dio
Beggars & Thieves
Vince Neil Band
Phil Soussan (born June 23, 1961, London, England) is a bass guitarist, songwriter and producer who has gained notoriety as a member of a host of famed rock and roll bands, including some who have been fronted by such vocalists as Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Vince Neil, Johnny Hallyday and John Waite, as well as a membership in Beggars & Thieves. Soussan has also played in bands featuring Jimmy Page, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter and Richie Kotzen.
Soussan initially played with Vince Neil in the band Black Plague, the band formed for the Movie The Adventures of Ford Fairlane with Andrew Dice Clay followed by writing and ultimately recording songs on the demo tape to promote the new Vince Neil Band, and the Vince Neil Band's first official album Exposed released in 1993.
As a songwriter he has contributed to all of the bands that he has been with, most notably writing Exposed, the first solo album for Vince Neil, the Luke album for Steve Lukather and "After You're Gone" the opening track to Mindfields the album from Toto. This latter track was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 2006, he released his highly acclaimed debut solo album entitled Vibrate featuring him singing and playing guitar and bass on original material. He is currently a member of the supergroup "Big Noize" featuring alongside singer Joe Lynn Turner, guitarist Carlos Cavazo, and drummer Vinny Appice. Cavazo and Soussan previously played together in the band Black Plague. He has just released his latest solo album entitled "No Protection" and is signed to Favored Nations Records
After performing together at the "Giving 2010" benefit event on May 3, 2010, Soussan formed the cover band "Carnival of Dogs" with Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Camp Freddy, formerly of Guns N' Roses and The Cult), Franky Perez (Solo, Scars on Broadway, DKFXP) and Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns, formerly of Brides of Destruction).
With Ozzy Osbourne
- The Ultimate Sin (1986)
- The Ultimate Ozzy (1986) DVD and video
With Billy Idol
- Charmed Life (1990)
With Beggars & Thieves
- Beggars & Thieves (1990)
With Johnny Hallyday
- Rough Town (1994)
- Live at La Cigale (1995)
- Lorada (1996)
- Lorada Tour Live (1996)
- Destination Vegas (1997)
With Steve Lukather
- Luke (1997)
Other recording and live appearances up to the present
- John Waite
- Richie Kotzen
- Edgar Winter
- Jani Lane
- Solo dates - Vibrate
- Big Noize (w/Sebastian Bach, George Lynch & Vinny Appice)
- "Phil Soussan Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
- "MATT SORUM, TRACII GUNS, PHIL SOUSSAN To Perform At 'Giving 2010'". Blabbermouth.net. Apr 29, 2010.
- "VELVET REVOLVER, L.A. GUNS, SCARS ON BROADWAY Members Join Forces In CARNIVAL OF DOGS". Blabbermouth.net. May 22, 2010.
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