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|Birth name||Philip Raphael Soussan|
|Born||23 June 1961|
|Genres||Rock, heavy metal, rock and roll|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer,chef|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, keyboards|
|Associated acts|| Ozzy Osbourne |
Ronnie James Dio
Beggars & Thieves
Vince Neil Band
Last in Line
Philip Raphael “Phil” Soussan (born 23 June 1961, London, England) is a British 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.
With Ozzy Osbourne, he played on the 1986 album The Ultimate Sin and co-wrote the hit single "Shot in the Dark".
Soussan initially played with Vince Neil in the fictional 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.[ citation needed ]
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.[ citation needed ]
Recently he has also been a producer and mixer and has worked on projects by Dokken, Jani Lane, Toto and Blues Traveler.
In 2006, he released his highly acclaimed debut solo album entitled Vibrate featuring him singing and playing guitar and bass on original material[ citation needed ] following it up in 2011 with his second solo album; "No Protection” Both albums feature songs that have been included in many feature films.
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
Phil has been featured in several films; as part of the band Black Plague in The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, as himself in Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World and “The Life Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo”
Soussan is also serving as Vice President of the Grammy Awards also known as NARAS, in the Los Angeles chapter.
After performing together at the "Giving 2010" benefit event on 3 May 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).
In 2016 Soussan joined Last in Line, the band formed by other former members of the Dio band, following the death of original bassist Jimmy Bain.
In 2017 Phil was inducted into the RockGodz Hall of Fame.
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