Phil X is the new guitarist in Bon Jovi replacing Richie Sambora, at least for the time being.

Phil who you say? So do we!

Phil Xenidis was the guy who replaced Rik Emmett in Triumph and has played with Rob Zombie, Tommy Lee, Kelly Clarkson, Alice Cooper and Daughtry.

As a songwriter Phil co-wrote ‘Tired’ on the Tommy Lee ‘Tommyland: The Ride’ album. He has also performed with Lee on Ellen and The Tonight Show.

Bon Jovi announced the temporary departure of Richie Sambora on Friday, the day before they resumed their American tour in New Orleans. Sambora has checked into rehab. It is unknown how long he will be out of Bon Jovi.

The last date of the current Bon Jovi tour is July 31, in Lisbon, Portugal.

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