Thomas Scott "Flip" Phillips (bornFebruary 22, 1973 ) is an American musician and songwriter. He is the drummer and co-founder of the bands Creed (1993–2004, 2009–2012), Alter Bridge (2004–present), and Projected (2012–present).
Life and career
Phillips grew up in Madison, Florida. He started out playing in a band called Crosscut at 18. In 2004, he joined Alter Bridge with fellow then-former Creed members bassist Brian Marshall and lead guitarist Mark Tremonti. He is a self-taught drummer, starting at age 18, and has also played piano and saxophone. Phillips is credited with playing drums and keyboards on Creed's 2001 album Weathered. In early 2012, Phillips joined the supergroup Projected with musicians from Sevendust and Submersed.
He now lives in Central Florida with his wife, April, and their daughter, Cadence.
Phillips cites the following drummers as his influences: Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), and Neil Peart (Rush). His favorite bands are Living Colour, Tool, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Rush and favorite albums are Time's Up (Living Colour), The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall (Pink Floyd), Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin), and Superunknown (Soundgarden).
Scott has, in the past, used Premier Drums, but has recently been seen with DW Drums. Scott also uses Evans Drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and Vic Firth drumsticks.
Scott Phillips Drumstick Collection
Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 5.