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Skid Row drummer Phil Varone announced retirement

by Ante Topic

Phil Varone who has played drums for Skid Row, Saigon Kick, Vince Neil and Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel has released the following retirement announcement:

No Drums No More…
Although I’ve given interviews announcing my retirement from drumming, it seems people think I’m kidding… So this is I thought an official post… This is my farewell to drumming tour. There is no big story other than I no longer have a passion for drumming. As I get older in life, drums have fallen to the bottom of my list. As I get older in life, drums hurt instead of making me happy… When you’re not happy or lose the passion in anything you do, it’s time to gracefully bow out. After 30 years I’m gracefully bowing out. I just recorded the greatest record of my career with Jake E. Lee and Red Dragon Cartel, and I’m playing with the greatest players of my career. I leave in a good, grateful place. I have the best fans in the world, and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love, for the support and for being apart of my musical career… I hope you follow me to the next chapter of my life, when the time comes… until then, thank you for 30 years a drummer…

In April 2013 Un-Philtered: Real Life On and Off the Rock’n’Roll Tour Bus, a tell-all memoir of his days on the road, was published by Riverdale Avenue Books.

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