Bon Jovi Guitarist Phil X To Be Inducted Into Mississauga’s Music Walk of Fame

 

Fans of legendary rock band Bon Jovi may know that its current lead guitarist, Phil X (pictured leftmost), is a Canadian musician was who raised in Mississauga.

What you may not know is that his musical prowess will soon be forever commemorated at Mississauga’s Music Walk of Fame in Port Credit Memorial Park.

The public is invited to a free ceremony on Sunday in which Phil X will be inducted into the Music Walk of Fame along with Prakash John, former Mississauga resident and world-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bass player.

The Music Walk of Fame, which recognizes local musicians every year, was established in 2012 by late Councillor Jim Tovey.

The musicians’ names are permanently engraved on granite plaques that are installed on the walking path of Port Credit Memorial Park.

Phil X (short for Xenidis) began playing for Bon Jovi in 2011 when he substituted for guitarist Richie Sambora. He became an official member of the world-renowned rock group in 2016.

Prakash, who was born in Mumbai, India and came to Toronto when he was 13, has toured and recorded with some of the greatest artists of all time including Bush, Parliament Funkadelic, Alice Cooper, and his own band, The Lincolns.

The ceremony for these two inductees will happen at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 8 at Port Credit Memorial Park.

For more information or to nominate musicians 2019 Mississauga Music Walk of Fame, visit musicwalkoffame.ca.

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