Inducted October 26, 2017
Englishman Phil Soussan, a multi instrumentalist and performer, first began laying his fingers on a violin but eventually laid them across the frets of electric bass guitars. That switch from classical to rock has yielded insanely successful collaborations with Ozzy Osbourne, Jimmy Page, Billy Idol, Vince Neil, Steve Lukather and a multitude of others. He has also written for several of these artists including the Ozzy mega hit “Shot In the Dark.” and earned a Grammy nomination for a song for Toto. Recently, after being involved with the Grammys as a Board member, Phil was elected to the elevated position of Vice President for that organization for a full two year term. His current band is Last In Line.