NEWS 2009

10th January 2009
Billy Sheehan
Phil has just finished adding Billy Sheehan's bass part and mixing the track 'Is This Thing On' that Phil and Jamie Humphries wrote and played on as the title track of John Denner's up-coming album. Pete Riley also played drums on the track and Owen Edwards did a guest solo too. We will let you know the albums release date as soon as it is confirmed.

18th January 2009
Bexhill Masterclass
The Bexhill masterclass went really well and thanks a lot to everyone who turned out - especially, Adam Bushell and Andy Drudy who got up to jam at the end.
Also, big thanks to Jeff Topp of Topp Strings for putting the event on - nice one!

19th January 2009
Star Cards
Phil did a signing at the Bexhill masterclass for 'Star Cards' - It is a charity that raises a lot of money for Gt Ormond St hospital by auctioning framed pictures of various musicians and celebrities - they sold a picture of Mark Knopfler at the masterclass for £450. It's a great cause to be involved with.
Check out the website here -
or for pictures go here -
Phil's pic is here - Star Card Signing

21st February 2009
Guitar Getaways in July
On the 30th of July Phil is hosting a 2hr Masterclass at 'Guitar Getaways' in Cornwall. There are also a limited amount of private '1 on 1' lessons available with Phil on the same day.
For info contact†w: t: 01326 211945 m: 07780 685163

22nd February 2009
Guitar Techniques Magazine Interview
There is a short interview with Phil entitled 'What Strings Do You use' that appears in the current (April 09) edition of guitar techniques magazine. In it, they ask all the questions you really want the answers too!

5th April 2009
Champions Of Rock Double Album
The double live album of the 'Champions Of Rock' gigs that Phil did in Sweden in January are to be released (in Sweden) tomorrow. We should have copies for sale in our store very soon - watch this space!

8th April 2009
Champions Of Rock Double Album
The double live album of the 'Champions Of Rock' is now available from the Shop section of this site.

18th April 2009
Champions Of Rock CDs
Just a quick message to let everyone with outstanding CD orders know that the demand for the Champions Of Rock CD has been huge - which is great! But it has meant that we have had to order more CDs - which are on their way right now, and will be shipped out as soon as they clear customs and get here! . . . . .
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this delay has caused. It will be worth the wait - honest!!!!!

24th April 2009
Champions Of Rock
The Champions Of Rock website is now up and running at also, the new live double album is back in stock in our online store and orders are getting sent out very fast indeed!
Finally, the first 6 shows of the October COR tour go on sale on Tuesday 28th April - - check out the COR site for more details.

25th April 2009
Malta Clinics
On the 1st-3rd of May Phil will be in Malta doing clinics once again at the Euro Institute Of Music in Hamrun - this time he is going over with bass legend Neil Murray and they are holding workshops both individually and together -
should be fun. . . .††††††Newspaper Article

  5 November 2009
From November the 5th onwards there is an auction of signed 'artist' playing cards/framed pictures. Four of the collection are of Champions Of Rock members :- Peter Johansson, Phil Hilborne, Neil Murray & Mazz Murray - all proceeds from the auction will be given to Great Ormond St Children's Hospital in London - please have a look by clicking on the link below - Thank you:-

  7 November 2009
Great Ormond St Starcard Auction
The Starcard Auction of signed & framed pictures of various Guitarists is now active on ebay. All the proceeds will go to help Londons Gt Ormond St Childrens Hospital. Please do take a look - and if you manage it - perhaps even make a bid? Here is the link.......Thank you.......