Scott 'Flip' Phillips was born as born Thomas Scott Phillips on February 22, 1973 in Valdosta, Georgia.
He is best known as drummer in Creed. His parents were big into music, his dad plays trumpet and mom plays piano and some guitar. His grandma also taught piano lessons. Scott's parents are both teachers, his mom teaches English.
Scott Phillips always wanted to play drums but his parents made him learn music and a musical instrument first. Hence Scott first played piano for 3 or 4 years then starting playing saxophone in 6th grade and continued playing for his high school marching band.
Scott Phillips started playing drums at the age of 18. He taught himself how to play drums by watching his favorite drummers on MTV. The first rock band that he played in was called Crosscut.
Scott Phillips met up with Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti leading to the formation of the popular band Creed. Scott is credited for having the most wide-variety of musical taste in the band.
In September of 1994 Creed recorded the album, "My Own Prison". In June of 1996 the album was released and the band toured the country until January of 1997. Scott and the band then went back into the studio to record "Human Clay".
In July of 1999, Scott Phillips and Creed hit the road in support of their new release and are presently still going. Now six times platinum “Human Clay” has stayed near the top of the charts since its release and is still going strong. Creed has become one of the biggest acts in the United States with an increasingly fervent following overseas.
Creed decided to split up in June 2004. Around the same time Creed drummer Scott Phillips decided to join forces with Creed songwriter and guitarist Mark Tremonti, and original Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy.
The new band, named Alter Bridge, released their debut album on Wind-up Records late 2004. It was followed up by 'Blackbird' in October 2007.
Scott Phillips cites the following drummers as his influences: Will Calhoun (Living Colour), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden/Pearl Jam), Lars Ulrich (Metallica), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)