The band sadly announced the departure of drummer in a statement shared on its social channels. 17 Crash praised Phil Hill for his 13 years behind the drums and his precious company during many adventures on the road.

Read the band’s statement below:

Dear all, 

As some of you might have learned already, we have officially parted ways with our dear Phil. 

This has been a very difficult decision we took all together in the past few weeks after much thinking and honestly, quite hard-to-process feelings as well. Phil has been a pillar for 17 Crash since day zero and a lot has been going on during the past 13 years, this is why we will always be grateful for all the fantastic adventures we had together both on and off stage. 

Even if TV series and movies taught us that each breakup comes with inevitable drama, we are afraid we must disappoint such expectations as we simply sat together, talked this through and decided for what we all think is best. 

We wish Phil all sorts of amazing things for his future, we’ll always be there for each other because strong friendships simply go beyond any professional choice we make and there is a private field of emotions we will keep alive, no matter what. 

Naturally, we understand there might be some kind of concern for what’s next in line for us as a band but given this was no sudden move we can assure you we are here, alive and kicking, and ready to take the leap. 

In the next few weeks, we will have the pleasure of introducing you to a new 17 Crash formula, new content and a ton of new music we are extremely excited about. 

Thank you for your support 

Truly yours,

Ros, CJ, Wildcat, The Mess Mistress”


17 Crash‘s record “Stamina” is a much more complex and profound piece of work written entirely during the endless lockdowns from the 2020 pandemic that the world experienced. Their passion for the 80’s glam / hard n’ heavy rock n’ roll crossed with a particular duality between human struggle and the will to fight and resist against all the odds. It might seem that 17 Crash has come a long way, but rest assured they are just warming up for what’s to come.

Colliding their emotions, fears, and wishes, mixing up everything they got inside, and talking about their experiences and how they changed over these past testing years, 17 Crash explains their album in further detail.

“People should listen to this album very carefully, trying to catch the real spirit of it. Words have a very important message in this one, considering the times we are living in and what happened in 2020. The singles show what we are and what we want to say after these two terrible years. It’s like a concept about this crazy modern era and all the effects it brought to us. This record, it’s a box with all the emotions and the feeling we had during the composing process. We are talking about being us at 100% and our fans know that we always speak just about the truth. On this album, we shared everything we wanted to. No secrets, just feelings.” adds the band.

Recommended for fans of H.E.A.T, Crazy Lixx, Eclipse, Hardline, and Stryper, “Stamina” is available for order at the following link –

Driven by the passion of singer Ros Crash, 17 Crash began their crazy journey back in 2011.

At an earlier stage of their career, 17 Crash was a true and vibrant synonym of vintage 80s LA Glam Rock Style: big hair, leather pants, and loud guitars. Distinctive attire and growling sound finally merged into the debut album “Reading Your Dirty Minds” (2015). Right after their first release, the band toured extensively throughout the Italian peninsula while making sure the name of the band was being heard.

Evolving and exploring new sounds, it didn’t take that long until they found what they were looking for with the release of the second studio album “Hit The Prey” (2018). Finding the right balance between the 80s sound and modern AOR, the new record marked a significant turning point both in terms of musicianship and career approach.

Another two years of touring passed until a further stage of evolution with their third album “Through Hell And Back” (2020) reconfirming previous collaboration with long-esteemed colleagues Alessio Lucatti in production and Simone Mularoni for mixing and mastering. The third chapter written by 17 Crash featured groovy heavy riffs, polished sounds, and even sharper tunes, effectively establishing the band as a true landmark not only within national borders, but in the international hard & heavy landscape as well.

The band released their fourth album “Stamina” on Rockshots Records on November 18th 2022.

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