It is with the deepest sorrow that I send my best wishes to Dave Meniketti, and Phil's family and friends. He was and will remain a true inspiration to all musicians around the world and all those of us who were lucky enough to have met Phil, and know him in our lives. I am deeply saddened at the news and really didn't know just how sick Phil was. But I'm sure that is the way Phil would have wanted it. I was a friend a long long time ago, I graduated from Tennyson High school in Hayward, and I spent all of my time following the band and wanting to be one of them. They have truly stood the test of time, and their music will live on, as will the life and legacy of Phil. He was a true Rock star, and a gentleman. I will continue to listen to Y&T, support the band, attend shows, and remember the good ole days of "Yesterday, and live for Today"
How profound those words seem now after all these years! God bless you all, and may God bring you all peace, through these rough days ahead. All my best. David Pestana