Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Birthday PAUL GEARY (video)

#paulgeary #rockfileradio
Paul Geary (born July 24, 1961, Medford, Massachusetts) is an American rock and roll drummer and Artist Manager. He is a co-founder and drummer of the heavy metal band, Extreme. He left the group in 1994 to pursue a career in artist management. He was succeeded by former Annihilator drummer Michael Mangini, who is currently the drummer for Dream Theater.
Geary founded Global Artist Management in Boston in 1995. One of his first signings was the then little-known Boston rock band Godsmack who would go on to sell more than twelve million albums under his watch. Geary ran Global Artist Management for 10 years before being acquired by music mogul Irving Azoff and relocating to Los Angeles in 2005.
Geary worked alongside Jared Paul and Irving Azoff at "AGP" AZOFF, GEARY, PAUL MGMT (a division of Front Line Management Group) until January of 2013, at which time Irving Azoff resigned from the company, and Geary and his staff once again became an independent company now called PGM.

Geary's management credits include The Smashing Pumpkins, Alter Bridge, Godsmack, Creed, The Scorpions, Fuel, Steel Panther, Jason Bonham, Hoobastank, Myles Kennedy, and Extreme.














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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday CHAD GRACEY (video)

 #chadgracey #live #thegraciousfew #rockfileradio
Chad Gracey (born July 23, 1971, in York, Pennsylvania, US) is the drummer for the bands Live and The Gracious Few. Live have sold over 20 million records, including the 8x platinum album Throwing Copper. Chad is a founding member of the band Live and has appeared on all their albums to date.

He met his future Live band mates in middle school in York. When vocalist Ed Kowalczyk left the band in 2009, Gracey formed the band The Gracious Few along with Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Taylor of Live and Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy from the band Candlebox. They released their debut album The Gracious Few in 2010. In 2011, Live announced their intention to record new material. In March 2012, Chris Shinn, formerly of the band Unified Theory, replaced Kowalczyk as lead singer.






















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Happy Birthday SLASH (video)

#slash #gunsnroses #rockfileradio #velvetrevolver
Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his nickname Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed the side project Slash's Snakepit. He then co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. Slash has since released two solo albums, Slash (2010), featuring an all-star roster of guest musicians, and Apocalyptic Love (2012), recorded with singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy, along with rhythm section Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns, known on the album as The Conspirators. His third, World On Fire, will be released August 4, 2014.
Slash has received critical acclaim as a guitarist. Time named him runner-up on their list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him at No. 65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2011. Guitar World ranked his solo in "November Rain" No. 6 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" in 2008, and Total Guitar placed his riff in "Sweet Child o' Mine" at No. 1 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Riffs" in 2004. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with other members of Guns N' Roses.

























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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happy Birthday JASON BECKER (video)

#jasonbecker #rockfileradio
Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American neo-classical metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Mike Varney-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up in 1989 and Becker began doing solo work, having released his first album Perpetual Burn in 1988. He later joined David Lee Roth's band and recorded one album with him, A Little Ain't Enough. However, Becker's success was hampered by his then-diagnosed amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease and he was given three to five years to live. In 1996, Becker eventually lost the ability to speak and now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Despite his disability, he continues composing by using a computer and has since released Collection, a "best of" album of his favorite songs and three new songs.



















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Happy Birthday MICK POINTER (video)

#mickpointer #rockfileradio
Mick Pointer (born 22 July 1956), originally from Brill in Buckinghamshire, England, was the original drummer and founding member of the neo-progressive rock band Marillion. He appeared on the band's debut EP Market Square Heroes and debut LP Script for a Jester's Tear.

Pointer is also a founder and current member of the British progressive band Arena where he plays with keyboardist Clive Nolan (from Pendragon). He is Nolan's business partner in his record label.
Pointer later gathered a band called "Mick Pointer's Marillion" with Brian Cummings (Carpet Crawlers) on vocals, Nick Barrett (Pendragon) on lead guitar, Mike Varty (Credo) on keyboards and Ian Salmon (Arena) on bass guitar to perform Marillion's debut album, Script for a Jester's Tear for its 25th anniversary.















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