Saturday, August 18, 2018

Happy Birthday BLAS ELIAS (video)

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Blas Elias (born August 18, 1967), is the drummer of rock band Slaughter. He also drums for the Las Vegas production of Blue Man Group.

Blas Elias (née Blas Elias Gomez), is also an actor, having appeared in the movie Rock Star, 2001. Elias played drummer Donny Johnson, of the fictional band Blood Pollution. The film also featured performances by musicians such as Zakk Wylde, Jason Bonham, Myles Kennedy, Jeff Pilson, Brian Vander Ark and Nick Catanese.
In 2000, Elias appeared in an instructional drumming video titled “Blas Elias of Slaughter - Drum Magic,” for Star Licks Productions.

Elias is endorsed by Ludwig Drums and Sabian Cymbals. At one time he had his own Signature series Drumstick Made by Pro Mark Drumsticks.















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Happy Birthday DENNIS ELLIOT (video)

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Dennis Leslie Elliott (born 18 August 1950, Peckham, London) was the original drummer for the rock band, Foreigner. He played with the band from 1976 until leaving between 1991 and 1993. He went on to became a sculptor.
Dennis Elliott played the drums with his family band at age five in shows around London. As a teenager, he joined The Tea Set with his older brother Raymond, who sang and played trumpet. At sixteen he played in the band Ferris Wheel. He later played with the British jazz-rock group IF, appearing on their first five studio albums and a live recording.

By 1975, Elliott had become a U.S. resident and played on Ian Hunter's first solo recording, Ian Hunter.

He was the original drummer for Foreigner when the band started in 1976. He officially left in January 1993.
After leaving the music industry Elliott turned to sculpture, working primarily in the medium of wood. Self-taught, many of his works have been vessels made of burlwood, sculpted wall mirrors, wall sculptures, and orbital sculptures.

















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Friday, August 17, 2018

Happy Birthday COLIN MOULDING (video)

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Colin Ivor Moulding (born 17 August 1955, Swindon, Wiltshire, England) is a bassist, songwriter and vocalist. He is a founding member of the band XTC. Though less prolific than bandmate Andy Partridge, Moulding wrote many of the group's most popular songs, including their first three UK hit singles: "Life Begins At The Hop", "Making Plans For Nigel", and "Generals and Majors". "Making Plans For Nigel" was also a Top 20 hit in Canada, and "Generals and Majors" was the band's first U.S. chart entry, peaking at #104 in 1980. Moulding's songs tended to differ from those of Partridge, in some cases having more political overtones.



















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Happy Birthday MATT SHULTZ (video)

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Matthew Ray Shultz (born October 23, 1983) is the lead singer and occasional guitarist for the American rock band Cage the Elephant. Matt also plays guitar on the bonus track "Cover Me Again" off of their self-titled album.
Matt Shultz was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, along with high school friends and other band members, his older brother Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass, backing vocals), Lincoln Parish (ex lead guitar), and Jared Champion (drums, percussion).
Matt is known for his unpredictable stage persona and can be seen cross-dressing, stage diving, crowd surfing, crowd walking and writhing around on stage during Cage the Elephant's live performances.















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Happy Birthday STEVE GORMAN (video)

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Steve Gorman (born 17 August 1965, Muskegon, Michigan, United States) is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the American country rock/blues rock band The Black Crowes. He also spent some time as the drummer for British rock band Stereophonics.

In February 1987, he joined his high school friend Clint Steele in Atlanta, Georgia to drum for Steele's band Mary My Hope. While in Atlanta he became good friends with Chris Robinson and his brother Rich. When the Robinson brothers lost their drummer Jeff Sullivan to the band Drivin n Cryin, Gorman was asked to sit in and play on "Mr. Crowes Garden's" demo session for A&M records. He ended up playing with the renamed Black Crowes for their first nine albums over 15 years. In late 2001, he decided to leave the band to pursue other avenues and relocated to Los Angeles.

In 2005, Gorman rejoined the reformed Black Crowes.
Gorman spent 2004 on the road with the Stereophonics. His playing can also be heard on Warren Zevon's final studio recording The Wind, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume 3, Jack Casady's Dream Factor, Joe Firstman's The War of Women, John Corbett's self-titled debut album, Bo Bice's See The Light and 3, and the first album by Brothers of the Southland.

Gorman is currently a member of Trigger Hippy along with Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Tom Bukovac, and Nick Govrik.














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