|Happy Birthday THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD (video)|
|Mon, 29 May 2017 11:54:00 +0000|
#thomasyoungblood #kamelot #rockfileradio
Thomas Youngblood (born May 29, 1974) is the guitarist, founding member and one of the main creative forces behind the progressive/symphonic power metal band Kamelot from Tampa, Florida. He is the only consistent member of the band. He began playing guitar at the age of 15 and in 1991 founded Kamelot with Richard Warner.
|Happy Birthday GAVIN HARRISON (video)|
|Sun, 28 May 2017 11:31:00 +0000|
#gavinharrison #porcupinetree #kingcrimson #rockfileradio
Gavin Harrison (born May 28, 1963) is an English drummer and percussionist. He is best known for playing with the British progressive rock bands Porcupine Tree and King Crimson. His influences come from his father's jazz collection and from drummers such as Steve Gadd and Jeff Porcaro.
In 1983-84 he toured as a member of Renaissance.
In 2002 he joined Porcupine Tree.
In 2007 Gavin began a long term collaboration with singer/extended range bass player 05Ric which led to the release of three CDs, Drop (2007), Circles (2009) and The Man Who Sold Himself (2012).
In 2008, Gavin joined King Crimson as part of a dual-drummer lineup with Pat Mastelotto. Gavin played a number of shows in the United States in August with the band.
On August 23, 2011 he was a featured performer on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' as part of their second "Drum Solo Week", along with such players as Tony Royster, Jr., Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, and Dennis Chambers.
He won the Modern Drummer magazine readers' poll for "best progressive drummer of the year" consecutively from 2007–2010. He won "Best Prog Drummer" in DRUM USA magazine 2011. He is the featured cover story on Modern Drummer January 2009. Rolling Stone Magazine polls rate him as the third best drummer in the past 25 years. Best Prog Drummer 2011 & 2012 in Prog Magazine
Harrison has authored two instructional drum books entitled Rhythmic Illusions and Rhythmic Perspectives. He also wrote and produced his own instructional DVDs, Rhythmic Visions and Rhythmic Horizons, at his home studio. 2010 saw the release of Rhythmic Designs, a book of transcriptions by Terry Branam, and a 3 hour DVD of Gavin's explanations and demonstrations. It won 'Best In Show' at the summer NAMM show in the USA.
In September 2014, Harrison plays live in the new seven-member formation of King Crimson, as one of the three drummers.
|Happy Birthday JOHN FOGERTY (video)|
|Sun, 28 May 2017 11:28:00 +0000|
#johnfogerty #ccr #rockfileradio
John Cameron Fogerty (born May 28, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the band Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) and as a solo recording artist. Fogerty was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at number 72).
|Happy Birthday SEAN KINNEY (video)|
|Sat, 27 May 2017 12:41:00 +0000|
#seankinney #aliceinchains #rockfileradio
Sean Howard Kinney (born May 27, 1966) is an American musician best known for being the drummer of the rock band Alice in Chains.
Sean Kinney met up with Alice in Chains when he was dating the sister of bassist Mike Starr. Through Starr, he was introduced to Jerry Cantrell who introduced them both to Layne Staley. Since the band's inception, Kinney has been the only drummer. He also sang chorus vocals through a megaphone on the hidden song from Sap entitled "Love Song". The album was named after a dream Kinney had about the band recording some light acoustic songs for an album they name Sap, because it's "sappy." Sean plays a large role in the presentation of the band, having helped design artwork and stage setups for most of the band's albums and tours.