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Monday, August 8: Rock Birthdays

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Happy Birthday today (Aug. 8) to Poison drummer Rikki Rockett. He’s 55. Also turning 55 is guitarist U2 guitarist The Edge.

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Rikki Rockett and his band Poison had great success in the mid 1980’s through the 1990’s  selling over 50 million records worldwide with 15 million alone sold in the Unites States. The band released their breakthrough, multi-platinum debut album Look What the Cat Dragged in 1986 and hit their peak with the album Open Up and Say… Ahh! in 1988. The album was the band’s most successful release with four hit singles: ‘Nothin’ but a Good Tim’, ‘You’re Mama Don’t Dance’, ‘Fallen Angel’, and ‘Every Rose Has It’s Thorn’. It Peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and sold 5 million copies.

Rikki Rockett just announced that he is cancer free after battling oral cancer. We wish him the best. Poison frontman Bret Michaels recently revealed that Poison will once again hit the road with Def Leppard in the summer of 2017. For more on Rikki Rockett, check out his official website here.

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