Happy Birthday today (Jan. 22) to former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler. He's 53. Other rockers celebrating include L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley (62), former Alice Cooper guitarist Orianthi (33), and former Journey frontman Steve Perry (69).

One of my favorite bands of all time, Guns N’ Roses formed in 1985 and the band had great success in the late 80’s and early 90’s with the classic lineup of Axl Rose on vocals, Slash and Izzy Stradlin on guitars, Duff McKagan on bass and Steven Adler on drums. Their first album Appetite for Destruction is the best-selling debut album in U.S. with sales of 18 million. The album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. The successful Use Your Illusion albums were released in 1991. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

 I met Steven Adler when his band Adler's Appetite played The Chance in Poughkeepsie a few years ago. He was gracious enough sign my copy of Appetite for Destruction and was super cool. Cheers to Steven Adler on his birthday today!
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(L to R) Steve Riley, Phil Lewis, Stacey Blades and Scott Griffin of L.A. Guns. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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