Happy Birthday today (May 27) to Sean Kinney. The Alice in Chains drummer is 52. Also celebrating is former Dio keyboardist Claude Schnell (60). In remembrance today, former Black Crowes keyboardist Eddie Harsch would have been 61.

Drummer Sean Kinney has been the only drummer in Alice in Chains since their inception and he has also helped design artwork and stage setups for most of the band’s albums and tours giving him a large role in the presentation of the band. Alice in Chains rose to fame in the early 1990’s as part of the Seattle grunge movement along with band’s like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band toured last summer kicking off with some opening dates on the Guns N’ Roses stadium tour in June along with headlining dates. The band is currently in the studio working on their sixth album, the follow up to 2013's The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here.

Cheers to Sean Kinney on his birthday today! For more on Alice in Chains, check out their official website here.

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