Tuesday, January 22: Tig's Rock Birthdays

Inductees (L-R) Matt Sorum, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan and Slash of Guns N’ Roses pose in the press room during the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 14, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Happy Birthday today (Jan. 22) to former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler. He's 54. Other rockers celebrating include L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley (63), former Alice Cooper guitarist Orianthi (34), and former Journey frontman Steve Perry (70).

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 some years back. He was gracious enough sign my copy of Appetite for Destruction and was super cool. Cheers to Steven Adler on his birthday today!

Photo credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Tigman hangin with former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler. Photo credit: The Rutigliano Archives

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