Happy Birthday today (Jan. 13) to bassist James Lomenzo (White Lion, Megadeth) who turns 58. Also celebrating is former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin (63) and we remember guitarist Tim Kelly of Slaughter who would have been 54 today.

Bassist James Lomenzo is best known as the bassist of 80’s hair metal band White Lion from 1984-1991. With White Lion, he achieved success in 1987 with the album Pride, and the hits “Wait” and When the Children Cry”. The band’s success continued with the album’s Big Game in 1989 and Mane Attraction in 1991. The band split up in 1992 and Lomenzo would go on to play with many other bands including Megadeth from 2006-2010. As a big fan of both White Lion and Megadeth, I say cheers to James Lomenzo!

Guitarist Trevor Rabin is best known for his work with Yes from 1983-1995. He was born in in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rabin joined Yes in 1983 and played on the band’s albums 90125, Big Generator, Union, and Talk. 90125 remains the band’s biggest selling album. The album was developed from Rabin’s compositions and features the band’s chart topping hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart”. Rabin left Yes in 1995 to become a successful film composer. He recently got together with former Yes members to form ARW. The band includes former Yes singer Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman and they perform the music of Yes in concert. Rabin will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year along with his former Yes bandmates.

Trevor Rabin
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Tim Kelly was best known as the guitarist for the band Slaughter. The band had success in 1990 with their debut album Stick It to Ya and the hit singles “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life”, “Mad About You”, and “Fly to the Angels”. The album went double platinum selling over two million copies and becoming one of the biggest albums of 1990. The band also saw success in 1992 with their follow-up album The Wild Life which was certified gold.


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