Wednesday, April 26: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (April 26) to Happy Birthday today (April 26) to former Motley Crue singer/current Dead Daisies singer John Corabi. He's 58. Other rockers celebrating include drummer Jose Pasillas of Incubus (41) and former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison (42).
John Corabi sang on Motley Crue’s 1994 self-titled album having been brought in after Vince Neil left the band. The band had a rock radio hit that year with the song “Hooligan’s Holiday”. In 2014, Corabi toured clubs honoring the 20th anniversary of the Motley Crue 94 album performing it in it’s entirety. I saw the tour at a New York area club and it was great seeing him perform material from such an outstanding, underrated album. In addition to Motley Crue, Corabi was in several other bands including The Scream, Ratt, Brides of Destruction, Union, and most recently The Dead Daisies. Cheers to John Corabi on his birthday today! A true rocker.
Incubus was formed by Jose Pasillas, along with vocalist Brandon Boyd, and guitarist Mike Einziger in 1991 out of Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California. The band achieved initial success with the 1999 album Make Yourself and the singles “Pardon Me, “Stellar”, and “Drive”. Morning View followed in 2001 with the singles “Wish You Were Here” and “Nice to Know You”. 2004’s A Crow Left for the Murder… featured the single Megalomanic and 2006’s Light Grenades debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the single “Dig”. Incubus just released their eighth studio album 8 on April 21 featuring the single "Nimble Bastard". The band will be on tour all summer with Jimmy Eat World. Check out the band's official website here for tour info.
Slipknot was formed out of Des Moines, Iowa in 1995 by Shawn Crahan and Paul Gray. the band went through several lineup changes and eventually settled with nine members that performed together for over a decade. Members included Corey Taylor, Shawn Crahan, Paul Gray, Mick Thomson, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Sid Wilson, Chris Fehn, and Joey Jordison. Paul Gray died in 2010 and Joey Jordison was fired from the band in Dec. 2015. Percussionist Shawn Crahan remains the only founding member in the current lineup. Slipknot headlined Q103’s Q-Ruption 2016 at SPAC last summer. Cheers to two rockin drummers today!