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Tuesday, August 18: Rock n Roll Birthdays

Happy Birthday today (Aug. 18) to original Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott. He's 65. Also celebrating today is Slaughter/Blue Man Group drummer Blas Elias (48).

Dennis Elliott played with Foreigner from 1976 until leaving in the early 90's and becoming a sculptor

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
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Monday, August 17: Rock n Roll Birthdays

Happy Birthday today to Gilby Clarke. The one time rhythm guitarist for Guns N' Roses is 53. Also celebrating today is former Boston drummer Sib Hashian (66).

Gilby Clarke played with Guns N' Roses for 3 years, replacing Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour

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Saturday, August 15: Happy Birthday Tommy Aldridge

Happy Birthday today to one of the greatest drummers on the planet! Tommy Aldridge ( Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Ted Nugent, and Thin Lizzy.) He's 65.

Aldridge was self-taught and inspired by band's like Cream, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin, in particlular, drummers like Ginger Baker and John Bonham

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WPDH Big Hair Scare Exclusive: Premiere of Brand New Iron Maiden Single Friday

Iron Maiden fans are excited today (Aug. 14) about the release of the first single from the upcoming album 'The Book of Souls'. The band released the new single and video for the song Speed of Light on their official website and social media this morning and you can hear it on WPDH today!

Tune into the WPDH Big Hair Scare at 6:35pm to hear 'Speed of Light'

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41 Years Ago: Neil Peart Plays His First Show With Rush

Neil Peart played his first concert as a member of Rush on Aug. 14, 1974.

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Tig’s Metal Box: Motley Crue Final East Coast Dates

The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we be discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week we talk about Motley Crue and the final east coast dates of 'All Bad Things Must come to an End': The Final Tour

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Wednesday, August 12: Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler

Happy Birthday today (Aug. 12) to Mark Knopfler. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Dire Straits is 66. Knopfler co-founded Dire Straits with his younger brother David in 1977. Knopfler ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and he has sold over 120 million albums worldwide with Dire Straits

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24 Years Ago: Metallica Blow Up With the Black Album

Metallica closed out the '80s as rock's reigning thrash metal band, but far from being content to rest on their laurels, they forged a different path for their fifth album.

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47 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time

On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.

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Collective Soul Announce New Album, Tour

Collective Soul will be hitting the road this fall in support of their brand new album, 'See What You Started'.

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Category: Concerts, Music News

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