Monday, February 26: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Feb. 26) to bassist Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave). He's 50. Also celebrating is keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jonathan Cain of Journey (68).
Tim Commerford and Rage Against the Machine formed out of Los Angeles, California in 1991. In addition to Commerford on bass, the rap/metal band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 1992 and it was a commercial success with several singles including "Killing in the Name". The band has been on hiatus since 2012. Commerford was also a member of Audioslave from 2001-2007. The band featured his Rage bandmates Tom Morello on lead guitar and Brad Wilk on drums along with singer/guitarist Chris Cornell. The released three studio albums. Commerford reunited with Rage bandmates Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, and were joined by Chuck D and B-Real to form the band Prophets of Rage in 2016. They performed live on the Make America Rage Again Tour. Cheers to Tim Commerford on his 50th today!