Happy Birthday today (March 9) to current Danzig/ex Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly (49). Also celebrating is guitar legend Robin Trower (72).

Johnny Kelly was a drum tech for goth metal band Type O Negative, before joining the band as a replacement for drummer Sal Abruscato in 1994. He played on the albums October Rust, World Coming Down, Life is Killing Me, and Dead Again. He’s the current drummer for Danzig and played on the last two Danzig albums, 2010’s Deth Red Sabaoth and the 2015 covers album Skeletons. Johnny Kelly also performs with various other bands including Kill Devil Hill.

Robin Trower was a singer and guitarist in the band Procol Harum in the 60’s and also had success as leader of his own power trio. Trower is an influential guitarist who’s most popular album Bridge of Sighs features the classic rock anthem "Day of the Eagle". His latest cd Where You Are Going To was released in 2016 on V12 Records. Trower continues to rock at 72!

Robin Trower
Photo by Bill Galluchi