Today (August 4) we remember guitarist Robinn Crosby of Ratt who would have been 56. Crosby was one of the original members of Ratt. He co-wrote many Ratt hits including 'Round and Round', 'Wanted Man', and Lay it Down'. The band's 1984 album 'Out of the Cellar' went triple platinum.

Robbin Crosby was dating actress Tawny Kitaen when he first joined the the band Ratt. She appeared on the cover of the 'Out of the Cellar' album and in several Whitesnake videos.

Crosby publicly announced that he had AIDS and had been HIV positive in 2001. He died at the age of 42 on June 6, 2002. Causes of death were reported as AIDS-related complications and heroin overdose.