In Today’s From The Vault, we highlight the birthdays of 4 musicians who are celebrating their birthdays tomorrow (June 23):
The Testament and Dublin Death Patrol vocalist celebrates his 53rd birthday tomorrow. Chuck, who replaced Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza in Testament in 1986, has been an integral part of what makes them one of the greatest bands to come out of the Bay Area. Chuck, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and underwent chemotherapy treatments has since been given a clean bill of health. The band is currently on tour and is expected to return to the studio this fall.
The Me Against The World singer also celebrates his 52nd birthday tomorrow. Lizzy, (born Gregory Harges) who named the band after the axe murderess Lizzie Borden has been the frontman since 1983. He was also the vocalist for a side project called Starwood and got his start singing for a band called Diamond Dogs, prior to forming Lizzy Borden. The band has been on tour with their “30 years of American Metal” show across the country and are also working on the follow-up to their 2007 Appointment With Death album.
Glenn Danzig who founded the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig turns 60 tomorrow. Glenn born in New Jersey is also an avid fan of horror, gore and the occult and owns his own record label called Evilive and an adult oriented comic book company called Verotik. Glenn has often been compared to Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley as far as his vocal style goes but has also written songs for Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.
The former W.A.S.P. guitarist turns 57 tomorrow. Chris, who was the lead guitar player in W.A.S.P., left the band in 1990 and rejoined in 1996 until 2001. He released his solo album, Nothing To Lose, in 2012 in which he teamed up with Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor from Motorhead. His second album, Shitting Bricks was released earlier this year.
Happy Birthday Guys!! Thanks for some great music!