Today in metal news we wish a Happy Metal Birthday to three musicians who need no further introduction:


The 49 year old solo artist and lead singer of Poison who is currently on his own solo tour, announced that Poison would be joining Def Leppard for a must-see summer tour. Michaels writes on his official website that the tour will be a “live, interacitve, music extravaganza.” Bret is also getting ready to release his new solo album, Get Your Rock On, this summer. Def Leppard guitarist, Phil Collen plays guitar and sings backup vocals on the song “Get Your Ride On.” For more on Bret, check out his official website


Dee who turns 57 today and has survived the first few episodes of The Celebrity Apprentice is getting ready to release a memoir titled “Shut Up and Give Me The Mike: A Twisted Memoir.” Pre-order your copy here. You can also find out about all of Dee’s current and upcoming projects here


Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer celebrates his 44th birthday today. Currently Iced Earth is on their World Dystopia 2012 tour in which they’ll be visiting countries across the globe. Stay tuned for Part 1 of my interview later today with Jon Schaffer as he was getting ready for the tour and Iced Earth World Domination.






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