Former Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook was born on this day, July 20th, in 1956. Paul currently plays in the band Manraze with guitarist Phil Collen from Def Leppard and bassist Simon Laffy from Girl (Phil’s old glam band). Their new CD, punkfunkrootsrock will be released on August 2, 2011. Happy Birthday, Paul!
Former Soundgarden (& Audioslave) vocalist Chris Cornell turns the big 45 today, having been born on July 20th in 1964! Soundgarden was my favorite band for a really long time, back in the day, though they were never very good live, for some odd reason. But I interviewed their drummer Matt Cameron a couple of times for different publications, and he was really funny and cool. Also, my “big” sister Keven turns 56 today. Happy Birthday to Chris and Keven!