INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Musician Mike Patton of Faith No More performs during day 2 of the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival 2010 held at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2010 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. January 6th is one.
January 27, 1944: Nicholas Berkeley “Nick” Mason is born. He is not only Pink Floyd‘s drummer, but the only constant member since their 1965 inception, and he’s featured on every one of their studio albums. Bask in his kingly glory.
January 27, 1951: Apparently the 27th of January is a good day to be born a rock drummer, as it’s also Brian Downey of Thin Lizzy’s birthday, too. Shall we take it back to Thin Lizzy at the Paradise in ’78? Oh, we shall.
January 27, 1968: Michael Allan Patton is born in Eureka, California. You know him as Mike Patton, one of the greatest, most versatile rock vocalists of the last four decades. From his early days with Mr. Bungle to his years as the voice and face of Faith No More to experimental projects like Fantomas, Peeping Tom, and Tomahawk, Patton is forever pushing the vocal envelope and is often sited as a hero by many of your favorite rockers. And he’s a damn good crowdsurfer, too.