"Happy 33rd Birthday"
Dave Rude (born June 14, 1978 in Oakland, California) is the second guitarist of hard rock band Tesla, joining them in 2006. He also fronts his own rock act Dave Rude Band, where he sings and plays guitar.
Rude started playing guitar when he was 9 and his main musical influences included Guns N' Roses, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Perry, Mike Campbell, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He used to play in a band called The Servants around the San Francisco club scene, before starting his own solo band called simply The Dave Rude Band.
In 2006 he was discovered by Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon, who contacted him via his Myspace profile. He was so impressed by Rude's music that he offered him a job of rhythm guitarist for his solo side-project, simply called The Frank Hannon Band. Dave agreed and soon it turned out that he was really being auditioned for Tesla, who needed a second guitarist after Tommy Skeoch's departure. He first began to play with Tesla during the "Electric Summer Jam" tour in 2006. With Rude as a band member, Tesla recorded highly acclaimed Real to Reel and Real to Reel, Vol. 2 covers album as well as Forever More (2008).
As of 2009, Rude is an official member of Tesla with whom he tours and records, as well as a frontman of Dave Rude Band, which plays shows here and there when Tesla is not touring.
"Happy 51st Birthday"
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd on 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decades.