Mario Solis‘ Today’s Memory
Rikki Rockett’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Richard Allan Ream (born August 8, 1961), better known by the stage name Rikki Rockett, is an American drummer for the multi-platinum selling Glam Metal band, Poison. The band have sold over 45 million records worldwide and have sold 15 million records in the United States alone. The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, „Every Rose Has Its Thorn”.
Rockett was always an integral part of Poison’s success featuring on every Poison album ever released. The tattoo photo featured on Poison’s 1990 album Flesh and Blood is Rockett’s right shoulder. The logo was already done a couple of years prior but he added „Flesh and Blood” in support of the title. The original album cover still has the blood running from the new tattoo though it was airbrushed out soon after its release.
In late-1993, Rockett discovered that the then guitarist Richie Kotzen of Poison was having a relationship with Rockett’s fiancee at the time, Deanna Eve. Kotzen was fired due to this incident. In VH1’s „Behind The Music”, singer Bret Michaels said he never wanted to speak to Kotzen again.