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Rikki Rockett

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  Bio:   Rikki Rockett (born as Richard Allan Ream on August 8, 1961 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) is best known as the drummer, for American hair metal band, Poison.

Rockett was the youngest of two children to Norman and Margaret Ream. He attended Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill. Before founding Poison with vocalist Bret Michaels, Rockett worked as a hairdresser, lifeguard, dishwasher, Emergency Medical Technician and a suit salesman.

Rockett was always an integral part of Poison's success. In 1994, he was involved in a controversy with then-guitarist Richie Kotzen, when he was discovered having a relationship with Rockett's fiancee at the time, Deanna Eve. Kotzen was fired due to this incident.

After almost 20 years with Poison, Rockett released his first solo album -- Glitter 4 Your Soul -- on January 7, 2003 which was distributed online. He also guested on Britny Fox's Bite Down Hard.

Rockett is a well-known vegan and animal rights activist.



  Current Gig:   Poison





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