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Tommy Aldridge

Background information
Birth name Tommy Aldridge
Born August 15, 1950 (1950-08-15) (age 57)
Origin Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Genre(s) Heavy metal, Hard rock, Glam metal
Instrument(s) Drums
Years active 1970—present
Associated
acts
Ozzy Osbourne
Black Oak Arkansas
Pat Travers
Whitesnake
Thin Lizzy
Website tommyaldridge.com

Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. Tommy is noted for his work with numorous bands and vocalists, most notable being Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 587 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: The city of Grace and Benevolence Coordinates: , Country State County Hinds Founded 1822 Government  - Mayor Frank Melton Area  - City  106. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Bass drum made from wood, rope, and cowskin A drum is a musical instrument in the percussion group that can be large, technically classified as a membranophone. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Black Oak Arkansas, 1972 Black Oak Arkansas is an American Southern rock band named after the bands hometown of Black Oak, Arkansas. ... Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12, 1954) a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a Hendrix-influenced guitarist who began putting out albums on Polydor Records in the mid 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Jackson in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Aldridge taught himself how to play drums and was inspired by rock legends Cream, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin and drummers Joe Morello and John Bonham. Throughout his career Tommy has been regarded as a double bass drumming pioneer. Cream were a 1960s British rock band, which consisted of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Henry Bonzo Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English drummer and member of the English rock band Led Zeppelin. ...

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Career

In the 1970s, Aldridge joined up and coming rockers Black Oak Arkansas and recorded nine albums with them between 1972 and 1976. He also undertook long tours around the US with the band. Black Oak Arkansas, 1972 Black Oak Arkansas is an American Southern rock band named after the bands hometown of Black Oak, Arkansas. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He spent 1978 to 1981 signed with Canadian blues-rock guitarist Pat Travers, and recorded five albums with him. Aldridge was then offered a place in Ozzy Osbourne's band, which he accepted. Playing alongside Ozzy and guitarist Randy Rhoads, the line up is preserved on 1987's Tribute. After Rhoads' death the band continued to record, producing a live album in 1982 called Speak of the Devil and a studio album, Bark at the Moon in 1983, after which Aldridge left the group. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Patrick Henry Travers (born April 12, 1954) a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a Hendrix-influenced guitarist who began putting out albums on Polydor Records in the mid 1970s. ... Ozzy redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Tribute is a live album by Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Speak of the Devil is a live album by Ozzy Osbourne. ... Bark at the Moon is a heavy metal album by Ozzy Osbourne, released in December 10, 1983. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


Aldridge joined Gary Moore to record Dirty Fingers in 1984 before accepting an offer from David Coverdale of Whitesnake. However, before joining Whitesnake for the "Whitesnake 1987" tour he joined forces with longtime friend and bass player Rudy Sarzo to form "Project Driver" a Shrapnel Records band which not only failed commercially but was a project he personally financed and cost him his marriage. He was too late to appear on the successful Whitesnake 1987 album, but has toured with the band extensively to this day. He appears on Slip of the Tongue, released in 1989 which was less successful and resulted in the group breaking up a year later. For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Dirty Fingers is a 1984 album by Gary Moore. ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Whitesnake, the self-titled 1987 album by the hard rock band of the same name, was a major crossover hit and one of the top-selling albums in the hair metal genre, eventually selling over eight million copies (and thus going eight times platinum). ... album of Steve Vai. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


After Whitesnake, he played in the band Manic Eden, with his former Whitesnake bandmates, Adrian Vandenberg and Rudy Sarzo. The line-up also included former Little Caesar vocalist Ron Young. Manic Eden were a band featuring former Little Caesar singer Mark Young and former Whitesnake members Adrian Vandenberg, Rudy Sarzo, and Tommy Aldridge. ... Ad (Adrian) Vandenberg (Born: January 31, 1954 in the Netherlands) is a rock and roll guitarist, best known for his tenure as lead guitarist in Whitesnake during their successful late 80s period. ... Rudy Sarzo (born 1950 in Cuba) is a bassist who has played with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden, Dio, etc. ... Little Caesar is a 1931 crime film made during the Pre-Code era which tells the story of a man who works his way up the ranks of the mob until he reaches its upper heights. ...


During the 1990s Tommy worked with numourous acts ranging from Motörhead to Ted Nugent whilst continuing to tour and record live albums. This article is about the band. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ...


Since 2002 Aldridge has toured with Whitesnake alongside David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Marco Mendoza/Uriah Duffy (bass) and Timothy Drury (keyboards). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doug Aldrich (born February 19, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina), is a Los Angeles-based hard rock electric guitarist, since 2003 a member of Whitesnake. ... Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach, Jr. ... Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ... Uriah Duffy is a bassist who is currently playing with Whitesnake. ... Timothy Drury is a keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist. ...


As of 2007, Tommy is touring with Thin Lizzy alongside John Sykes, Scott Gorham and Marco Mendoza. Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Scott Gorham was the co-lead guitarist in the rock band Thin Lizzy from Eric Bells departure and Gary Moores temporary stint in 1974 until its breakup in 1983. ... Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ...


Aldridge plays Yamaha drums, a company he has been with for more than 20 years and uses Paiste cymbals.[1] Yamaha Drums Logo Yamaha Drums is a subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation. ... The Paiste logo A Paiste 2002 Sound Edge hihat. ...


Equipment

Current live setup (2007-)[2]

Drums

Yamaha Drums Yamaha Drums Logo Yamaha Drums is a subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation. ...

  • 2x ABD-1524T (24"x18") Absolute Maple Nouveau Bass Drums
  • 1x SD-4105 (14"x5.5") Brass Snare Drum
  • 1x ATT-1512U (12"x9") Absolute Maple Nouveau Mounted Tom
  • 1x ATT-1513U (13"x10") Absolute Maple Nouveau Mounted Tom
  • 1x AFT-1516 (16"x16") Absolute Maple Nouveau Floor Tom
  • 1x AFT-1518 (18"x16") Absolute Maple Nouveau Floor Tom
  • 2x SKRM-100 Subkicks

Cymbals

Paiste The Paiste logo A Paiste 2002 Sound Edge hihat. ...

  • 17" Signature Full Crash
  • 18" 2002 Medium
  • 20" 2002 Medium
  • 13" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hats
  • 14" 2002 Rock Hats
  • 16" Signature Thin China
  • 18" Rude Thin Crash
  • 12" Signature Splash
  • 18" 2002 Medium
  • 16" Signature Thin China
  • 15" Signature Fast Crash
  • 22" 2002 Power Ride
  • 19" Signature Power Crash
  • 19" Rude Thin Crash
  • 20" 2002 Medium Crash

Sticks

  • ProMark 2S Oak Signature Sticks

Discography

Black Oak Arkansas

  • If an Angel Came to See You ...
  • Street Party
  • Ain't Life Grand
  • X-Rated
  • Balls of Fire
  • High on the Hog
  • King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Black Oak Arkansas
  • Raunch 'N' Roll Live
  • Live! Mutha
  • Ten Year Over Night Success

Ozzy Osbourne

Speak of the Devil is an album by Ozzy Osbourne & Blizzard of Ozz. ... Bark at the Moon is a heavy metal album by Ozzy Osbourne, released in December 10, 1983. ... Tribute is a live album by Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. ...

Pat Travers

Crash And Burn was a music album released by the Pat Travers Band on the Polydor Records label in 1980. ... Live in Concert is a 1999 live album and DVD by Natalie Merchant. ... Radio Active was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s. ...

Whitesnake

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... album of Steve Vai. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Others

House of Lords is a hard rock band from Los Angeles and is the final incarnation of Giuffria, managed by Gene Simmons Gene Simmons signed Giuffria to his record label Simmons Records, but insisted they get rid of original vocalist David Glen Eisley, who would be replaced by James Christian. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the former TV host, see Garry Moore. ... Dirty Fingers is a 1984 album by Gary Moore. ... For the Irish music festival, see Live at the Marquee (festival). ... Vinnie Moore at Dallas Guitar Show 2005 Vinnie Moore (April 14, 1964, New Castle, Delaware) plays melodic instrumental rock. ... The phrase minds eye refers to the human ability for visual perception, imagination, visualization, and memory, or, in other words, ones ability to see things with the mind. ... This article is about the band. ... March ör Die is an album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... Full Bluntal Nugity is an album by Ted Nugent. ... Ruby Starr Ruby Starr (November 30, 1949 - January 14, 1995) was born Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak in Toledo, Ohio. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

Notes

  1. ^ Tommy's Weapons of Choice Tommy's Official Website
  2. ^ Tommy Aldridge Yamaha

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Tommy Aldridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (361 words)
Tommy Aldridge is a journeyman drummer, noted for his work with Ozzy Osbourne, Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake.
Aldridge was then offered a place in Ozzy Osbourne's band, which he accepted.
Tommy Aldridge uses Yamaha drums and Paiste cymbals.
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