dr, *1950 US, Jackson, Mississippi
Musician of Rock
A self-taught Hard Rock drummer (b. 15 August, 1950 in Jackson, Mississippi), Tommy Aldridge got his start with the Southern Rock band Black Oak Arkansas in the early 1970s. He is credited with developing the double-bass drumming technique, later adopted by countless Hard Rock, Metal and Thrash drummers in the 1980s. After a three year stint with the Pat Travers Band, appearing on 5 albums, Tommy joined Ozzy Osbourne's newly formed band in 1981. In the mid-80s, Tommy played with a variety of acts, most notably Whitesnake. Always in demand, he has more recently toured with Thin Lizzy and Ted Nugent, but rejoined Whitesnake early 2013.
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|Rock Drum Soloing & Double Bass Workout