Tommy Aldridge is an american drummer born on August 15th, 1950.
Aldridge is noted for his work with numerous bands and artists since the 1970s, as Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band, Ozzy Osbourne, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent,Thin Lizzy, Vinnie Moore & Yngwie Malmsteen.
In the early 1970s, Aldridge began playing music with Alley Keith in the Florida Panhandle.
He started using a double-bass drum setup and became a pioneer of hard'n'heavy double kick drum.
With Black Oak Arkansas he recorded several albums between 1972 and 1976.
Aldridge spent time between 1978 and 1981 with the Pat Travers Band, recording five album.
Next Aldridge moved to UK, working with Gary Moore, recording the Dirty Fingers album in 1981 and, after, joining Ozzy Osbourne's band. Although Aldridge is credited in the liner notes and pictured on the inner sleeve of Osbourne's 1981 album Diary of a Madman, Lee Kerslake performed drums on the original release. Aldridge appeared on Osbourne's Bark at the Moon album in 1983 and on two live (Speak of the Devil and Tribute) before leaving the band in 1983.
Aldridge, with Rudy Sarzo, joined forces with guitar/keyboard virtuoso Tony MacAlpine to form a new project called MARS.
Close friends, Aldridge and Sarzo then joined Whitesnake, playing Slip of the Tongue, released in 1989.
Next Aldridge played in the band Manic Eden, with Adrian Vandenberg and Sarzo. The line-up also included former Little Caesar vocalist Ron Young.
During the 1990s Aldridge worked with numerous projects ranging from Motörhead to Ted Nugent.
From 2002 Aldridge toured with Whitesnake with David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Marco Mendoza/Uriah Duffy (bass) and Timothy Drury(keyboards), leaving the band in 2007.
Aldridge was touring with Thin Lizzy with Scott Gorham, John Sykes and Marco Mendoza.
In May 2010 Thin Lizzy did not include Aldridge in the new line up, due to healing process from an injury and original drummer Brian Downey returning.
On January 25, 2013, Tommy had rejoined Whitesnake for the third time.
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