Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres Visits Modern Drummer Online, Part 2

In this Web exclusive video, Cam Patterson of DrumHang sits with Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres and his longtime drum-tech, JD Derosz. For part two, the guys share stories about repairing Joe Morello’s roof, watching Elvin Jones, recording in the studio, tuning and changing drumheads, and their reason for using Ahead drumsticks.

“The key to recording is to be open-minded and see what you can go for,” Torres says. “Sometimes it’s not about what it looks like—it’s about what it sounds like.”

Tico and Bon Jovi are currently on the Because We Can worldwide tour promoting the band’s latest release, What About Now. For dates and more info, visit


If you missed part one, you can see it here.


Check back for part three.