Many of the things that drummers take for granted today would never have come about if someone hadn't dared to try it first; if some pioneer hadn't crossed over into unexplored territory; if some drummer hadn't found a new way of propelling a band.
Not a week would go by without letters asking, "When are you guys going to interview Tommy Aldridge?" I tracked Tommy down at his home in Texas and he was extremely open and honest. This interview was completed shortly before Tommy joined Ozzie Osbourne for the "Blizzard of Ozz." tour.
Features Tommy Aldridge: Business Wise Features Shelly Manne Features Jim Chapin – Father of Independence Features A Tribute to Billy Gladstone Features Nazareth’s Darrell Sweet Education Rock Perspectives – “Playing Rock Music Is Not Dumb” Drum Soloist Drum Soloist – Jo Jones -“Adlib”
To those unfamiliar with the name, suffice it to say that Billy Gladstone was one of the percussion world's most legendary figures.
Being a member of a group affords a musician a certain amount of security, but it also demands a sacrifice. The security comes from the fact that the individual does not have to face the world alone.