Inspired by the rebellious sounds of pioneering rock ’n’ rollers such as Bill Haley and Little Richard, the barnstorming British drummer Tony Newman developed a slashing, swinging, hard-driving style that met the considerable demands of the breakneck creative pace set by standard-bearers of the U.K. rock music scene during the 1960s and 1970s. Having cut his teeth on the pulse-pounding jazz, soul, and rock ’n’ roll madness of Sounds Incorporated, the Southampton, Hampshire, native attracted the attention of rock royalty such as David Bowie, Jeff Beck, Marc Bolan, and the Who. By the mid-1970s, Newman’s professional and personal life was off the hook. His phone rang incessantly with calls for recording and touring opportunities, while his frenetic playing and lifestyle were accompanied by an increasing depend