SKF NOTE: In my introduction to Tommy Aldridge’s October 1981 Modern Drummer interview I wrote, “Not a week would go by without [reader] letters asking, ‘When are you guys going to interview Tommy Aldridge?'” I connected with Tommy by phone for this interview, but I don’t remember the details of our meeting.
After Tommy’s phone interview I did meet him in person in May 1981 at The Palladium in New York City during Ozzy Osbourne’s Blizzard of Ozz Tour. Tommy Aldridge was a true professional, a gentleman, and interesting to interview.
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