Tommy Clufetos

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Tommy Clufetos
Tommy Clufetos Live 2009.jpg
Clufetos performing live in Detroit in 2009
Background information
Birth name Tommy Clufetos
Born (1979-12-30) December 30, 1979 (age 34)
Detroit, Michigan, US
Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, instrumental rock, hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Labels Epic
Associated acts Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath
Website www.tommyclufetos313.com

Tommy Clufetos (born December 30, 1979) is an American drummer currently on tour with Black Sabbath. He is also the drummer for Ozzy Osbourne's solo band.

Biography[edit]

Tommy Clufetos was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Rochester Adams High School in Rochester, Michigan. He began playing drums around the age of six.[1]

Career[edit]

Clufetos started playing drums at age seven,went on to join Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels(1999) before joining forces with Ted Nugent],(2001-2003) played on Craveman and Love Grenade Alice Cooper 2004, performed on Coopers release Dirty Diamonds. He went on to join Rob Zombie from 2005 to 2010, and played on Rob Zombie's 2006 album Educated Horses, on Zombie's first live release, 2007's Zombie Live, and on 2010's Hellbilly Deluxe 2.

In 2008 Tommy Clufetos featured in his own IMV drum instructional DVD from the Behind The Player series. He also makes an appearance in the John 5 Behind The Player DVD contributing to the backing drums.[2]

In March 2010 it was announced that Clufetos had quit Rob Zombie to join Ozzy Osbourne. As of May 2012 Clufetos played with Black Sabbath, filling in for original drummer Bill Ward.[3] However, he did not perform on their latest album, 13, as Brad Wilk ended up behind the kit during the recording sessions. But Clufetos returned to playing with Black Sabbath in April 2013 as the drummer for their North America tour, starting with the opening show in Houston on July 25, 2013. Clufetos continues with Black Sabbath in 2014 with first show to be at the Barclay Center NYC.

Equipment[edit]

Clufetos is endorsed by Drum Workshop drums.

  • 24" Bass Drum (2)
  • 14" Snare
  • 13" Tom
  • 16" Floor Tom
  • 18" Floor Tom

Clufetos is endorsed by Meinl Percussion cymbals.[4]

(From Left to Right)

  • 16" Byzance Brilliant China
  • 19" Mb20 Heavy Crash
  • 15" Mb20 Heavy Soundwave Hihats
  • 19" Mb20 Heavy Crash
  • 19" Mb20 Heavy Crash
  • 22" Mb20 Heavy Bell Ride
  • 19" Mb20 Heavy Crash
  • 20" Mb20 Rock China
  • Hardware - DW
  • Pedals - DW
  • Drum Heads - Aquarian
  • Sticks - Regal Tip Tommy Clufetos Performer Series.
  • Cases - Humes & Berg Enduro Cases

Discography[edit]

Alice Cooper[edit]

Hillbilly Herald[edit]

Ted Nugent[edit]

Lesley Roy[edit]

Rob Zombie[edit]

John 5[edit]

Ozzy Osbourne[edit]

Whitey Kirst[edit]

DVDs[edit]

References[edit]

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