Troy Luccketta

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Troy Luccketta with Tesla at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. April 27, 2009.

Troy Luccketta (born Troy Mack Luccketta, October 5, 1959 in Lodi, California) is the drummer of hard rock/heavy metal band Tesla,[1] who achieved popularity in the mid- to late-1980s.

Biography[edit]

Troy started playing drums at 10 years old and was influenced by Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He has a wide variety of musical tastes and loves Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, Led Zeppelin, and Latin style percussion. His other drumming influences include John Bonham, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro, David Garibaldi and Steve Gadd. Troy grew up in the east San Francisco bay area playing in bands such as Whisper, Benny and the Jets, 415 and the Eric Martin Band before joining Tesla in 1985.

In 2010, Troy participated in a tribute album titled Mister Bolin’s Late Night Revival, a compilation of 17 previously unreleased tracks written by guitar legend Tommy Bolin prior to his death in 1976. The CD includes other artists such as HiFi Superstar, Doogie White, Eric Martin, Jeff Pilson, Randy Jackson, Rachel Barton, Rex Carroll, Derek St. Holmes, Kimberley Dahme, and The 77’s. A percentage of the proceeds from this project will benefit the Jackson Recovery Centers.[2]

Troy also produces other artists and has played drums on recording sessions in the studio with artists like Ronnie Montrose, Marc Bonilla, Eric Westphal and others. He operated a recording studio, TML Productions, in Hayward, California.[3]

Troy is endorsed by Tama Drums, Zildjian cymbals and Promark drumsticks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Troy Lucketta". Tesla. Retrieved 24 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Mister Bolin's Late Night Revival, 2010
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