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 35)
Detroit, Michigan, US
Genres Heavy metal, alternative metal, instrumental rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums
Labels Epic
Associated acts Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath

Tommy Clufetos (born December 30, 1979) is an American session drummer who was on tour with Black Sabbath during their Black Sabbath Reunion Tour, which highlighted their new album 13. He is also the drummer for Ozzy Osbourne's solo band.


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]


Clufetos started playing drums at age seven and went on to join Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1999) before joining forces with Ted Nugent (2001-2003). He played on Craveman and Love Grenade. He also performed on Alice Cooper's 2004 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 March 2010 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.[2] However, he did not perform on their latest album, 13, as Brad Wilk ended up behind the kit during the recording sessions. Clufetos returned to playing with Black Sabbath in April 2013 as the drummer for their North American tour, starting with the opening show in Houston on July 25, 2013. Clufetos continued with Black Sabbath in 2014 with first show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Clufetos is endorsed by Drum Workshop drums, and by Meinl Percussion cymbals.[3]


Alice Cooper[edit]

Ted Nugent[edit]

Lesley Roy[edit]

Rob Zombie[edit]

John 5[edit]

Ozzy Osbourne[edit]

Whitey Kirst[edit]



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