Troy Luccketta

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Troy Luccketta
Troy Luccketta performing live with Tesla in 2009.
Troy Luccketta performing live with Tesla in 2009.
Background information
Birth nameTroy Mack Luccketta
Born (1959-10-05) October 5, 1959 (age 61)
Lodi, California
Genreshard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • drummer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsDrums
Years active1981––present
Labels
Associated actsTesla

Troy Mack Luccketta (born October 5, 1959) is an American musician who is best known as the drummer of hard rock band Tesla.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Lodi, California and raised in the San Francisco area, Luccketta began playing drums at the age of ten. His main influences as a teenager were Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro, David Garibaldi, and Steve Gadd. He began playing live with San Francisco cover bands such as Whisper, Benny and the Jets, 415, and the Eric Martin Band before joining an up-and-coming band called Tesla in 1985.

In 2010, Troy participated in a Tommy Bolin tribute album entitled Mister Bolin’s Late Night Revival, a compilation of 17 previously unreleased tracks written by Bolin prior to his death in 1976.[2]

Other[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Troy Lucketta". Tesla. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  2. ^ Mister Bolin's Late Night Revival, 2010
  3. ^ [1]