Tommy Clufetos

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Tommy Clufetos
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Drummer - Heavy metal, hard rock

Bands: Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath

Drumsticks: Regal Tip

Tommy Clufetos (born (1979-12-30) December 30, 1979 (age 37)) is an American drummer currently on tour with Black Sabbath. He is also the drummer for Ozzy Osbourne's solo band.

Biography

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.

Career

Clufetos joined Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1999) before joining forces with Ted Nugent (2001-2003) playing on Craveman and Love Grenade. He also payed with Alice Cooper (2004) performing 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.

In March 2010 it was announced that Clufetos had quit Rob Zombie to join Ozzy Osbourne replacing drummer Mike Bordin. As of May 2012 Clufetos plays with Black Sabbath, filling in for original drummer Bill Ward. However, he did not perform on their upcoming 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, NY, and the final show at Hyde Park in the U.K. In 2015 Clufetos played shows with Ozzy Osbourne including Ozzfest Japan and others. In late 2015 Clufetos began rehearsals with Black Sabbath for their farewell tour simply titled "The End", with the first show starting on January 20, 2016 in Omaha, NE, with another 57 shows scheduled.

Drumsticks

Regal Tip Tommy Clufetos Performer Series Drumsticks
Tommy said, "My signature 313 drumsticks are the ultimate weapon in playing hard rock 'n' roll anywhere, anytime. Check 'em out and give people a preview of World War 3!

Acorn wood tips, Model #: PF-TC-313 - Dimensions: 16.5" x .630"
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Buy Regal Tip Tommy Clufetos Performer Series Drumsticks

Tommy Clufetos Drumstick Collection

Current Drumstick Count in Collection: 17.

(2001) 0260 Tommy Clufetos - Johnny Rabb signature model 2001 tour drumstick, 07/01/2001 Full Bluntal Nugity tour, Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA
(2002) 0389-0390 Tommy Clufetos - Johnny Rabb signature model 2002 Craveman tour drumsticks.
(2002) 0654 Tommy Clufetos - Johnny Rabb signature model 2002 Craveman tour drumstick.
(2008) 0387-0388 Tommy Clufetos - used Vater signature model drumsticks.
0010 Tommy Clufetos - This stick was signed for the original owner at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago, IL on the day of Lollapalooza Music Festival, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, while performing with Black Sabbath, 8/3/2012
(2013) 0000 Tommy Clufetos - Regal Tip retail Tommy Clufetos signature model drumsticks.
(2014) (1047) Tommy Clufetos - Regal Tip Tommy Clufetos signature model drumsticks, Black Sabbath.