Tommy Aldridge has returned to Whitesnake following the departure of Brian Tichy earlier this month to pursue the S.U.N. project he started with singer/guitarist Sass Jordan.
David Coverdale welcomed Tommy Aldridge: “When I asked all the band members to put together their wish-list of potential drummers for us… every one, without exception, had TA at the top of the list… Also, most of the fans who communicated their suggestions on WS.com wanted Tommy back in the band… So, without further ado, we are delighted to welcome him back with us… It seems it is our destiny to work together… This is going to be so much fun…Welcome back, TA!”
Tommy Aldridge had this to say: “I can’t express how honored & grateful I am to be back in the Snake fold. Working with DC & Co has always been a labor of love. SO stoked to be back & finish what we started!”
Aldridge was previously a member of Whitesnake from 1987 until the band went on hiatus in 1991. He played with Motörhead among others, before rejoining Coverdale’s outfit in 2002. He remained behind the kit for five years before departing to join Thin Lizzy, then led by John Sykes.