Born 15 August 1950 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
Aldridge got his start with the Southern Rock band Black Oak Arkansas as a self taught drummer in the early 1970s. He is credited with developing the double-bass drumming technique, later adopted by countless Hard Rock, Metal and Thrash drummers in the 1980s.
After a three year stint with the Pat Travers Band, appearing on 5 albums, Tommy joined Ozzy Osbourne's newly formed band in 1981.
In the mid-80s, Tommy played with a variety of acts, most notably Whitesnake. Always in demand, he has more recently toured with Thin Lizzy and Ted Nugent, but rejoined Whitesnake early 2013.