Tommy Clufetos / Sabbath drummer launches Tommy’s RockTrip

14 April 2021

Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath) has formed Tommy’s RockTrip, with their Hard Rock debut ‘Beat Up By Rock ‘N’ Roll’ set for release 7 May 2021 via Frontiers. 

Clufetos told MetalTalk: “”I wanted to make an album that I would enjoy listening to, while injecting some of the characteristics that I love about my favourite Rock ‘N’ Roll. Hopefully, if you are listening to it in your car, you will realise you are driving way over the speed limit.”

Cover of Beat Up By Rock 'N' Roll, from Tommy's RockTrip

The lead single is ‘Got To Play Some Rock ‘N Roll’, which you can hear below. Tommy said “the lyrics are pretty obvious if you are in the game of music. If you are a spectator, then not so much. As a great band once said: ‘It’s a long way to the top if you wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll’.

“This business is a bitch, but you ride through it all with a smile because…you’ve ‘Got To Play Some Rock ‘N Roll’!!!”

Tommy takes the mic in three songs on the album, with the full lineup featuring vocalist Eric Dover (Jellyfish, Slash’s Snakepit and Alice Cooper), Eliot Lorengo (bass), Hank Schneekluth (lead guitar) and Nao Nakashima (rhythm guitar).

Tommy’s Rocktrip:
Tommy Clufetos – drums, lead vocals on 4, 8, 11
Eric Dover – lead vocals
Eliot Lorengo – bass
Hank Schneekluth – lead guitar
Nao Nakashima – rhythm guitar
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Tommy C – saxophone on 11
John Schreffler – guitar solo on 8
Doug Organ – Hammond B3

Beat Up By Rock ‘N’ Roll
1 Heavy Load
2 Welcome To The Show
3 You Got The Cash, I Got The Flash
4 Make Me Smile
5 Do It Again
6 Kid Blood
7 Don’t Be Afraid
8 Beat Up By Rock N’ Roll
9 Got To Play Some Rock N’ Roll
10 The Longevity
11 Power Of Three

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