RIP Tom Ardolino, Drummer for NRBQ Posted by cdm Jan 072012 He was a Great man. More. 7 Responses to “RIP Tom Ardolino, Drummer for NRBQ” funoka says: 01/07/2012 at 7:13 pm RIP — I am a latecomer to the joys NRBQ. I used to see the Yankee Stadium album in the cutouts all the time, but didn’t bite until Grooves In Orbit . . . . ahhh . . . Rain at the Drive-in. 0 High Five cliff sovinsanity says: 01/08/2012 at 11:41 am Well, there goes my chances of seeing the classic lineup together. Tommy never got as much attention as the front 3. Is there a book about the band out there? 0 High Five hrrundivbakshi says: 01/08/2012 at 11:58 am I believe Tommy’s last recorded performance may well be on the album “Say Go” by DC guitar hot-shot Jim Stephanson, on which Jim is backed by a secretly “reunited” Q. Also note that much of the album was recorded at my studio, and that I played a small role in producing and mixing it! Yay me! http://www.nrbq.com/store/cd-Say-Go.html 0 High Five Mr. Moderator says: 01/08/2012 at 12:46 pm I was wondering about that session! 0 High Five BigSteve says: 01/08/2012 at 8:03 pm When Tommy was swinging with Joey, there was nothing like it. The classic Q lineup was one of rock’s true wonders. R.I.P. 0 High Five sethro b says: 01/08/2012 at 11:28 pm No one ever hit the drums like him. He had a unique grip of the sticks, and he played big band/jazz music like a hard hitting rock drummer. I got to play on his drums once. Sonor, just like me. Sorry to hear he went to that big Sam Ash in the sky. 0 High Five geo says: 01/09/2012 at 11:30 pm Even as a devoted Tom Staley man, Ardolino had a very unique style. I don’t think anyone could ever somehow hold together a song while getting the beat turned around like he did on “Me and the Boys”. A performance like that is magically unrepeatable! 0 High Five Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.