For Tommy, listening to ‘The Who’ was his first introduction to music. At 14, he got his first guitar. At the time, Tommy was known as a ‘Rink Rat’. He was on a speed-skating team. The rink had live bands that played. Tommy would help the bands load their equipment, and it’s there where one of them first told to Tommy that he should loss the guitar, learn how to play bass and sing, because there are ‘guitar players on every corner around here’. Tommy moved to L.A., scored auditions with Ozzy and David Lee Roth, but lost both gigs because they didn’t like his hair. After being evicted from his apartment, Tommy finally landed a gig in the Alice Cooper Band, a band he actually once was a roadie for.