The Iconic Drumming Behind “Here I Go Again”

Tommy Aldridge, the legendary drummer and Whitesnake band member, has made an unforgettable impression with his drumming on the classic rock song “Here I Go Again.” The 1982 release of the track was a huge success for Whitesnake, reaching number one in six countries. At the heart of this chart-topper is Aldridge’s dynamic drumming. His hard hitting beats and tight groove are what give this song its recognizable feel that helped make it such a hit.

Aldridge developed his unique style by playing with big bands in Las Vegas as well as funk and soul acts throughout America. He had already earned his stripes when he joined Whitesnake in 1978 and brought a more aggressive edge to their sound because of his heavy metal background.