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    My wife wants us to go see Jon Bon Jovi so I guess I'll be watching Tico Torres live next week.
    I don't know much about him and I didn't find him in the DC Famous Drummers pages.
    Information from this link suggests he was a studio guy for a while and joined JBJ in 1983..............long time..............

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tico_Torres

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    Not a big Bon Jovi fan so.......

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    I like his Peal signature snare ,his playing ,not so much.
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    My wife is a huge Bon Jovi fan, I avoid his music like the plague.
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    I may not be into Bon Jovi but it does not mean that I don't like Tico. I like all drummers no matter who they play with. Just being a drummer is good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    I may not be into Bon Jovi but it does not mean that I don't like Tico. I like all drummers no matter who they play with. Just being a drummer is good enough for me.
    Kinda agree

    all the best...

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    Tico is not very flashy, but, he is a very solid drummer. Saw Bon Jovi in the '80's. You should enjoy it.
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    UPDATE: All ticket purchasers received the new JBJ CD in the mail about a week before the show....................it's not bad; not great.
    Went to the concert last night:
    JBJ's voice isn't as strong as it used to be................he actually ages like the rest of us;
    I recognized about 20% of the music -- I guess I don't keep up like I used to -- but the crowd was liking it, so..............
    The sound system was too small for the big arena.............all you could hear of the drums was a big boomy bass and snare.............hats and ride was nonexistent;
    The band played good, not great;
    The most impressive component of the night was the lighting system...............very good.
    Of all the concerts I've seen in my life, this one will go in the file of forgettable.
    And these days, concerts are expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Of all the concerts I've seen in my life, this one will go in the file of forgettable.
    And these days, concerts are expensive.
    This is why it has been a long time since I've shelled out any $$ to go to a concert.

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    What's a concert?
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    i like Tico he seems like a pretty level headed, under the radar kind of person.
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    Too bad about the sound. I've noticed recently, that the new trend seems to be, remove all the cymbals out of the mix. I saw the Motley Crue/ Alice Cooper show and Coopers sound was great, but, Crues sound guy didn't like the cymbals. They were non existant.
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    1971 5x14 Ludwig acrolite snare
    Tama metalworks snare 13x6
    DW collectors Maple Blue Glass7x8, 8x10, 9x12 rack toms, 11x14, 13x16 hanging toms, 18x23 bass, 8 and 12 timbale toms, 5.5x10 Ten and Six All Maple snare, 5.5x14 Supersolid snare, DW 9000 rack system, DW 5002 Double bass pedal, DW 5000 Hi-Hat stand, DW 9000 Snare stand.
    Sabian Xs20 cymbals: 16 & 18 crash, 20 ride, 14 hats, 8 splash, 18 china.
    Zildjian cymbals: 21 ride, 15 hats. All '70's era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    UPDATE: All ticket purchasers received the new JBJ CD in the mail about a week before the show....................it's not bad; not great.
    Went to the concert last night:
    JBJ's voice isn't as strong as it used to be................he actually ages like the rest of us;
    I recognized about 20% of the music -- I guess I don't keep up like I used to -- but the crowd was liking it, so..............
    The sound system was too small for the big arena.............all you could hear of the drums was a big boomy bass and snare.............hats and ride was nonexistent;
    The band played good, not great;
    The most impressive component of the night was the lighting system...............very good.
    Of all the concerts I've seen in my life, this one will go in the file of forgettable.
    And these days, concerts are expensive.
    Don’t even get me started about concert prices. The cheapest Metallica tickets were $167, and the cheapest Slayer tickets were $39 here. For me though, price isn’t an issue. I want to see all these guys before they’re dead.
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    Last show I went and saw was Blue Oyster Cult and that was several years ago.. I saw Bon Jovi when they were just starting out back in like 85 at the Texas Jam and they weren't bad. I got a friend who just paid 300 bucks for two tickets to go see Baby Metal.. but he's a fanatic.. I tease him a lot about that!
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    Kinda funny. In this whole thread, I didn't see one act named that I would even cross the street to see with free tickets! LOL

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    i like Tico he seems like a pretty level headed, under the radar kind of person.
    Yep -- he did not show off at all.
    Just played solid and basic.........DW Collectors..........no overplaying..........perfect tempos.
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    I saw Bon Jovi open for Ratt back in the 80's , they kicked *** back then , put on a great show.

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    I saw bon jovi open for the scorpions in 84. They were ok i guess since i went to see the scorpions. That said, i learned to like bon jovi, they know how to write very catchy songs. He also has a cool story.
    As for Tico, i like him. He plays for the song. Their music would be ruined by neil peart or stewart copeland.
    Tico started as a jazz guy.

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    Not a Bon Jovi fan, but, Torres is a solid drummer and fits the band.

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