As a young jazz fan, studying with Joe
Morello, Tico never could have imagined the success that would come his
way. Even before he joined with Jon Bon Jovi in 1983, Tico had a
successful career as a drummer. His studio and live experience with
Frankie and the Knockouts, Pat Benatar, Chuck Berry, Cher, Alice Cooper,
and Stevie Nicks helped to establish him as a first call player. Playing
with Bon Jovi has simply been the icing on the cake.
Few bands embodied the era of pop-metal
like Bon Jovi. The New Jersey-based quintet developed an ingratiatingly
melodic and professional variation of hard-rock - one that appealed as
much to teenagers as to adults. Their videos helped propel 1986's
Slippery When Wet and 1988's New Jersey into multi-platinum status
around the world.
The group managed to subtly change their
image in the early '90s, moving away from metal and concentrating on
straightforward arena-rock and ballads. The shift in style worked, and
Bon Jovi was the only American pop-metal band of the '80s to retain a
sizable audience in the '90s.
very comfortable with Ahead Sticks. No carpal tunnel. No pain. These
sticks absorb the shock.” check
out Tico's setup