I'm Tommy Black. I'm originally from a small town called Dora, Alabama. I've been blessed with being able to meet so many of my idols growing up. I love to meet rock and metal musicians, and I love to play music as well. My dream is to do something in the music business for a living. Originally it was to be a rockstar. As I grow older, it's become to just be involved. Either way, I'm going to keep enjoying life to the fullest and prove that it doesn't matter where you are from, you can do anything in life.
The little moments make for the most meaningful times.
I did this interview in 1999 or 2000. I love that in 2011 Skidrowmusic reposted it on Tumblr. really cool!
“I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Rob Affuso, the former drummer of Skid Row, to get his views on the current summer tour that his former bandmates have embarked on with KISS, and to discuss the demise of Skid Row in 1996.”
Tommy: I want to go way back. What happened to cause the tension in Skid Row?
Rob: Well, Skid Row has had tensions for years, but it was always workable and we used it to our advantage. A lot of times tension is what makes music great. But I think the real tension came basically between Rachel (Bolan, bass) and Sebastian (Bach, vocals). That’s really where the heaviest was and it grew from there. And a lot of times it was Sebastian and one of the other members for whatever reason. I mean I personally have had a lot of shit go down with Sebastian. Not that I hate him. I don’t hate him at all. I just don’t understand why he has to talk all this shit about me in his interviews.
Good clean fun is no fun at all. Bring on the dirty
Never give up on your dreams. Change your point of view but never give in.