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Tommy Joe Ratliff … Just the Facts!

Tommy Joe Ratliff

Tommy is the lead guitar player for Adam Lambert’s band.  He played the bass guitar for Adam during the entire GlamNation . He is originally a guitar player but was willing to learn  parts on the bass in order to be part of this band.

Adam talks about the band and Tommy starting at 4:00

Adam says that Tommy is great because even thoug he is straight, he is  open, different and not afraid to embrace his feminine side. Tommy loves makeup, getting his hair done and outfits as much as Adam does.  They share the Glamrock esthetic!

Tommy Vacationing in Mexico with Adam and Friends

 I love watching Tommy bounce around on his spot during performances and he has been seen singing along even though he does not officially sing with the band!

Tommy’s My Space page informs us that Tommy, a Libra, celebrates his birthday on October 18. He is presently 28 years old .  Tommy is single, straight, a non-smoker, and an athiest. He graduated from Burbank High School in the class of 2000. 

Tommy has one sister. He lives in an apartment in Burbank with two roomates;  Dave Corsile of the band Evolove, and Mike, who is also a musician.

Tommy’s favorite music includes Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, the Cure.  His favorite films include Velvet Goldmine, Tombstone, and Fight Club.

Tommy loves the TV show M*A*S*H*. His heroes include John Wayne, Jimi Hendrix, and Hank Williams.

He has played with several bands previously and these include Mouthlike, Turn of the Screw, and Eat the Crow.

Mouthlike MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/mouthlike

On X-Factor – Finland!

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Eat the Crow Documentary  Tommy at 2:05, 3:51, 5:00, 6:16

In a video on Turn of the Screw (w/earlier hairstyle), he claims to be earning $ as a Culligan Man and a dolphin trainer (?!).

Turn of the Screw Documentary: Tommy Speaks at 1:38

Tommy Performing with Turn of the Screw

Adam’s nickname for Tommy  is

glitterbaby and his for Adam is

babyboy.

They have tweeted each other with

these names a few times and Adam

 introduced Tommy at Fantasy Springs

 as “Glitterbaby.”

 

Tommy speaks to Adamcast at Gridlock

Tommy’s fan groups include the Badgers and the Creepers.

From a Twitter party:
avarix98 asks: What do you prefer: aTOM or Lambliff?
Tommy says: I’ve heard a lot of em i think theyre all good.  haha

The Kiss That Was Heard Around the World!

Love Tommy in this Vevo Commercial with Adam

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Archive of  Tommy Joe’s  Tattoos!

http://community.livejournal.com/tjrpics_blog/35255.html

 Living It!

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Thanks to @catcherofdreamz

Tommy Interview from In Rock Magazine (Translated from Japanese)

October 2010

Thanks to @_bani for posting

Tommy Joe Ratliff

Translation thanks to:  http://community.livejournal.com/tjrpics_blog/18419.html

アダム・ランバートのバンドメンバー、トミーに独占インタビュー

Tommy, Adam Lambert’s band member exclusive interview

Right before Adam Lambert’s first Japan tour, in mid September we managed to get a first interview with his bassist, Tommy Joe Ratliff. He joined the band after his audition last year, and not long after, he became widely known after Adam kissed him on stage at the American Music Awards performance. Just like Adam, he has glam makeup on that suits him but when we actually talk to him, he has this cuteness in him and he seems like the character who is being loved and protected by Adam and everybody else.

Is this your first time doing a world tour?

Well, I’ve been overseas for the promo tour before, but this is the first time for me doing a tour this scale. And other band members are like my family, so I think it’s very cool.

Have you ever been to Japan?

No, I’ve never.

I think you will like Japan. Seems like there are a lot of Tommy fans in Japan.

Yea, it does seem like it. Some fans came to America from Japan to see the shows, and there are some people who prepared presents for me. It’s all thanks to Adam.

What’s the highlight of the tour so far?

Well, the shows have been so awesome these two days. When it was the last show for our former drummer (Longineu Parsons III), it’s kinda sad in a way, but the energy was awesome. And we have a new drummer Isaac (Carpenter) and from today on we’re stoked to play with him. And aside from that, on our days off sometimes we rent a boat, or playing around the ocean on a jet ski, or stuff like that. It’s very cool see a lot of different places in the country and I think it’s a crazy life. Because last year this time I was in my cubicle doing desk work, and I’ve never done any work as a professional musician like this. And also to have people like Monte and Adam with me … they’re just like brothers to me.

Were you born and grew up in California?

Yes, in Burbank, outskirts of Los Angeles.

Have you always known since you were little that you’re into music, or did you enjoy sports or other things?

I’ve been playing guitar since I was 12, and I’ve been in various bands in Los Angeles, and even though there are times when we got paid for performing, I’ve never played in professional level like this. Sports, well I played baseball when I was little, but I realized that I’m not good at it … I’m just not that into (sport) teamwork (laughs).

You said you’ve been in several bands before, what kind of music did you play then?

Depends on the band, there are times where I played heavy metal, and I think because Monte once played heavy metal also, we have good music chemistry. We’re trying to create that kind of energy and produce better sound at the shows. And I’m also a blues guitar player. I’m actually a guitar player, but when I audition for Adam Lambert, they asked whether I would try for bass and I’ve been playing bass since.

When you first audition was it for the position of a guitar player or a bass player?

In the first audition they were looking for guitar player so I auditioned for that. But after that I got a phone call that the position was filled, and they asked whether I’m interested to try out for the position of a bassist who can also play guitar. It was on my birthday, but cos they told me they wanted me to come the next day with a bass, I rushed home, missed my own birthday party, got a bass guitar and practiced for the audition (laughs). And then I got the job.

So you like bands like Depeche Mode and Nince Inch Nails, do you have any similar likings with Adam?

Yea, I like bands like Nine Inch Nails or Marilyn Manson, and since Adam introduced me to artists that he likes, I’ve been listening to Miike Snow, Lady Gaga and Goldfrapp. I think from the first time we met we have a lot in common, like we both love the movie Velvet Goldmine (1998). And we’ve introduced the music that we like to each other, I like Adam’s taste. I like electronic from the 80’s like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, New Order, and I grow up listening to them.

Aside from your musical talent, I think Adam is also into your cute looks. That American Music Awards performance, it was not long after you were hired, right?

Yes, that was my first performance.

The part where Adam kissed you, it wasn’t rehearsed?

No, it just happened in the moment. Like I said before, we both like Velvet Goldmine, it’s almost like I want to be a rockstar because of that movie. We were talking about it and inspired by that, we thought we had to do something. We didn’t plan the kiss, but at the rehearsal when it comes to that part, Adam supposed to pull my hair and then walk away. It was our first performance as a band, and I said to Adam that he can grab me or do whatever he wants. And at the show Adam came and kissed me. I think it’s very cool, I like to shock people.

I guess the world was too shocked by it.

Yes, because it is wrong according to Christian belief. It’s okay for Britney Spears and Madonna to do it, and it’s okay for Katy Perry to sing about kissing girls, kids have seen all that and they don’t see it as a problem, but when guys do it, it become a problem. I think it’s a huge double standard. And I’m glad that we did it cos in a way we’ve raised some awareness of that problem.

Is it true that Adam calls you Glitterbaby and you call Adam babyboy?

(laughs) It’s funny because one time when we met I said jokingly “What’s up babyboy?” and Adam laughed his ass off. So after that sometimes I call him that. And a while after, when we were getting ready for a show, I had glitter on me and when Adam saw that he called me glitterbaby. And on twitter Adam tweeted “what’s up glitterbaby?” and I replied to him “hey there babyboy”, it was just a simple thing like that, and it’s funny how it became something this big.

Even now it looks like you’re flirting with each other.

Well we’re just joking around. We’re very good friends, and Adam’s like my own brother. He helped me a lot. Even on personal things like when I had an emergency situation and I had to leave the band. Especially there were a lot of things going on with my family, and Adam said that cos we’re brothers, I don’t have to worry about anything and I should go back to my family whenever I need to. We’re just very close like that. I talk to him about anything, and he talk to me about anything. We’re very good friends.

How is it for you lately? (his father passed away in August)

There are some good days, and some not really good days, but I’m happy that my dad saw me doing my best and I’m proud of it.

Do you think there’s something that we don’t know about Adam?

Hmmm, he’s has an open personality from the first. In our days off we joke around and do stupid things, there certainly are some stuff that he doesn’t say in interviews or on TV, but basically, he’s just the way he is.

He does seem like that kind of person.

Yeah, even when there’s something that he doesn’t like, he doesn’t pretend or sugar coat things. He just say it the way he sees it, he’s not fake. I’m mostly the same, that’s why I said to him that I’m the straight version of Adam and we laughed together. We have a lot of things in common.

Do you have the same sense of humor?

Yes, it’s true. Although I have a rather weird sense of humor and sometimes and he gives me a ‘what the hell’ face.

We have some questions from your fans. Since you joined the band, is there anything that you notice different from yourself?

No, I don’t think I’ve changed that much as a person. The opposite, I’m staying true to myself and always be grateful for the chance that is given to me. I’m not forgetting where I came from and I don’t want to spoil myself. But maybe after staying at a very good hotel I found myself disappointed when I came home (laughs). But basically I don’t want to forget where I came from and I’m trying to be careful not to become conceited (full of myself).

When we asked Monte the same question, he said the part that changed in him was that now he wears more make up (laughs).

Hahahaha, Well in my case I also wear more make up than I used to be. Before I just put on eyeliner, but now before show I can put on eyeshadow and lipstick myself. I think it’s very fun and again I’m thankful to Adam for this.

What kind of makeup products do you use?

MAC. My lipstick is Dark Side from MAC, and I mix it with a black smolder to create this very gothic look like Marilyn Manson, or Robert Smith from The Cure.

Aside from music, what are you into lately?

I’m a movie junkie. Sometimes I rent a box set of tv series and do a marathon. I don’t really like to party, so I don’t go out a lot and I spend a lot of time at home alone. I always watch Western movies at home and all my friends are calling me old. I love horror movies too. I don’t really play videogames, but a nice fan gave me a nintendo DS, so I play that sometimes.

What’s your favorite Western and horror movie?

My favorite Western movie is probably Tombstone (1993), and my favorite Horror movies are Exorcist and Halloween.

You’ve been touring for some months now, what’s the most shocking or surprising thing so far?

Shocking? I think it takes a lot to surprise us. Hmm, there are several times that we performed at a surprising venue. Like a very small stage, or somewhere in a remote area, and once in Texas we played at a slaughterhouse. That was quite shocking. And there’s this stage that was in the center of the venue, and it was a rotating stage. I think that was the most interesting one to me. It feels like a Metallica concert.

What’s the latest CD that you listened to?

The National’s new album. And the latest album from Marilyn Manson called The High End Of Low. His music helps a lot when I feel sad or have problems in my relationship. When we feel miserable, to me it’s Manson or Nine Inch Nails that reminds me that I’m not alone.

How do you see yourself in 10 years?

I want to be doing what I’m doing now (laughs). It’s really fun. I really want to keep playing for Adam. And I really want to start a blues band. In whatever form, I’ll be happy if I can continue doing music. I don’t want to go back to where I was a year ago (bitter laugh).

Do you want a family?

Of course. I’m almost 29, and I thought about it, but honestly it’s scary (laughs). It’s just kinda scary to even hear the word “girlfriend”. There are a lot of things I want to do, but I guess we have to find a person who would understand. I know if we find the right person it wouldn’t be scary, but it’s hard to find someone who would fully support your career. Especially lately with all the things that is going on, a lot of people wants to get close to me, and most of the times I can’t tell whether they are interested in me or because of my job.

Oh, so you don’t have a girlfriend right now, really? (laughs) Well, but you’re really busy and right now you can do whatever you like, so in a way it’s good?

Yea, of course (laughs). I sometimes talk to my friends on the phone, and they always complain about their boyfriends or girlfriends and sometimes they’re with a different person when they just broke up the day before, they’re just very dependent. Luckily I’m not that type of person at all.

This interview took place on September 18 in Florida.

Interview and photos by Ai Anazawa, photos were taken at The Bottom Line Nagoya on October 3

InRock November edition vol.323 out on Friday, October 15.

InRock official website (Japanese)

You can order the magazine from amazon.co.jp or books.rakuten.co.jp

- magazine scan from mmyy9 (Two page scan here, or separate pages : page 1, page 2)

- translation and interpretation mistakes by taxcha (with help of mmyy9)

- English beta by thrace_adams

Transcript from interview with Isaac Carpenter och TommyJoe Ratliff at Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden at the 9th of november 2010 Glam Nation Tour

How are you enjoying the tour so far?

Tommy Joe: It’s been amazing, it’s been surreal I’ve always wanted to do something like this. I’ve never actually been on a real tour like, you know what I mean, just like kinda slumming it in a van and this is actually like my first big deal so it’s been a lot of fun.
Isaac: Amazing, it’s amazing it’s a really fun group of people and really fun, fun challenging show to play every night and to play drums behind Adam, I’ve never really, it’s pretty amazing to play behind a voice like that.
TJ: Yeah you get kind of spoiled you don’t ever wanna be in a different band with a different singer
I: Yeah, every band I’ve played with has it’s strengths but playing behind Adam’s voice is just super. Extraordinary.

Is that the biggest difference?

I: No, many things kind of differs from what I’ve ever done. It’s really, before I played with them and I went and saw this show I just really liked kinda how dramatic and almost like theatrical it is. It’s kind of like a play or something it’s kinda like a set story that gets told every night and that’s kind of different it’s kind of like there’s a lot of emotion in it but it’s kinda rigid schedule in show you know

When did you decide to go for music, to start focusing on music? At what age and why?

TJ: I was twelve. Well, I’ve always been really into music ever in like my first and second grade I was like Depeche Mode is my favorite group and then I was into like Midnight Oil, remember that band? I loved them, I loved all these tons of bands Metallica. I grew up listening to that, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and everything. And then when I was twelve I used to see my uncle playing guitar and it made me wanna play. And then I just kinda picked up like a cheap 20 dollars guitar was all I could afford one so I had to like wait and you know and yeah it was pretty bad. And then I ended up just like learning Nirvana songs and Jimi Hendrix songs and everything and I started going from there.

So you’re self taught?

TJ: Mhm, I’ve never taken a lesson I’d actually like to now
I: And this is his first band he plays bass in you guys know all about that.
TJ: Yeah, so I’m actually becoming a bass player now it’s cool.

How about you Isaac?

I: Similar story. I really loved music from a young age. I was buying vinyl at like age five or age four and like when I was like eleven. I actually wanted to play music when I was seven but it was just too hard. I tried to learn some Guns and Roses songs and it was too hard but it really took on when I was eleven and actually I started out as a guitar player too and then I moved to drums later. I never had any lessons either I was just lucky enough, my dad is a musician and my brother is a drummer so I was just lucky enough to start out learning by playing with other people.

What instruments do you play?

I: I’m an okay guitar player which makes me an okay bass player and I mainly play drums and percussion.
TJ: I just play guitar and bass.
I: You can play drums too!
TJ: A little bit kinda, I can keep the beat. If I had a drum-set I could get kinda good but I really. I’d love to play the drums, I’m always beating on things.

But no singing?

TJ: Not at all
I: I sang background vocals in a bunch of bands that I’ve played for and I don’t do it very well. I can do a background vocal like in albums and stuff if it’s in just the right range I’m an okay background vocalist.

Do you have any more say in the creative process with Adam than with previous bands?

TJ: We kinda, we like you know, we got hired after the album was done and everything so we never got to put our own twist on the album. And usually if he doesn’t like something he’s like let’s do it this way and it just happens but you know we put our own edge to it and I mean the album obviously sounds a lot different from the live shows and just kinda like, the albums great but we kinda add our own things to it.
I: Yeah, he doesn’t micromanage what so ever. But it seems like we all really trust his instincts. So he kinda leads just by, just by being confident, but he definitely doesn’t micromanage.
TJ:And he definitely has a vision what he wants and gets his point across when your in a soundcheck and stuff like that if he wants something in a certain way he knows.
I: And things slowly. I’ve only been playing in the band for two months or what ever but things slowly take on a life of their own without anybody telling anybody what to do you know.

Sounds great!

I: Yeah.
TJ: Oh yeah! I couldn’t even imagine playing with other people now like that would just be weird.

Could you imagine before this tour started all the fans, fame and support that came with it?

TJ: Yeah I had no idea all the fans would come with this I was just blown away. It was nuts after the first day he put the names up on the internet, like mine, I wasn’t even in any other big bands really so every one was like you know like yeah Monte from Madonna and Lisa from the Pumpkins and LongineuYellowcard, it’s kinda like. And then I signed up on twitter, I never wanted to get a twitter account, I was kinda like I don’t ever wanna you know twitter, come on why, and everyone was like you should so I was kinda like oh, okay.
I: And he became the biggest star of them all… [Laughs]
TJ: Yeah and then next day, I had the email attached to my phone and it was like, I had like 1200 emails the next morning. I was like whoa!

I: Yeah similar thing, it’s funny because I didn’t really have a twitter account either but my brother’s wife is an Adam Lambert fanatic before any of this happened that’s actually how I heard his album. She told me you gotta get a twitter his band is active on twitter you should go on twitter. The next morning I woke up I had like 3000 followers. So the main thing is just like how positive and Adam seems to breathe this positive energy and this vibe and his fans so it’s the coolest group of people because I replaced LP that is an incredible drummer and so I was kinda oh man, like these people might kinda like revolt against me, people don’t like change, but people were nice to me and sweet and encouraging and you know, he doesn’t know it but showing up on the tour when they’ve already been on tour for months it was intimidating to like join this new group of people that seemed to be really be connected but the band and the fans and everyone made it pretty painless for me and I thank them.

TJ: I remember you was worried that first night.
I: I was worried for like a week, I didn’t eat.
TJ: We went to dinner me and him. And I was like dude trust me Adam is a real good judge of character so if you know. You can kinda like I’ve made so many friends over this passed year like you know like people that I’m gonna be really good friends with for a really long time and it’s really awesome.

Do you feel like you’ve made friends for life in the group?

TJ: Totally, yeah I can never imagine not having them in my life it’s weird. They are all like brothers and sisters it’s nuts. Like they know every little thing about me I can like open up and like be my goofy self around everybody and you know say weird dirty jokes to each other and you know what I mean we can say what ever we want. Nobody judges you that’s why it’s a good group to be around
I: Yeah I think Adam surrounds himself with really sweet people and it’s a really interesting great group of people.
TJ: Even people that aren’t on the tour with us, like his friends back home that I just met through him and I’m good friends with them too they are like great people you just wanna talk to all the time it’s really cool.

What are you looking forward to with your future in the band?

I: I just started playing with them and a friend of mine, actually I gotten her to play drums, since I was in a band called Loudermilk and basically since then, for a few years I was like just being a musician for hire, and I played this only for a handful of people like that, but one of the first guys I played with who ended up becoming a really good friend of mine his name is Jeremy Fischer he’s a Canadian artist, but he told me. This is long… He told me Isaac you need to do what’s best for you cause I’m always gonna do what’s best for me. When I play drums so I just started playing with Adam and I’m just happy to be here now and I don’t know what his next album is gonna be like what type of drummer he’ll need but. I would love to play with Adam.
TJ: I wouldn’t go anywhere unless he just slap me across the face and tell me to get out of his life, but otherwise no.
I: Until he hits me, when he hits me I leave.

http://adamlambert.se/intervju-med-tommy-och-isaac-fran-adams-band/#comment-2700

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For all Tommy pictures, you must go here:  http://tjrpics.livejournal.com/

Contact Information

Fanmail address:  Tommy Joe Ratliff , P.O.Box 6261   Burbank, CA  91510 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/TommyJoeRatliff

Link to TommyJoeRatliff Fan Videos:  http://t.co/npPkzRK

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/TommyJoe18 (Tommy’s personal page is private)

My Space: http://www.myspace.com/tommyjo3 (Tommy’s fansite page)

http://tinyurl.com/TJRsGlitterbabies Tommy’s Fan Group

http://tommyjoeratliffsglitzerbabes.spruz.com/  Another Fan Group for Tommy

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Adam and Tommy interact provocatively onstage and there are  many incredible pictures of the two of them together.  Here are a collection of some favorites!

Kradison NYC Concert Hair pulling Gif

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/834/feverl.gif (if anyone has something clearer, send it!)

Glaad Awards Fever Performance!

 

From X-Factor Performance!

From Kiss108 Performance

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And a funny, fabulous fan video with lots of Adam/Tommy interactions by Kcinkcity!

 

Just in case you haven’t noticed, Tommy is stunningly beautiful!

Special thanks to Littleblackdress, @susanjennelle @merrienyli and many Glamily members for helping me with this bio!

Monte Pittman biography:  http://wp.me/pQxc1-1Q

Longineu Parsons biography:  http://wp.me/PQxc1-qf

A Few More Pictures for your TJR Pleasure!

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Pictures from Moscow






Incredible photographs here:  http://divadelys.gallery.ru/watch?a=WaH-gMA4

                        Lots more here: http://twitpic.com/photos/TJRFansUkrAndRu

Next three pictures thanks to @FeduninaAlena


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82 Comments »

  1. Love it! Thanks again :)

    Comment by @smlzlikrozs — April 16, 2010 @ 10:12 pm | Reply

  2. Nice write-up on Tommy. Learned some stuff I didn’t know. Keep it up! ☺

    Comment by Beauty — April 16, 2010 @ 10:21 pm | Reply

  3. You have told me alot about Tommy I didn’t know about. Very informative. I think Tommy is Great as Adam’s Bass player he gives the Band alot of flare, love when he jumps all over the stage & interacts w/Adam..If I were to see anyone w/Adam rite now it would be Tommy they’re cool together. Adam made a good choice cause Tommy seems very Daring!!!!. Good write-up & thanks for the Mention.

    Comment by Merrie — April 16, 2010 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  4. ♥ Great job on the bio. Love all the pics, and I agree ~ Tommy is beautiful! Coming back after work tomorrow to check the vids ♥

    Comment by Sharon — April 16, 2010 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  5. This is great. Love the pics and lots of info here that I hadn’t read before. Tommy adds such an interesting dynamic to the band. The Adommy/Fever hair pull sessions are to die for! Pity they fogged him out of the beyond family friendly Idol performance :(

    Comment by Yellowsister — April 16, 2010 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

  6. Oh Tommy is Libra too ! It’s so nice to know more about Tommy. He is so cute. He looks real cool. All of my friends who love ADAM love Tommy too!! We always looking for Tommy when we watch ADAM’s concert !! Thanks to all Glamily members to post this up here.

    Comment by Libraglamb — April 16, 2010 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  7. Excellent work as usual!!And yes he is stunningly beautiful!

    Comment by adamsheroin — April 17, 2010 @ 6:11 am | Reply

  8. Love, love, love it!

    Comment by LambertGlowbug — April 17, 2010 @ 6:18 am | Reply

  9. Well done, AQD!

    Tommy is so purdy and adds so much to the band.

    Thanks for the great bio and awesome photos.

    Comment by Priscilla — April 17, 2010 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  10. GREAT WRITE-UP, EXCELLENT PICTURES. Have stuck this in my favorites, and will visit it often…unless I’m cured. Then I’ll visit it LESS often. Good job putting everything in one place. Thank you kindly…

    Comment by finewinebaby — April 17, 2010 @ 10:27 am | Reply

    • Dont count on a cure… more information about Adam and the band seems to lead to more obsession.. So, you can see my problem is BIG!!!

      Comment by adamquotedaily — April 17, 2010 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  11. Love love love this bio on Glitterbaby! Learned things I didn’t know and am so glad he is so open and daring to the “in the moment” actions of Adam:) Adam and Tommy really are so good together. Love the pics and all info. They are a great team!!!

    YES, TOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

    ADAM ROCKS MY WORLD (ROCK & SEX GOD)!!!
    ADAM IS PURE PERFECTION!!!

    Comment by LuvAdam476 — April 17, 2010 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

    • Yes,both Adam and Tommy are very beautiful and they make a very fine couple.I love them both very much and I’m crazy about the pictures with the two of them.

      Comment by Mihaela Tudorica — July 29, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply

  12. Thanks AQD! Excellent! I had the privilege of meeting Tommy at Fantasy Springs. Very sweet guy.
    I love watching him on stage. He’s a great bass player and I love watching him perform!
    I too learned something new about Tommy. Thanks again.

    Comment by live4dreams — April 18, 2010 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  13. Awesome! I enjoyed reading this. Dolphin trainer?! Now that’s very interesting. >:D More sweet tidbits about Tommy at his friend Chantala’s new blog for those who haven’t seen: http://thehiddenfeather.blogspot.com/

    Comment by VA_Bites — April 20, 2010 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

  14. I hope and pray that Adam will get rid of the distracting amateur dancers and stick with his fantastic band, especially if the cameras feature Tommy because he is so gorgeous as well. If he was gay they would make the most darling couple.

    Comment by lynne Pearce — May 2, 2010 @ 11:14 pm | Reply

    • Adam loves his dancers and they will improve..I predict they are going to stay cause that is what he wants. I think that once he is on a big stage again, it will work better with the dancers. He loves being choreographed even though we love it when he just dances. So many great Adommy moments and we do love them dont we?

      Comment by adamquotedaily — May 3, 2010 @ 5:35 am | Reply

  15. God he’s gorgeous. He makes me tingle in all the right places!

    Comment by Kim — May 13, 2010 @ 3:56 pm | Reply

  16. does tommy play bass and keyboard? cuz in a few pictures he’s on bass, but in the AMA pictures, hes on keyboard.

    Comment by Hannah — May 22, 2010 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

    • The only time Ive seen Tommy on keyboard was at the AMAs. He is actually a guitarist but he learned bass to play with Adam’s band cause they already had Monte as the lead guitarist.

      Comment by adamquotedaily — May 22, 2010 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  17. Everything AWESOME!!!!!! <3333

    Comment by Yohana Parida — June 7, 2010 @ 3:57 am | Reply

  18. cool! i love adam and tommy together! my friend lives in milwaukee and took me to adams show on the 15 of june 2010! we got a pic with this guy who looked like adam and tommy mixed together! its like the best combonation ever! adam and tommy! after the show tommy came out and me and my friend got a pic with him and we gave him like the bigest huge ever! we told him we loved him and hes like ” thanks guys i wish i could hage out longer but i got to go” we said we loved him a few more times and then he said this “thanks i love u guys too”!!!!!!! he blew us an air kiss and got on the tour bus! i felt soooooo loved! that was the best three min of my life! # 1 ADAM AND TOMMY LOVER IS RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YA TOMMY!!!!!

    Comment by jessica — June 17, 2010 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  19. I believe Tommy played bass in a couple previous bands, so maybe he had to learn the bass lines to Adam’s songs, but he didn’t need to learn the bass in general. It’s great that he’s an overall great lead guitar as well, as he was able to step in for Monte at KISS.

    Comment by Starry Night — June 18, 2010 @ 1:41 am | Reply

  20. I’ll be very happy when the time comes and we can see the real ‘Adam’ … I’m ready for ALL his VOODOO!!!!

    Comment by Cougar65 — June 19, 2010 @ 12:23 am | Reply

  21. loved it. :P and ur rite, he is stunningly beautiful. :)

    Comment by lovethedark — June 30, 2010 @ 5:44 pm | Reply

  22. He stunningly beautiful!!! You did a really good job with this!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by MultiLambertLover — July 5, 2010 @ 6:55 am | Reply

  23. tommy is so gracious and such a little cutie. sorry for so many pic requests @ A.C. I wish more fans would remember they are human and quit acting phsyco. no wonder so many stars start staying away from fans!!!!!!

    Comment by joanne towber — July 9, 2010 @ 9:26 am | Reply

  24. YUMMMMmmmmmmmmMMMMYYyyy. But who’s Adam Lumbert?

    Comment by Cougar — July 13, 2010 @ 10:54 pm | Reply

  25. Tommy is so beautiful,hot and talented.He is so gorgeuse!I love him,but I love Adam more!

    Comment by Mihaela Tudorica — July 24, 2010 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  26. Saw Adam & the band (who are ALL incredible btw)during the Glamnation tour- it was smokin hot- and the interaction between Tommy & Adam was a blast to watch (LOVED the AMA performance too!)
    Think it’s very cool that Tommy is straight – and confident enuff with his sexuality to play along w/ Adam. Makes it VERY fun and entertaining for the fans. LOVE ADAM – love the pics here…carry on w/ the making out whenever ya want to- it’s all good :o)

    Comment by gail — August 4, 2010 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  27. [...] Tommy Joe Ratliff … Just the Facts!        [...]

    Pingback by Adam Lambert Smiles! « Adamquotedaily's Blog — August 13, 2010 @ 9:45 am | Reply

  28. Tommy and Adam are so beautiful together. Thanks for the great site. I got Tommy’s autograph at the Springfield Mo. concert. He was so sweet and took his time and took pictures and signed autographs with everyone he could. He showed us his tatoos of classic monsters on one arm and John Wayne on the other.

    Comment by Sherry — August 15, 2010 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  29. Adam imádlak! Téged is Tommy!!! (L)

    Comment by Vikkyke — August 19, 2010 @ 10:21 am | Reply

  30. Adam és Tommy !!! imádlak titeket!!! (L)(L)(L)

    Comment by Vikkyke — August 19, 2010 @ 10:23 am | Reply

  31. Adam and Tommy ! i love you ! (L)

    Comment by Vikkyke — August 19, 2010 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  32. Excellent Bio on Tommy! I am so happy to have gotten lots of extras on him here on your awesome blog site ;)

    Comment by CherelleDay — September 27, 2010 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

    • Thanks. I need to update it with new pictures soon! I got the nicest smile and thank you from Tommy when I told him I was the one that put it together. He is so sweet!

      Comment by adamquotedaily — September 27, 2010 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

  33. I HAVE TO SAY …. OMG !!!!!!! THIS IS THE BEST BIO DESCRIPTION OF TOMMY JOE RATLIFF I HAVE EVER SEEN !!!!! I’VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR QUITE SOME TIME ON TOMMY’S BACKGROUND AND STUFF CAUSE THERE AREN’T MUCH INFORMATION ON HIM CURRENTLY !!!! AND WHEN I READ THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, I AM LIKE …. WOW !!!! THIS IS THE ONE !!!! THE ONE !!! YOU KNOW !!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING !!!! THIS WEBSITE HAS THE MOST DETAILED INFORMATION ON TOMMY AS FAR AS I KNOW !!! AND IT’S REALLY TIDY (THE TWITTER LINKS ETC), AND THE VIDEOS (ESPECIALLY THE ONE WITH ADAM SAYING “HE’S A STRAIGHT DUDE” *AND HE TRIES TO LOOK AROUND TO MAKE SURE THAT TOMMY’S NOT AROUND!!!* THERE’S LOTS OF STUFF WHICH I’VE JUST DISCOVERED HERE, AND I’M REALLY GLAD I CAME HERE, THANKS AGAIN !!!! YOU DID A GREAT JOB !!!! RESPECTS !!!!! NOW I’M HEADING TO YOUTUBE TO FIND A VIDEO OF TOMMY CONFIRMING HE IS STRAIGHT (IT’S NOT THAT LIKE IF HE SAYS “I’M GAY” I WOULD BE LIKE “EWWW” !! NOT AT ALL OK =))… HMMM HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THAT VIDEO ??? I’M NOT SURE WHETHER IT REALLY EXISTS OR NOT CAUSE I READ THROUGH A WEBSITE, AND A FAN CLAIMS TO HAVE SEEN THAT VIDEO BEFORE =) THANK YOU

    Comment by Gin — October 16, 2010 @ 1:07 pm | Reply

  34. Hi Tommy How R You

    Comment by Renee Grace Anastasia Palmer — October 20, 2010 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  35. Tommy Calls it Joking around but its totally flirting!

    Comment by Kazzah — October 21, 2010 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  36. Oh my gosh, this is so awesome ! Tommy is so cute ! :)

    Comment by jessicawai — October 23, 2010 @ 1:51 am | Reply

  37. I luv Tommy!! I found out some new things about him :) but my friend thinks he’s freaky. It’s driving me crazy, I am the only Glambert among my friends :( Oh well, tommy is awesome no matter what any1 else says.

    Comment by TJRfan — November 10, 2010 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  38. Tommy kissed me an tuesday.. november 17, 2010 .. omggg he’s so crazy such a freak.. i loveee his lips :D omg i can’t believe.. it was great :D

    Comment by Bianca — November 19, 2010 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  39. hi tommy i love you and im allways jellus when you kiss adam lambert becouse i wish it was me i love you and adam best in the wold i think your both sexy and hot expessurly you i think all of your pitchers are great and i loved it when i whent to see adam and you live you were amazing and you still are now i whent to see your consert the 28th november 2010 bye and talk to you soon ps love you so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by amber — November 29, 2010 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  40. Tommy is so adorable! I love how he can just be himself on stage and be like a brother to adam! But I often wonder if he really is straight…XD

    Anyway he is just the most sweetest guy(and I should kno I met him XD)

    Luv ya Tommy! ^__^

    Comment by Adommy Fan — November 30, 2010 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  41. I love Tommy and Adam. Thx for this AMAZING bio. <3 all adam's glamily!!!!!! OMG
    VOTE FOR ADAM ON http://www.YouTube.com/myyoutube/
    DO IT FOR ADAM!!!!! Lol :D

    Comment by Alyssa — December 28, 2010 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

  42. o my god, c le plus beau jour de ma vie!!! tommy joe est pa juste au homme yeah!!!i love you tommy!!!

    Comment by ariane — January 3, 2011 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  43. i love tommmyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do get the email subscription box?

    Comment by natalie — January 8, 2011 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

    • go to the Tommy page and on the top right there is a box that says Subscribe… click and enter your email address and you are subscribed, The box is right under the picture of Sparkly Adam.

      Comment by adamquotedaily — January 13, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  44. I love Tommy and i think that he is just so FUCKING ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!ust look at those LIPS!!!!!!!! i don’t care if he straight or gay i wamt him either way!!!!!!!

    Comment by Sam Jessmon — January 10, 2011 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  45. The 332nd pic after the “A Few More Pictures for your TJR Pleasure!” line is mine, which I have the original…lol..if that helps at all.

    Comment by Shadow_505 — January 30, 2011 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  46. I love Tommy and Adam they are both hot as hell Like omg hotties.lol

    Comment by Dayna Rogers — January 30, 2011 @ 11:39 pm | Reply

  47. The close relationship between Adam and Tommy helped me create this story that, I think, could describe the feelings they share. I had to read a lot about their life style to be able to make this as real as possible.
    Please visit my blog and read my story about Adam, Tommy & Reed. hope you’ll have a blast reading and leave a comment :D All the love and respect in the world for one of the most beautiful voices today, and all the people around him.

    Comment by alexanderreed — April 9, 2011 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  48. OMG!! i love this place!!!! HE has my bass hahahaha i love him! Sadly Im the only Glambert in my friends i bitch slap that everytime they say it! oh whatever im blabbin sorry LOVE U!

    Comment by Torita — May 29, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  49. Have learnt so much from this excellent bio on Tommy. Also from his take on touring with Adam. They’re a perfect foil for each other.
    Love Tommy’s hair and would kill for his unbelievable bone structure. Vids are excellent and cannot compliment the choice of pics enough – just brilliant.
    Kudos to all bio contributors.

    Comment by ro — June 3, 2011 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  50. TOMMY JOE RATLIFF IS AWESOME AND HE PLAYS THE BASS REALLY GREAT,I THINK HE IS THE MOST AWESOME GUY IN THIS PLANET

    Comment by crystalbennett — June 12, 2011 @ 10:30 am | Reply

  51. OMG! Thanks a lot to all the makers of this profile, it’s stunning, just like Tommy! :)

    Comment by Thet Su — July 10, 2011 @ 4:15 am | Reply

  52. I really enjoyed reading the interview that Tommy had with Issac and the pictures are really gorgeous and hot! Especially the ones with Adam!

    Comment by Anonymous — July 16, 2011 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

  53. I really enjoyed reading the interview that Tommy had with Issac and the pictures are really gorgeous and hot! Especially the ones with Adam! I love u Adam and Tommy! and Adam thank u so much for telling me stuff about Tommy that I didn’t know before! Keep on rocking u guys!

    Comment by LambertgiRl — July 16, 2011 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

  54. omg… reading this was awsome… tommy was awsome… but when i was looking @ the pictures it felt like i was there with tommy… and adam, adam was like idk but it felt like tommy was here with me… omg i think im stsarting 2 miss tommy now… oh no its happening again but this time with tommy… ok this 1 day i was just like listening 2 music and then out of no where i had 2 cry and theni went on facebook and told them i had 2 cry and then some1 asked y then the first think that came in my head was adam, but now its tommy and now im right stories about them dreams a make as stories and just stories that r coming out of my head and some a short and some r long but i’ve made like 7 stories and i only showed one friend a facebook friend and her name is Eve, and @ first she just liked adam but now bcuz of me she like them both (adam and tommy) love u Eve

    Comment by stephanie joe mitchel ramsay — July 20, 2011 @ 6:34 am | Reply

    • same happens to me I cry ALL th time becuase of Tommy and Adam,

      Comment by Tapply Mann — June 19, 2012 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

  55. Thank you so much for all of the Tommy Joe photos I’ve been missing him so much. Just want Tommy to know we love him. Again thank you.

    Comment by Debra S Lance — August 17, 2011 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  56. thank u

    Comment by miracle lambert/ ratliff — August 29, 2011 @ 1:16 am | Reply

  57. Great pictures! Love the one where he hugs the kid!

    Comment by Skylar — January 12, 2012 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  58. i think it is cool but in the one in the pool i don’t like boys with out a top on

    Comment by Ashley Riddell — January 28, 2012 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  59. plz help me

    Comment by Ashley Riddell — February 3, 2012 @ 1:55 am | Reply

  60. hi

    Comment by Ashley Riddell — February 3, 2012 @ 1:55 am | Reply

  61. i thinlk i have seen kelly rose ratliff

    Comment by Ashley Riddell — February 3, 2012 @ 1:56 am | Reply

  62. Tommy is so hot!

    Comment by Princess OF Rock — April 2, 2012 @ 6:36 am | Reply

  63. OMG! Tommy is sooo cute and precious and HOT!!!!! I want to meet him and Adam!!!!

    Comment by Skylar — April 7, 2012 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

  64. I LOVE TOMMY JOE RATLIFF! I got my hair cut like his and now i set a trend at my school

    Comment by Brianna — April 23, 2012 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  65. I FREAKIN LOVE Tommy Joe Ratliuff

    Comment by beth — May 27, 2012 @ 9:13 pm | Reply

  66. wait? His Birthday is October 18? But hes a Libra

    Comment by Tapply Mann — June 16, 2012 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  67. I LOVE TOMMY JOE RATLIFF

    Comment by carly — June 16, 2012 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

  68. Really enjoyed reading this and learning more about Adam & Tommy and the band :-) They are a tight group , care about each other , which is so important xxxx

    Comment by Sarah Jane Lambert — June 22, 2012 @ 11:12 pm | Reply

  69. Wow Tommy is sooo hot. The pics are just beautiful. I literally had a *Tommygasm* and an *adamgasm* hehe. I LUV U TJR! <3

    Comment by Bella — June 26, 2012 @ 12:42 am | Reply

  70. wonderful blog! i love very well and thanks so much for everyinformations about Tommy ans everypictures they are beautiful

    Comment by Alize — July 15, 2012 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  71. Tommy is awesome his hair is awesome. I can never got my mind off of him. Adam and Tommy are like brothers. I beg my parents to let me go to Burbank but they say no.

    Comment by olivia — December 26, 2012 @ 11:29 pm | Reply

  72. i love all the pictures they are soo cuuuuuute!

    Comment by lexi marie glambert — March 28, 2013 @ 11:19 am | Reply

  73. i wish i knew tommy and that he was my guy.

    Comment by lexi marie glambert — April 12, 2013 @ 11:18 am | Reply

  74. Tommy is sooo sexy XD When he said hes not sure if the people he dates like him for him or his fame I was all I love you for you not the fame hes so awesome and sexy and the make up tottally hot

    Comment by Madison Donovan — April 29, 2013 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

  75. omg i love tommy and adam so much tommy retweeted me last night when i said”i am a massive fan of u and adam u are my number 1 boys in the world love u so much a rt would mean the world x <3 " omg never thought he would do this so shocked and a,azed finaly after 5 years !!

    Comment by amber — March 7, 2014 @ 4:41 am | Reply


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