Thomas Pridgen
Thomas Armon Pridgen, best known for his role as the drummer of The Mars Volta from October 31, 2006, until October 23, 2009. He is currently the drummer for his own project The Memorials and plays with Residente On 14 May 2013, it was officially announced via Twitter that Thomas Pridgen would be joining the California hardcore band, Trash Talk. Pridgen won the Guitar Center Drum-Off at age 9 and at age 10 was the youngest recipient for a Zildjian endorsement in the nearly 40-year history of the company. Pridgen is also naturally left-handed, but plays the drum kit as if he is a right-hander with his kit set-up right-handed.