Bobby Rondinelli

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Bobby Rondinelli
Birth name Robert Rondinelli
Born (1955-07-27) July 27, 1955 (age 61)
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Instruments Drums, percussion, guitar
Associated acts

Robert "Bobby" Rondinelli (born July 27, 1955) is a rock drummer best known for his work with the hard rock/heavy metal bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, The Lizards, and Rondinelli. In July 2013, Rondinelli was announced as the new drummer for the Axel Rudi Pell band, replacing former drummer Mike Terrana. Rondinelli will play drums on the new ARP album which will be released in January 2014 and join them on the tour that will follow in February/March 2014.[1]


Rondinelli plays Ludwig drums, Attack drumheads, and Paiste cymbals.

Drums: Ludwig:

Rondinelli plays on a standard size Ludwig set that usually comprises a bass, snare, rack tom, and two floor toms, though he may periodically slightly alter his setup depending on the artist he is playing with and the venue.

Cymbals: Paiste:

  • Signature 10" micro hi-hat
  • 2002 17" crash
  • 2002 15" sound edge hi-hats
  • 2002 18" china
  • 2002 19" crash
  • 2002 10" splash
  • Giant Beat 24" Giant Beat ride
  • 2002 18" crash
  • 2002 18" novo china
  • Noise Works 14"/18" trash set
  • Twenty 18" thin china


With Rainbow[edit]

With Quiet Riot[edit]

With Axel Rudi Pell[edit]

With Black Sabbath[edit]

With Sun Red Sun[edit]

  • Sun Red Sun (1995)
  • Lost Tracks (1999)
  • Sunset (2000)

With Dali Gaggers[edit]

  • Just ad Nauseam (1998)
  • Confessions of a Spooky Kid (1998)

With Rondinelli[edit]

With Blue Öyster Cult[edit]

With Riot[edit]

With Doro[edit]

With The Sign[edit]

  • Signs of Life (2000)

With The Lizards[edit]

  • Rule (2003)
  • They live ! (2005)
  • Cold blooded kings (2005)
  • Against all odds (2006)
  • Archeology (2008)
  • Reptilicus Maximus (2015)

With The Handful[edit]

  • Sons of Downtown (2015)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ F., Carl (July 15, 2013). "New Drummer Bobby Rondinelli Announced By Axel Rudi Pell". Axel Rudi Pell. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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