Bobby Schayer

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Bobby Schayer
Birth nameRobert Allen Schayer
Born (1966-12-23) December 23, 1966 (age 54)
OriginUnited States
GenresPunk rock
Years active1981–present
LabelsAtlantic, Epitaph
Associated actsBad Religion (1991-2001)

Bobby Schayer (born December 23, 1966 in Los Angeles, California) was the drummer for Bad Religion from 1991 to 2001. He was a resident of Encino, a suburb in the San Fernando Valley. He started drumming in 1976 at the age of 10, but it was not until 1980 that he became a student of original Circle Jerks drummer Lucky Lehrer.

Schayer has cited Tommy Ramone, Paul Cook, Clem Burke, Mick Tucker, Bun E. Carlos, Charlie Watts, and Keith Moon as some of his earliest drumming influences. He officially joined Bad Religion on April 1, 1991 after previous drummer, Peter Finestone, left the band after their fifth LP, Against the Grain. He was present on their sixth LP, Generator, in 1992. He also played drums on Recipe For Hate (1993), Stranger Than Fiction (1994), The Gray Race (1996), Tested (1997), No Substance (1998), and The New America in 2000. In 2001, he suffered an injury to his shoulder, and deciding to venture in a new direction, left Bad Religion.[1][2] Schayer was replaced by Brooks Wackerman, formerly of The Vandals and Suicidal Tendencies.[3]

Schayer lives in Los Angeles, CA.


  1. ^ Tim Den, 16 December 2005. "Awesome Bad Religion interview with bassist Jay Bently". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 21 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Don Zulaica, March 2002. "Brooks Wackerman: Bad Religion". Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "News archive". Blabbermouth. 9 August 2001. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)