Rob Bourdon

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Rob Bourdon
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Bourdon performing with Linkin Park at Rock am Ring in 2014
Background information
Birth nameRobert Gregory Bourdon
Born (1979-01-20) January 20, 1979 (age 40)[1]
Calabasas, California, U.S.
  • Musician
  • drummer
  • Drums
  • percussion
Years active1996–present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Associated acts

Robert Gregory Bourdon (born January 20, 1979) is an American musician, best known as the drummer and founding member of the American rock band Linkin Park.[2][3]

The youngest member of the band, Bourdon met Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer, and was inspired to learn how to play the drums.[4] After joining his high school's jazz band in grade ten, he met Brad Delson and Mike Shinoda, who both lived nearby in the San Fernando Valley. Eventually, Bourdon and Delson would form their own band, Relative Degree. The band achieved their goal of playing one show and broke up soon afterwards, and rejoined Shinoda in 1999.[5]

Career biography[edit]

Bourdon grew up in the town of Calabasas, California, where he attended Agoura High School with members of Hoobastank.[4] He currently resides in Los Angeles.


With Linkin Park


  1. ^ Biography
  2. ^ "Rob Bourdon Injured Back During Recording Marathon". World Entertainment News Network. April 30, 2014. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Micallef, Ken. "Rob Bourdon: Midnight Confessions". Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Rob Bourdon". Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Apar, Corey (July 16, 2013). "Rob Bourdon". AllMusic. Retrieved December 29, 2015.

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