Bobby Rondinelli

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Bobby Rondinelli
Birth nameRobert Rondinelli
Born (1955-07-27) July 27, 1955 (age 64)
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, guitar
Associated acts
Website www.twitter.com/BobbyRondinelli

Robert 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 previous drummer Mike Terrana. [1] Rondinelli has played on subsequent albums and tours, and remains with the band at time of writing (February 2016).

Drummer percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums

A drummer is a percussionist who creates music using drums.

Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements. It is typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, and often accompanied with keyboards.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

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Equipment

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:

Discography

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With Rainbow

<i>Difficult to Cure</i> 1981 studio album by Rainbow

Difficult to Cure is the fifth studio album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released in 1981. The album marked the further commercialization of the band's sound, with Ritchie Blackmore once describing at the time his appreciation of the band Foreigner.

<i>Straight Between the Eyes</i> 1982 studio album by Rainbow

Straight Between the Eyes is the sixth studio album by the British hard rock band Rainbow, released in 1982. A remastered CD reissue, with packaging duplicating the original vinyl release, was released in May 1999.

<i>Finyl Vinyl</i> 1986 compilation album of live recordings and B-sides by Rainbow

Finyl Vinyl is a collection of live recordings and B-sides by the British hard rock band Rainbow and was released in 1986, after the band had already disbanded in 1984. All the studio tracks had previously been released.

With Quiet Riot

With Scorpions

With Axel Rudi Pell

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With Black Sabbath

With Sun Red Sun

With Dali Gaggers

With Rondinelli

With Blue Öyster Cult

<i>Heaven Forbid</i> 1998 studio album by Blue Öyster Cult

Heaven Forbid is the thirteenth studio album by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in 1998. It was the band's first studio album with new material in a decade. American science fiction and horror writer John Shirley wrote lyrics to most of the songs on the album. While he his primarily known as an author for his cyberpunk stories, many of the lyrics on this album revolve around early science fiction and mystery motifs. The album's working title was 'Ezekiel's Wheel,' after the Biblical story that some take to reference an early visitation by UFOs.

<i>Curse of the Hidden Mirror</i> 2001 studio album by Blue Öyster Cult

Curse of the Hidden Mirror is the fourteenth studio album by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released in 2001. The only single from the record was the poorly received "Pocket". Lackluster sales and poor relations led to the band being dropped by their label, Sanctuary Records. BÖC has not recorded a studio album or held a record deal since.

<i>A Long Days Night</i> live album

A Long Day's Night is a live album by American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, recorded in Chicago, Illinois, on 21 June 2002. It is so named because that day was 2002's summer solstice, the longest day of the year.

With Riot

With Doro

With The Sign

With The Lizards

With The Handful

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References

  1. F., Carl (July 15, 2013). "New Drummer Bobby Rondinelli Announced By Axel Rudi Pell". Axel Rudi Pell. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-16.