Bobby Rondinelli

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Bobby Rondinelli
Birth name Robert Rondinelli
Born (1955-07-27) July 27, 1955 (age 63)
Genres Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal
Instruments Drums, percussion, guitar
Associated acts

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).



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:


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With Rainbow

With Quiet Riot

With Scorpions

With Axel Rudi Pell

With Black Sabbath

With Sun Red Sun

With Dali Gaggers

With Rondinelli

With Blue Öyster Cult

With Riot

With Doro

With The Sign

With The Lizards

With The Handful

See also


  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.