|Birth name||Robert Rondinelli|
|Born||July 27, 1955|
|Genres||Hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, guitar|
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.Rondinelli has played on subsequent albums and tours, and remains with the band at time of writing (February 2016).
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Rondinelli plays Ludwig drums, Attack drumheads, and Paiste cymbals.
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.
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