|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 Blue Öyster Cult, Rainbow, Quiet Riot, Black Sabbath, The Lizards, The Handful, 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).
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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|1981||Rainbow||Difficult to Cure|
|1982||Rainbow||Straight Between the Eyes|
|1982||Rainbow||Live Between The Eyes|
|1986||Rainbow||Finyl Vinyl||Rondinelli features on several tracks|
|1996||Rondinelli||Wardance||Recorded in 1985|
|1994||Black Sabbath||Cross Purposes|
|1995||Black Sabbath||Cross Purposes Live|
|1995||Sun Red Sun||Sun Red Sun|
|1999||Sun Red Sun||Lost Tracks|
|2000||Sun Red Sun||Sunset|
|1998||Blue Öyster Cult||Heaven Forbid||Track 9: "Live for Me"|
|1998||McCoy||Brainstorm||Track 9, 13|
|1998||Dali Gaggers||Just ad Nauseam|
|1998||Dali Gaggers||Confessions of a Spooky Kid|
|2000||The Sign||Signs of Life|
|2001||Blue Öyster Cult||Curse of the Hidden Mirror|
|2002||Blue Öyster Cult||A Long Day's Night|
|2002||Rondinelli||Our Cross, Our Sins|
|2002||Riot||Through the Storm|
|2003||Mark Stein||White Magik|
|2005||The Lizards||Cold blooded kings|
|2005||The Lizards||Live At B.B. King - NYC|
|2005||Foghat||Official Bootleg DVD # 1 2002-2004|
|2005||The Lizards||They live !|
|2006||The Lizards||Against all odds|
|2014||Axel Rudi Pell||Into the Storm|
|2015||The Lizards||Reptilicus Maximus|
|2015||The Handful||Sons of Downtown|
|2015||Axel Rudi Pell||Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Special Show|
|2016||Axel Rudi Pell||Game of Sins|
|2016||The Last Ditches||Spilt Milk|
|2017||Mark Duda||Month of Sundays|
|2018||Axel Rudi Pell||Knights Call|
|2019||Axel Rudi Pell||XXX Anniversary Live|
|2020||Axel Rudi Pell||Sign of the Times|
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