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Bobby started playing drums when he was 11 years old. Bobby joined a band called The Wanders at 13 and they played school dances and fraternity parties. Later in his teens, Bobby and his brother Teddy started their first band Tusk. "I was in a band called Samantha when Ritchie Blackmore asked me to join Rainbow".

BOBBY RONDINELLI, who is currently with THE LIZARDS, is one of the most noted drummers in the industry today. He is a drummer's drummer, whose resume includes, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT, DORO, QUIET RIOT, THE LIZARDS, THE SCORPIONS, SUN RED SUN, RONDINELLI, RIOT, PYRAMID, THE SIGN, ZEBRA, DANIEL WENTWORTH. In addition to critically acclaimed solo projects, Bobby has recorded with the SCORPIONS on their multi-platinum "LOVE AT FIRST STING", and toured with AEROSMITH & ZEBRA when their drummers were ill.

Bobby is also the author of "The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming", co-ritten with Michael Lauren. It features hundreds of innovative warm up, beat and fill exercises, tips for getting started, a discography of important double bass recordings, plus a timeline of the most important double bass drummers in history.