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Here's an overview of a few of Bobby's latest music and drumming projects.
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Recently Announced: Lita Ford, Stu Hamm dates!

Bobby recently joined forces with two industry legends: the one-and-only Lita Ford - with many US dates coming up, as well as tours in Australia and Europe. And bassist extraordinaire Stu Hamm, with Jude Gold on guitar. Check HERE for info on all live shows.

 

 

New Solo Record:
Zentauria - The Original Soundtrack

Bobby's latest solo record is a "soundtrack" to his new book, Zentauria. The current direction is BR's classic, eclectic power trio funk-rock sound... with orchestration. The record will also feature Bobby's latest brainchild - Alphabet Drumming. For more on that, see below.



 

Alcatrazz

Bobby's been doing some shows with the legendary Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet. The set includes all the classic Graham Bonnet tracks from Alcatrazz, Rainbow and the Michael Schenker Group. Bobby is joined by Howie Simon (guitars) and Tim Luce (bass).

 

 



 

 

 

Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal is an all-star band that performs all the big hits from its rotating cast of lead vocalists. No two shows are ever alike! Bobby's usually joined by Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Mark Slaughter, guitar virtuosos Neil Zaza (solo artist) and Howie Simon (Alcatrazz), and special guest singers have included Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Jimi Jamieson (Survivor), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), John Corabi (Motley Crue, The Scream), Janet Gardner (Vixen) and more...




Odds and Ends


Alphabet Drumming is on the way!

 

Bobby says: "One of the cool things I’ve been working on quite a bit in the practice room lately is something I stumbled across during the Zentauria experience called “Alphabet Drumming.”  (It pops up a few times throughout the book, during three or four different entries.)

It’s involved a complete expansion of my kit so that 26 of my now 33 drums have each been assigned a different letter of the alphabet.  Then, I play various words, sentences or paragraphs – in rhythm – almost as if the drums are a computer keyboard.

Of course, there’s a whole backstory as to how it all came about, and how it was supposed to be this challenging, out-of-the-box new way of approaching the instrument from a heavy left-brain perspective, blah, blah, blah.  (I’ll explain more later.)  BUT, I have to tell you, for as interesting and obscure of an idea as it is, it’s the sound and the musicality of this alphabet drumming thing that’s been blowing my mind the most.  I’ve just never fucking heard anything like this before. 

Some of the combinations, rhythms and overall melodic sequences are really something special.  I’ve even been working on “dryping” poetry, literature and dialogue excerpts from movies like Pulp Fiction and V For Vendetta.  Man… you just have to hear this shit.  I believe it will have a heavy influence, one way or another, on some of the groove, fill and solo ideas I’ll be getting into on the new record.  Stay tuned. "

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Monsters of Rock Cruise 2013

Bobby will be playing with Lita Ford, Alcatrazz AND Nelson on the 2013 Monsters of Rock Cruise, March 16 through 20, 2013. There will be a ton of cool bands aboard, including Cinderella, Tesla, Great White, Queensryche, Y&T, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, and tons of others. Should be a great stroll down "memory lane." Leaves out of south Florida and rolls through the Bahamas. Scope it here.

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Bobby Featured in Sticks 'n' Skins;
a New Photography Book About
Drummers and Drumming

From the Web: Sticks 'n' Skins is a 560-page coffee table book that illuminates the eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years. Fotos By Folletts photographers traveled to over 53 cities and photographed over 500 drummers to be included in the pages of this captivating hardback. Sticks 'n' Skins features never-before-seen photos and stories of legendary artists, as it preserves the legacy of the diverse and unique drumming community. Check out the official site for more info.


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Check out excerpts from Bobby's upcoming book, Muscles, Mangos and Meditation HERE.
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