Author Archives: Bobby Rock

About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of nine books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford. Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.

Saying Goodbye to the Master: Ms. Thompson, the Great

I have been dreading this moment. My beloved friend, mentor, and teacher has passed. I got the news via text about an hour before a show at the Akron Civic Center, week before last. I had to bury all of … Continue reading

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China 2019: The Solo Drumming Tour

  After at least a half-dozen almost-trips to China through the years, the stars finally aligned and a solo drumming tour was arranged this summer. It takes a village for these kinds of things to happen, and the two main proponents … Continue reading

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New Solo Record Announcement: “The Boy Is Gonna Rock: Original Soundtrack”

Special Announcement! Friends, I’m thrilled to make this official: I have been deep into pre-production for a new solo record, which we are looking to release this Summer. It is the original “soundtrack” for my latest book, The Boy Is … Continue reading

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The Last of My Feral Family

Head-butts and kisses from a feral? I’ll take ‘em… especially when they’re from this little lady: Juju, my only remaining “direct descendent.” Juju was part of a feral colony I looked after for nearly ten years, which was based in … Continue reading

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“The Boy Is Gonna Rock” – Chapter Six Excerpt

Although Black Sabbath was probably my overall favorite band growing up, Alice Cooper was my first true rock god hero. So when news hit that we were confirmed to open up for Alice on his “comeback” tour in fall of ’86, I … Continue reading

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“The Boy Is Gonna Rock” – Chapter Five Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter Five: Boyz Are Gonna Rock Early in Chapter Five, everyone is gearing up for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion debut release. We talk about my dual life in Houston and La-La land, explore the cultivation of our “Wham … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: “The Boy is Gonna Rock!”

Friends, this is the one many of you have been waiting for me to write: a very detailed and personal 12-chapter memoir about the entire Vinnie Vincent Invasion saga. Title page on my initial print-out copy for editing I was … Continue reading

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Barry Buddha, Bigger Than Life

Christmas Eve – 2016 We buried one of my best buds today. We returned his body to the earth… old school, but with a more biodegradable casket, just as he would’ve preferred. I know it’s much more common these days … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Jimmy Carter was in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so “More Than … Continue reading

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My “Richest” Possession, and the Eternal Discontent

In today’s entry, we return to the “Land of Enlightenment” in another excerpt from my book, Zentauria: My Season in the Warrior Utopia. As described in the first chapter, part of the conditions of my extended stay there involved integrating … Continue reading

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