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.

Lampposts in the Moonglow: A Road Dawg Remembered

I wrote the following piece in ‘97. It’s a snapshot of tour life, featuring one of my dearest road warrior brethren: Ed “Munch” Miller… who we just lost last week. Munch and I started touring together way back in ’84, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For This?: Finding Rare Vinyl for “Rich” People

It’s hard to believe that, on this day, 34 years ago, we lost Buddy Rich, one of the greatest drummers to ever roam the earth. I had the privilege of seeing him perform live on at least a dozen occasions, … Continue reading

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An Evening of Nunsense

Here’s a short preview from my upcoming book (working title) – Will Drum For Food: Surviving the Nineties with Clubs, Campgrounds, Clinics, and Credit Cards My last memoir, The Boy Is Gonna Rock, takes a deep dive into the wild ride … Continue reading

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Out to Sea and Off the Grid: The Ecstasy of Isolation

Here are some random thoughts, pics, and vids from a music cruise I just took through the Caribbean—and its direct connection to some very strange times in the world at the moment. Just got back last Sunday from the 80s … Continue reading

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A Spontaneous Trip to Dubai: In Pictures

Just wanted to document my recent trip to Dubai here on the blog. Both the trip, and my post-excursion decision to ink a quick blog about it, were largely unplanned, so I’m sure I could’ve put together a much more … Continue reading

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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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