Rob Bourdon

Robert Gregory Bourdon (born on January 20, 1979)

Linkin Park Drummer
Vater Drumsticks
Gretsch Drums
Remo heads
Zildjian cymbals
Pin-Tech triggers
Puma racing shoes

Rob was born in Calabasas, California and now lives in Los Angeles. He grew up in the same town as the members of Incubus and Hoobastank.

Rob started to play Drums after watching an Aerosmith concert. His mother, Patty, is friends with Joey Kramer, Aerosmith’s drummer. They also dated when the were much younger. This friendship meant they were able to go backstage and see the entire production. Kramer also gave Rob a kick pedal.

In his early teen years, Bourdon played in a few bands with his friends. It was around that time that he met his current Linkin Park bandmate, Brad Delson, and they played together for about a year in a band called Relative Degree. Their goal was to play at the Roxy Theatre, after achieving their goal with a sell-out show, Relative Degree eventually broke up.

He once dated actress Shiri Appleby. He dated actress Vanessa Lee Evigan, starting in 2001 but has been single since at least early 2008.

His birthday was featured on an episode of iTunes’ LPTV. On January 20, 2004, Linkin Park played a show in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the band can be seen joking around backstage and saying that it is Rob’s twentieth Rob and Brad didn’t have any tattoos for religious reasons. Both are actively of the Jewish faith.

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