Robert Gregory Bourdon (born January 20, 1979) is the drummer for the nu metal band Linkin Park. He is also the youngest member.
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 went to high school with some members of Hoobastank.
Rob started to play the drums at age ten after seeing an Aerosmith concert. His mother was the ex-girlfriend of Joey Kramer, Aerosmith's drummer and was able to go backstage and see the entire production. Rob also plays the piano. When he was around thirteen, Bourdon played in bands with his friends. It was around that time he met Brad Delson, now the guitarist for Linkin Park, and they played together for about a year in a band called Relative Degree. Their goal was to play at the Roxy, and after achieving their goal with a sell-out show, they broke up.
He is well known as being a perfectionist who always strives to play to the best of his ability.
Bourdon won't get tattoos for religious reasons.
Rob Bourdon uses the brands: Gretsch, Zildjian, Gibraltar Hardware, Pintech, Vater, DDrum, Furman, Mackie, Akai, Drum Workshop, Aura, Rane, Whirlwind USA, Roland.
5x14 Snare Drum
16x22 Bass Drum
13x16 Floor Tom
16x18 Floor Tom
14" A-Custom Mastersound Hi-Hats
18" A-Custom Projection Crash
10" A-Custom Splash
19" A-Custom Projection Crash
21" A-Custom Projection Ride
14" ZXT Trashformer
20" China Trash
Freestanding Drum Pads (Pintech)
Triggers on snare(DDrum)
KD-7 Bass Drum Trigger Unit (Roland)
Cage/Drum supports (Gibraltar)
MultiDirector DI (Whirlwind)
Headphone Mixer MH4 (Rane)
Crossover SAC22 (Rane)
Bass Shaker (Aura)
DW 5000 kick pedals (DW)
S6000 Sampler (Akai)
MPC2000XL Sampler (Akai)
DM5 Drum Module (Akai)
M-1400I Power Amp (Mackie)
PL Plus Power Conditioner (Furman)
5B Wood Drumstick/Splashstick (Vater)
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Mike Shinoda & Rob Bourdon at the PTTOW Summit