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Robert Gregory Bourdon (born January 20, 1979) is an American musician , and the drummer of Linkin Park.

Personal lifeEdit

He once dated actress Shiri Appleby. He has dated actress Vanessa Lee Evigan since 2001.

His 25th 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 birthday. This caused some confusion among viewers. In late 2006, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park said on Tattoo Stories that his band mates Rob and main guitarist Brad Delson didn't have any tattoos for religious reasons.[source?] Both are actively of the Jewish faith.[source?] albums of Hybrid Theory and Meteora, Bourdon's style was more simplistic, mostly trying to fit the drumming into the nu-metal sound, with only Easier to Run from Meteora sounding very complex as Rob had to approach his drum playing style differently. In the latest Linkin Park album Minutes to Midnight Rob's drums had wooden bodies to sound more traditional. In live shows, playing with the song Bleed It Out, the song is extended with Rob playing a long solo. A note about Rob's style is that he will always play the drums wearing FIA spec motorsport shoes made by Puma. He has said that it gives him better feel and control of the pedals.