Interview with drummer Bobby Rock

Interview with drummer Bobby Rock

Quick Facts:
Name: Bobby Rock
Birth date: July 13
Place of birth: Livermore, CA
Favorite album of all time? Impossible to say, but let's go with Deep Purple - "Made in Japan"
What is the first CD or LP you ever bought? Alice Cooper - "School's Out"
Favorite musician: John Coltrane
Favorite band or group: Another impossible one.... but I would probably have to go with the Miles Davis Quintet, circa the 60's: Miles - trumpet; Wayne Shorter - sax; Herbie Hancock - piano; Ron Carter - bass; Tony Williams - drums.  They were the "Led Zeppelin" of the jazz world back in the glory days of that genre...
As you describe yourself ? Renaissance Man wannabe

Bobby, what are your most recently completed projects? 
A new book: Zentauria - My Season in the Warrior Utopia (The Uncensored Journals).

How old were you when you first started playing? What inspired you to learn? 
10. Seeing the poster/calendar from the Alice Cooper record "Killer,"and watching our neighborhood drum hero play along to Black Sabbath "Volume 4."

Who is your favorite drummer of all time? 
The great jazz legend, Buddy Rich.

Almost everyone has a song that is special, you would like to reveal what is your song special and why?  
Black Sabbath "Supernaut." This was the song that changed it all for me.  (See above.)

Who were the bands or musicians who had the greatest influence on you? 
All the ones I've mentioned, plus far too many more to list!  I like bands and musicians from virtually all genres of music.

What interests do you have outside music? 
Writing, reading, health and fitness (especially weight training and running), nutrition, veganism, philosophizing, sports (mainly baseball, football, basketball, pro fighting), humane education, great vegan food, feral cats, films, and collecting certain kinds of art (like vintage blacklight posters).

What was it like playing with Lita Ford? 
She's the real thing. The gig is a blast.

And Nelson Brothers?  
Great friends, excellent musicians... always feel "at home" with the brothers.

To end the interview, a phrase you want to leave .... 
"Anything is possible, and no one knows anything, so just do your thing."