Bobby started playing drums when he was 11 years old. At 13 he joined a band called the Wanders that played school dances and fraternity parties. Later in his teens, Bobby and his brother Teddy started their first band together called Tusk. Throughout his teens he played the Long Island and New York club scene doing hundreds of shows. "I was in a band called Samantha when Richie Blackmore asked me to join Rainbow".
Bobby is one of the most noted drummers in the industry today. He is a drummers drummer whose resume includes:
Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Doro, Quiet Riot, The Lizards, Sun Red Sun, Rondinelli, Riot, Pyramid, The Sign, Zebra, Bonnie Tyler, Over The Rainbow, Dee Snider, Classic Rock All Stars, and Mark Stein.
He is currently playing with German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell.
In addition to critically acclaimed solo projects Bobby has recorded with the Scorpions on their multi-platinum "Love At First Sting" and has played with guitar legend Leslie West (Mountain) and played on and co-produced the album Legacy A Tribute to Leslie West. He has recorded with Slash, Michael Shanker, Yngwie Malmsteen ,George Lynch, Robbie Kreeger, Randy Bachman, Zack Wild, Martin Barr, and Elliot East. Bobby has also filled in with Aerosmith and Foghat when there drummers were ill.
Bobby is the author of the "Encyclopedia Of Double Bass Drumming" co-written with Michael Lauren, it is on of Modern Drummer Magazine’s top 25 drum books of all time.
When not on the road Bobby maintains a busy teaching, recording and clinic schedule.
Bobby endorses Ludwig Drums, Paiste Cymbals and Gongs, Gibraltar Hardware, Vater Drumsticks, Aquarian Drum Heads, Czarcie Kopyto Pedals, Gon Bops Cowbells and Percussion, Ultimate Ear in ear monitors, Canopus Accessories, Miktek microphones and Snareweight.