Rob Bourdon
Name: Robert Gregory Bourdon

Instrument: Drums

Date of Birth: January 20, 1979

Place of Birth: Originally from Calabasas, CA, now lives in L.A.

Marital Status: Single

Education: Agoura high school. Went to Santa Monica College and majored in accounting.

Some Interesting Facts about Rob


  • Rob's previous day job was as a waiter.


  • Linkin Park watch videos of themselves and Rob (according to Brad) never plays a part wrong, but he'll always point out if something's not up to par. Rob is the practice-perfect technical guru of the band.


  • Linkin Park is NOT Rob's first band. He started playing in bands when he was around 13 years old and he'd play cover songs like Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' with his buddies. That's when he met Brad and they played for about a year. It was rock meets rap and funk, they were called 'Relative Degree'. They practiced a lot, played one show and then it fell apart.


  • Rob likes to play the piano when he has time. He used to take classical lessons when he was young and was forced to keep going.

    Famous Quotes


  • I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to make an album with five of my closest friends. It has been a great experience touring and having the chance to meet our fans and street teamers. Thank you to everyone who has shown their love and support."


  • I remember getting really really nervous, in high school like playing for all my friends and stuff like we would play at these parties or something like that and i remember getting WAY more nervous playing those then playing like ozzfest shows in front of of 25 to 30 thousand people.


  • Back here, we got the phoenix. This is where we keep the phoenix.

    Rob: Like, on the first single, um, it's called (looks over at Chester)
    Chester: Somewhere I Belong.
    Rob: Yeah, I always forgot the name of our first single.
    Chester: (blows a raspberry)
    Brad: Rob, My name is Brad. That's Chester. Right now we're in a hotel in New York doing an interview about our new album Meteora.
    Rob: Okay...Kay, thanks. Alright, I'm back. I'm good. Yeah.

    Mike: Rob?
    Rob: Hi, how's it going?
    Mike: Any thoughts, concerns?
    Rob: Nope, just chillin' with Big Ben