The mid-80's found him in demand as a session player; Rondinelli appeared on albums by German rockers Scorpions and Doro, as well as with his own band Rondinelli, which featured the drummer's brother, Teddy, and late singer Ray Gillen.
The early 90's found him in the studio and on the road with Quiet Riot, and in 1993 Bobby joined the first of two of heavy rock's grandest establishments, Black Sabbath. One album and two tours later, following his departure from Sabbath, Rondinelli found a permanent home with Blue Oyster Cult. Recently, Bobby took up with another group called The Lizards. Based in New York, The Lizards pay homage to classic rock tradition with blues-rocking, funk-laden grooves that are at once fresh and retro. The Fuze called Bobby Rondinelli at home in New York recently. Bobby was happy to talk to us about The Lizards, The Fudge and how his six year old granddaughter helped him overcome writer's block to finish an album.