Logan "Robot" Gladden (age 7) performs Led Zeppelin's ROCK AND ROLL - live with the FTATRS Jr. All-Star Band (recorded in 2011).
Drummer/vocalist/piano player/actor Logan “Robot” Gladden just turned 11 but is already a seasoned veteran of the stage, having performed more than 250 live rock concerts in historic venues from coast to coast and on national television before a live audience of twelve million viewers. Robot’s musicality, passion for performing, and magnetic “rock star” persona have resulted in his being referred to by the media as “rock ‘n roll’s answer to Justin Bieber” and his being compared by Howard Stern to John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. In 2009, the producers of Barney & Friends saw Robot (then age 5) playing drums on YouTube and cast him as a rock and jazz drummer in two music videos, which remain in domestic and international rotation. In 2011, Robot appeared as a Feature Solo Artist in Chuck E. Cheese’s in-store video entertainment series, which aired more than one million times in CEC restaurants nationwide. At age seven, Robot became one of the youngest drummers ever endorsed by Pearl Drums and was invited to host his own radio show, Robot's Rock Block – a weekly 30-minute program in which Robot introduced songs and shared his rock ‘n roll adventures with listeners. At age eight, Robot became one of the youngest professional musicians ever to record drums, piano, and lead vocals on an official release (Rock ‘n Roll by The Robotix). In 2013, Robot was featured throughout Season 8 of NBC’s America's Got Talent and performed as a Finalist at Radio City Music Hall with his band The Robotix. In 2014, Robot became the feature spokesmodel for Pearl Drums’ MyFirstDrumset.com – the first-ever interactive web platform for parents and future drummers. Robot has been mentored and advised by many legendary rock drummers, including Eric Singer (KISS), Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), and Aaron Sterling (John Mayer). In addition to being one of the world’s youngest and most experienced professional musicians, Robot has remained active in his community and in school, where he proudly maintains a straight “A” average.
More videos of Robot performing can be seen on his band's YouTube Channel @ www.YouTube.com/therobotixmusic