Pic by Ingeborg SteenhorstPearl Masters Maple in Yellow Sparkle
Sabian Hand Hammered

Recent previous bands worth mentioning:
Toyz (instrumental prog rock)
Cut the crap (rock covers)

Early: Ian Paice, Roger Taylor, Peter Criss, Cozy Powell, Vinny Appice
Later on: Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio, Mike Portnoy, Lucas van Merwijk,
Horacio Hernandez, and any drummer that plays for the music

Early: Classic Rock, 80's Heavy Metal
Later on: Prog Rock, Latin jazz, Salsa, World music and percussion, Barok, Classical

Favorite bands and musicians/composers:
Early: Deep Purple, Queen, Kiss, Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Dio, Gary Moore
Later on: Yngwie, any good guitar shredder (Paul Gilbert, Jason Becker, Vai, Satch, stuff like that), Terry Bozzio's drumsolo music, Dream Theater, Muse, Daniela Mercury (brazilian Axe singer) and of course the classics: Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Vivaldi

Other interests of Robert van Kooij:
Physics, nature