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Logan “Robot” Gladden (born December 5, 2003) is a drummer, vocalist, piano player, and songwriter from Dallas, Texas. He began playing drums when he was eighteen months old. His nickname, Robot, comes from his earliest pronunciations of Logan. Initially a self-taught drummer, Robot cites Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles, and KISS as his biggest musical influences.
Robot began performing live at age five and has since become a seasoned veteran of the rock stage, having performed more than three hundred shows in historic venues from coast to coast. Robot also made his national television debut at age five playing drums on Barney and Friends and, at age seven, became a featured artist in Chuck E. Cheese Restaurants' nationwide in-store video series. In 2012, Robot (then eight) launched his own band, The Robotix, which featured notable musical prodigies from around the world. The band released Rock 'n Roll – a five-song EP co-written and produced by renowned session and touring drummer (and Regal Tip artist), Aaron Sterling. On the record, Robot played drums and piano while also providing lead and backing vocals.
In 2013, Robot qualified as a Quarterfinalist on Season 8 of America's Got Talent, performing Black Sabbath's Paranoid with The Robotix at a sold out Radio City Music Hall in New York City. On the show, which was seen by twelve million live television viewers, Howard Stern paid Robot the ultimate drummer’s compliment when he stated: "For 9 years old, you can pound those drums like John Bonham himself!" Robot has been featured by numerous additional television, print, and online news outlets, which have credited his musicality, experience, onstage enthusiasm, and rockstar persona with setting him apart from most other artists his age.
In addition to his work with The Robotix, Robot has performed live with numerous other notable acts, including one of his all-time favorite bands, KISS (during the band’s Acoustic Set in Durant, Oklahoma), and his favorite new band, The Struts (at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey). In 2017, Robot became the youngest featured drummer to date to perform at Bonzo Bash – Regal Tip artist Brian Tichy's annual star-studded event celebrating the life and legacy of John Bonham.
Despite being one of the music industry’s youngest active performers, Robot has remained committed to working with various charitable organizations within his community and proudly maintains an “A” average in school. His dream is to always keep playing music and to hopefully inspire other young drummers to do the same.
Robot is proud to endorse Regal Tip sticks and his weapon of choice is the 5BX Series!