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Bob Rock

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Bob Rock

Robert Jens "Bob" Rock (born 19 April 1954), is a Canadian musician, sound engineer, and record producer best known for producing bands and artists such as Simple Plan, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, 311, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Bryan Adams, The Offspring and Michael Bublé.

Payola$ and Rock and Hyde

Main article: Payolas

Rock began his music career in Langford, British Columbia (a "suburb" of Victoria) as a guitarist playing with friends William Alexander and Paul Hyde in the former's household basement. After high school graduation, Rock left Victoria and became the co-founder of the Payola$, who became well known with the success of their 1980s hit, "Eyes of a Stranger", which was used as part of the soundtrack of the movie Valley Girl starring Nicolas Cage. In 1983, the Payola$ won the Juno Award for Single of the Year. Rock also worked as an assistant engineer at Little Mountain Sound in Vancouver.[1] In 1987, the Payola$ (who had by then changed their name to Paul Hyde and the Payolas) again changed their name to Rock and Hyde and had a hit single in Canada with the song "Dirty Water". The song also charted on Billboard's Hot 100. In 2007, the Payola$ became briefly active once more as a touring and recording act, releasing the EP Langford Part One.

Production career

Rock is perhaps best known as a producer for bands such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe. He has also worked with Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, The Moffatts, Cher, The Cult, David Lee Roth, Skid Row, Veruca Salt, Nina Gordon, The Offspring, 311, Our Lady Peace, The Tragically Hip, The Tea Party, Lostprophets, American Hi-Fi, Simple Plan and Nelly Furtado.

Rock briefly returned to performing, forming the band Rockhead with ex-Payola$ drummer Chris Taylor. The band released one self-titled album and two singles before splitting up.

Rock produced the five finalist songs of CBC Sports's Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge in late 2008.[2][3] He became involved with a controversy having worked with Gerry Mosby, one of the semi-finalists, thus violating CBC rules on the Anthem Challenge.

Metallica

Main article: Metallica

In 1990, Bob Rock was chosen to produce Metallica's multiplatinum self-titled album, Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album). Rock would subsequently produce Load (1996) and ReLoad (1997) as well as the new material for the band's cover album Garage Inc. (1998). After Jason Newsted left Metallica in January 2001, Rock wrote and recorded all of the bass guitar parts on the 2003 album St. Anger. He also played bass during the band's few live performances until Robert Trujillo joined the band in February 2003. Rock was featured prominently in the 2004 documentary film Some Kind of Monster. The film dealt with Metallica's internal strife and their struggles with the creative process during the recording of St. Anger.

An online petition was started that some 1,500 fans signed that called for Metallica to end their relationship with Rock, claiming he had too much influence on the band's sound and musical style.[4] Rock claimed the petition was hurtful for his children, saying "sometimes, even with a great coach, a team keeps losing. You have to get new blood in there."[4] In February 2006, Metallica chose producer Rick Rubin to produce their next album, ending the group's long-time relationship with Rock. At Metallica's 30th Anniversary Concert on 12 December 2011, Rock joined Metallica onstage and performed bass alongside Trujillo on the songs "Dirty Window" and "Frantic".

Discography

Musician

  • 1981 - Payola$ - In a Place Like This
  • 1982 - Payola$ - No Stranger to Danger
  • 1982 - Strange Advance - Worlds Away
  • 1983 - Payola$ - Hammer on a Drum
  • 1985 - Paul Hyde & The Payola$ - Here's the World For Ya
  • 1986 - Zappacosta - A to Z - Guitar
  • 1987 - Rock and Hyde - Under the Volcano
  • 1989 - Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood
  • 1992 - Rockhead - Guitar - backing vocals
  • 2003 - Metallica - St. Anger - Bass guitar/writing
  • 2007 - Payola$ - Langford Part 1

Producer

  • 1979 - Young Canadians - Hawaii (EP)
  • 1979 - The Subhumans - Death Was Too Kind (EP)
  • 1980 - Pointed Sticks - Perfect Youth
  • 1981 - Payola$ - In a Place Like This
  • 1986 - Zappacosta - A to Z
  • 1986 - The Cheer - Shot with Our Own Guns
  • 1987 - Rock and Hyde - Under the Volcano
  • 1988 - Kingdom Come - Kingdom Come
  • 1988 - Colin James
  • 1989 - The Cult - Sonic Temple
  • 1989 - Blue Murder - Blue Murder
  • 1989 - Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood ( went No. 1 in 1989 )
  • 1990 - Little Caesar - Little Caesar
  • 1990 - Electric Boys - Funk 'o Metal Carpet Ride
  • 1991 - David Lee Roth - A Little Ain't Enough
  • 1991 - Metallica - Metallica
  • 1991 - Mötley Crüe - Decade of Decadence (new material)
  • 1992 - Cher - "Love Hurts"
  • 1992 - Bon Jovi - Keep the Faith
  • 1992 - Rockhead - Rockhead
  • 1993 - Quireboys - Bitter Sweet & Twisted
  • 1994 - Mötley Crüe - Mötley Crüe
  • 1994 - The Cult - The Cult (album)
  • 1995 - Skid Row - Subhuman Race
  • 1996 - Metallica - Load
  • 1997 - Metallica - ReLoad
  • 1997 - Veruca Salt - Eight Arms to Hold You
  • 1998 - Metallica - Garage Inc. (Disc 1)
  • 1998 - Bryan Adams - On a Day Like Today
  • 1998 - Mötley Crüe - Greatest Hits (new material)
  • 1999 - Tal Bachman
  • 1999 - Metallica - S&M
  • 2000 - Moffatts - Submodalities
  • 2000 - Nina Gordon - Tonight and the Rest of My Life
  • 2000 - Paul Hyde - Living off the Radar
  • 2001 - American Hi-Fi- American Hi-Fi
  • 2001 - Antifreez - The Sunshine Daisies
  • 2001 - The Cult - Beyond Good and Evil
  • 2001 - Econoline Crush - Brand New History
  • 2002 - Our Lady Peace - Gravity
  • 2003 - Tonic - Head on Straight
  • 2003 - Metallica - St. Anger
  • 2004 - The Tea Party - Seven Circles
  • 2004 - Simple Plan - Still Not Getting Any...
  • 2005 - Mötley Crüe - Red, White & Crüe (new material)
  • 2005 - Our Lady Peace - Healthy in Paranoid Times
  • 2006 - Nina Gordon - Bleeding Heart Graffiti
  • 2006 - Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission
  • 2006 - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Sinner
  • 2006 - The Tragically Hip - World Container
  • 2007 - Payola$ - Langford Part 1
  • 2007 - Michael Bublé - Call Me Irresponsible
  • 2008 - Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust
  • 2008 - The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
  • 2008 - The Sessions - The Sessions Is Listed as In a Relationship
  • 2008 - D.O.A - Northern Avenger
  • 2009 - The Tragically Hip - We Are the Same
  • 2009 - 311 - Uplifter
  • 2009 - Michael Bublé - Crazy Love
  • 2010 - Michael Bublé - Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition)
  • 2011 - Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer
  • 2011 - 311 - Universal Pulse
  • 2011 - Bush - The Sea of Memories
  • 2011 - Jann Arden - Uncover Me 2
  • 2011 - Michael Bublé - Christmas
  • 2012 - The Cult - Choice of Weapon
  • 2012 - The Offspring - Days Go By
  • 2012 - Nelly Furtado - The Spirit Indestructible
  • 2013 - Michael Bublé - To Be Loved
  • TBA - Black Veil Brides - TBA
  • TBA - The Offspring - TBA[5]

Engineer/mixer

  • 1979 - Prism - Armageddon
  • 1979 - Survivor - Survivor
  • 1979 - Servant - Shallow Water - engineer
  • 1980 - Private Lines - Trouble in School - assistant engineer
  • 1980 - Prism - Young and Restless
  • 1980 - Loverboy - Loverboy
  • 1980 - Modernettes - Teen City
  • 1981 - Loverboy - Get Lucky
  • 1982 - Strange Advance - Worlds Away
  • 1982 - Payola$ - No Stranger to Danger
  • 1983 - Loverboy - Keep it Up
  • 1983 - Payola$ - Hammer on a Drum
  • 1984 - Krokus - The Blitz
  • 1984 - Chilliwack - Look in Look Out
  • 1985 - Paul Hyde and the Payolas - Here's the World for Ya
  • 1985 - Northern Lights - "Tears Are Not Enough"
  • 1985 - Black 'n Blue - Without Love
  • 1986 - Zappacosta - A to Z
  • 1986 - Honeymoon Suite - The Big Prize
  • 1986 - Paul Janz - Electricity
  • 1986 - Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
  • 1987 - Rock and Hyde - Under the Volcano
  • 1987 - Loverboy - Wildside
  • 1987 - Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
  • 1988 - Bon Jovi - New Jersey
  • 1989 - Paul Dean - Hard Core

Awards

Rock's career both as a producer and musician was recognized at the 2007 Juno Awards Ceremony in Saskatoon for his lifetime contribution to popular music. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). "Bob is a musical craftsman whose wide range of talents show no signs of slowing," said Melanie Berry, CARAS President. "He has helped to define rock as we know it today, and we are very proud to recognize him in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame."

Rock confirmed his acceptance of the award: "It is an honour to join great producers like Bob Ezrin, Bruce Fairbairn, Daniel Lanois, Jack Richardson, and David Foster in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame" said Rock. "They are all giants of the industry, and to be recognized, means that I had to have worked with truly great artists. I thank them for their confidence and inspiration."

Bob Rock has received nominations for 17 Juno Awards in various categories including "Producer of the Year", "Recording Engineer of the Year", "Composer of the Year", and "Entertainer of the Year". He has won on numerous occasions for both his production work and his work with the Payola$ and Rock and Hyde. Rock last won Producer of the Year in 2005 for Simple Plan's "Welcome to My Life". He has been nominated for 2007 Producer of the Year for his work on The Tragically Hip's album World Container. In 2014, Rock won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for his work on Michael Bublé's album To Be Loved (Since 2001, the Grammy has been given to the performing artists, the engineers/mixers, as well as the producers).

See also

  • Music of Canada
  • Canadian Music Hall of Fame

References

  1. Gerry Wand, Learning by Example: Larrie Londin. Retrieved 2012=08-11.
  2. The Canadian Press, Future hockey anthem down to the final five, Toronto Star, 3 October 2008. URL accessed on 4 April 2009.
  3. Finalists named in Hockey Anthem Challenge, CBC News, 9 October 2008. URL accessed on 4 April 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rock says Metallica fans' petition to dump him was 'hurtful' to his kids.
  5. The Offspring Recording New Album, Producer Revealed. AlternativeNation.net. Retrieved on 11 September 2013.

Metallica
Members
James Hetfield - Kirk Hammett - Robert Trujillo - Lars Ulrich
Cliff Burton - Dave Mustaine - Ron McGovney - Jason Newsted
Albums
Kill 'Em All - Ride the Lightning - Master of Puppets - ...And Justice for All - Metallica - Load - ReLoad - Garage Inc. - S&M - St. Anger
Other releases (Live albums, EP's)
Garage Days Re-Revisited - Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Our Lady Peace
Raine Maida | Duncan Coutts | Jeremy Taggart | Steve Mazur
Mike Turner | Chris Eacrett | Jamie Edwards | Joel Shearer | Mike Eisenstein | Jim Newell
Discography
Albums: Naveed | Clumsy | Happiness...Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch | Spiritual Machines | Gravity | Live | Healthy in Paranoid Times | A Decade
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