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Birth name  Robert Jens Rock
Years active  1978–present
Role  Musician
Instruments  Guitar, bass, piano
Name  Bob Rock
Music group  Payolas (Since 1978)
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Born  19 April 1954 (age 61) (1954-04-19)
Origin  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres  Rock, heavy metal, punk rock
Associated acts  Payolas, Rock and Hyde See: Producer/engineer sections for other associations
Movies  A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica, Classic Albums: Metallica – Metallica
Albums  No Stranger to Danger, Hammer on a Drum, Between a Rock and a Hyde Pla, Here's the World for Ya, Introducing Payola$

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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 The Tragically Hip, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, 311, Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Bryan Adams, The Offspring, Michael Buble, Black Veil Brides and Ron Sexsmith.

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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. 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 Motley Crue. 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, Tonic, Nelly Furtado, Jann Arden and Ron Sexsmith.

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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.

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Rock produced the five finalist songs of CBC Sports's Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge in late 2008. 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

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In 1990, Bob Rock was chosen to produce Metallica's diamond certified 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.

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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".

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 – Motley Crue – 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 – Motley Crue – 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 (The Black Album)
  • 1991 – Motley Crue – Decade of Decadence (new material)
  • 1992 – Cher - "Love Hurts"
  • 1992 – Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith
  • 1992 – Rockhead – Rockhead
  • 1993 – Quireboys – Bitter Sweet & Twisted
  • 1994 – Motley Crue – Motley Crue
  • 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 – Motley Crue – Greatest Hits (new material)
  • 1999 – Tal Bachman
  • 1999 – Metallica – S&M
  • 2000 – Sins of the Fallen Son – The Raven
  • 2000 – Nina Gordon – Tonight and the Rest of My Life
  • 2000 – Paul Hyde – Living off the Radar
  • 2000 – The Moffatts – Submodalities
  • 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 – Motley Crue – Red, White & Crue (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 Buble – 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 Buble – Crazy Love
  • 2010 – Michael Buble – Crazy Love (Hollywood Edition)
  • 2011 – Sins of the Fallen Son – End time
  • 2011 – 311 – Universal Pulse
  • 2011 – Bush – The Sea of Memories
  • 2011 – Jann Arden – Uncover Me 2
  • 2011 – Michael Buble – Christmas
  • 2011 – Ron Sexsmith – Long Player Late Bloomer
  • 2012 – The Cult – Choice of Weapon
  • 2012 – The Offspring – Days Go By
  • 2012 – Nelly Furtado – The Spirit Indestructible
  • 2013 – Michael Buble – To Be Loved
  • 2014 – The Offspring – Summer Nationals (EP)
  • 2014 – Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides IV
  • 2015 – The Offspring – Coming for You Single
  • 2016 – The Cult – Hidden City
  • TBA – The Offspring – TBA
  • 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 – Sins of the Fallen Son – The Raven
  • 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 Buble's album To Be Loved (Since 2001, the Grammy has been given to the performing artists, the engineers/mixers, as well as the producers).

    Songs

    Eyes of a Stranger
    Female Hands
    Never Said I Love You
    Stuck In The Rain
    Whiskey Boy
    Little Boys
    Phone Hell
    Some Old Song
    Oh Ruby
    Too Shy to Dance
    I Will
    You're the Only Love
    It's Always Raining
    Dirty Water
    I'll Find Another
    Youth
    Here's The World
    You're The Only One
    Comfortable
    Romance
    Talk to Me
    Knocking on Closed Doors
    Hungry
    Good Job
    Lights to Change
    All That I Want
    It Won't Be You
    There's Always Someone Tougher
    Never Leave This Place
    People Who Have Great Lives
    Wild West
    Goodbye to Rock 'n' Roll

    References

    Bob Rock Wikipedia


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