A great interview with Canadian super-producer Bob Rock

Forty years ago, Bob Rock was one-half of The Payolas, a Vancouver post-punk/New Wave band who had hits like this.

It turns out, though, his real passion was working the studio as an engineer and a producer. His resume now includes Metallica, David Lee Roth, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Our Lady Peace, Tragically Hip, Motley Crue, Bryan Adams, and dozens of others.

He recently sat down with Gibson TV, an online production from the people who make Gibson guitars. It makes for fascinating watching.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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3 thoughts on “A great interview with Canadian super-producer Bob Rock

  • Really interesting interview and what an amazing life journey.

  • Am I just reading into this too much or does he seem un-well here??

  • When are all Payolas becoming avilable on streaming services. Listening on vinyl is great at home but when I am out and about…


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