Most record producers have a particular genre of music or style that becomes their calling card or recognized sound. Not quite so for Bob Rock!
In 1988, Rock stepped behind the console for the first time as producer of the debut album for Germany’s Kingdom Come. The record put Bob into the production spotlight. Since that project, Bob produced material for a very diverse group of artists such as Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Cher, Gavin Rossdale-Bush, Motley Crüe or Van Morrison.
Moreover, Bob produced what is undoubtedly one of the greatest rock albums ever made when he worked with Metallica on their eponymous project better known as the "Black Album" in 1991. Neither Bob nor the band expected the album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 album charts, remains on Billboard charts for some 900 (and still counting) weeks and to sell in excess of 17 million copies globally.
He recently recorded new material with Motley Crüe for their Netflix biopic The Dirt which returned the band to the Top 10 of the Billboard chart for the first time in more than a decade.
Bob Rock doesn’t think about quitting. “I learned the art of making records, which is my life’s passion and I will make records, I’m sure, as long as people still love music.....and want to record it...‘any old kind of music....if ya wanna dance with me’”