Bob Rock

Inducted in 2007

A master producer, Bob Rock has long been a fixture in the Canadian music industry and a coveted studio player to international superstars. Thanks to a set of skills both versatile and in-demand, his name has graced the credits of multi-platinum albums ranging from heavy-hitting metal and rock to pop and adult contemporary.

Rock has produced and engineered albums for Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Cher, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, The Cult and Nelly Furtado, just to name a few. The Tragically Hip notably took time out of their tour schedule for 2006 album World Container (yet another Rock-produced and JUNO-nominated work) to join the man on stage as he accepted his official induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights


Wins Grammy Award with Michael Bublé for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (To Be Loved)


Inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame


Builds Plantation Studios in his Maui, Hawaii, home


Produces Metallica’s self-titled album (a.k.a The Black Album)

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The Payolas’ “Eyes of a Stanger” wins the JUNO Award for Single of the Year


Forms Vancouver band The Payolas


Quick Fact

Metallica initially asked Rock only to mix The Black Album, but Rock’s vision convinced them to take him on as producer.

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Quick Fact

Rock produced and co-arranged the top five theme-song entries in the CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada Anthem Challenge in 2008.