Veteran producer Bob Rock (METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE CULT) will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 2007 Canadian Juno Awards, which will be broadcast on Sunday, April 1 on CTV from the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK.
"It is an honor to join great producers like Bob Ezrin, Bruce Fairbairn, Daniel Lanois, Jack Richardson and David Foster in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame," Rock said in a statement. "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."
In addition to METALLICA and MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rock has worked with BON JOVI, CHER, THE CULT, DAVID LEE ROTH, SKID ROW, VERUCA SALT, NINA GORDON, OUR LADY PEACE, THE TRAGICALLY HIP, LOSTPROPHETS, AMERICAN HI-FI and SIMPLE PLAN. His trademark sound is a "loud" mix with reverb that has commercial appeal.
Rock briefly returned to performing music in 1993 (after a stint as a guitarist and co-founder of the PAYOLAS in the '80s), forming the band ROCKHEAD with ex-PAYOLAS drummer Chris Taylor. The band released one self-titled album and two singles, but split up shortly afterwards. He is producing and working with THE OFFSPRING on their next album.
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