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Rob Rock - Biography




Holy Hell! When the young and talented musician Rob Rock started his career in 1986 he could never ever guess on how many roads his life would lead him.

Rob somehow has always been a hard travelling man. A lot of things he has tried, with a lot of musicians he has worked together and though he is always been himself.
His voice, his way of feeling music, his personality has never changed in all those years.

With his "M.A.R.S, Project: Driver" album, which was released on Shrapnel records, the journey of Rob Rock began. The album featured stellar performances by debut vocalist Rob Rock, guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine, and the brilliant rhythm section of Ozzy Osbourne's "Blizzard of Oz" band; Rudy Sarzo on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. The album created a huge cult following all over the world and still stands as THE metal masterpiece of the mid 80's.

A new star was born, a star with excellent musicians, ready to take deep impact on the music sky.

But in the end everything it was it's fall which really took deep impact: In 1987 already Rudy and Tommy moved on to touring with Whitesnake. Tony went back to his solo career. And Rob had to choose for a new road for the first time in his short career. So he did. Choosing for many roads within the next few years actually. The biggest one led him on with guitar master Chris Impellitteri. The next one with Axel Rudi Pell was following, then Roy Z, and finally Joshua. After six albums and three world tours with Impellitteri in the 90's, Rob decided to head for a completely new direction: a solo-career!

Rob's first solo album "Rage of Creation", was released in 2000 to rave reviews and a strong reaction from the industry. The album includes a classic metal version of the Abba song "Eagle", and a rare guest appearance by Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne/Badlands) on two songs. Rock and his band toured Europe with Axel Rudi Pell in 2001 and did numerous festivals and gigs in the USA to promote the new JVC/Victor Entertainment/Massacre Records release throughout 2002. "Rob Rock" was voted "Best Metal Act" by both the People's Music Awards and the Orlando Metal Awards in 2001 in their home State of Florida. In 2002, Rob Rock was voted "Best Metal Vocalist" by the Orlando Music Awards.

In 2003, Rock released his second solo album "Eyes of Eternity", followed by many appearances worldwide including the 2003 Bang Your Head Festival in Germany and a tour of Japan in January 2004. This album again featured Roy Z (Judas Priest, Halford, Dickinson) as co-songwriter and producer and received an avalanche of positive reviews and accolades.

By October 2004 Rock moved on to join the AFM Records label roster - his next way in life. "Holy Hell" is the title of the youngest album. And though it took Rob many roads before doing it, it's still typical him: made of his strong personality and voice. "Holy Hell" is the next striking and powerful quality-proof of a striking and powerful man, who, for many fans and experts, since his 1986 debut is THE voice of melodic metal.

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