Monday, April 02, 2007

The Payola$ Reunite By Christine Albrecht

Bob Rock and Paul Hyde Reunite

After close to 20 years of working with other artists (Metallica, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, The Tragically Hip & Offspring) and various solo projects, accomplished producer and recent inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Bob Rock has reunited with Paul Hyde under the Payola$ banner.

"I miss the egos, the fighting and the constant attacks on my guitar playing. I miss the tension. I miss the stress," laughs Rock about working with Hyde again. "But seriously there is nothing better to do on a Friday night then hang out with Paul and turn up our guitars way too loud and bang out the music that we love."

The result is a new 5-track EP entitled Langford (Part 1) due out on June 19, 2007 via EMI Music Canada, and its first single "Bomb".

"We've been messing around with songs for the past two or three years and have written far more than we need," says Hyde. "Consequently I think the quality is very high and it's time to finally get on with it and put out a CD"

"Bomb" pulls no punches and delivers a musical message that is timely and provocative.

Although there was several lineup changes and name changes in the band's history, The Payola$ at their core remained Bob Rock and Paul Hyde, who (together) wrote all of the band's songs. As well, Bob Rock engineered and mixed every Payola$ recording.

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