Tom Rothrock

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Tom Rothrock
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Rothrock, June 21, 2012 FuzzyLand, performing Los Angeles County
Background information
Genres Rock, Electronic
Occupation(s) Musician, Music Producer
Instruments Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, DJ
Years active 1987–Present
Labels Bong Load Records, Various
Associated acts Athlete, Badly Drawn Boy, Beck, Elbow, Elliott Smith, Foo Fighters, James Blunt, Gwen Stefani, Moby, Motörhead, Poison, Richard Thompson, R.L. Burnside, Sloan, Stevie Nicks

Tom Rothrock is an international music producer, composer and musician. Tom Rothrock has worked with James Blunt, Foo Fighters, Moby, Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, R. L. Burnside, Athlete, Sloan, Gwen Stefani, Motörhead, Elbow, Stevie Nicks, Poison, Elliott Smith, Richard Thompson. Rothrock has also composed or contributed to soundtracks for notable motion pictures such as About A Boy, Good Will Hunting, Collateral and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. James Blunt's debut, Back to Bedlam, has been noted as the "decades best selling album" (2000's).[1] The album also entered the Guinness Book of World Records, with most albums sold in a year in the UK, when it sold 2,368,000 copies in 2005.[2]

Rothrock started Bong Load Custom Records in the early 1990s enlisting former Record Plant Recording Studios co-workers, Bradshaw Lambert and Rob Schnapf. Bong Load Records is notable for developing and releasing Beck's "Loser" single which became the first number one, non-major label single since FM radio became mainstream. Together Rothrock, Schnapf, Beck, and Karl Stephenson recorded Mellow Gold, Beck's critically acclaimed major label debut.

In film, Rothrock produced the original songs for the About A Boy soundtrack and score with Badly Drawn Boy. He composed music for the film Collateral directed by Michael Mann and is credited on the song "Goofy Goober Rock" on the The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie soundtrack. His recording of R. L. Burnside's "It's Bad You Know" was included on The Sopranos original television soundtrack release.

During 2013 Rothrock returned to collaborate with James Blunt on the album, Moon Landing. Working primarily at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California the resulting release was generally well received among music critics and considered a comeback for Blunt.[3]

Selected Discography[edit]


  • 2014 "Brightest Starr" Single - Tom Rothrock Featuring Marie´ Digby
  • 2010: All Right Now Ep - Tom Rothrock
  • 2010: FuzzFace Ep - Tom Rothrock
  • 2010: Magneto Ep – Tom Rothrock
  • 2010: Eivissa Ep – Tom Rothrock
  • 2007: Resonator Lp – Tom Rothrock

Produced and/or Mixed[edit]

Selected Film Composition, Film Music Production and Placement[edit]


  1. ^ Michaels, Sean; Blunt, James (2009-12-30). "Guardian". The Guardian (London). 
  2. ^ "Entertainment | Madonna breaks earnings record". BBC News. 2006-09-29. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
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