BOB WEGNER

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My book on Max Webster called "High Class" is available for purchase. It's a 12" x 12" full colour 400-page coffee table book telling the band's story like never before, with hundreds of previously unseen photos ranging from the pre-Max days in the 1960s to their final reunion in 2007. It was produced in collaboration with most of the band members and is endorsed by Kim Mitchell. The Toronto Star and Alan Cross reviewed it shortly after its release. You can purchase your copy at highclassmax.com.



"This is an extremely well done history of Max Webster's journey from start to finish ! Congratulations Bob !!!"
-- Kim Mitchell


"This is a labour of love that does not hide its heaping amounts of both."
-- The Globe and Mail


"You did such an amazing job on the book. I can't thank you enough."
-- Paul Kersey


"The book is a MASTERPIECE!!! I can't get my head around the amount of work you put into pulling all this information together."
-- John de Nottbeck, producer of A Million Vacations


"I'm speechless at the amount of research. With each page I'm astounded with your journalism."
-- Robert "Fuzzy" Frazer, monitor mixer for Max Webster in 1980/81


"Never in my library of music books have I seen a book with so much depth, with so much heart, with so much love, and may I say so much understanding of the world of music."
-- legendary CHUM-FM DJ David Marsden


"This is really, really good. I'm such a big fan of somebody doing something to preserve Canadian music history, and it is just jammed with stuff. If you're a fan of Max Webster, and you can't really be a music fan if you're not, pick up this."
-- Alan Cross, radio broadcaster and music historian



The release party was a resounding success ! You can read my take on it here.



(from left to right, in the same room for the first time in 43 years: Dave Myles, yours truly, Terry Watkinson, Kim Mitchell, Gary McCracken)






Achievement unlocked - I now have a radio show ! Every Wednesday night at 8pm EST "Bollocks with Bob" can be heard at montcoradio.com. Shortly after each episode airs it will be available in perpetuity at bollockswithbob.com and on Google Podcasts.

(edit: season 1 came to a close on November 23, 2022. Thanks to everyone for listening so intently, and I look forward to doing a season 2 !)





I'm featured in a mini-documentary about a great cover version of Max Webster's Battle Scar - check it out !





Cat's out of the bag - Simply Queen are excited to have been selected by Gene, Paul and the boys for this year's Kiss Kruise !





My beloved trio Euphonic released our debut album on July 6, 2018 ! I am excited, proud, and relieved !! It is available on iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora.






My album release show went splendidly. Here's a video of my composition "58 Feelings" with a live string quartet comprised of some wonderful friends of mine - Natalie Dyck and Terry Ball on violin, Rosemary Hale on viola, and Geoff Ball on cello.





My debut solo album, called Changing Of The Guard, is now available. It comprises of 12 tracks (both instrumental and vocal), with influences spanning from baroque to 1960s British folk. It is available on iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. You can also purchase a CD or LP directly from me. I only pressed 100 LPs, so grab one while you still can !

See the press release here.

And here is my first review!






Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I am a professional musician and music historian with nearly 20 years of experience as a performer, composer, music historian, writer, and archivist.

My career highlights thus far include playing with Classic Albums Live, performing on Canadian Idol, and being personally selected by Dr. Brian May of Queen to play guitar in the We Will Rock You musical - twice. It still surprises some people when I tell them that playing a show a thousand times does not wear thin when you love what you do. Having my own solo show nearly every day for six months on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean is probably worth mentioning as well. Playing for an audience for three hours on your own and being able to hear a pin drop during the last song is a truly magical feeling.

I am a member of the Toronto Musicians' Association (Local 149 of the American Federations of Musicians) and willing to travel to play. Creatively my goal is to further the evolution of music in some tangible way, particularly to share the joy of (the almost forgotten virtues of) instrumental music. Western music gives us only twelve notes, but they can be bound in an infinite number of configurations. This never-ending pursuit of new sounds finds me on the frontiers of both my imagination and my self-confidence. I persevere.

News

4/3/2024
My book is officially sold out ! Go to highclassmax.com to add your name to the waiting list for the second edition.
12/26/2023
The Globe and Mail published a year-end piece mentioning my book
10/30/2023
Today I did City TV's Breakfast Television to promote my Max Webster book "High Class"
8/4/2023
Stone Fabel's debut album has finally been released, over a decade after I started recording guitar tracks for it (I'm on seven of the tracks). This is wonderful music in the progressive rock realm - be sure to check it out.
7/8/2023
The Toronto Star review of my book is up.
6/25/2023
Alan Cross has reviewed my book.
6/21/2023
The book launch was a resounding success. You can read my take on it here
6/20/2023
My book release party is tonight at Revival in Toronto. See you all there !
6/10/2023
You can purchase your copy of "Max Webster: High Class" at highclassmax.com
6/1/2023
The day has finally come ! The release party for my coffee table book on Max Webster called "High Class" will be at Revival (783 College St.) in Toronto on Tuesday June 20 from 6-10pm. All are welcome (particularly those who purchased a copy during my Indiegogo campaign). See you there !
12/1/2022
Season 1 of "Bollocks with Bob" has come to a close. Thanks to everyone for listening so intently. Stay tuned for season 2 !!
9/17/2022
My "Bollocks with Bob" episode on Roger Taylor's solo career got a mention on the official Queen website and Brian May's website and got 5000 spins within 72 hours !
9/10/2022
THANK YOU Sarnia - what a fantastic solo set opening for Tony Levin, with two standing ovations and an encore. A night I will never, ever forget.
9/5/2022
Achievement unlocked - I now have a radio show ! Every Wednesday night at 8pm EST "Bollocks with Bob" can be heard at montcoradio.com
Shortly after each episode airs it will be available in perpetuity at bollockswithbob.com and on Google Podcasts
8/1/2022
The documentary on Battle Scar I'm in was nominated for best Nevada documentary at the 2022 Cordillera Film Festival. Congrats especially to the producer Tom Gordon who spearheaded the project !
6/11/2022
My book on Max Webster called "High Class" is slated for release in spring 2023. Stay tuned for news about the launch party !
12/12/2021
I'm featured in a mini-documentary about a great cover version of Max Webster and Rush's Battle Scar - check it out here !
12/3/2021
My book on Max Webster book called "High Class" is slated for a summer 2022 release. It is progressing splendidly.
10/18/2021
Back in Toronto, and the world seems to be opening up. Hire me for things !!
5/21/2021
I'm off to do a four-month stint of solo shows on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas !
3/29/2020
I will be perfoming nightly solo streaming shows on Facebook until further notice.
11/17/2019
I am in the midst of writing a book on Max Webster entitled "High Class." Stay tuned!
10/4/2019
Simply Queen will be performing at the Detroit Red Wings pre-game tailgate party at Little Caesar's Arena on October 22.
6/6/2019
Simply Queen are excited to have been selected by Gene, Paul and the boys for this year's Kiss Kruise !
4/26/2019
A busy year with Simply Queen is pending, with about 40 dates all over Canada and the US. And I will be subbing into a few dates with Floyd Factor. See you all out there !
4/2/2018
My trio called Euphonic will be releasing our eponymous debut album on July 6, and the album release show will be at the Pearl Company in Hamilton, Ontario that evening. Show time is 7pm.
3/26/2018
My album "Changing Of The Guard" is now available on LP. Only 100 copies were pressed, so get yours while you can!
12/1/2017
My debut album "Changing Of The Guard" is now available on CD, iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. See the press release here
11/2/2017
Album launch show set for December 3 @ C'est What, 7pm start
10/14/2017
String of Classic Albums Live shows (Rush's 2112) begins tonight!
5/14/2017
Solo show date in Toronto - C'est What on Sunday July 9 @ 7pm
1/5/2017
Track listing of "Changing Of The Guard" now available
11/21/2016
It has been a very productive last couple months of writing. Expect my album, entitled "Changing Of The Guard," to be released in 2017. Check back here for updates!
11/20/2016
Home at last! Thank you to the thousands of people who came out to see me perform my solo shows on the Anthem Of The Seas - it was wonderful meeting so many of you. Feel free to get in touch if you'd like to get on my mailing list to hear about album updates and upcoming show dates.
9/19/2016
Leaving this week for a 2 month contract on Royal Caribbean's "Anthem Of The Seas"
8/13/2016
Stream tonight's one man showHERE! (also available for later viewing)
6/4/2016
At long last, I am in pre-production for an album of original material. Aiming for a 2017 release. Stay tuned!
5/1/2016
'One Man Show' @ Pearl Company in Hamilton on Saturday, August 13 announced! Be there or be parallelogram. Tickets available here.
4/3/2015
Leaving for a 6 month contract on Royal Caribbean's "Anthem Of The Seas"
5/19/2013
We Will Rock You North American tour announced
3/5/2013
Classic Albums Live Quebec tour begins tomorrow!
12/05/2011
New songs added to jukebox
1/15/2011
Website launched!