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Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Producer Ross Hogarth On His “RockGodz Hall Of Fame” Induction, Van Halen & More

The RockGodz Hall Of Fame is an event that brings recognition to the musicians who built the legacy of rock music, honoring incredible artists and their work. Rock & roll legends will honor their own during a celebration of music with passion and talent at its core, spotlighting the lesser-known musicians who built the legacy of rock music. As all RockGodz Hall Of Fame inductees are selected by inductee alumni, it further makes the organization highly-respected by the greater music community.

Multi-Grammy winning producer, mixer and engineer Ross Hogarth has been working in the music industry for over four decades. His credits include timeless work includes Motley Crue, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Ratt, Dio, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge and R.E.M. 2012 notably brought the release of A Different Kind Of Truth, the first Van Halen album with David Lee Roth since 1984 — and the first Van Halen full-length in 16 years — as co-produced, engineered and mixed by Hogarth.

2019 has been busy already with Ross Hogarth producing a Johnny Winter tribute with Edgar Winter. Some of the special guests already on this timeless piece of work are ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Gregg Bissonette, Ringo Starr and Waddy Wachtel.

As embeddded below, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ross Hogarth by phone on October 21st about his RockGodz Hall Of Fame induction, his extensive career behind-the-scenes, working with Van Halen, working with both Harry Shearer and Derek Smalls, and what’s coming up for him. More on Hogarth, including his discography, can be found online by visiting

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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly

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