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Bob Hughes Marks the End of 44-Year Career

by | May 9, 2024 | BLOG

Bob tests out a custom rotating drum kit mechanism for Japanese rock band Luna Sea in the mid 90s. Our original creation dates back to the mid 80s (when we were affiliated with Showlites) for Tommy Lee and Motley Crue. (The secret: a forklift was used to raise it up onstage and was masked during the show.)

After 44 incredible years in showbiz, we bid farewell to a true legend: Bob Hughes. As he steps into the next chapter of his life, we celebrate the remarkable legacy he leaves behind — which not only shaped All Access but the entertainment industry as a whole.

Bob’s rock n’ roll journey kicked off in ’69 when he first picked up the drumsticks. After jamming with numerous bands and mastering a few more instruments, he landed his first pro gig backstage as a drum technician for Ambrosia in ’80. Since then, he has become a permanent production fixture, working at Showlites, Obies, Audio Analysts, Light and Sound Design, Showpower, and finding his home at All Access in ‘94.

Bob’s impact has been immeasurable, having been instrumental in tours for huge names such as Van Halen, AC/DC, KISS, and more. His expertise also extended beyond touring into producing sets such as Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, American Idol, X-Factor, and a plethora of award shows, including The Grammy Awards, Kid’s Choice, People’s Choice, MTV Movie and VMA’s, to name a few.

As much as Bob enjoyed the production side of the industry, his greatest passion is playing music, especially the drums and guitar. He frequently graced Southern California stages with his band Without Warning.

Rock on, Bob! May your retirement be filled with the same joy and passion that you brought to every event. Cheers to you and to the adventure that lies ahead!

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