He recently wrote the music for Hardwicke’s film Lords of Dogtown and the comedy The Ringer directed by Barry Blaustein and produced by the Farrelly Brothers. He composes the music for NBC’s dramatic series “LAX.”
Mothersbaugh has been nominated for numerous Emmy awards and is the recipient of BMI’s distinguished Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 1990, he founded Mutato Muzika, a recording studio and music production company based in Los Angeles.
Mothersbaugh is a world-renowned artist who cites Andy Warhol as inspiration. His paintings and drawings have been shown in galleries around the world. He’s a visual artist as well, and has designed numerous video games.
He continues to perform with Devo, which has had resurgence in recent years. The group has played concerts across the country including Central Park in New York last summer. Mothersbaugh was born in Ohio and studied at Kent State University.
Bob Mothersbaugh (Composer) Bob Mothersbaugh first came to prominence in the music world in the 1970s as the guitar player and original member of the progressive new wave/rock band Devo, who released a series of highly eclectic and satirical albums including “Are We Not Men?” and “Freedom of Choice.”
In the mid-1980’s, Mothersbaugh began to write music for commercials with his brother Mark Mothersbaugh (co-founding member of Devo). Together they went on to compose music for numerous television projects including the underscore for the popular children’s series “Rugrats.” Mothersbaugh’s feature film credits include Resculpting Venus, Hansel and Gretel, 200 Cigarettes, Men, The Big Squeeze, Sex, Love, Etc. among others.
In 1990, Mark founded Mutato Muzika, a recording studio and music production company based in Los Angeles where Bob has scored numerous video games including Rugrats - Scavenger Hunt and Rugrats Gameboy. Currently Bob writes the underscore