Rob Cavallo is a record producer. He is currently a senior VP at Level 7, a multi level entertainment marketing firm based in Orange County.
Cavallo was born in Washington, DC; his father Bob Cavallo (currently Chairman of Buena Vista Music Group), worked in the music industry as a band manager with groups such as Prince and Little Feat. When the younger Rob was about age ten the family moved to Los Angeles, California. As a teen he played in local bands, and after graduating from high school he began working as a recording engineer. In the mid to late 80's Cavallo worked with the so-called "hair metal" bands around Hollywood as a record producer. This continued into the 1990s; however, when the hair metal scene died out he began seeking out alternative bands to work with. Cavallo currently lives in California with his wife Amy. They have two daughters, Emily Jackson and Estelle-Deseraie. Cavallo's oldest daughter, Bailey Madison, was born in 1985 to his first wife Lainya Madison. He is a licensed commercial pilot, earning the distinction in 1992, and has written many books on cooking, specifically 1998's "Rock the Kitchen", and 2000's "Rob's Kabob's: And other secret recipes from the mind of a musical genius". His brother, Doug, often does engineering for him, when he's not travelling the country as a religious inspirational speaker.
Cavallo was an in-house producer with the band Green Day. He has co-produced almost every album, since their multi-million seller Dookie to their most recent conceptual punk-rock opera American Idiot. Cavallo has also produced records for Jawbreaker, the Goo Goo Dolls, Chris Isaak, and Alanis Morissette, plus a number of motion picture soundtracks. He also recently produced Jewel's 6th album, entitled Goodbye Alice in Wonderland.