Christopher Taylor played drums in the Payola$, one of the earliest punk acts to come out of Canada. The band also featured Bob Rock, who would become a famous producer and engineer. He replaced intial drummer Taylor Nelson Little.
After the band's split up in 1986 Chris Taylor and Bob Rock kept in touch, forming Rockhead in 1989. Together the quartet started writing, rehearsing, playing gigs here and there, and coming together as a band.
During that time they also recorded off and on, and four years later, they released their eponymous debut album on Capitol in 1993. The style was nothing like Rock N' Hyde; rather than the pop/new wave sounds of Rock N' Hyde (and their earlier incarnation the Payola$), Rockhead were a hard rock band more along the lines of the heavier bands that Rock had been producing over the years. The band toured sporadically in support of the album, but called it quits shortly thereafter and Rock went back to producing.