Producer Rick Rubin (Slayer, Beastie Boys, American
Head Charge) is currently working with Weezer and will
apparently begin work on Slipknot's forthcoming fourth
studio album in Spring 2003 after drummer Joey Jordison, frontman
Corey Taylor and guitarist James Root have finished touring
their side projects (Murderdolls and Stone Sour respectively).
been talking with Rick Rubin about having him produce the
next Slipknot record, too, so it's possible that we'll go
in around March, maybe a little later, but right now that's
kind of what we're shooting for," said Root.
Rick is continuing to prepare material for his fifth collaboration
with Johnny Cash. Rubin recently wrapped work on albums
by Palo Alto and Mars Volta, which features
ex-members of At the Drive-In. The Palo Alto set is due to
be released on Rubin's own American Recordings ( joint
venture with Columbia Records) imprint next month; the Mars
Volta album arrives in June via Universal.
String Quartet Tribut to The Smiths
Arranged and performed with creative intensity and verve,
String Quartet Tribute to The Smiths perfectly captures
the mood set by the crooning vocals of Morrissey and the melodic
genius of guitarist Johnny Marr.
The Section, one of
Americas finest string quartets, perform classics such
as "This Charming Man" and "How Soon Is Now,"
creating a dark and dramatic album of true harmonic beauty.
The Smiths would be proud. The The Section String Quartet
is Eric Gorfain & Daphne Chen, violins; Leah Katz, viola
and Richard Dodd, cello. Recorded by Frank Scarpelli At Quietstreet,
the cd is produced and arranged by Eric Gorfain and will be
released March 18th on Vitamin Records.
The Section String Quartet and Eric
Gorgain will be appeared live from New York on NBC's Saturday
Night Live this Saturday, March 15th, with Christina Aguilera.
For booking information, contact Eric at Quietstreet Productions
at 323-462-5015,or e-mail
Someone Say Gristle?!?
Nations has the CD for you!
Ever felt the craving for a savory cauldron of syncopated,
often melodious, sometimes felonious plectrum-fueled skullduggery?
Then Available March 25th, 2003, Greg
Koch delivers a sumptuous feast of untouchable guitar
playing and unstoppable humor entitled Radio Free Gristle!
Yardbirds' 1st New Album Since 1968
On Favored Nations
Slated To Hit The Streets On Aprill 22, 2003
Members Chris Dreja & Jim McCarty Enlist Three New Members
Plus Appearances from Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Steve
Lukather, Brian May,
Joe Satriani, Slash, Steve Vai and more!
Allardyce (Weezer, Fleetwood Mac, Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls)
recorded and mixed the bulk of the album at Steve Vais
Mothership studio in Hollywood, Calif., with parts recorded
at two London studios, and a track at Jeff Becks studio
in England. Allardyce actually saw the Yardbirds open for
the Beatles at Hammersmith Odeon in 1964 and has been a fan
Fogel from Mirror Image
Fogel (Charlie's Angels, Miss Congeniality, K-Pax, Made)
checked into New York's Mirror Image to record, mix and co-produce
a unique film score for "View from the Top," starring
Mike Meyers and Gwyneth Paltrow and set for release next year
by Miramax Films.
Image understands that these projects are deadline-driven
and things simply cannot be delayed. They're doing everything
possible to accommodate you," says Fogel.
the type of music he is presently composing as a "modern
Mancini" sound, with modern drum and guitar elements
on top of a 60's-sounding small orchestra, which he is doubling
to make it sound bigger.
notes that the rooms at Mirror Image suit his style of working.
"The live room [Studio C] is phenomenal," he says.
"We did drums there and I have to say that what we got
were some of the better-sounding drum sounds I have gotten
in New York.
we did some work in the Studio D control room and when I took
it home and checked it out in my mix studio, which is set
to my specifications, it sounded like just what I needed."
adds that Mirror Image's range of capabilities, from its Solid
State Logic SL 9000 J console to its ability to
handle 53-piece orchestras and 95-piece choirs-a rarity in
New York, according to Fogel-will further enhance the facility's
reputation in the eyes of the film community.
taking delivery on ADL's much anticipated 670 compressor,
the Toy Specialists at Scharff Weisberg invited a few of its
top clients to come in and compare it with the original Fairchild
670, which the product is based on.
was the first of a series of monthly events that Toy Specialists
will be hosting. They are designed to allow their most discriminating
clients the opportunity to check out the equipment outside
of a show room environment or tradeshow booth.
great, like a brand new, bullet-proof Fairchild that works
all the time. The advantage over the original is its durability,
which makes it a perfect rental item," says producer/engineer/mixer
For more information on The Toy Specialists at Scharff Weisberg,
call 212-333-2206. To
contact ADL, call 845-256-0032 or go to Anthony
De Maria Labs.
Rosa has received a Latin Grammy for his work on Alejandra
Guzman's "Soy" lp in the category of Best Female
Rock Vocal Album. This makes a total of three nominations
and one win
Way to go, Bob!
Award Winning Engineer/Mixer/Producer Bob Rosa will be a panelist
at this year's Winter Music Conference in Miami. Bob has been
in Studio A this past month co-producing and mixing rapper
Stagga Lee's debut album for ArtistDirect, produced by Robert
Clivilles. Andres J. Saavedra and Marc Cappellini assisted.
The Terence Blanchard Group was tracking in Studio A for an
upcoming release with producer Michael Cuscuna and Don Murray
engineering and Peter Doris assisting.
Barnes at Avatar
bassist, songwriter and engineer / producer, Jerry Barnes,
has joined Avatar's Creative Community. Jerry will work on
various projects in his own Studio H located on the 3rd floor.
Beats 4 Hire
Steve Gorman, former drummer and founding member of
The Black Crowes, has relocated to Los Angeles and is available
for sessions. Steve has recorded recently with Warren Zevon,
Jack Casady, Billy Bob Thornton, Toploader, and new Atlantic
Records artist Joe Firstman, among others. Steve can be contacted
directly at (818) 581-1082, or via e-mail.
Welcome back to LA, Steve!
Day Concert ...
Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed
The Planet, a music and activism festival set for
April 20 (Earth Day) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco's
Golden Gate Park.
Rap outfits The Coup and De La Soul are also on the bill.
The special Earth Day concert will also boast speakers from
national and local non-profit organizations, interactive and
educational displays, art, and organic vegetarian cuisine.
The concert will be powered by green energy sources like bio-fuel
and solar. Rumors also circulating that Red Hot Chili Peppers
may also perform.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the point of entry.
For more info: (510) 601-9790 (510) 601-9788 fax or e-mail
tribute CD confirmed...
Power Of Soul, a new Jimi
Hendrix R&B tribute, will be released later this year
on MCA Records and feature contributions from Carlos Santana,
Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, George Clinton, Bootsy
Collins, and Seal, among others. Proceeds from the album will
benefit the United Negro College Fund.
soul artist Musiq has already recorded "Are You Experienced,"
and the late John Lee Hooker will also be featured in one
of his last recordings, a version of the blues number "Red
half-sister Janie is co-producing the project with her husband,
former EWF and Commodores guitarist Sheldon Reynolds.
Kramer's Rock & Roll photography
Kavanaugh, President and Creative Director of ARIA
Photographic Images has opened a hip new gallery in
Manhattan and signed Eddie Kramer as his first artist.
of Eddie's show running through March 29th
reports a tremendously successful opening event on January
9th, which was featured in New York magazine, and in the recent
issue of Rolling Stone (p.24 -- Beatles on the cover).
Eddie Kramer - "From The Other Side Of The Glass"
Rare & Historical Rock & Roll Images 1967-1972
THE PUBLIC: TUES-SAT 11-6, FREE
Located on the corner of Broadway & Prince,
3rd floor, above Dean & Deluca
online or call 212-404-7470 or e-mail Peter
Kavanaugh at ARIA Photographic Images.
I'm The Taxman, Yeah..."
Yep, that time of year... the following two tax changes
for the self-employed:
must pay the Social Security part of self-employment taxes
for your maximum net self-employment earnings up to $84,900
for 2002. The ceiling will increase to $87,000 for 2003.
can deduct 70% of the amount you paid for medical insurance
for yourself and your family. In 2003, the deduction increases
Forms by calling toll free 1-800-TAX-FORM or
better yet call the following experts:
Gregory Lippe of Lever, Lippe, Hellie & Russell LLP Woodland
Hills (818) 594-0600
Craig Muench of Lexington Financial Services
Beverly Hills (310) 288-9975
Studios On The Market
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Ed Begley Jr. production of César
Featuring spectacular performances of hit songs in
both English and Spanish written by Ruben Blades, David Crosby,
Peter Gabriel, Enrique Iglesias, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana,
Sting, Carmen Moreno, Don Henley, and others. The play is
about the heroic life of Cesar Chavez and tragic death of
the journalis who covred him, Ruben Salazar.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Cesar
signs with Aaron Lewis' record label, ADD
As Staind prepare
for the follow-up to their quadruple platinum Break the Cycle,
Aaron Lewis has signed the first band, Lo-Pro, to his new
imprint in conjunction with Geffen President Jordan Schur.
Lo-Pro's debut album is being recorded in Los Angeles at NRG
Studios with producer Don Gilmore and is due out this
summer. The Southern California-based band was founded by
former Ultraspank members Pete Murray (vocals) and Neil Godfrey
(guitar). The two are joined in Lo-Pro by former Godsmack
drummer Tommy Stewart and Pete Ricci (guitar). Meanwhile,
the as-yet-untitled Staind album is set for a late spring
release. Produced by Josh Abraham (who also did the honors
for Break the Cycle), the album is being recorded in Los Angeles
Canyon" -- with Bonzai Stills!
"Laurel Canyon" opened March 8th with a number of
Mr Bonzai photos filling
the big screen. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko, the movie stars
Frances McDormand (Academy Award-winner for "Fargo")
as a famed and fictional record producer. To solidify the
illusion, Frances was superimposed into the past -- as in
this 1991 shot of the Chili Peppers. Production designer Catherine
Hardwicke chose shots that nicely reveal a world "inside"
the music biz. You'll have to see the film for the "altered"
still photos, but beware -- Almost no violence, and it's got
an R rating for brief nudity, pot, suggestive foreplay, and
With Karyn Rachtman on board as Music Supervisor, the filmmakers
undertook an extensive search for the songs that would play
on camera, ultimately settling on two songs, "Someday
I Will Treat You Good" and "Shade & Honey,"
both written by Mark Linkous, the creative force behind the
critically acclaimed band "Sparklehorse."
© Lisa Johnson
digital effects © Joy Williams
Image studio C
On your Grammy win for Best R&B Song:
Love Of My Life (An Ode To Hip Hop)
Erykah Badu feat. Common from the Brown Sugar Soundtrack!
Also Congrats go to Benny
Faccone who won two Grammies (One for Best
Alternative Rock Album in Spanish for the band Maná
"Revolución De Amor"
and also for Joan Sebastian's record which he mixed.)
TBlanchard Band (L to R): Terence Blanchard (Trumpet), Eric
Harland (Drums); Standing: Lionel Loueke (Guitar), Brice Winston
(Sax), Brandon Owen (Bass), Aaron Parks (Piano)
courtesy of ARIA Photographic Archives
and Rubén Musical
El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Blvd.
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 7 pm, matinees on Saturdays
at 3 pm & Sundays at 2 pm. through April 27, 2003.
Tix are $20, $30, $35 and are available at Ticket
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