Lightning In A Bottle
A one night history of the Blues
October 22nd Release
in a Bottle" is about blues music. Exec produced by Martin
Scorsese and Paul G. Allen, it simply lets the sinfully gorgeous
music and emotions sweep over an audience. Director Antoine Fuqua,
who directed music videos before launching his feature career, brought
his cameras to New York's Radio City Music Hall in February 2003
to capture a benefit concert by more than 50 artists spanning several
generations from Indie.Arie and Bonnie Raitt to Natalie Cole and
B.B. King. The result is pure pleasure for fans of the blues.
Interspersed with the concert footage are occasional interviews
backstage with artists and archival footage of legendary performers
no longer living. Mostly, though, Fuqua goes to the source --vibrant,
stirring, soothing sounds that put a chill down one's back and a
serious tap in one's feet.
of the show is composer/arranger/drummer Steve Jordan with Niko
Bolas (Neil Young, Melissa Ethridge) handling all the recording.
"Steve and I had to finish all the formats (cd, film, 5.1dvd)
in one shot, and this recording ("Lightning in a Bottle")
is the closest I will ever come to the royal family of music...,"
Release Date: October 29, 2004
(starring Jamie Foxx as Brother Ray) provides an unflinching portrait
of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes drug addiction while
transforming into one of this country's most beloved performers.
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age
of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental
death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he
make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his
gift behind the piano. The
soundtrack from Rhino gathers 16 of Ray's original master recordings
to which Foxx lip-synchs in the film. Included are such classics
as "Hit The Road, Jack," "Georgia On My Mind,"
and "I Can't Stop Loving You."
Our favorite line in the movie: "I'm producing my own records
and I'm wondering if I can own the masters too."
-- Ray Charles
The 22-year-old newlywed singer Britney Spears and her long-time
manager, Larry Rudolph, have mutually agreed not to renew their
9-year management relationship, ending one of the most successful
artist/manager relationships in recent history. Rudolph is credited
with discovering Spears, having met her when she was 13 years old.
Together they built Spears into one of the most successful musical
artists ever, and one of the most recognized celebrities in the
world, breaking numerous records along the way including best first
new album sales for a female artist (1.3 million for Oops!...I Did
It Again) and most albums sold by a solo teen artist with ... Baby
One More Time (14M US, 22M worldwide).
Rudolph said, "Britney and I simply realized that we have done
all we can do together." He cited his desire to "take
on new challenges at this point in my career and get back to what
I enjoy most -- developing and nurturing young talent and producing
television and film projects."
a great run and I appreciate all of Larry's guidance over the years.
I wish him all of the best," stated Britney Spears.
produces the hugely successful "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica"
television show on MTV and has a continuing production deal with
the MTV Network Group to develop a number of new series concepts.
ReignDeer Entertainment Company, Rudolph will be joining forces
with Maloof Entertainment, the entertainment production arm of the
empire owned by the Maloof family (who also own and operate the
Palms Resort &Casino Hotel in Las Vegas) to develop and produce
a variety of TV projects. Maloof was quoted as saying, "The
Maloof family is thrilled to have Larry Rudolph and his team working
with us. We look forward to a long, successful run together."
Entertainment has recently signed a number of music artists, including
Blu Cantrel and the TrakStarz producing team of Chingy & Houston.
He is in discussions with two major artists from Management whose
names can't be disclosed at press time and is developing a number
of new artists and producing a film project with NASCAR.
The break, coinciding
with the release of Spears' Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (November
9), will close the book on an amazing first chapter of a remarkable
career. Congratulations to Britney and Kevin on their marriage.
The couple held a small, private ceremony in California on the evening
of Saturday, September 18th.
to Be Alive
Zoe Scott's debut on Zeus produced by Ken Allardyce
to be the breeding ground for Musical Gods and Goddesses...Jim Morrison,
Cheryl Crow... and the NGOTB (the new Goddess on the block), Zoe
to Sunny LA from UK and headed straight to the Cali desert where
she found inspiration to write over 50 songs. Dubbed by the Cults
Ian Astbury, the next queen of rock, her music and her
band, some of LAs most accomplished session and stage savvy
musicians, are infectious on-stage like her song writing. Next Zoe
teamed up with Ken Allardyce (Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Fleetwood
Mac) who produced, recorded and mixed her debut album and together
they've created Zoe's brand of psychedelic rock and roll. "Beautiful
to be Alive" is scheduled for release nationwide in January
2005 through Zeus Music. The album features top musicians Kenny
Aronoff, Tim Pierce (Goo Goo Dolls), to name a few.
"Zoe Scott writes memorable, signature tunes with her sister,
Victoria. They speak of love, unity, and the fact that every woman
on this Earth is a Goddess," says producer Allardyce.
With "Caves of Possibility this blissful inhabitant of Planet
Love" is truly Beautiful to be Alive." Her name
is Zoe Scott and she brings Rock'n Roll and her message of truth
to the Whisky. "You gotta live your bliss. Pure and simple,
Be the first to catch this modern-day wild-flower
go see her
perform live at Whisky a Go Go and join the "Planet Love"
revolution! Preview sample
(8901 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069)
Nov 7, 2004 9:00 PM Whisky Hollywood, CA
Nov 19, 2004 9:00 PM Whisky Hollywood, CA
VP at Atlantic Records
Ronnie Johnson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of
Records, based at the company's New York headquarters. The announcement
was made by Atlantic Co-Chairman/COO Craig Kallman and President
Julie Greenwald, to whom he jointly reports. Johnson, who joined
Atlantic in 1999, had been Senior Vice President/General Manager
of the company's Urban Division since January 2002.
Atlantic Chairman/CEO Jason Flom commented: "One of the most
important goals of the new Atlantic is to dissolve boundaries between
departments and musical genres. Ronnie is not just a great urban
music executive -- he is a great music executive, period. In the
course of his 15 years in this business, he has earned the admiration
and respect of artists, managers, and executives throughout our
industry. Now, in his new post, Ronnie brings his knowledge, creativity,
and insight to the entire Atlantic family."
began his music industry career in 1989, when he joined the Reprise
division of Warner Bros. Records, serving first as Southwest Regional
R&B Promotion Manager and then as National Director of R&B
Promotion. In 1992, he moved to Polygram Label Group, where he was
Senior National Director of R&B Promotion for two and a half
years. Johnson was appointed Vice President of R&B Promotion
for Island Records in 1995 and subsequently held the same post at
Mercury Records. He was named Senior Vice President of R&B Promotion
for Motown Records in 1998. Johnson joined Atlantic Records in 1999
as Senior Vice President of Urban Promotion. Prior to his music
industry career, Johnson was Vice President, Special Assets Group
for First Union Corporation of Georgia. He holds a B.A. degree in
Business Administration from Georgia State University.
CMJ To Rock
3 days - June 9 to 11, 2005 - 100 bands
For the past
23 years, CMJ has produced one of the world's leading new music
festivals, CMJ Music Marathon in New York City (just ended Oct 13-16).
The Marathon was the first to showcase once up-and-coming bands
such as REM, U2, Eminem, the Beastie Boys, Green Day and the Foo
Fighters and, more recently, the Strokes, Ryan Adams, My Morning
Jacket, Jill Scott, Franz Ferdinand, Jet and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and CMJ
announced plans this month for the next event, which will rock eight
Cleveland venues from June 9 to 11, 2005.
"This is the type of major festival that Cleveland has talked
about for years," said Terry Stewart, chairman and chief executive
officer of the Rock Hall. "It will showcase both established
performers and emerging artists that could become tomorrow's stars,
and it represents unprecedented collaboration between all the major
music venues in town."
The music festival will kick off Wednesday, June 8, with an opening-night
concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. From June
9 through June 11, a full lineup of concerts will be featured each
evening at House of Blues, the Odeon, Peabody's, Beachland Ballroom,
the Agora and the Grog Shop. Back-to-back daytime concerts will
also be scheduled at the festival village at Nautica on the West
Bank of the Flats. In addition, a series of educational programs,
panel discussions and workshops will focus on the artistic and economic
aspects of today's music scene.
Tonic In The Big Apple
A shot of the Tonic Bar shows
a view of the SLS' US 1290TI 12" speakers that were recently
© 2004 Photography by NYCRestaurant.com
Bar has been open for business for only a few months and has
set a standard for bars and restaurants, boasting an exemplary sound
system that augments numerous large screen and plasma televisions.
The new emerging hot spot in NYC, installed SLS
Loudspeakers throughout the bar and restaurant areas. Check
out the menu - yum!
New Web Site Dedicated to its Artists
With more than
3,500 musical artists endorsing its products, Yamaha Corporation
of America boasts the largest artist roster in the world. In order
to showcase those valued relationships, Yamaha has launched a new
section on its website devoted to its affiliated artists.
we've always been proud to be associated with the best talent in
the world, this new website is our way of making those relationships
more widely known," said Chris Gero, Corporate Director of
Artist Affairs. "Naturally, Yamaha wants to promote these relationships
and showcase the world-class roster that is part of the Yamaha family."
roster includes legends like Paul McCartney and Elton John as well
as newcomers Norah Jones, Alicia Keys and Sarah McLachlan, among
thousands of others. From classical pianists like Oxana Yablonskaya
and Frederic Chiu to the drummers for The Dave Matthews Band and
Pearl Jam, many of the best performers in all of music rely on Yamaha
new website section, contains Artist News, a roster of Yamaha
talent, bios on many of the artists, as well as new "Artist
Spotlights" which give a more in-depth look at selected performers
and their involvement with Yamaha products.
A Big Cat
MGM Has Definitive Agreement
A consortium led by Sony Corporation of America and its equity
partners Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Comcast
Corporation and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, together with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Inc. (NYSE: MGM), announced late September that they have entered
into a definitive agreement under which the investor group will
acquire MGM for $12.00 in cash per MGM share, plus the assumption
of MGM's approximately $2.0 billion in debt.
group has committed a total of $1.6 billion in equity financing
to acquire MGM which will continue as an active producer of film
and television projects, and will continue to greenlight projects
under the MGM and United Artists banners in the ordinary course
of business consistent with its current business plan. Following
the closing of the transaction, MGM will continue to operate under
the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer name as a private company headquartered
in Los Angeles.
the close, Sony Pictures Entertainment will co-finance and produce
new motion pictures with MGM as well as distribute MGM's existing
film and television content through Sony Pictures' global distribution
announced, Comcast, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the equity partners
in the MGM transaction have agreed to a broad programming and distribution
arrangement that will allow for the distribution of Sony Pictures'
and MGM content on Comcast's video on demand platform, and for the
creation of a joint venture, to be managed by Comcast, establishing
new cable channels featuring Sony Pictures and MGM content.
delighted to be able to make this announcement today together with
our partners," said Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, Sony Corporation of America. "We all look
forward to preserving and enhancing the legendary franchise that
is MGM, and to ensuring that its extraordinary content continues
to be enjoyed by people around the world."
a compelling strategic transaction that will give MGM the ideal
partners to build on its unique legacy. This transaction will deliver
the full value of MGM to our shareholders, while creating significant
value-creation opportunities for the new owners and expanded options
for consumers to enjoy MGM's content," says Alex Yemenidjian,
Chairman and CEO of MGM
for her work with Children
Stars & Performers gathered to Help
L-R: JLO, Cheryl Saban
The stars were
out in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Oct. 2, for the inaugural Noche
de Ninos Gala, a star-studded benefit for Childrens
Hospital Los Angeles
Noche de Ninos
was co-chaired by MGM Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian and child
advocate Cheryl Saban, author of "50 Ways to Save Our Children"
and Founder of 50Ways.org.
Jennifer Lopez received the Children's Humanitarian Award for her
support of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and its children.
Hospital Los Angeles is a remarkable place. This top-pediatric facility
treats and cares for some of the sickest children, not just from
California, but from all over the world. These kids need our support
and I feel blessed to be able to help,'' says Lopez
included superstars Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Baute, Joaquin Cortes,
and Marc Anthony. Noche de Ninos was to benefit the Campaign for
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, which will raise $500 million for
new facilities, including a New Hospital building, as well as for
endowment, program, and annual support.
From The Orchard's Family Of Indie Labels
Orchard, the world's leading distributor and marketer of independent
music, announced distribution and marketing deals with 11 premier
independent music labels, including Amphetamine
Tomato Records, Universal
Records and Document
Records. Through The Orchard's unparalleled distribution capability,
the diverse artist roster represented by these labels will be digitally
distributed and actively marketed to all of the world's leading
global digital music services, song tone providers and other legal
digital music sellers,
including eMusic, iTunes, MSN, MusicMatch, Real/Rhapsody and over
digital music services. The
* Amphetamine Reptile, a groundbreaking punk label based in Minneapolis
and home to punk pioneers The Melvins and Helmet as well as thousands
of punk rarities * Laugh, a comedy label featuring classic recordings
of legendary comedians such as Milton Berle, George Carlin, Jerry
Seinfeld, Sandra Bernhard and newer stars including Louis Black
and The Jerky Boys. * Crash Music, a label specializing in the development
and distribution of underground heavy metal with a roster including
Single Bullet Theory and Silent Voices. * Invisible, a 13-year veteran
label with a roster featuring Industrial artists Killing Joke, Psychic
TV and the rotating line-up supergroup Pigface. * Tomato Records,
home to blues legends Townes Van Zandt, Louis Armstrong and Muddy
Waters. Not to be mistaken for Little Feat's Hot
Tomato Records * Universal Egg, based in Poland and featuring
leading dub/electronic acts with a roster including Zion Train and
Mad Professor. * Pirate Entertainment, which provides quality, authorized
recordings of live shows and represents the live performances by
Soulive and Buddy Guy, among others. *
Amulet Records, owned by Billy Martin of the jazz-fusion band Medeski,
Martin and Wood and home to a diverse array of avant-garde artists.*
Diesel Only, a New York based Alternative Country label featuring
Laura Cantrell and Tammy Faye Starlite.
* Napalm Records,
home to metal acts Tristania, The Sins of Thy Beloved and Darkwell.
* Document Records,
the historic UK blues, country, jazz and gospel label featuring
Chicago Rhythm Kings and Dizzy Gillespie.
Alejandro Sanz, Luis Miguel, Kenny G, Burt Bacharach, Clay
L-R: Rafa Sardina and Lulo Perez
Recording saw flurry of activity with Latin Grammy album of
the year and record of the year winner Alejandro Sanz in studio
B with Lulo
Perez producing and Rafa Sardina mixing. Studio A, another legendary
Latin Grammy winner Luis Miguel was mixing his soon to be released
album with Luis himself producing with Dave Reitzes, Benny Facone
and Rafa Sardina mixing. Paris Hilton took time out from her busy
partying and Guess girl schedule to cut vocals in studio B for her
upcoming solo release with Doug Mckean engineering and Robb Cavallo
producing. Studio C, Has become the permanent home for the pop super
star arranger, keyboardist, producer, and song writer Walter Afanasieff
who currently is producing a Christmas album for Kenny G with guest
appearances by Burt Bacharach, Clay Aitken, Gladys Knight, Eric
Bonnet and others. For Chalice bookings please contact Jonathan
Little Tel: (323) 957-7100
Blockbuster Films With
Soundelux & Todd-AO
L-R:Re-recording Mixers Michael
Minkler and Myron Nettinga, Todd-AO
Academy Award winning Supervising Sound Editor Per Hallberg of Soundelux
and Academy Award winning Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler and
Myron Nettinga (of Todd-AO) are gearing up to provide post-production
sound services for the widely anticipated upcoming feature project
Kingdom Of Heaven. Directed by Sir Ridley Scott, the film features
a high-profile cast to include Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Jeremy
Irons and Edward Norton.
marks the latest in a long string of successful collaborations between
Sir Ridley Scott and Ascent
Medias Creative Sound Services division. Notable past
projects include Gladiator (Winner, Best Sound), Black Hawk Down
(Winner, Best Sound), Hannibal and Matchstick Men.
Coming off a very big year (Kill Bill, Vol. 1 and 2 and Troy), Wylie
Stateman of Soundelux is now on home stretch as Co-Supervising Sound
Editor on Oliver Stones ALEXANDER, which will release in the
US on November 24.
This marks the
latest in a long string of collaborations between Wylie Stateman
and Oliver Stone. Previous outings include Any Given Sunday,
Nixon, Natural Born Killers, Heaven And Earth, JFK, Born On the
Fourth of July, the Doors and Talk Radio.
Sound Editor Mike Wilhoit of Soundelux is now wrapping up work on
Are We There Yet? Ice Cube and Nia Long stars in this family-oriented
comedy, directed by Brian Levent. The film is scheduled for a domestic
theatrical release on January 28, 2005.
The Village Hosts
Seal, Destinys Child, Nick Cave, Ozzy, Mary J. Blige, Patti
Smith, Huckabees and More....
Seal and longtime
très hip producer Trevor Horn (Art of Noise, Pet Shop Boys,
Belle & Sebastian), with engineer Tim Weidner and assistant
engineer Andy Brohard, gave workouts to both Studio Ds Neve
88R and Studio Bs Neve VR, recording a new track for a greatest
On the film
tip: Prolific musician/composer Jon Brion, with the help of engineer
Tom Biller and assistant Don Monti, took advantage of all of The
Villages 30,000 square feet, using the game room, the upstairs
theatre, and Studios A and D to score existential comedy I Heart
Huckabees, starring hunky hunk Mark Wahlberg, Jude Law, Dustin Hoffman
and Lily Tomlin.
production teamand master multi-taskersFlyte Tymes
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, were, as usual, non-stop. The dynamic
duo triple-teamed sessions with Mary J. Blige for the soundtrack
for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, along with work on the soundtrack
for Shark Tale, while also jamming in Studio F with Earth Wind and
Fire (with engineer Ian Cross and assistant Ghian Wright behind
Continuing the multi-room trend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds mixed
in Studio A and recorded in Studio F for a new release with producer/engineer
Nick Launay; engineer Jason Wormer assisted.
Destinys Child recorded in Studio B with engineer Greg Morgenstein
and assistant engineer Jeff Robinette.
poet/chanteuse Patti Smith taped a broadcast for KCRW radios
Morning Becomes Eclectic with producer Ariana Morgenstern, engineer
Jason Wormer and assistant engineer Jared Nugent.
Bat Outa Hell:
And the charming madman himself, Ozzy Osbourne recorded for a new
CD in Studio D with producer Mark Hudson, engineer Kevin Churko
and assistant engineer Ghian Wright.
Jeff Greenberg; The Village 310-478-8227
By Trevor Horn
A concert for The Princes Trust
by Trevor Horn', a benefit concert for The Princes Trust
will take place on Thursday 11 November at Wembley
Arena. The star-studded concert, celebrating Trevor Horns
25 years as one of the worlds most successful music producers
is a benefit for the youth charity Organization. The artist line-up
will reflect Trevors hit-making career and so far confirmed
are: ABC, Art of Noise, Simple Minds, Belle & Sebastian, Lisa
Stansfield, Pet Shop Boys, Seal and Yes: an incredible mix of artists
together on one night, on one stage for one man. To mark this landmark
event, Trevor Horn will perform with the other original members
of Buggles, the first time the band have ever played live. Tickets
are on sale now.
groundbreaking musical career reads like a whos who
of popular music. Starting with his own band, Buggles and the legendary
global hit, Video Killed The Radio Star, he then joined
Yes, first as band member, then Producer. His production career
has continued with artists such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood, ABC,
Godley & Creme, Paul McCartney, Seal, Simple Minds, Lisa Stansfield,
Rod Stewart, Tatu and the list goes on and on. He is the only producer
to ever have simultaneous number one records in both the UK and
the USA with two different acts, Owner of a Lonely Heart with Yes
and Relax with FGTH. His musical genius has created countless worldwide
hits and in the process, played a hugely influential role in shaping
many artists careers.
for The Princes Trust aims to raise a substantial sum for
the youth charity. Trevor Horn, commented: I am thrilled to
have the opportunity to work again with some of the worlds
greatest talent, helping young people who just need a second chance.
As we are fortunate enough to have such an array of hits to choose
from we will make 11 November 2004 an exceptional evening for everyone
Martina Milburn, Chief Executive, The Prince's Trust said: "Were
delighted that this concert will raise funds to help even more young
people get their lives back on track. The Princes Trust uses
a variety of ways to engage young people, an important method being
through music, which helps them achieve goals they never thought
Tickets priced £55/£45/£35 (subject to booking
fee) are available from Wembley Box Office on 0870 060 0870 or on-line
from the Wembley website: www.whatsonwembley.com. Hospitality packages
are available from The Princes Trust on 020 7543 1389
At Cups' Strings
The Dubliners have had priceless multitrack analog masters restored
to their original brilliance and archived to 96K/24-bit Pro Tools
HD digital for an upcoming commemorative release on Baycourt Records.
Fiachra Sheahan, son of Dubliner John Sheahan, is supervising the
project, which will include both CD and DVD releases later this
year. The man in charge of restoration, Simon Factor, of Dublin's
Moving Media, flew to Cups'
N Strings Studios in Los Angeles with 10 multitrack masters,
some of which include music which has never before been released."We
tried to work on the tapes in Dublin," explained Factor. "But
we couldn't find one studio that could handle the range of formats
and associated technologies. For purposes of sonic consistency in
the restoration and transfer, we felt it was wise to call on Bruce
Maddocks here in Los Angeles. He not only had the equipment and
experience for the delicate baking of the tapes, he also had all
the different head stacks and noise reduction gear to complete the
Picturesque Recording Retreat Of Cider Mountain, Coeur d'Alene,
Chooses API Legacy Console
escape the endless precipitance of Los Angeles, recording engineer
and producer Chris Phillips selected a picturesque setting just
north of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to build his dream recording facility,
Cider Mountain Recorders. Upon recruiting world-renowned audio expert
Chris Pelonis to design his dream studio, Phillips began developing
an all-inclusive recording retreat situated on over 240 acres of
Mountain offers two control rooms, an editing suite, multiple ultra-flexible
recording spaces, an impressive collection of vintage recording
gear and instruments, client accommodations, a commercial kitchen,
and much more. Because of this, Phillips can clearly - and honestly
- assert the following to his clients: "The only thing you
need to bring is your toothbrush."
Phillips found the ideal centerpiece for Cider Mountain's spacious
and acoustically exceptional Studio A: An API Legacy Plus analog
console. The 64-input Legacy Plus - currently loaded with 40 channel
strips. In regards to rock clients, Cider Mountain recently hosted
Virgin recording artists the Explosion, whose producer, Jason Carmer,
is also a fan of Pelonis-designed rooms and speakers. "He said
that our live room was by far the best sounding room he's ever tracked
in, and he's been in a lot of studios," boasts Phillips. "We
get a killer drum sound out of this room."
song by 50 Billion
Premiere of the new CD at
the May 22 Billionaires Ball: a Spring Bling K'Ching Thing; The
Don't Vote Billboards, The Million Billionaire March at the 2000
Republican National Convention in Philadelphia
Photo by Carl Skutsch
brazenly declaring "Don't Vote" have sprung up around
the Twin Cities in the last week, angering civil rights activists.
Several are in areas with large minority populations, leading the
NAACP and other groups to criticize. At
the same time as these billboards appeared, the Billionaires for
Bush (BFB is a grass root organization that's hounding Bush and
Chaney) have launched a new hip hop single of the same name, "Don't
Vote!" Written and sung by Wil B, a rap artist from South Central
LA who works closely with the Billionaires for Bush under the name
Wil Bannister a.k.a 50 Billion is the founder of The Political
Power of Hiphop. He has teamed up with Cliff Tasner, a classically
trained writer/arranger to create songs that inspire and inform
young disenfranchised voters in the swing states. Following the
release of their first hit "The Billionaires Are In The house,"
and the accompanying video, they're on BFB tour dubbed "Get
On The Limo."
and Felonius Ax (pictured above) also opened for Moby
at CMJ concert which drew a crowd of 7000. He was also present at
The Million Worker March in Washington DC on the Licoln
Memorial Stairs on October 17th. The event drew nearly 250,000
fans including spokesperson/actor Danny Glover and guests Dick gregory
and Martin Luther King III.
"We've just performed with Max Cleland in Melbourne, FL and
another one with Isaac Hayes in Orlando, FL (Congresswoman Corrine
Brown was present). Our song "DON'T VOTE" has been reaching
thousands in Florida inspiring them all to run out and vote. We've
been featured in back-to-back stories in the Florida Today,"
Hear the song and see the video, www.DearMrBush.com
Watch the video by Wilb aks "50 Billion" who wrote a song
called "Dear Mr Bush" -- to view
the video here - you may need to update/download Windows Media
Email Wilb or call
727-418-5979 or 323-233-3156 (after Nov 2nd)
& Friends Rock for Political Change
Members of the
for Change" will perform in a series of fund-raising concerts
in nine swing states before the presidential election in an effort
to unseat President Bush. From left are Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard:
Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne; Martie Maguire
of the Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Steven Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen
and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Emily Robison
of the Dixie Chicks, Patti Scialfa of Bruce Springsteen and the
E Street Band, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Gibbard
of Death Cab for Cutie, John Mellencamp, Nick Harmer of Death Cab
for Cutie and R.E.M's Mike Mills.
Effigy Studios Opens In Detroit
A New Monumental Motor City Recording Facility Chooses API Legacy
"Twenty years ago, I started to get work recording bands around
the Detroit area," recalls Thomas Johnson about the beginnings
of his career. "I later got a job at a Boston studio, and then
moved to New York. The whole time I was in New York I was looking
to build a studio there until one Thanksgiving when I came back
to Detroit. I happened to drive by a building for sale in a great
area, stopped in, and bought it. Three years later, we finally have
Effigy Studios coming together," says Johnson.
Vantine/Guthrie Studio of Architecture in Northville, Michigan,
Effigy Studios is The 1400 square-foot studio features 17-foot ceilings
with no parallel walls in the main room alongside a multi-purpose
isolation room and conjoining vocal booth. Johnson elected to install
a 48-input API
Legacy Plus analog console - currently loaded with 32 channels
- and a Digidesign Pro Tools|HD system with plenty of I/O. For more
Info Contact: Thomas
L-R: Scott Ian (Anthrax), Rob Caggiano
a busy month at Avatar studio C (Neve) where Elvis Costello &
The Imposters recently were recording an exclusive set for Apple
iTunes. Chris Shepard engineered with help from Ross Petersen. Elvis
Costello produced. AOL Music recently in taping performances by
Paul Westerberg, Vanessa Carlton, Simple Plan, Sugarland. Gregg
Thompson engineered along with Anthony Ruotolo. Engineer Rich Costey
recently in mixing new material by Breaking Benjamin album for Hollywood
Records. Brian Montgomery & Claudius Mittendorfer assisted in
the SSL room.
Mos Def Masters New Album at Bernie Grundman's
(L-R) Mos Def and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.
Photo: David Goggin
Multi-talented recording artist and actor Mos Def mastered his new
album The New Danger at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Including the
first single, "Sex, Love, and Money," the album is his
first since 1999's celebrated Black on Both Sides. On the Geffen
label, the new album was released on October 19th. For
Bookings or Info: Bernie Grundman Mastering 323.465.6264
Planet V Inc.
Audio Post in NYC is selling off all the gear...everything from
Neumanns to Beta SP- from Time Code DAT machines to Macs... and
so on. For a complete list, please see the PDF at www.planetvinc.com/sale
For detailed photos of most gear, please see www.planetvinc.com/gear
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"I heard someone from the music business saying they are no
longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look
and a willingness to cooperate...I thought, that's interesting,
because I believe a total unwillingness to cooperate is what is
necessary to be an artist - not for perverse reasons, but to protect
your vision...That's why I spend my time now painting."
Mitchell Art Sample Here
Take Home Mitchell's
Dreamland From Rhino -- beautifully packaged single-disc collection
spanning her career with 17 classic tracks, including "Big
Yellow Taxi," "Help Me," and "Free Man In Paris."
Package includes complete lyrics, liner notes by Cameron Crowe,
and reproductions of several of Joni's original paintings.
on the threshold of a whole new system. The time where accountants
decide what music people hear is coming to an end. Accountants may
be good at numbers, but they have terrible taste in music. I don't
know how I'm going to get paid, but I'd rather go out into the brave
new world than live with dinosaurs that are far too big for their
Rock N Roll Circus is coming to town - The DVD and 5.1 Suround
Sound were released on October 12th, 2004 and it captures an historic
era in music history with amazing performances by the progenitors
of the rock 'n roll revolution. Performances include:The Who, Jethro
Tull, Marianne Faithfull, Taj Mahal, Yoko Ono and The Dirty Mac,
a "super group" formed by John Lennon, specifically for
the occasion. Dirty Mac's scorching version of The Beatles song
"Yer Blues" in Rock and Roll Circus marked Lennon's first
public performance outside the confines of "The Fab Four."
The band included Eric Clapton, who had just broken from The Cream;
Mitch Mitchell, the drummer from the Jimi Hendrix Experience and
The Rolling Stones' own lead guitarist, Keith
Richards, on bass.
"There are only two kinds of music - good and bad. And you
can tell when something is good."