The Mars Volta

Sep 1, 2003, By Mr. Bonzai

Perched high above Laurel Canyon is the supposedly haunted mansion chosen by the Mars Volta to record their much-anticipated debut album, De-Loused in the Comatorium....

Avatar Hosts John Mayer

Sep 1, 2003, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Grammy-winner John Mayer recently took residence in Avatar's (New York City) Studio A with engineer/producer Jack Joseph Puig, recording for an upcoming Columbia Records release....

Songcatchers

Sep 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

Mickey Hart, longtime percussionist for the Grateful Dead, knows a thing or two about world music and field recording. He's lugged taping gear to Egypt, outfitted a recording expedition to New Guinea, captured the Tibetan Gyuto Monks in all of their glory and searched out indigenous music all over the world....

Brian Tarquin's Jungle Room

Sep 1, 2003, By Barbara Schultz

Techno: It's not just for clubs anymore. Composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin writes the high-test electronica that helps drive a wide variety of TV shows, including MTV's Road Rules, NBC's Extra and Celebrity Justice and, of all things, ABC Daytime's All My Children....

Sessions & Studio News

Sep 1, 2003, By Sarah Benzuly

NORTHEAST

Boston-based party band Duke & The Drivers stepped into PIE Studios (Glen Cove, NY) to mix their new album, Check Your Bucket....

Classic Tracks: Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes"

Sep 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

It was your basic “overnight success” story that was actually many years in the making....

Steely Dan 'Everything Must Go'

Aug 1, 2003, by George Petersen

It seems like only yesterday that we gazed through the glass at Two Against Nature, the landmark comeback album for Steely Dan....

Evanescence

Aug 1, 2003, By Bryan Reeseman

When Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody calls Mix from the road, his band is setting up at a Milwaukee venue called The Rave....

The Roots

Aug 1, 2003, By Chris J. Walker

As one of the few actual performing groups in hip hop, The Roots have been enormously influential and successful during their 12 years on the scene....

Classic Tracks: Patsy Cline's "Crazy"

Aug 1, 2003, By Barbara Schultz

No one could touch her. Her voice was one of the most ravishing instruments ever recorded....

Sessions & Studio News

Aug 1, 2003, By Sarah Benzuly

NORTHEAST

Elvis Costello and co-producer/engineer Kevin Killen have taken residence in Avatar's (New York City) Studio A since early April to record Costello's new record; Peter Doris assisted…Mos Def returned with his band Black Jack Johnson to The Cutting Room (New York City) to continue work on his new album....

The Alan Lomax Archives

Aug 1, 2003, By Eddie Ciletti

>Not all humans are seduced by new technology. For some, maintaining a connection to loves past — such as turn-of-the-century cylinders and discs — makes sonic time travel possible....

Ronstadt at the Clubhouse

Aug 1, 2003, Compiled By Sarah Benzuly

Linda Ronstadt finished up a jazz standards record (Verve) at Clubhouse (Germantown, N.Y.) with producer John Boylan and engineer George Massenburg. The band consisted of Lewis Nash (drums), Christian McBride (bass), Alan Broadbent (piano, arranger), Bob Mann (guitar) and Warren Bernhardt (piano)....

In the Studio: Rickie Lee Jones

Aug 1, 2003, By Maureen Droney

Over the course of her 20-year career, singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has influenced innumerable other artists and acquired a passionate, almost reverential...

Fleetwood Mac Is Back!

Jul 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

"Things are good," Lindsey Buckingham says cheerily on the eve of Fleetwood Mac's cross-country tour. "We've got a nice fresh set going and a fresh album that we all like. The band sounds really good. I've got two great kids [both under 5]. It's really a nice time for me......

Producer Mark Hudson

Jul 1, 2003, By Matt Hurwitz

Former Beatle Ringo Starr calls it, simply, The Cupboard. It's a shrine to The Beatles in more ways than one: a tiny wooden office over a Thai restaurant in West Los Angeles, up whose rickety wooden back stairs have climbed some of the biggest names in modern music to drop in, laugh and make dynamite records....

Stanley Clarke Fits in a Solo Career

Jul 1, 2003, By Chris J. Walker

Though jazz and fusion superbassist Stanley Clarke has been ubiquitous on the music scene for decades now, playing a strong, supportive role with a wide variety of disparate artists, it has been a decade since he put out an album of his own music....

Classic Tracks: Arlo Guthrie's "City of New Orleans"

Jul 1, 2003, By Dan Daley

Sometimes, a so-called "career record" can affect more than one career. When Arlo Guthrie's cover of the late Steve Goodman's paean to America's fading railroads, "City of New Orleans," came out as the single from Guthrie's Hobo's Lullaby LP in 1972, it gave the folk-singing son of America's own hobo poet laureate, Woody Guthrie, his first bona fide chart hit....

L.A. Grapevine

Jul 1, 2003, by Maureen Droney

Tight security is one of the value-added services that commercial studios are able to offer. For Linkin Park's chart-topping Meteora, North Hollywood's NRG Recording Services kicked it up more than a notch....

Sessions & Studio News

Jul 1, 2003, Sarah Benzuly

NORTHEAST Clive Davis, Rob Mathis and Phil Ramone gathered in Sound on Sound's (New York City) Studio E to work on a series of Rod Stewart sessions for...

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