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Good Vibrations, The Sequel

Hollywood's hallowed Western Studios, most recently known as Cello, will be the scene of a grand re-opening in January, following an ambitious 22-week 9/01/2007 8:00 AM Eastern

Hollywood's hallowed Western Studios, most recently known as Cello, will be the scene of a grand re-opening in January, following an ambitious 22-week renovation. The renowned Philippe Starck was brought in to design the nontechnical areas, while the studios will be left just as they were. “It's going to be magnificent,” promises new owner Doug Rogers of EastWest. “It was definitely worth preserving something that sounds so magical.” The buzz is already starting; word has it that Rick Rubin asked for an 18-month lockout on the big room, which EastWest politely declined to give him.