SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA A new kind of social club was in at The Village in West L.A.: u2 vocalist Bono, actress and singer/songwriter Milla Jovovich and Buena 2/01/2000 7:00 AM Eastern

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAA new kind of social club was in at The Village in West L.A.: u2 vocalist Bono, actress and singer/songwriter Milla Jovovich and Buena Vista Social Club director Wim Wenders worked on the soundtrack album for Million Dollar Hotel, Wenders' new film starring Jovovich, Mel Gibson and Jeremy Davies. (The film is scheduled to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.) Producer Hal Willner and engineer Eric Liljestrand mixed and overdubbed the songs, which included Daniel Lanois on guitar and vocals, Brian Eno on synthesizers, Bill Frisell on guitar and Jon Hassell on trumpet...Chris Vrenna (former Nine Inch Nails drummer/programmer) produced the Jack Off Jill CD Clear Heart Grey Flowers at Amethyst Digital in L.A. He also contributed production and remixed Rob Zombie's "Return of the Phantom Stranger" for the American Made Music to Strip By CD...At Track Record (North Hollywood), Me'Shell NdegeOcello tracked vocals with producer Allan Cato and engineer Brian Springer. Meanwhile, producer Rick Nowels worked on an Interscope CD by Enrique Iglesias and mixed and edited new songs by k.d. lang with engineers Randy Wine and Steve MacMillan. Also, Foreigner tracked new songs for a CMC release. Marti Frederiksen and Mick Jones produced; Mikal Reid and Sergio Garcia assisted...Warren Zevon was in at Signet Soundelux Studios (L.A.), working with engineer Jimmy Hoyson...It's in the DNA at DNA Mastering (Studio City): A.J. Croce, son of Jim Croce, had a project mastered by owner/engineer David Donnelly. Engineer Brad Vance worked on an Atlantic CD for Mr. Big with producer Pat Reagan...Norm McDonald overdubbed at Westlake Audio (L.A.) for an upcoming comedy album. Brooks Arthur produced, Gabe Veltri engineered, and Pablo Munguia and Fredrick Sarhagen assisted. Oblivion Dust also tracked and mixed songs on their Avex Trax release with producer Ray McVeigh, co-producer/engineer Krish Sharma and assistant Kevin Guarnieri...EPMD worked with DJ Quik and Xzibit on a Def Squad/DreamWorks CD at Skip Saylor (L.A.). Quik co-produced with Eric Sermon. Regula Merz assisted...At Scream Studios (Studio City), David Kahne and Brian Eno produced Sugar Ray's "Spinning Away" for the upcoming film The Beach. James Murray assisted...Producer/engineer Ed Cherney recently did Extasy, namely Extasy Recording Studios South (L.A.), and tracked a new universal album by Jann Arden with engineer Ronnie Rivera...

NORTHERNSir Mix-a-lot and the Presidents of the united States of America mixed it up at Rainstorm Studio in Bellevue, WA. Their new group Subset was joined by Paul Speer and Steve Carter...Xtreme Studios (Seattle) picked up a scoring session for Picking up the Pieces, Alfonso Arau's black comedy starring Woody Allen. Gustvao Borner mixed Ruy Folguera's score with music supervisor David Franco and assistant Steve Smith ...Joel Jaffe of Studio D (Sausalito, CA) engineered and mixed live sessions for broadcast on 97.3 Alice radio, including performances by Smashmouth and Indigo Girls...At Soundhouse (Seattle), Scott Crane engineered sessions with noted artist/producer Hector Zazou, who called upon Seattle luminaries Bill Rieflin, Jeff Greinke and Dennis Rea...Swiss rock band Mostly Harmless flew in to Hanzsek Audio (Seattle) to work with engineer Scott Ross...Tucker Martine engineered sessions with Sick Bees, Carrie Akre, Acetylene and Mount Analog...At Egg Studios (Seattle), Wanna Be's, Rick Roberts (former Posie), The Troops and The Drews all worked with in-house engineers Conrad uno or Johnny Sangster...Rex Recording (Portland, OR) hosted the Backstreet Boys, who did the background vocals on one song for Elton John's upcoming DreamWorks release. Patrick Leonard produced; David Channing engineered...At Laughing Tiger Studios (San Rafael, CA), Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Tone! recorded and mixed his forthcoming Motown solo debut with engineers Ari Rios and Joey Swails...Barry Corliss at Master Works (Seattle) mastered a live CD by The Herbivores (with Jay Roberts) and a project by Two Loons for Tea (with Pat Mastellato and Brad Hauser)...Tin Hat Trio mixed their upcoming Angel CD at Different Fur (San Francisco) with producer Hans Vendle, engineer Mark Orton and assistant Mark Slagle...

NORTH CENTRALRecording John Malkovich: Audio Recording unlimited (Chicago) recently took on the not-so-surreal task when the actor dropped in to re-record parts of his dialog for the upcoming film Shadow of the Vampire, directed by Elias Merhige. Engineer Mark Zeboski hooked up with Magmasters Studios in London vida ISDN lines for the ADR session. "John was great to work with," said Zeboski, who recorded 47 scenes of dialog in less than four hours with the Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder... Smashing sessions at Chicago Recording Company: Smashing Pumpkins mixed their new Virgin album with mixer Alan Moulder. Billy Corgan and D'Arcy also made a guest appearance on Cheap Trick's first DVD, filmed at Chicago's Metro with authoring by Sean Sutton and 5.1 surround mixing by Harry Witz. R. Kelly produced sessions with Secret Weapon, Talent and Changing Faces & Sparkle with engineers Tony Maserati, Jeff Lane and Ron Gresham. Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis and Danny Leake mixed two Narada albums by the Lewis trio and urban Knights 3...No sleep for Lullaby for the Working Class: Bandmembers Mike and A.J. Mogis recently put out a new record, Song, on Bar/None Records, and they've been busy recording a host of indie rock bands at their project studio, Dead Space, in Lincoln, NE. Crank! bands the Gloria Record, Boy's Life and Cursive and Secretly Canadian combos Songs Ohia and Swearing at Motorists have recorded there...Ancient of Days recently made a second attempt at musical immortality at Immortal Productions (Canal Fulton, OH), where they tracked and mixed their album with producer Cal Moore...

NORTHEASTMagic Shop kept generating the magic in NYC: Yo, I Killed Your God guitar guru Marc Ribot recorded his new Atlantic CD with producer J.D. Foster, engineer Andy Taub and assistant Juan Garcia. Eagle-Eye Cherry tracked new songs with producer Rick Rubin, engineer Dave Schiffman and assistant Garcia. Joey Ramone worked with producer Daniel Rey, engineer Jon Smith and assistant Garcia. Ben Folds Five tucked themselves into the studio with producer Caleb Southern and engineer Garcia, and Arto Lindsey produced Spanish vocalist Marissa Montes with engineer Pat Dillet and assistant Reto Peter...Mariah Carey's hit song "Heartbreaker" was mastered on Quantegy's GP9 analog audio tape at Quad Studio (NYC) by engineer Dana Jon Chappelle...Spacehog found studio space at Bearsville Sound Studios (Bearsville, NY) with producers/engineers Paul Kolderie and Sean Slade and engineer Damien Shannon ...Anthony Resta and Karyadi Sutedja worked on Shawn Mullins' CD at Bopnique Musique (North Chelmsford, MA)...

SOUTHEASTWynonna whisked into a few studios recently: She mixed at Backstage Studio (Nashville) with owner/producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay (on the new SSL Axiom-MT console) and at East Iris (Nashville) with producers Gary Nicholson and James Stroud and engineers Ed Cherney and Kevin Szymanski...Rod Stewart rasped out vocals for his new Warner Bros. CD at New River Studios (Fort Lauderdale, FL) with producer Chris Neil, engineer Simon Hurrell and assistant Steven Reines...At Bias Recording (Springfield, VA), Bob Dawson tracked and mixed the Charles Brubeck Quintet's Without Measure...Clout hammered out the groovecore with producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione and mastering engineer Dr. Strangelove at Catalyst Recording (Charlotte, NC)...Steely Dan guitarist Elliott Randall worked on an Internet project at SoundMixers Recording Studios (Pembroke Park, FL) with engineer W. Damian Mazur...Alvin Youngblood Hart mixed his next Rykodisc release at Ardent Studios (Memphis, TN) with producer Jim Dickinson and engineer Pete Matthew...

STUDIO NEWSCosimo Matassa's J&M Recording Studio was designated on an official historical landmark by the city of New Orleans on December 10. The date is the 50th anniversary of the historic first session of Antoine "Fats" Domino and Dave Bartholomew at the studio. Ray Charles, Little Richard, Lloyd Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Brown, Professor Longhair and Guitar Slim also made pioneering rock 'n' roll and R&B recordings there...Doppler Studios (Atlanta) installed an mSoft ServerSound hard disk audio retrieval system...Mick Fleetwood chose the HHB Circle 5 monitoring system for his studios in the uK, L.A. and Hawaii. He'll use them to review Fleetwood Mac's live sessions for the BBC ...NeverNever Music recently moved to the trendy Los Feliz area of L.A....Patchwerk Studios (Atlanta)., owned by Atlanta Falcons tackle Bob Whitfield, recently scored its first SSL 9000 J. Producer/composer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds' Hollywood studio, Brandon's Way, also acquired a 9000 J.

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