Out at Glenwood Place Studios (Burbank), Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) got to work on her first solo project. Chris Goss shared production duties with Auf der Maur, and Martin Schmelzle was tapped to engineer. Guest musicians included various members of Queens of the Stone Age, John Stanier (Helmet) and Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle)…Inside Image Recording's (Los Angeles) Studio A, Chris Lord-Alge was mixing tracks for Vertical Horizon's upcoming LP with producer John Shanks. Assisting the session was second engineer Keith Armstrong. Lord-Alge also finished mixing the new LP for the Swedish rock band Blindside with producer Howard Benson and assistant engineer Dim-e…DMX checked into Enterprise Studios (Studio City) to work on some new material for his Bloodline imprint with producer Nas Collins. Also at Enterprise, Christina Aguilera has been working on her new album with a variety of producers, including Linda Perry, Scott Storch and Glen Ballard. Aguilera has also teamed up with Alicia Keys for a song mixed by engineer Dave Pensado. Country star LeAnn Rimes tracked several songs for her new album, Twisted Angel, with engineer Rob Chiarelli. Peter Amato and Gregg Pagami produced the effort. Dave Mustaine was back at Enterprise to remix some live songs for an upcoming Megadeth box set; Bill Kennedy was in to engineer. And the Red Hot Chili Peppers and engineer Ethan Mates remixed some live material from shows in Madrid and Hamburg.
Matchbox Twenty and producer Matt Serletic worked on their next album for Atlantic Records at Bearsville Studios (Woodstock, NY). Greg Collins, who last worked with System of a Down, engineered the project. Island/Def Jam artists Saliva were also in to record some new material with producer Bob Marlette and engineer Michael “Elvis” Baskette…RCA artists Eve 6 stopped in at Avatar (NYC) to begin recording their new album with producer Gregg Wattenberg, engineer Chris Shaw and second engineer Ross Petersen.
Nettleingham Audio (Vancouver, WA) engineer Kevin Nettleingham mastered releases for a number of artists: Big Hank and the Blues Boys, Life After Lift-Off, Andi Camp, Trophy Wife and Sicc Mob Clicc.
Production team The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) stepped into Stonehenge (Atlanta) with Chili and T-Boz to work on an upcoming TLC release. Brian Garten (N.E.R.D., Nelly, Usher) engineered and Morgan Garcia assisted.
Studio B at Skip Saylor's (Los Angeles) Larchmont location recently received a facelift. In addition to some new lounges and a game room, the facility now features a 64-input SSL G Plus desk along with an 8-channel Neve sidecar with 1073 modules.
Please submit your sessions and studio news for “Coast to Coast” to Robert Hanson. Submissions can be sent via e-mail toRHanson@primediabusiness.com. Photo submissions (JPEG at 300 dpi) are always encouraged, and please include the name(s) of the artists, producers and engineers on the project, and the location of the studio.