Inside Studio C at Avatar (NYC), Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks recorded a new version of Fleetwood Mac's “Landslide,” with Crow producing and arranging the effort. Bob Brockman engineered with assistance from Aya Takemura and Peter Doris. Also at Avatar, producer Phil Ramone and artist Peter Cincotti spent some time cutting tracks with engineers Eric Schilling, Frank Fillipetti and Elliot Scheiner. The second engineer was Takemura…George Clinton stopped by NuMedia NY (NYC) last August to put some vocal touches on artist GTO's new single, “Used to Be.” Artist Maya Azucena is also working on some new material at NuMedia NY…Jimmy Eat World recently cut a live session for Y100 radio at Indre Studios (Philadelphia). And as always, house engineer Michael Comstock manned the console. The band also stuck around to record a track for an upcoming compilation with Comstock and second engineer Matthew Milner. Snoop Dogg and The Neptunes stopped in at Sound on Sound's (NYC) Studio C to track and mix with engineer Brian Gardener. Teen pop prin-cess Jessica Simpson was also in Studio C working with engineers Rob Fusari and Earl Cohen.
The Goo-Goo Dolls stopped in at Studio D (Sausalito, CA) to work on a new project with Digidesign. Rhett Lawrence was tapped to produce the effort, with Joel Jaffe on-hand to engineer.
Producer Greg Rike (Backstreet Boys, Deep Purple) is working on a new album with the Highland Elias Band at GRP Studios and Post (Altamonte Springs, FL).
Artist Robert Kramerspent several months at Ibob Digital Studios in (Deerfield, IL) working on his next album, An Uncomplicated Man. Guest musicians included drummer Ron Karpman (The Flock) and Napoleon Murphy Brock on tenor sax and vocals. Karpman is also serving as executive producer on the project.
Pearl Jam recently began work on their first full-fledged music video in almost a decade for the track “I Am Mine.” The band tapped Le Mobile (Vista, CA) to record two days of live performances at Seattle's Chop Suey club. Brett Eliason, the band's live sound engineer, Le Mobile chief engineer Charlie Bouis and freelance Pro Tools engineer John Burton tracked the sessions that were recorded in sync with the 35mm film. James Frost directed the video, and the single is the first song off of the band's forthcoming Sony release, Riot Act.
Olympic Studios (London) recently installed an 80-input SSL XL 9000 K Console. The new console was installed in Studio 1, which is now equipped to offer both stereo and 5.1 surround sound recording and mixing.
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.