Sir Paul McCartney was in mixing his new single “Loving Flame” with engineer/producer David Kahne and mix engineer Dave Way at Scream Studios (Studio City). Alien Ant Farm were also in mixing a new song for the upcoming Spiderman soundtrack with producer/engineer James Murray (Papa Roach, Drowning Pool). Porno for Pyros stopped in to mix and record vocals for the song “Streets on Fire” for the upcoming Dark Blue soundtrack. Bob Ezrin produced while Brian Virtue (Korn, Jane's Addiction) engineered and mixed…Out at The Village (Los Angeles), Nelly, producer Kevin Law and engineer Greg Morgenstein checked in to Studio F to lay down vocal tracks for Nelly's forthcoming album, Nellytown. The new disc is slated for a June release on Universal Records…New band Blindside was in at Bay 7 Studios (Studio City) with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D.) putting the final touches on their Elektra debut. Blindside is Benson's first signing under his VP A&R position at Elektra records…Producer Rick Rubin and new band Palo Alto have been working with engineer Ed Thacker at The Steakhouse Studio (North Hollywood). The band have been tracking and overdubbing their debut Island/Def Jam release…Masterdisk (Los Angeles) was tapped to put the final coat of gloss on the latest Korn album, Untouchables. The effort was handled by mastering engineer Howie Weinberg…The Goo Goo Dolls checked into the Record Plant (Los Angeles) to mix their new single with producer Rob Cavallo and engineer Ed Cherney inside Studio 3.
Recent happenings at Sound on Sound (NYC): Funk Master Flex was tracking with producer Joey IE and engineer Brian Stanley in Studio E, and Warren G. was busy mixing his next release with producer Brian Ressler and engineer Earl Cohen.
Ted Nugent has started work on a new studio album with producers Drew and Chris Peters at 40 oz. Sound (Ann Arbor, MI).
Out at Studio 880 (Oakland, CA), former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman tracked drums for his upcoming solo record with producer Steve Fontano. The session was engineered by Tone and assistant Reto Peter. Also at 880, Dr. Funk mixed their record with producer and Tower of Power guitarist Jeff Tamelier. Mark Needham engineered and Peter was tapped to assist. Gregg Allman & Friends guitarist Mark McGee brought his current project into Studio A for mixing. McGee produced and Peter assisted…Orbit Audio (Seattle) hosted a session with Alien Crime Syndicate. The band was cutting a track for V2. Kim Warnick (Fastbacks) contributed vocals and Duff McKagen (Guns N' Roses) played bass.
Recently at The Sound Lab (Atlanta), E-40 put some finishing touches on his new album with engineers Taj Thilgam and Jan Nerud; Jonathan Cantrell was in to assist. Also at The Sound Lab, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz began laying down vocals for their next TVT records release. Nerud engineered and Cantrell assisted…Toni Braxton continued tracking for her new album at Silent Sound Studios (Atlanta). Rodney Jerkins was in to produce. Engineer Fabian Maraciullo and assistant Craig Taylor checked the VU meters…Dreamworks artist Emerson Drive recently was in at Seventeen Grand (Nashville) with producer Richard Marx. David Cole was in from Los Angeles to engineer with the help of second engineer Chris Scherbak. Randy Travis spent some time working with longtime producer Kyle Lehning. Jason Lehning engineered with assistance from Casey Wood.
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