SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa) and producer Pete Rock took over the North room at Track Record Studios (North Hollywood) to work on the


Spinderella (Salt-N-Pepa) and producer Pete Rock took over the North room at Track Record Studios (North Hollywood) to work on the song “Burn 'Em” for inclusion on the Graffiti Kings soundtrack. The session was engineered by Ai Fujisaki and assistant Josh Hamilton…Marilyn Manson recently finished their new live 5.1 DVD release inside Studio 2 at Cherokee Studios (Los Angeles). Engineer Jimbo Barton was tapped to mix the project. Also at Cherokee, Tricky was in tracking his next album with engineer Karl Rigas. Producer/engineer Butch Vig and punk outfit AFI were also working on some new material.


Travis Tritt spent the summer hard at work on his latest record at Tree Sound Studios (Norcross, GA) working with producer Billy Joe Walker Jr. The tracking sessions were engineered by Steve Tillisch and assistant Robert Hannon…Last August, Evergreen Terrace worked on their new album at Earthsound Recording (Valdosta, GA) with Lee Dyess engineering. The album will be out later this year on Eulogy Records.


Out at Avatar Studios (NYC), SUM 41 spent the summer with producer Greig Nori and engineer Greg Gordon tracking their upcoming Island Records release. Ross Peterson was in to assist…Lundvall Audiophile Recording and Mastering (Ramsey, NJ) recently completed work on the Michael Cuscuna-produced Definitive Series for Blue Note Records. Engineer Kurt Lundvall mastered the seven-disc set, which includes music by Nat King Cole, McCoy Tyner, Chet Baker, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Smith, Art Tatum and Bud Powell…Former Alice in Chains axe man Jerry Cantrell brought in a full acoustic band into Indre Studios (Philidelphia) and performed songs from his latest release Degradation Trip and the AIC hit, “Got Me Wrong” for a Y100 broadcast. The session was recorded and mixed by house engineer Mike Richelle…Sessions of note at Sound on Sound (NYC): Usher tracked vocals with producer Devine, engineer Richard Furch and assistant Rene Antelmann; Tyrese teamed up with producer Jack Knight to cut vocal tracks with engineers Furch and Roxanne Mustafa.


Sugarbomb stopped in at Artisan Recording Studio (Dallas) to work on some new demo material with staff engineers/producers Dan Schulz, Brian Nesbitt and Tye Robison…Reflection Theory just completed their debut album with producers Chris Brickler and Rob Wechsler at WexTrax Mastering Labs (McKinney, TX). Also at WexTrax, Wechsler and artist Andy Timmons joined forces to co-produce Curtis Stephan's newest release.


Engineer Scott Colburn recently worked with Mudhoney who were covering Alice Cooper's “Long Way to Go” for release as a B-side at Colburn Studios (Seattle)…At Studio 880 (Oakland, CA), Smash Mouth recorded “Ain't No Mystery” for the soundtrack to the new Austin Powers' film, Goldmember. Krish Sharma engineered the song and Marco Martin assisted…Bay Area native Santana logged a few hours inside Fantasy Studios (Berkely, CA) working on his next album with an assortment of producers. The main engineers on the project were Jim Gaines and Eddy Kramer. Additional engineers included Stephen Hart, Ben Conrad, Michael Rosen, Steve Fontano and Tone. The Donnas were also in the studio working with engineer Jason Carmer and assistant Scott Holderby.

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