Get ready for the release of Anthrax's greatest hits! Theband was in at Avatar Studios (NYC) working on the collection,and used an audience of their fans during one new performance.Anthony Ruotolo engineered and was assisted by PeterDoris; Anthrax's Rob Caggiano produced alongside Scrap60. Meanwhile, French artist Bernard Lavilliers was inrecording with producer/percussionist Mino Cinelu, engineerNeil Dorfsman and assistant Aya Takemura…Soundon Sound Studios (NYC) hosted sessions for Wonderful Town(with producer Hugh Fordin and engineer Cynthia Daniels),Lake Effect Mud (with engineer Eric Enjem) and Casablancarecording artists Ryan Leslie and Ali Vegas, who were inwith engineer Paul Logus. Grammy-winning producer T BoneBurnett was at Sear Sound (NYC) working on the soundtrack tothe recently released Coen brothers' film, The Ladykillers. Thesession was engineered by Mike Piersante; T.J. Dohertyand Steve Mazur assisted.
Nashville's Cartee Day Studios featured a variety ofsessions, including country artists Jamie O'Neal, Dierks Bentley,Keith Urban and Trace Adkins — all working withproducer Scott Hendricks and engineer Ben Fowler.Guitarist Zakk Wylde of Ozzy Osbourne fame came in to track forBlack Label Society; his session was engineered by SteveCrowder…Rappers Disturbing tha Peace were in atDoppler Studios (Atlanta); they brought in The Neptunesand Icedrake to produce tracks for southern rapperChingy. Engineers Exit and Mike “Hitman”Wilson were also on hand; Mac Attkissonassisted…The North Mississippi Allstars hit Memphis'Ardent Studios to mix tracks for their new DVD (ATO Records).Brian Newbauer engineered and Curry Weberassisted…Masterfonics mastering engineer BennyQuinn added the final polish to Diamond Rio's new single,“We All Fall Down” on Arista, which was produced by MikeClute and the band.
Paul Revere & The Raiders
' former frontman Mark Lindsay was at Doctor Digital(Portland, OR) mixing the fruits of his 2004 New Year's concert forCD/DVD release with studio owner/engineer MarkFrethem…Nettleingham Audio's (Vancouver, WA) KevinNettleingham tracked country artist Carl Wirkkala, artistTim Current and The Martindales…FrequencyMastering (Portland, OR) reported an eclectic group of sessions,including Tin Hat Trio's latest for Ropeadope Records(engineered by Mike Coykendall and mastered by RyanFoster) and soulful rocker A.C. Cotton, whose newest,Notes for the Conversation, was also produced by Coykendall andmastered by Foster.
(Ft. Worth, TX) hosted the Cooper-Hall Project for masteringsessions; studio owner Jeff Ward was onboard as engineer, andDave Cooper produced alongside ShelleyHall…Houston-based rock band J.W. Americana was intracking at SugarHill Recording Studios (Houston) for theirfirst full-length release. Sessions were engineered by SugarHillstaffer Tim Wehrle…Wextrax Mastering Labs(McKinney, TX) was the location of choice for mixing CreedeWilliams' CD, produced by Rob Wechsler and CaryPierce, and engineered by Wechsler.
The Backstreet Boys
were in at SoundMoves Recording & Mastering Studios(Burbank) to track demo material with producer Beau Dozier andstudio owner/engineer Michael Woodrum…Producer/engineerRob Brill was in mixing Poltrana's debut CD for MaverickRecords at Scream Studios (Studio City).
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