From L to R: Jules Gondar, Pro Tools engineer; JR Rodriguez,engineer; Desmond Child, producer; Glenda Cones, studio manager; Vince Neil, Chester Bennington and Mickey Cones, engineer
At Ocean Way Nashville, engineers JR Rodriquez and Mickey Cones teamed with metal band Motley Crue and Linkin Park lead vocalist Chester Bennington to record a remake of “Home Sweet Home,” which will be released to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims. The new track features a duet with Bennington and Crue frontman Vince Neil. Desmond Child produced; Allen Kovac of Tenth Street Management served as executive producer.
Studio manager Glenda Cones reportedly put the session together in record time. “All the proceeds from the sale of this single will go directly to support the people in need in the Gulf region. We are thrilled to be able to donate our studio time to this project and help in this way,“ she said.
The release date is unknown at press time; however, bassist Nikki Sixx posted the following post-session message in his online journal:
“First and foremost, we, the band, want and need to thank everyone behind the scenes who busted their asses to make yesterday such a magical day. Traveling through the night to get us set up and organized was no easy task, but everybody knew that this wasn’t about them…it’s about awareness and hopeful funds for the people of New Orleans who have been left destitute. Also Chester and all his people who did any and everything to get to Nashville need to be complimented as well. I think we speak for all the bands and artists who performed when we say thank you to everybody behind the scenes. Now is the time we’re asking you to react. Please donate. Please pick up the phone or go online and make a difference. Don’t wait, our government already did that…Do it now…thank you.”
For more information about how you can help the victims of Hurricane Katrina go to www.redcross.org.