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On October 29, 2013.

On October 29, 2013, “Mascot” label released “Still Climbing”, the fifteenth Leslie West studio album. It was recorded in 2013, and was produced by Leslie West and Mike “Metal” Goldberg.


  • Leslie West – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, arranger, creative director
  • Johnny Lang – vocals, guitar
  • David Biglin – acoustic guitar, piano, Hammond B3, strings
  • Mike “Metal” Goldberg – drums, arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Rev Jones – bass, arranger
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Johnny Winter, Dylan Rose, Mark Tremonti – guitar
  • Elaine Caswell – vocals
  • Jeff Chenault – design
  • Justin Borucki, Gary Dellabate, Austin Hargrave, Paul Natkin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West, except where noted.

  1. Dyin’ Since The Day I Was Born
  2. Busted, Disgusted or Dead
  3. Fade Into You
  4. Fade Into You
  5. Tales of Woe
  6. Feeling Good – Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
  7. Hatfield or McCoy
  8. When a Man Loves a Woman – Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright
  9. Long Red – Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, John Ventura, Norman Landsberg
  10. Don’t Ever Let Me Go
  11. Rev Jones Time – Harold Arlen



On June 14, 1994.

On June 14, 1994, “Blackheart” / “Warner Bros” labels released “Pure and Simple”, the ninth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1994, at “The Hit Factory” in New York City, “Studio Works 11”, “Music Palace” in New York,
“Armoury Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, “Bad Animals Studio” in Seattle, Washington, “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, Ed Stasium, Desmond Child, Jim Vallance and Joan Jett.


  • Joan Jett– lead vocals, guitars
  • Tony “Bruno” Rey- lead guitars
  • Kenny Aaronson- bass
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Ricky Byrd, John Marshall, Billy Karren, Blake Brocksmith – guitar
  • Mike Howe, Kathleen Hanna– vocals
  • Chuck Kentis – keyboards
  • Arno Hecht – saxophone
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa – engineer, digital editing
  • Lance Clark – digital editing
  • Carl Glanville, Lee Anthony, Tim Donovan, Mike Thompson, Neil Perry, Danny Kadar, Adam Kasper, Delwyn Brooks, Chuck Johnson – assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Go Home – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  2. Eye to Eye – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  3. Spinster – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  4. Torture – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  5. Rubber & Glue – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  6. As I Am – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  7. Activity Grrrl – Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna
  8. Insecure – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  9. Wonderin’ – Joan Jett, Jim Vallance, Kenny Laguna
  10. Consumed – Joan Jett, Thommy Price
  11. You Got a Problem – Joan Jett, Desmond Child, Kathleen Hanna
  12. Brighter Day – Joan Jett, Desmond Child

On May 23, 1988.

On May 23, 1988, “Blackheart” label released “Up Your Alley”, the sixth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1988 and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Ric Browde and Desmond Child.


  • Joan Jett– lead vocals; guitars
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitars
  • Thommy Price– drums
  • Kasim Sulton– bass guitar
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
    • Robert Funk – trombone
  • Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Mick Taylor– guitar solo
  • Frank Carillo– guitar; backing vocals
  • Kenny Laguna– various instruments; backing vocals
  • Desmond Child, Chuck Kentis, Louie Merlino, Paul Carrizzo – backing vocals
  • Thom Panunzio– associate producer; engineer; mixer
  • Jay Healy – engineer; mixer
  • Arthur Payson, James A. Ball, John Aiosa – engineer
  • Andrew Spigleman, David Cook, Rich Travali, Roger Talkov, Scott Forman, Teddy Trewhella, Thom Cadley – assistant engineer
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering

Track listing:

  1. I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  2. Ridin’ with James Dean – Joan Jett, Ricky Byrd, Ric Browde
  3. Little Liar – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  4. Tulane – Chuck Berry
  5. I Wanna Be Your Dog – Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop
  6. I Still Dream About You – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Gary Rottger
  7. You Want In, I Want Out – Joan Jett, Desmond Child
  8. Just Like in the Movies – Joan Jett, Ric Browde, Ricky Byrd, Kenny Laguna
  9. Desire – Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Kenny Laguna
  10. Back It Up – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Ric Browde
  11. Play That Song Again – Joan Jett, Ricky Bird, Frank Carillo

On December 9, 1986.

On December 9, 1986, “Blackheart” label released “Good Music”, the fifth Joan Jett and the Blackhearts studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “Record Plant” in New York City, “Nino Studios” in Baldwin, New York, “Broccoli Rabe” in Fairfield, New Jersey, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Syosset, New York, and was produced by Kenny Laguna, Thom Panunzio, John Aiosa, Mark S. Berry, Larry Smith and Reggie Griffin.


  • Joan Jett- guitars, lead vocals
  • Ricky Byrd – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Kasim Sulton- bass
  • Gary Ryan – bass, backing vocals
  • Thommy Price, Lee Crystal – drums
  • Bob Halligan, Jr.- guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Reggie Griffin – guitar, bass, drums
  • Rick Knowles – guitar
  • Michael Rudetsky, Ronnie Lawson – keyboards
  • Dennis Feldman – bass
  • Jimmy Bralower – drums
  • Ross Levinson – violin
  • Bashiri Johnson, Nelson Williams, Thom Panunzio, Larry Smith- percussion
  • Darlene Love- backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, Billy Hinsche, Bobby Figueroa – background vocals
  • Kenny Laguna- various instruments, backing vocals
  • The Uptown Horns:
    • Crispin Choe – baritone saxophone
    • Robert Funk – trombone
    • Arno Hecht – tenor saxophone
    • Paul Litteral – trumpet
  • Thom Panunzio- engineer, mixing
  • John Aiosa, Tom Swift, Gray Russell, Jim Ball – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwig- mastering

Track listing:

  1. Good Music – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  2. This Means War – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna
  3. Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman
  4. If Ya Want My Luv – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna
  5. Fun, Fun, Fun – Brian Wilson, Mike Love
  6. Black Leather – Joan Jett, Reggie Griffin, Eddie Morris, William Adler
  7. Outlaw – Joan Jett, Bob Halligan Jr., Kenny Laguna, Ricky Bird
  8. Just Lust – Terry Abrahamson, Rick Nowels
  9. You Got Me Floatin’ – Jimi Hendrix
  10. Contact – Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna

On August 10, 1993.

On August 10, 1993, “Columbia” label released “River of Dreams”, the twelve Billy Joel studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at The Boathouse at the “Island Boatyard” in Shelter Island, NY, “Cove City Sound Studios” in Glen Cove, NY and “The Hit Factory” in New York City, and was produced by Billy Joel, Danny Kortchmar, Joe Nicolo and David Thoener. The album cover was a painting by Christie Brinkley (Joel’s then-wife). The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada; Platinum in Germany by “BMVI”; 2 x Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”; and 5 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.


  • Billy Joel: lead vocals, clavinet, Hammond organ, background vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Zachary Alford: – drums
  • Phillip Ballou, Katreese Barnes, Dennis Collins, Will Downing, Frank Floyd, Diane Garisto, Stephanie James, Devora Johnson, Corliss Stafford, Brenda White-King – choir vocals
  • Tommy Byrnes: guitar
  • Richie Cannata: tenor sax
  • Schuyler Deale: bass
  • Lewis Del Gatto: orchestra manager
  • Liberty DeVitto: drums
  • Laurence Etkin: trumpet
  • Wrecia Ford: background vocals
  • Arno Hecht: baritone sax
  • Lonnie Hillyer: bass
  • Jeff Jacobs: synthesizer, additional programming
  • Color Me Badd: backing vocals
  • Jeff Lee Johnson: bass
  • Steve Jordan: drums
  • Curtis Rance King, Jr.: choir conductor and contractor
  • Danny Kortchmar: guitar
  • Andy Kravitz: percussion
  • Osvaldo Melindez: trombone
  • Ira Newborn: orchestration
  • Jim Saporito: percussion
  • Marlon Saunders: choir vocals, background vocals
  • Frank Simms, George Simms: background vocals
  • M. Stevens: bass
  • Crystal Taliefero: vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Chuck Treece: bass
  • Mike Tyler: guitar
  • Leslie West: guitat
  • David Witworth: background vocals
  • A&R – Don DeVito
  • Art, commerce – Jeff Schock
  • Art direction – Christopher Austopchuk
  • Design – Sara Rotman
  • Engineers – Carl Glanville, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo, Dick Grobelny
  • Engineer – Dan Hetzel
  • Engineer – Brian Vibberts
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen
  • Mixed by Niko Bolas, David Thoener, Joe Nicolo, Phil Nicolo
  • Photography – Glen Erler
  • Production coordinator – Bill Zampino
  • Recorded by Bob Thrasher, Bradshaw Leigh, Dave Wilkerson, Jay Healy.
  • Technical Support – Andrew Baker*, Artie Smith, Courtney Spencer, Dave Hofbauer, David Hewitt, Doug Kleeger, Greg Garland, Howie Mendelson, Jon “J.D.” Dworkow*, Larry DeMarco, Laura Delia, Lester Baylinson, Peter Goodrich, Steve Bramberg.

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Joel.

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. The Great Wall of China
  3. Blonde Over Blue
  4. A Minor Variation
  5. Shades of Grey
  6. All About Soul
  7. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  8. The River of Dreams
  9. Two Thousand Years
  10. Famous Last Words

In March 1987.

In March 1987, “EMI America” label released “Come as You Are”, the second Peter Wolf solo album. It was recorded 1986-1987, at “Syncro Sound” in Boston, and was produced by Peter Wolf and Eric Thorngren.


  • Peter Wolf – vocals, background vocals
  • Bobby Chouinard – drums
  • Jeff Golub- guitar
  • Jim Gregory – bass
  • Lonnie Groves – background vocals
  • Arno Hecht – horn
  • Victor LeComer – keyboard
  • Tom Mandel- keyboard
  • Skip McDonald- guitar
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Frank Simms- background vocals
  • George Simms – background vocals
  • John Songdahl – keyboards
  • Bird Taylor – background vocals
  • Buck Taylor – background vocals
  • John Turi – horn
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Engineer: Eric “ET” Thorngren
  • Mixing: Eric “ET” Thorngren
  • Mixing assistant: Marc Cobrin
  • Mastering: Jack Skinner
  • Studio assistant: Gary Wright
  • Art direction: Henry Marquez, Janet Perr
  • Album design: Janet Perr
  • Photography: Annie Leibovitz

Track listing:

  1. Can’t Get Started – Peter Wolf
  2. Love on Ice – Peter Wolf, Timothy S. Mayer
  3. Thick as Thieves – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer
  4. Blue Avenue – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer, Carin Goldberg
  5. Wind Me Up – Peter Wolf
  6. Come as You Are – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer
  7. Flame of Love – Peter Wolf
  8. Mamma Said – Peter Wolf, Michael Jonzun
  9. Magic Moon – Peter Wolf
  10. 2 Lane – Peter Wolf
  11. Run Silent Run Deep – Peter Wolf, Timothy S.Mayer



On October 19, 1992.


On October 19, 1992, “Virgin” label released “Main Offender”, the second Keith Richards studio album.  It was recorded March 18 –  September 6, 1992, and was produced by Keith Richards, Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel.


  • Keith Richards– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Jack Bashkow, Crispin Cioe, Arno Hecht – woodwind
  • Sarah Dash– vocals, backing vocals
  • Charley Drayton– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, organ
  • Babi Floyd, Bernard Fowler– vocals
  • Steve Jordan– vocals, organ, drums, conga, percussion, castanets
  • Ivan Neville– bass guitar, piano, organ,  harpsichord,  clavinet,  vibes
  • Waddy Wachtel– vocals, guitar, piano, celesta

Track listing:

  1. 999 – Keith Richards,Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel
  2. Wicked as It Seems – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Charley Drayton
  3. Eileen – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan
  4. Words of Wonder – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel
  5. Yap Yap – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Waddy Watchel
  6. Bodytalks – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Charley Drayton, Sarah Dash
  7. Hate It When You Leave – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Waddy Wachtel
  8. Runnin’ Too Deep – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan
  9. Will but You Won’t – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan
  10. Demon – Keith Richards, Steve Jordan