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On July 10, 2007.

On July 10, 2007, “Reprise” label released “Zeitgeist”, the seventh Smashing Pumpkins album. It was recorded August 2006 – February 2007, and was produced by Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Terry Date and Roy Thomas Bake. The cover design was by Shepard Fairey (Obey Giant).


  • Billy Corgan– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums, percussion, production
  • Roy Thomas Baker– recording , mixing
  • Terry Date– recording
  • Bruce Dickson, Justin Corrigan – photo shoot art supervision
  • Amber Griffin – photo shoot hair, makeup
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering
  • Cynthia Obsenares – photo shoot costume design
  • Chris Owens, Kevin Mills, Alex Pavlides, Zephyrus Sowers, Bo Joe, Davey Rieley – assistant engineering
  • Vanessa Parr, Noel Zancanella – mix assistance, assistant engineering
  • Matt Taylor– package art direction
  • Bjorn Thorsrud– recording , mix assistance
  • Christina Wagner – photo shoot producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan.

  1. Doomsday Clock
  2. 7 Shades of Black
  3. Bleeding the Orchid
  4. That’s the Way (My Love Is)
  5. Tarantula
  6. Starz
  7. United States
  8. Neverlost
  9. Bring the Light
  10. (Come On) Let’s Go!
  11. For God and Country
  12. Pomp and Circumstances

On June 21, 2015.

On June 21, 2015, “Text Records” label released “Morning/Evening”, the eighth Four Tet (Kieran Hebden) album. It was recorded August 2014 – February 2015, and was produced by Kieran Hebden.


  • Kieran Hebden– music
  • Matt Cooper – design
  • Jason Evans – photography, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Kieran Hebden.

  1. Morning Side
  2. Evening Side

On June 12, 1999.

On June 12, 1999, “Smekkleysa/Bad Taste” label released “Ágætis byrjun” (A Good Beginning), the second Sigur Rós album. It was recorded August 1998–April 1999, and was produced by Ken Thomas. The sketch on the cover was drawn by Gotti Bernhöft. Sigur Rós won an “Iceland Music Award and the 2001 “Shortlist Music Prize” for the album. In 2009, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 29 on its list of the “Best albums of 2000s”. In the “Q” and “Mojo” “Classic Special Edition Pink Floyd & The Story of Prog Rock”, “Ágætis byrjun” was ranked at number 27 in the list of “40 Cosmic Rock Albums”.


  • Jón Þór Birgisson– vocals, guitar
  • Kjartan Sveinsson– keyboard
  • Georg Hólm– bass
  • Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson– drums

Track listing:

  1. Intro
  2. Svefn-g-englar
  3. Starálfur
  4. Flugufrelsarinn
  5. Ný batterí
  6. Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm)
  7. Viðrar vel til loftárása
  8. Olsen Olsen
  9. Ágætis byrjun
  10. Avalon


On June 10, 2013.

On June 10, 2013, “Vertigo” label released “13”, the nineteenth and final Black Sabbath studio album. It was recorded August 2012-January 2013, at “Shangri La Studios” in Malibu, California, “Tone Hall” in Lapworth, Warwickshire, UK, and was produced by Rick Rubin. The cover design was by Nick Dart and Neil Bowen of Zip Design in London.The album was certified Platinum in Brazil by “Pro-Musica Brazil”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.


  • Ozzy Osbourne– vocals, harmonica
  • Tony Iommi– electric and acoustic guitars
  • Geezer Butler– bass guitar
  • Brad Wilk– drums, percussion
  • Greg Fidelman– engineering
  • Mike Exeter – additional engineering
  • Dana Nielsen– additional engineering
  • Andrew Scheps– mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering
  • Stewart Whitmore – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics written by Geezer Butler except “Methademic” by Ozzy Osbourne; all music  by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler.

  1. End of the Beginning
  2. God is Dead
  3. Loner
  4. Zeitgeist
  5. Age of Reason
  6. Live Forever
  7. Damaged Soul
  8. Dear Father

On June 8, 2009.

On June 8, 2009, “PIAS” label released “Battle for the Sun”, the sixth Placebo studio album. It was recorded August-September 2008, at “Metalworks Studios” in Canada, and was produced by David Bottrill.


  • Brian Molko– vocals, guitar, Springtime guitar, keyboards, piano
  • Stefan Olsdal– bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, piano, organ, backing vocals
  • Steve Forrest– drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Bill Lloyd – keyboards
  • Fiona Brice– string arrangements
  • Peter Cardinalli – brass arrangements
  • Alex Cooksey – keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Hazel Fernandes – backing vocals
  • Valerie Etienne – backing vocals
  • James Brown – engineering
  • Wayne Cochrane – engineering assistance
  • Kevin Dietz – engineering
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Darren Lawson – mixing assistance
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Joseph Llanes – sleeve photography
  • Tim Young – Redux Edition remastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest, except as noted.

  1. Kitty Litter
  2. Ashtray Heart – Brian Molko, Steve Ludwin, Jordan Page
  3. Battle for the Sun – Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal
  4. For What It’s Worth
  5. Devil in the Details
  6. Bright Lights
  7. Speak in Tongues
  8. The Never-Ending Why
  9. Julien
  10. Happy You’re Gone
  11. Breathe Underwater
  12. Come Undone
  13. Kings of Medicine


On June 3, 2013.

On June 3, 2013, “Matador Records” label released “…Like Clockwork”, the sixth Queens of the Stone Age album. It was recorded August 2012-March 2013, at “Pink Duck Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Josh Homme, James Lavelle, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Feritta and Michael Shuman. The album cover art was by British artist Boneface. “NME” magazine ranked it at number 335 in its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Josh Homme– lead vocals, guitar, slide guitar, glass,  shakers, piano, Moog synthesizer, Roland SH-201,drums,  percussion, air ,frog and looper, twelve-string guitar, bass guitar
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– guitar, backing vocals, Moog synthesizer, shakers,  handclaps, lap steel guitar, twelve-string guitar, drone guitar, Korg synthesizer, percussion, acoustic guitar,  twelve-string slide guitar
  • Dean Fertita– keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, glass, slide guitar, Moog and Korg synthesizers, Rhodes piano, Korg MS-10, clavinet
  • Michael Shuman– bass guitar, backing vocals, cymbals, tambourine, twelve-string guitar, Moog synthesizer, guitar, claves, shakers and handclaps, mellotron
  • Dave Grohl– drums, percussion
  • Joey Castillo– drums, percussion, handclaps
  • Nick Oliveri– backing vocals
  • Mark Lanegan– backing vocals
  • Trent Reznor– co-lead vocals, kick and snare, backing vocals
  • Jake Shears– backing vocals
  • Alex Turner– backing vocals
  • Elton John– backing vocals, piano
  • Jon Theodore– drums, percussion
  • Charlie May– piano
  • Philip Sheppard– strings and arrangements
  • James Lavelle– arrangements
  • Mark Rankin– recording, mixing
  • Joe Barresi– mixing
  • Alain Johannes– additional engineering
  • Justin Smith – additional engineering
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering
  • Boneface – design, illustrations
  • Liam Brazier – animations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Josh Homme; all music by Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Josh Homme,except where noted.

  1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
  2. I Sat by the Ocean
  3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
  4. If I Had a Tail
  5. My God Is the Sun
  6. Kalopsia
  7. Fairweather Friends – Mark Lanegan, Troy Van Leewen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman, Josh Homme
  8. Smooth Sailing
  9. I Appear Missing
  10. …Like Clockwork

On May 28, 2012.

On May 28, 2012, “PiL Official Ltd “label released “This is PiL”, the ninth Public Image Ltd.studio album. It was recorded July-August 2011, at “Wincraft Studios” in  Cotswolds, UK, and was produced by John Lydon, Lu Edmonds, Scott Firth and Bruce Smith.


  • John Lydon– lead vocals
  • Lu Edmonds– guitar, backing vocals, saz, banjo
  • Scott Firth– bass, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Bruce Smith– drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. This is PIL
  2. One Drop
  3. Deeper Water
  4. Terra Gate
  5. Human
  6. I Must Be Dreaming
  7. It Said That
  8. The Room I Am In
  9. Lollipop Opera
  10. Fool
  11. Reggie Song
  12. Out of the Woods