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On December 5, 2000.

On December 5, 2000, “Epic” label released “Renegades”, the fourth Rage Against the Machine studio album. It was recorded April – September 2000, at “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Rick Rubin, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA” and in US by “RIAA”.


  • Zack de la Rocha – vocals, art direction
  • Tom Morello – guitar, art direction
  • Tim Commerford – bass, backing vocals, art direction
  • Brad Wilk – drums, art direction
  • Jim Scott – engineer
  • David Schiffman – engineer
  • Katie Teasdale – assistant engineer
  • Darren Mora – assistant engineer
  • Matt Marin – assistant engineer
  • Mike Scotella – assistant engineer
  • Geoof Walcha – assistant engineer
  • Rich Veltrop – assistant engineer
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • D. Sardy – mixing
  • Greg Fidelman – digital editing
  • Mark Moreau – digital editing
  • Aimee Macauley – art director
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Jake Sexton – political coordinator
  • Jake Koppell – inside booklet

Track listing:

  1. Microphone Friend – Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
  2. Pistol Grip Pump – Roger Troutman, Dino Hawkins, Adrian  Miller, Eric Vidal, Nick Vidal
  3.  Kick Out the Jams – Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Rob Tyner, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson
  4. Renegades of Funk – Lance Taylor, Arthur Baker, John Miller, John Robie
  5. Beautiful World – Mark Motherbaugh, Gerald Casale
  6. I’m Housin – Erick Sermon, Parish Smith
  7. In My Eyes – Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Brian Haker, Lyle Preslar
  8. How I Could Just Kill a Man – Louis Freese, Senen Reyes, Lawrence Muggerud
  9. The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
  10. Down on the Street – Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander
  11. Street Fighting Man – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  12. Maggie’s Farm – Robert Zimmerman

On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On November 25, 2011.

On November 25, 2011, Don DeVito died aged 72. He was musician (guitar), record producer and music business executive. He started playing guitar on tours with Al Kooper, and has his own band The Sabres. He worked with Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Aerosmith, but was best known as producer of some of the most important Bob Dylan’s albums, including “Blood on the Tracks”, “Desire”, “Street Legal”, “Hard rain”, and “Bob Dylan at Budokan”. In 1989 DeVito won “Grammy Award” for “Best Traditional Folk Recording”.

On August 5, 1992.

On August 5, 1992, Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro died aged 38. He was a songwriter, musician (drums), and record producer, best known as the drummer with Toto. He was one of the most south after session drummers in popular music, played on hundreds of albums and worked with numerous artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Greg Lake, Seals & Crofts, Les Dudek, Joe Cocker, Steely Dan, The Jacksons, Tommy Bolin, Jackson Browne, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Carly Simon, Eric Carmen, Valerie Carter, Lisa Dal Bello, Hall & Oates, Diana Ross, Colin Blunstone, Larry Carlton, Allen Toussaint, Dave Mason, Warren Zevon, Ruben Blades, Bim, Jerry Williams, Al Stewart, Marc Jordan, Rickie Lee Jones, Janne Schaffer, Lowell George, Aretha Franklin, Jon Anderson, Luis Miguel, Love and Money, Patti Austin, Mariya Takeuchi, The Brothers Johnson, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees, Char, Christopher Cross, Randy Crawford, Al Jarreau, Amii Ozaki, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Eye to Eye, Donna Summer, Elton John, Melissa Manchester, Donald Fagen, Herbie Hancock, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Russ Taff, Chicago, David Gilmour Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Peter cetera, Earth Wind & Fire, roger Hodgson, David Benoit, Dr. John, Steve Porcaro, Nik Kershaw, Poco, Clair Mario, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Jude Cole, Sandy Patty, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Bolton, Cher, Dire Straits, Richard Marx, Bonnie Raitt, Rod Stewart, B-52’s, Go West, 10CC, Roger Waters, Paul Young, and David Crosby. In 1993, Porcaro was posthumously inducted into the “Modern Drummer Hall of Fame”.

On July 10, 1987.

On July 10, 1987, John Henry Hammond II died aged 76. He was record producer, music critics, civil rights activist, and music scout, one of the most influential figures in 20th-century modern music. As “Columbia Records” company executive and as a record producer, he supported numerous musical careers, including those of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Freddie Green, Leonard Cohen, Arthur Russell, Harry James, Charlie Christian, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Babatunde Olatunji, Jim Copp, Asha Puthli, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Mike Bloomfield. He also initiated the revival of delta blues legend Robert Johnson’s music. He is the father of blues musician John P. Hammond.

On June 14, 2019.

On June 14, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Western Stars”, the nineteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Stone Hill” in New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello.


  • Bruce Springsteen – vocals, acoustic, twelve-string and electric guitar, glockenspiel, synth, strings, banjo, percussion, organ, piano, sampler, celesta, organ solo, mellotron
  • Ron Anielo – electric upright bass, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, percussion, vibraphone, bass, synth, sampler, drums, organ, celesta, loops, backing vocal
  • Marc Muller – lap steel guitar
  • Jon Brion– electric guitar
  • Rob Lebert – electric and baritone guitar
  • Greg Leisz, Marc Muller, Marty Rifkin– pedal steel guitar
  • David Sancious– organ
  • Charlie Giordano, David Sancious, Matt Rollings- piano
  • Lenny Castro – congas
  • Gunnar Olsen, Jon Brion, Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano- accordion
  • Andrew Sterman– alto flute
  • Alden Banta – bassoon
  • Curt Ramm – flugelhorn
  • Charles Pillow- oboe
  • Leelanee Sterrett– French horn
  • Rachel Drehmann– French horn
  • Jon Brion– celesta
  • Ed Manion- saxophone
  • Lenny Castro- shaker
  • Jon Brion– Farfisa synthesizer
  • Jon Brion– Moog synthesizer
  • Lenny Castro- tambourine
  • Jon Brion- timpani
  • Clark Gayton, Dan Levine- trombone
  • Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm- trumpet
  • Avatar Strings – Desiree Elsevier, Robert Reinhart, Vivek Kamath- viola
  • Stone Hill Strings – Rebecca Young, Shmuel Katz- viola
  • Luis Villalobos, Soozie Tyrell- violin
  • Avatar Strings – Annaliesa Place, Liz Lim, Emily Popham, Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Jung Sun Yoo, Lisa Kim, Sharon Yamada, Suzanne Ornstein- violin
  • Stone Hill Strings – Hyunju Lee, Joanna Maurer, Lisa Kim- viola
  • Avatar Strings – Alan Stepansky, Nathan Vickery- cello
  • Stone Hill Strings – Alan Stepansky- cello
  • Lisa Kim – concertmaster
  • Rob Mathes – conductor, arrangements Avatar Strings
  • Scott Tibbs – conductor Stone Hill Stringa, production coordinator
  • Cindy Mizelle, Curtis King, Matthew Koma, Michelle Moore, Soozie Tyrell– backing vocals
  • Patti Scialfa – vocal, vocal arrangements
  • Tobby Scott – loops, programming
  • Rob Lebret, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen, Toby Scott – engineer
  • Alec Dixon, Brett Rouche, Chris Steffen, Greg Koller – additional engineering
  • Bob Ludwigm- mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Joe Visciano – mixing assistant
  • Kevin Buell – technician
  • Michelle Holme – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography
  • Kalle Gustafsson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. Hitch Hikin’
  2. The Wayfarer
  3. Tucson Train
  4. Western Stars
  5. Sleepy Joe’s Cafe
  6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
  7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
  8. Sundown
  9. Somewhere North of Nashville
  10. Stones
  11. There Goes My Miracle
  12. Hello Sunshine
  13. Moonlight Motel

On May 23, 1980.

On May 23, 1980, “Stiff Records” labels released “The Up Escalator”, the fifth Graham Parker and The Rumour album. It was recorded in 1983, and was produced by Jimmy Iovine.


  • Graham Parker – vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Springsteen- background vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins- acoustic piano
  • Jimmy Maelen- percussion
  • Martin Belmont- guitar
  • Danny Federici- organ
  • Steve Goulding- drums
  • Brinsley Schwarz- guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Wood- synthesizer
  • Andrew Bodnar- bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Graham Parker.

  1. No Holding Back
  2. Devil’s Sidewalk
  3. Stupefaction
  4. Jolie Jolie
  5. Love Without Greed
  6. Endless Night
  7. Paralyzed
  8. Maneuvers
  9. Empty Lives
  10. The Beating of Another Heart


On March 6, 2012.

On March 6, 2012, “Columbia” label released “Wrecking Ball”, the seventeenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded 2011 – 2012, at Stone Hill at Bruce’s House, New Jersey, and was produced by Ron Aniello and Bruce Springsteen. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Wrecking Ball” at number-one on its “Top 50 albums of 2012” list.


  • Bruce Springsteen– vocals,  guitars,  banjo,  piano,  organ,  drums,  percussion, loops
  • Ron Aniello– guitar, bass, keyboards, piano, drums, loops
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Matt Chamberlain– drums
  • Charlie Giordano– accordion, piano, organ, synth, celeste
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Tom Morello– electric guitar
  • Greg Leisz– banjo, mandocello, lap steel guitar
  • Marc Muller – pedal steel
  • Steve Van Zandt– mandolin
  • Curt Ramm, Clark Gayton, Stan Harrison, Ed Manion, Dan Levine, Art Baron – horns
  • Curt Ramm, Darrel Leonard – trumpet solo
  • Kevin Buell – marching drum
  • Rob Lebret – electric guitar
  • Clif Norrell– tuba
  • Steve Jordan – tambourine
  • Patti Scialfa– vocal arrangements
  • Lisa Lowell
  • Soozie Tyrell
  • Michelle Moore
  • Cindy Mizelle – outro vocal
  • Steve Van Zandt
  • Ron Aniello
  • Kevin Buell
  • Ross Petersen, Ron Aniello, Clif Norrell, Rob Lebret – group vocals
  • Victorious Gospel Choir
  • Lilly “Crawford” Brown – founder, director
  • New York Chamber Consort
  • Strings arranged and conducted by Rob Mathes
  • Mark “Spike” Stent, Rich Costey, Bob Clearmountain, Chris Lord-Alge, Ron Aniello, Ross Petersen – mixing engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen.

  1. We Take Care of Our Own
  2. Easy Money
  3. Shackled and Drawn
  4. Jack of All Trades
  5. Death to My Hometown
  6. This Depression
  7. Wrecking Ball
  8. You’ve Got It
  9. Rocky Ground
  10. Land of Hope and Dreams
  11. We Are Alive


On April 9, 2002.

On April 9, 2002, “ATO” label released “1000 Kisses”, the third Patty Griffin studio album. It was recorded in April 2001, at “Doug’s Basement” in Nashville, and was produced by Patty Griffin and Doug Lancio.


  • Patty Griffin – vocals, guitar, finger cymbals
  • Emmylou Harris– harmony vocals
  • Giles Reaves – drums, bells, vibraphone, djembe
  • Doug Lancio– mandolin, electric and12 string guitar
  • Michael Ramos – accordion
  • Kami Lyle – trumpet
  • David Jacques – bass
  • John Deaderick – piano
  • Luis A. Guerra – acoustic bass
  • Carrie Rodriguez – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Patty Griffin, except where noted.

  1. Rain
  2. Chief
  3. Stolen Car – Bruce Springsteen
  4. Making Pies
  5. Be Careful
  6. Long Ride Home
  7. Nobody’s Crying
  8. Tomorrow Night – Sam Coslow, Will Grosz
  9. Mil Besos – Emma Elena Valdelamar
  10. Reprise



On January 14, 2014.

On January 14, 2014, “Columbia” label released “High Hopes” the eighteenth Bruce Springsteen studio album. It was recorded December 2012 – 2013, at “Thrill Hill” in Thrill Hill West; “Stone Hill Studi”; “Southern Tracks Recording Studio”, “Studios 301”, and was produced by Ron Aniello, Brendan O’Brien and Bruce Springsteen. The album was certified Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.


  • Bruce Springsteen– lead vocals, guitar, percussion, bass, percussion loop, organ, synthesizers, piano, banjo, mandolin, vibraphone, drums, harmonium
  • Roy Bittan– piano, organ
  • Clarence Clemons– saxophone
  • Danny Federici– organ
  • Nils Lofgren– guitar, background vocals
  • Patti Scialfa– background vocals
  • Garry Tallent– bass
  • Steven Van Zandt– guitar, background vocals
  • Max Weinberg– drums
  • Ron Aniello – drum loops, percussion loops, bass, synthesizers, guitar, 12–string guitar, farfisa organ, accordion, vibraphone
  • Tom Morello– guitar, lead vocals
  • Jake Clemons– saxophone
  • Charles Giordano– organ, accordion
  • Ed Manion– saxophone
  • Soozie Tyrell– violin, background vocals
  • Sam Bardfeld – violin
  • Everett Bradley – background vocals, percussion
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Josh Freese– drums
  • Clark Gayton– trombone, tuba
  • Stan Harrison– saxophone
  • Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Michelle Moore, Evan Springsteen, Jessica Springsteen, Samuel Springsteen – background vocals
  • Curt Ramm – trumpet, cornet
  • Cillian Vallely- uilleann pipes, low whistle, tin whistle

Track listing:

All tracks by Bruce Springsteen, except where noted.

  1. High Hopes – Tim Scott McConnell
  2. Harry’s Place
  3. American Skin (41 Shots)
  4. Just Like Fire Would – Chris Bailey
  5. Down in the Hole
  6. Heaven’s Wall
  7. Frankie Fell in Love
  8. This Is Your Sword
  9. Hunter of Invisible Game
  10. The Ghost of Tom Joad
  11. The Wall
  12. Dream Baby Dream – Martin Rev, Alan Vega