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On May 15, 2009.

On May 15, 2009, “Reprise” label released “21st Century Breakdown”, the eighth Green Day studio album. It was recorded January 2008 – April 2009, at “Ocean Way Recording” inHollywood; “Studio 880” in Oakland, California,  “Jel Studios” in Newport Beach, California, “Costa Mesa Studios” in Costa Mesa, California, and was produced by Butch Vig, Billy Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt. At the 52nd Grammy Awardsheld in January 2010, “21st Century Breakdown” won “Grammy Award” for “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong– lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tré Cool– drums, percussion
  • Mike Dirnt– leaf and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Jason Freese– piano
  • Tom Kitt– string arrangements
  • Patrick Warren – string conducting
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mix engineer
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Keith Armstrong – assistant engineer
  • Nik Karpen – assistant engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – assistant engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – additional engineering
  • Joe McGrath – additional engineering
  • Andrew Schubert – additional engineering
  • Brad Townshend – additional engineering
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Chris Bilheimer – design, photography, stencils
  • Andrew Black – stencils
  • Micah Chong – stencils
  • David Cooper – stencils
  • Marina Chavez – back cover photo

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music composed by Billie Joe Armstrong, Tré Cool and Mike Dirnt.

  1. Song of the Century
  2. 21st Century Breakdown
  3. Know Your Enemy
  4. ¡Viva la Gloria!
  5. Before the Lobotomy
  6. Christian’s Inferno
  7. Last Night on Earth
  8. East Jesus Nowhere
  9. Peacemaker
  10. Last of the American Girls
  11. Murder City
  12. ¿Viva la Gloria?
  13. Restless Heart Syndrome
  14. Horseshoes and Handgrenades
  15. The Static Age
  16. 21 Guns
  17. American Eulogy: A. Mass Hysteria/B. Modern World
  18. See the Light
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On May 10, 1994.

On May 10, 1994, “DGC” label released “Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star”, the eighth Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Sear Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Butch Vig, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore- vocals, guitar
  • Kim Gordon- vocals, bass
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar
  • Steve Shelley- drums, percussion
  • Butch Vig– recording, mixing, production
  • John Siket– engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Bil Emmons – technician
  • Devin Emke – technician
  • Ed Raso – technician
  • Fred Kevorkian – technician
  • Ollie Cotton – technician
  • Walter Sear – technician
  • Kevin Reagan – sleeve design
  • Catherine Lewis – sleeve photography
  • Stefano Giovannini – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.

  1. Winner’s Blues
  2. Bull in the Heather
  3. Starfield Road
  4. Skink
  5. Screaming Skull – additional lyrics by Dave Markey
  6. Self-Obsessed and Sexxee
  7. Bone
  8. Androgynous Mind
  9. Quest for the Cup
  10. Waist
  11. Doctor’s Orders
  12. Tokyo Eye
  13. In the Mind of the Bourgeois Reader
  14. Sweet Shine – contains hidden trackof “bonus noise” at 6:25

On July 27, 1993.

On July 27, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Siamese Dream”, the second Smashing Pumpkins studio album. It was recorded December 1992 – March 1993, at “Triclops Sound Studios” in Marietta, Georgia, and was produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked it number 362 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. The album was certified 4 x Platinum in Canada by “CRIA”, and 4 x Platinum in US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Billy Corgan– lead vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar, Mellotron, string arrangements, mixing
  • James Iha– rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums
  • Mike Mills– piano
  • Eric Remschneider– string arrangements, cello
  • David Ragsdale– string arrangements, violin
  • Butch Vig– engineering, mixing, string arrangements
  • Jeff Tomei – engineering
  • Tim Holbrook – special technical engineering
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Len Peltier – sleeve art direction
  • Steve J. Gerdes – sleeve design
  • Melodie McDaniel – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

  1. Cherub Rock
  2. Quiet
  3. Today
  4. Hummer
  5. Rocket
  6. Disarm
  7. Soma – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  8. Geek U.S.A
  9. Mayonaise – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  10. Spacebot
  11. Silverfuck
  12. Sweet Sweet
  13. Luna

On June 10, 2016.

On June 10, 2016, “Stunvolume” label released “Strange Little Birds”, the sixth Garbage studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2015, at “GrungeIsDead” in Silver Lake, and “Red Razor” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Billy Bush, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig.

Personnel:

  • Duke Erikson– instrumentation, backing vocals
  • Shirley Manson– vocals
  • Steve Marker– instrumentation, additional production
  • Butch Vig– instrumentation, additional recording
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistance
  • Eric Avery– bass
  • Billy Bush– engineering, mixing, additional production
  • Ryan Corey – additional photos, art direction, design, illustration
  • Joseph Cultice– photography
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen – bass

Track listing:

All tracks by  Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig.

  1. Sometimes
  2. Empty
  3. Blackout
  4. If I Lost You
  5. Might Drive Loneliness
  6. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
  7. Magnetized
  8. We Never Tell
  9. So We Can Stay Alive
  10. Teaching Little Fingers to Play
  11. Amends

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2011, “Roswell/RCA” label released “Wasting Light”, the seventh Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September – December 2010, at Dave Grohl’s garage, and was produced by Butch Vig. In 2012, “Wasting Light” earned Foo Fighters five “Grammy Awards”, including “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Pat Smear– rhythm guitar, lead guitar, baritone guitar
  • Nate Mendel– bass
  • Taylor Hawkins– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Shiflett– lead guitar, backing vocals, tenor guitar
  • Bob Mould– guitar and backing vocals, backing vocals
  • Krist Novoselic– bass, accordion
  • Rami Jaffee– keyboards, mellotron, organ
  • Jessy Greene– violin
  • Fee Waybill– backing vocals
  • Butch Vig – percussion
  • Drew Hester− percussion
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • James Brown – engineer
  • Morning Breath Inc. – art direction, design
  • Steve Gullick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear.

  1. Bridge Burning
  2. Rope
  3. Dear Rosemary
  4. White Limo
  5. Arlandria
  6. These Days
  7. Back & Forth
  8. A Matter of Time
  9. Miss the Misery
  10. I Should Have Known
  11. Walk

On July 21, 1992.

Dirty

On July 21, 1992, “DGC” label released “Dirty”, the seventh Sonic Youth studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at “The Magic Shop” and “Sear Sound” in New York, and was produced by Butch Vig and Sonic Youth.

Personnel:

  • Thurston Moore– vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Kim Gordon– bass, vocals, guitar, mixing
  • Lee Ranaldo– guitar, vocals, mixing
  • Steve Shelley– drums, mixing
  • Ian MacKaye– guitar
  • Butch Vig– engineering, mixing
  • Andy Wallace– mixing
  • Edward Douglas – engineering
  • Fred Kevorkian – engineering assistance
  • John Siket – mixing assistance
  • Peter Beckerman – mixing assistance
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Mike Kelley– sleeve artwork
  • Kevin Reagan – sleeve, art direction
  • Richard Kern– sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks byThurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, except where noted.

  1. 100%
  2. Swimsuit Issue
  3. Theresa’s Sound-World
  4. Drunken Butterfly
  5. Shoot
  6. Wish Fulfillment
  7. Sugar Kane
  8. Orange Rolls, Angel’s Spit
  9. Youth Against Fascism
  10. Nic Fit – Alec MacKaye
  11. On the Strip
  12. Chapel Hill
  13. JC
  14. Purr
  15. Crème Brûlée

On May 28, 1991.

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

On May 28, 1991, “Caroline Records” label released “Gish”, the debut Smashing Pumpkins album. It was recorded 1990-1991, at “Smart Studios” in Madison, Wisconsin, and was produced by Butch Vig and Billy Corgan. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Chamberlin– drums
  • Billy Corgan– vocals, guitar, bass, production
  • James Iha– guitar, vocals
  • D’arcy Wretzky– bass, vocals, lead vocals, layouts
  • Mary Gaines – cello
  • Chris Wagner – violin, viola
  • Bob Knapp – photography
  • Michael Lavine – photography
  • Butch Vig– production, engineering
  • Doug “Mr. Colson” Olson – engineering
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Corgan, except where noted.

  1. I Am One – Billy Corgan, James Iha
  2. Siva
  3. Rhinoceros
  4. Bury Me
  5. Crush
  6. Suffer
  7. Snail
  8. Tristessa
  9. Window Paine
  10. Daydream / I’m Going Crazy