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In December 1976.

In December 1976, “Milestone” label released “Pastels”, the ninth Ron Carter album. It was recorded in October 1976, at “Fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Retrac.


  • Ron Carter- bass, piccolo bass, arranger
  • Kenny Barron- piano
  • Hugh McCracken- electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Harvey Mason- drums
  • Sanford Allen – concertmaster
  • Virginia Baker, Myra Bucky, Fei-Pang Ching, Ronald Erickson, Daniel Kobialka, Roy Oakley Jr., Nathan Rubin, Emily Van Valkenburgh, Mark Volkert – violin
  • Arthur Bauch, Denis DeCoteau, Daniel Yale – viola
  • Garfield Moore, Kermit Moore, Melinda Ross – cello
  • Don Sebesky- conductor, arranger

Track listing:

All tracks by Ron Carter

  1. Woolaphant
  2. Ballad
  3. One Bass Rag
  4. Pastels
  5. 12 + 12



On December 9, 2014.

On December 9, 2014, “To the Stars” label released “The Dream Walker”, the fifth Angels & Airwaves studio album. It was recorded June – October 2014, at “Jupiter Sound” in San Diego, California, and was produced by Tom DeLonge and Aaron Rubin.


  • Tom DeLonge– lead vocals, guitar, synths, bass guitar
  • Ilan Rubin– drums, percussion, piano, bass guitar, synths, guitar, backing vocals
  • Aaron Rubin – engineer, mixing
  • Tom Lord-Alge, Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Brian Gardner– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tom DeLong, Ilan Rubin and Aaron Rubin.

  1. Teenagers & Rituals
  2. Paralyzed
  3. The Wolfpack
  4. Tunnels
  5. Kiss With a Spell
  6. Mercenaries
  7. Bullets in the Wind
  8. The Disease
  9. Tremors
  10. Anomaly


On December 1, 2017.

On December 1, 2017, “Interscope” and “Island” labels released “Songs of Experience”, the fourteenth U2 studio album. It was recorded 2014 – 2017, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Garage” in Topanaga, California, “Shangri-La”, “The Woodshed”, ”Waterloo Studios” and “Neptune Valley” in Los Angeles, “Strathmore House” in Killiney, Ireland, “Hanover Quay” and “Windmill Lane Studios” in  Dublin, “Uno Mas Studio” in Brentwood, Tennessee, “The Church Studios” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Leeand Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas, Brent Kutzle, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse, and Declan Gaffney. The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP”, and Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”.


  • Bono– vocals
  • The Edge– vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Adam Clayton– bass guitar
  • Larry Mullen Jr.– drums, percussion
  • Andy Barlow– additional keyboards, programming, sound design,  engineering, mixing
  • Jacknife Lee– additional keyboards, additional guitar, programming, keyboards, additional backing vocals, mixing, engineering
  • Haim– additional backing vocals
  • Ryan Tedder– programming, additional background vocals, keyboards, additional guitar
  • Brent Kutzle– programming, keyboards, additional keyboards, additional guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Davide Rossi– strings
  • Kendrick Lamar– outro, intro
  • Goshua Usov – additional keyboards
  • Jolyon Thomas – additional guitar, additional keyboards
  • Brandon Collins – string arrangement
  • Amy Helman – violins
  • Avery Bright – violins
  • Betsy Lamb – viola
  • Paul Nelson – cello
  • Noel Zancanella – additional programming
  • Nate Lotz – additional percussion
  • Lady Gaga– background vocals
  • Steve Wilmot – additional percussion
  • Declan Gaffney – additional keyboards
  • Julian Lennon– additional background vocals
  • Andrew Taggart– additional keyboards
  • Paul Epworth– programming, additional keyboards
  • Dawn Kenny – additional credit
  • Steve Lillywhite– mixing
  • Alex Bailey – mixing assistance, engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Tyler Spry, Drew Bang, Rich Rich, Matt Wiggins  – engineering
  • Dave “Squirrel” Covell, Barry McCready – engineering assistance
  • Matt Bishop, Matty Green – engineering, mixing assistance
  • Christopher Henry – additional engineering, engineering assistance
  • Richard Rainey, Greg Clooney, Doug Sarrett – additional engineering
  • Gosha Usov, Alan Kelly, Aleks Von Korff – engineering assistance
  • Kelana, Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Brandon Bost – mixing assistance, engineering
  • Declan Gaffney –  engineering, additional mixing

Track listing:

All lyrics by Bono; all music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, except where noted.

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. Lights of Home – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.,Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim, Ariel Rechtshaid
  3. You’re the Best Thing About Me
  4. Get Out of Your Own Way
  5. American Soul
  6. Summer of Love
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Showman (Little More Better)
  9. The Little Things That Give You Away
  10. Landlady
  11. The Blackout
  12. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  13. 13 (There Is a Light)

On December 1, 2001.

On December 1, 2001, “Megazoidal Records” label released “Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie”, the eleventh and the final Allan Holdsworth studio album. It was recorded in 2001, at “The House” in San Juan Capistrano, California, and was produced by Allan Holdsworth.


  • Allan Holdsworth– guitar, SynthAxe, drum programming
  • Dave Carpenter– bass
  • Chris Bellman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Allan Holdsworth.

  1. The Duplicate Man (Intro)
  2. The Duplicate Man
  3. Eeny Meeny
  4. Please Hold On
  5. Snow Moon
  6. Curves
  7. So Long
  8. Bo Peep
  9. Don’t You Know

In November 1983.

On November 30, 1983, “Epitaph” label released “Into the Unknown” the second Bad Religion album. It was recorded in 1983, at “Perspective Sound” in Sun Valley, California, and was produced by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz.


  • Greg Graffin- vocals, synthesizer, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Brett Gurewitz- electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Paul Dedona- bass guitar
  • Davy Goldman- drums
  • Jim Mankey- engineering

 Track listing:

  1. It’s Only Over When…- Greg Graffin
  2. Chasing the Wild Goose – Brett Gurewitz
  3. Billy Gnosis – Brett Gurewitz
  4. Time and Disregard – Greg Graffin
  • Part I
  • Part II
  • Part III
  • Part IV
  1. The Dichotomy – Brett Gurewitz
  2. Million Days – Greg Graffin
  3. Losing Generation – Greg Graffin
  4. …You Give Up – Greg Graffin


On November 19, 2002.

On November 19, 2002, “Epic” and “Interscope” labels released the debut, self-titled Audioslave album. It was recorded May 2001 – June 2002, at “Cello Studios” in Hollywood, “Royaltone Studios” in Burbank, California, “Studio Litho” and “Studio X” in Seattle, Washington, “Akadamie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Rick Rubin, Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk and Tom Morello.


  • Chris Cornell– vocals
  • Tim Commerford– bass
  • Brad Wilk– drums
  • Tom Morello– guitars
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • David Schiffman, Andrew Scheps – recording engineer
  • John Burton, Floyd Reitsma, Thom Russo, and Andrew Scheps, assisted by Chris Holmes, Darron Mora – additional engineering
  • Greg Fidelman, Thom Russo, Andrew Scheps – digital editing
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordinator
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • Steve Kadison – mastering assistant
  • Storm Thorgerson, Peter Curzon – album cover
  • Storm Thorgerson – art direction
  • Dan Abbott, Finlay Cowan – art direction assistant
  • Peter Curzon – “Flame” logo design
  • Rupert Truman – photography
  • Danny Clinch – band photographs
  • Sculpture made by Hothouse

Track listing:

All lyrics by Chris Cornell; all music by Chris Cornell, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk and Tom Morello.

  1. Cochise
  2. Show Me How to Live
  3. Gasoline
  4. What You Are
  5. Like a Stone
  6. Set it Off
  7. Shadow on the Sun
  8. I Am the Highway
  9. Exploder
  10. Hypnotize
  11. Bring Em Back Alive
  12. Light My Way
  13. Getaway Car
  14. The Last Remaining Light

On November 18, 2013.

On November 18, 2013, “Mercury” label released “Shangri La”, the second Jake Bugg studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Shangri-La” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Rick Rubin.


  • Jake Bugg– lead vocals, lead, acoustic and slide guitar, piano
  • Jason Lader– bass guitar
  • Matt Sweeney– rhythm guitar
  • Pete Thomas, Chad Smith- drums

Track listing:

All music by Jake Bugg.

  1. There’s a Beast and We All Feed It – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer
  2. Slumville Sunrise – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer
  3. What Doesn’t Kill You – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer
  4. Me and You – lyrics by Jake Bugg
  5. Messed Up Kids – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer, Brendan Benson
  6. A Song About Love – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer
  7. All Your reasons – lyrics by Jake Bugg
  8. Kingpin – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer, Brendan Benson
  9. Kitchen Table – Jake Bugg
  10. Pine Trees – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer
  11. Simple Pleasures – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Matt Sweeney
  12. Storm Passes Away – lyrics by Jake Bugg, Iain Archer, Brendan Benson