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On November 27, 1971.

On November 27, 1971, “Warner Bros” label released “Killer”, the fourth Alice Cooper album. It was recorded in 1971, at “RCA Studios” in Chicago, and was produced by Bob Ezrin.


  • Alice Cooper– vocals, harmonica
  • Glen Buxton– lead guitar
  • Michael Bruce– rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Dennis Dunaway– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Neal Smith– drums, backing vocals
  • Bob Ezrin– keyboards
  • Rick Derringer– additional guitar

Track listing:

  1. Under My Wheels – Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Bob Ezrin
  2. Be My Lover – Michael Bruce
  3. Halo of Flies – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Bruce, Dunaway, Neal Smith
  4. Desperado – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  5. You Drive Me Nervous – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Bob Ezrin
  6. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce
  7. Dead Babies – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Bruce Dunaway, Neil Smith
  8. Killer – Michael Bruce, Bruce Dunaway



On October 29, 1996.

On October 29, 1996, “Reprise” label released “Being There”, the second Wilco studio album. It was recorded September 1995 – July 1996, at “Chicago Recording Company” and “Warzone Recorders” in Chicago,”The Studio” in Springfield, Missouri, “Moonshine Studios” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Jeff Tweedy, John John Stirratt, Jay Bennett, Ken Coomer, Max Johnston and Bob Egan.


  • Jeff Tweedy– lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, radio
  • John Stirratt– bass, piano, violin, backing vocals
  • Jay Bennett– guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, lap steel, drums, accordion, backing vocals
  • Ken Coomer – drums, percussion, guitars, backing vocals
  • Max Johnston – dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals
  • Bob Egan – pedal steel, national steel guitar
  • Greg Leisz– pedal steel
  • Larry Williams – tenor sax
  • Gary Grant, Jerry Hey– trumpet
  • Jessy Greene – violin
  • Dan Higgins – baritone sax, tenor sax
  • Jim Rondinelli, Chris Shepard– mastering
  • Ron Lowe, Mike Scotella, Lou Whitney, Chris Shepard– engineers
  • Bob Ludwig, Skip Saylor, Jim Scott – mastering
  • Dahn Davis – graphic design
  • Brad Miller – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy.

  1. Misunderstood – the verse starting “Take the Guitar Player for a Ride” written by Peter Laughner
  2. Far, Far Away
  3. Monday
  4. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
  5. Forget the Flowers
  6. Red-Eyed and Blue
  7. I Got You (At the End of the Century)
  8. What’s the World Got in Store
  9. Hotel Arizona
  10. Say You Miss Me
  11. Sunken Treasure
  12. Someday Soon
  13. Outta Mind (Outta Sight)
  14. Someone Else’s Song
  15. Kingpin
  16. (Was I) In Your Dreams
  17. Why Would You Wanna Live
  18. The Lonely 1
  19. Dreamer in My Dreams


On November 18, 2016.

On November 18, 2016, “300” label released “The Boy Who Died Wolf”, the second Highly Suspect studio album. It was recorded May – September 2016,  in Bogotá, Colombia and Brooklyn, and was produced by Joel Hamilton.


  • Johnny Stevens – vocals, guitar, synthesizer , piano
  • Rich Meyer – bass, backing vocals
  • Ryan Meyer – drums, backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Johnny Stevens, Rich Meyer and Ryan Meyer.

  1. My Name Is Human
  2. Look Alive, Stay Alive
  3. Little One
  4. For Billy
  5. Serotonia
  6. Postres
  7. Send Me an Angel – Real Life cover
  8. Viper Strike
  9. W.Y.T
  10. Chicago
  11. Wolf


On July 15, 1997.

On July 15, 1997, “Wax Trax!” label released “Metropolis”, the fourth Sister Machine Gun studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Warzone Recorders & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago and “Battery Studios K2” in New York, and was produced by Chris Randall and John Fryer.


  • Chris Randall – vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, programming, B-3
  • Richard Deacon – bass
  • Kevin Temple – drums
  • Brian Sarche, Reeves Gabrels- guitar
  • Catherine Bent, Serena Jost – cello
  • Rob Thomas, Ted Falcon – violin
  • Mars Williams – saxophone
  • John Fryer- additional programming, backing vocals, Radio Shack 50-in-one science kit
  • Amanda Riesman – string arrangements.
  • Martin Czembor – backing vocals, German rant, NYC street noise
  • Lisa Randall – harangue
  • Jason McNinch – additional programming
  • Jaye Steiner – live sound
  • Robin Glowski – album design

Track listing:

  1. This Metal Sky
  2. Desperation
  3. Temptation
  4. Think
  5. Living Without You
  6. Torque
  7. White Lightning
  8. Everything
  9. What Do You Want From Me
  10. Admit
  11. Bitter End
  12. Cut Down

In July 1959.

In July 1959, “Chess” label released “Chuck Berry Is on Top”, the third Chuck Berry studio album. It was recorded 1955–1959, in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Leonard Chess and Phil Chess.


  • Chuck Berry– vocals, guitars
  • Bo Diddley– electric guitar
  • Johnnie Johnson, Lafayette Leake– piano
  • Willie Dixon– double bass
  • George Smith – bass
  • Fred Below, Ebbie Hardy, Jaspar Thomas – drums
  • Jerome Green – maracas
  • The Moonglows– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Chuck Berry.

  1. Almost Grown
  2. Carol
  3. Maybellene
  4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
  5. Anthony Boy
  6. Johnny B. Goode
  7. Little Queenie
  8. Jo Jo Gunne
  9. Roll Over Beethoven
  10. Around and Around
  11. Hey Pedro
  12. Blues for Hawaiians

On June 30, 2009.

On June 30, 2009, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, seventh Wilco studio album. It was recorded in January 2009, at “Roundhead” studios in Auckland, New Zealand and The Wilco Loft in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by Jim Scott, Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt and Jeff Tweedy.


  • Jeff Tweedy– vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar
  • Nels Cline– electric guitar, lap steel, electric “shorty” 12-string, loops, electric 12-string guitar, slide guitar
  • Mikael Jorgensen– piano, bowed piano, synthesizer, Hammond organ, background vocals
  • Glenn Kotche– drums, percussion, chimes, cimbalom, gunpowder
  • Pat Sansone– Wurlitzer electric piano,  harpsichord,  Fender  Rhodes,  Mellotron, dulcimer, celeste, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, field organ, Hammond organ, tambourine, pump organ, Optigan organ, background vocals
  • John Stirratt– bass, electric guitar, background vocals
  • Dave Max Crawford – trumpet
  • Leslie Feist– vocals
  • Neil Finn– background vocals
  • Jason Tobias – slide cimbalom

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Tweedy, except where noted.

  1. Wilco (The Song)
  2. Deeper Down” – Jeff Tweedy, Pat Sansone
  3. One Wing
  4. Bull Black Nova
  5. You and I
  6. You Never Know
  7. Country Disappeared
  8. Solitaire
  9. I’ll Fight
  10. Sonny Feeling
  11. Everlasting Everything


On June 29, 1999.

On June 29, 1999, “CMC International” label released “Brave New World”, the thirteenth Styx studio album. It was recorded in 1998, at “Pumpkin Studios” and “The White Room” in Chicago, “The S.H.O.P.” in Hollywood, and was produced by Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw and James Young.


  • Dennis DeYoung– vocals, keyboards
  • Tommy Shaw– vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards
  • James Young– vocals, electric guitar
  • Chuck Panozzo– bass
  • Todd Sucherman– drums
  • David Campbell– string arrangements, conductor
  • Jerry Goodman – violin
  • Ed Tossing – string arrangements, conductor
  • J. Vanston– horn arrangements, conductor
  • Rodney Amos, Craig Bauer, Andy Haller, John Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Gary Loizzo, Keith Marks, Tommy Shaw, C.J. Vanston, Craig Williams
  • Craig Bauer, Dennis DeYoung, Gary Loizzo, Ron Nevison – mixing
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Tommy Shaw – sequencing, programming
  • Patrick Thrasher – Pro – Tools
  • Alan Chappell, Ioannis – art direction
  • Alan Chappell, Ioannis – design
  • Ioannis – artwork

Track listing:

  1. I Will Be Your Witness – Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw
  2. Brave New World – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  3. While There’s Still Time – Dennis DeYoung
  4. Number One -Tommy Shaw
  5. Best New Face – Jack Blades, Tommy Shaw
  6. What Have They Done to You – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  7. Fallen Angel – Dennis DeYoung
  8. Everything Is Cool – Tommy Shaw
  9. Great Expectations – Dennis DeYoung
  10. Heavy Water – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  11. High Crimes & Misdemeanors (Hip Hop-Cracy) – Dennis DeYoung
  12. Just Fell In – Tommy Shaw, James Young
  13. Goodbye Roseland – Dennis DeYoung
  14. Brave New World (Reprise) – Tommy Shaw, James Young