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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 July 12, 2005.

On July 12, 2005, “Interscope” label released “Move Along”, the second  All-American Rejects album. It was recorded December 2004, at “Bay 7 Studios” in Valley Village, “Sparky Dark Studio” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson.  The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada” and 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Tyson Ritter – lead vocals, bass guitar, piano
  • Nick Wheeler – lead guitar, backing vocals, classical guitar
  • Mike Kennerty – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Gaylor – drums, percussion
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Howard Benson, Paul Decarli – keyboards, programming
  • Deborah Lurie – string arranger, conductor
  • Choir – Bobbi Page & Bobbilu Kids: Benjamin Byram, Nicolas Harper, Emily Logan, Michael Mayo, Zoe Merrill, Haeley Moore, Aaron Page
  • Gang vocals – The All-American Rejects, Howard Benson, Chris Allen, Keith Nelson, and Dee Anderson
  • Recorded by Mike Plotnikoff
  • Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge
  • Assistant engineer: Hatsukazu Inagaki
  • Pro Tools editing: Paul Decarli
  • Drum tech: Jon at Drum Fetish
  • Guitar tech: Keith Nelson
  • Art direction: Chris Bilheimer
  • Photography: Chapman Baehlerlol

Track listing:

All tracks by Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter.

  1. Dirty Little Secret
  2. Stab My Back
  3. Move Along
  4. It Ends Tonight
  5. Change Your Mind
  6. Night Drive
  7. 11:11 P.M.
  8. Dance Inside
  9. Top of the World
  10. Straitjacket Feeling
  11. I’m Waiting
  12. Can’t Take It

On May 15, 2001.

On May 15, 2001, “Geffen” label released the third, self-titled Weezer studio album. It was recorded December 2000-January 2001, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ric Ocasek. The art direction of the album was by Chris Bilheimer, the photography was by from Marina Chavez and Karl Koch. 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 US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Patrick Wilson– drums, percussion
  • Brian Bell– guitar, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Mikey Welsh– bass, backing vocals
  • Ric Ocasek– backup vocals
  • Karl Koch – backup vocals
  • Femio Hernández – assistant engineer
  • Carlos “Loco” Bedoya – assistant engineer
  • Alan Sanderson– assistant engineer
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • Vladimir Meller – mastering
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Atom Willard– drum technician

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo.

  1. Don’t Let Go
  2. Photograph
  3. Hash Pipe
  4. Island In the Sun
  5. Crab
  6. Knock-down Drag-out
  7. Smile
  8. Simple Pages
  9. Glorious Day
  10. O Girlfriend

On October 10, 1998.

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On February 10, 1998, “Merge Records” label released “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”, the second and final Neutral Milk Hotel studio album. It was recorded from July to September 1997, at “Pet Sounds Studio” in Denver, and was produced by Robert Schneider. ”NME” magazine ranked it at number 98th on its list of the “Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Mangum– vocals, guitar, bass guitar, organ, floor tom, tape, shortwave radio, art direction
  • Jeremy Barnes– drums, organ
  • Julian Koster– Wandering Genie organ, singing saw, bowed banjo, accordion, white noise
  • Scott Spillane– trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, euphonium, horn arrangements
  • Robert Schneider– home organ, air organ, bass, backing vocals, piano, horn arrangements
  • Laura Carter– zanzithophone
  • Rick Benjamin – trombone
  • Marisa Bissinger – saxophone, flugelhorn
  • Robert Schneider, Scott Spillane – horn arrangements
  • James Guyatt – percussion
  • Michelle Anderson – Uilleann pipes
  • Chris Bilheimer – art direction
  • Brian Dewan– illustrations

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Mangum, except where noted.

  1. The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One
  2. The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three – Jeremy Barnes, Julian Koster, Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillane
  3. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  4. Two-Headed Boy
  5. The Fool – Scott Spillane, Robert Schneider
  6. Holland, 1945
  7. Communist Daughter
  8. Oh Comely
  9. Ghost
  10. Untitled
  11. Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two