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On April 18, 2013.

On April 18, 2013, Storm Thorgerson died aged 69. He was graphic designer and music video director, known for his work with music artists including Led Zeppelin,  Nik Kershaw, Black Sabbath,  Scorpions, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Yes, Al Stewart,  Europe,  Catherine Wheel, Bruce Dickinson, Dream Theater,  Anthrax, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, Muse, The Alan Parsons Project, Helloween, Biffy Clyro, Ween, Angels and Airwaves and Rival Sons His best known work is the album cover artwork of  Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of The Moon”.




On June 13, 2000.

On June 13, 2000, “Island” label released “Crush”, the seventh Bon Jovi studio album. It was recorded 1999-2000, and was produced by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Luke Ebbin. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, Australia by “ARIA”, Austria by “IFPI Austria”, Belgium by “BEA”, 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”, 2 x Platinum in Italy by “FIMI”, 3 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, Platinum in UK by “BPI”, 2 x Platinum in US by the “RIIA” and 2 x Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.


  • Jon Bon Jovi– lead vocals, guitar
  • Richie Sambora– guitar, backing vocals
  • Tico Torres– drums, percussion
  • David Bryan– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hugh McDonald– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Campbell– strings arranger

Track listing:

  1. It’s My Life – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Max Martin
  2. Say It Isn’t So – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  3. Thank You for Loving Me – Jon Bon Jovi, Diane Warren
  4. Two Story Town – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Dean Grakal, Mark Hudson
  5. Next 100 Years – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
  6. Just Order – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  7. Mystery Train – Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Falcon
  8. Save the World – Jon Bon Jovi
  9. Captain Crash & The Beauty Queen from Mars – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora
  10. She’s a Mystery – Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Stuart, Greg Wells
  11. I Got the Girl – Jon Bon Jovi
  12. One Wild Night – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child
  13. I Could Make a Living Out of Lovin’ You (bonus track) – Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Billy Falcon


In December 1971.


In December 1971, “Epic” label released “Message from a Drum”, the third Redbone album. It was recorded in 1971, and was produced by Pat Vegas and Lolly Vegas. It was released in Europe under the name “The Witch Queen of New Orleans” with different cover and the same track list.


  • Lolly Vegas – lead guitar, organ, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Tony Bellamy– rhythm guitar, Wah-Wah, dobro, vocals
  • Patrick Vegas – bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, vocals
  • Peter DePoe– drums, percussion, vocals

Track listing:

  1. Message from a Drum – Patrick Vegas
  2. Niji Trance – A. Bellamy, Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  3. The Sun Never Shines on the Lonely – Lolly Vegas
  4. Maxsplivitz – Lolly Vegas
  5. Emotions – Lolly Vegas
  6. Jerico – Lolly Vegas, Patrick Vegas
  7. The Witch Queen of New Orleans – Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  8. When You Got Trouble – Patrick Vegas, Lolly Vegas
  9. Perico – Lolly Vegas
  10. Fate – Lolly Vegas
  11. One Monkey – Lolly Vegas


On September 30, 1997.


On September 30, 1997, “Go!/London” labels released the self-titled second Portishead album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley, Beth Gibbons and Dave McDonald. The album was certified Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Beth Gibbons– vocals
  • Geoff Barrow– drums
  • Adrian Utley– guitar, bass, moog, piano, rhodes
  • Clive Deamer– drums
  • Sean Atkins – additional vocals
  • John Baggot – organ, piano
  • Andy Hague, Ben Waghorn, John Cornick – horns
  • Cooper – violin

Track listing:

All tracks by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, except where noted.

  1. Cowboys – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons
  2. All Mine
  3. Undenied – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons
  4. Half Day Closing
  5. Over
  6. Humming
  7. Morning Air
  8. Seven Months
  9. Only You
  10. Elysium
  11. Western Eyes

On September 29, 1997.


On September 29, 1997, “Hut” label released “Urban Hymns” the third Verve studio album. It was recorded October 1996 – May 1997, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by The Verve, Chris Potter and Youth. In 1998, “Urban Hymns”  won “Best British Album” at the “Brit Awards”. In 2001, “Q” magazine readers ranked the album at number 18 in the vote for the greatest albums of all time, and in 2006, its editors voted it the 16th greatest album of all time.The Verve were awarded with the first ever “Q Classic Album” award for this album at the 2007 “Q Awards”. As of 2015, “Urban Hymns” was ranked the 18th best-selling album in UK chart history.  The album features the hit singles “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, “Lucky Man” and “The Drugs Don’t Work”. The critical and commercial success of the album won The Verve, two “Brit Awards” in 1998, including “Best British Group”. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 2 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; 5 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum iin Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; 10 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”; Platinum in the US by “RIIA”, and 4 x Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.


  • Richard Ashcroft– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Nick McCabe– lead guitar
  • Simon Tong– rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Simon Jones– bass
  • Peter Salisbury– drums
  • Chris Potter– engineer,mixing, recording
  • Liam Gallagher– backing vocals, claps
  • Mel Wesson –programming
  • Paul Anthony Taylor – programming
  • Will Malone– conductor, string arrangements
  • Gareth Ashton – assistant engineer
  • Lorraine Francis – assistant engineer
  • Jan Kybert – assistant engineer
  • Brian Cannon– director, design, sleeve art
  • Martin Catherall – design assistant
  • Matthew Sankey – design assistant
  • Michael Spencer Jones – photography
  • John Horsley – photography
  • Chris Floyd – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Ashcroft, except where noted.

  1. Bitter Sweet Symphony – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Richard Ashcroft
  2. Sonnet
  3. The Rolling People – The Verve
  4. The Drugs Don’t Work
  5. Catching the Butterfly – The Verve
  6. Neon Wilderness Nick McCabe, The Verve
  7. Space and Time
  8. Weeping Willow
  9. Lucky Man
  10. One Day
  11. This Time
  12. Velvet Morning
  13. Come On – The Verve
  • Come On
  • [silence]
  • Deep Freeze”(Hidden track)


On September 12, 2008.


On September 12, 2008, “Warner Bros” label released “Death Magnetic”, the ninth Metallica studio album. It was recorded March 2007 – May 2008, at “Sound City Studios”in Los Angeles; “Shangri La Studios” in Malibu, California; Metallica’s HQ in San Rafael, California, and was produced by Rick Rubin. On the 51st “Grammy Awards” in 2009, Metallica won “Grammy Awards” for “Best Metal Performance” for “My Apocalypse”. Producer Rick Rubin received the award for “Producer of the Year, Non-Classical”, and art directors Bruce Duckworth, David Turner & Sarah Moffat were awarded “Best Recording Package”.” Death Magnetic” was awarded “Best Album in the 2009” at Kerrang! Awards. The album was certified Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”; 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; 4 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”; 3 x Platinum in Finland by “Musiikkituottajat”; Platinum in Greece by “IFPI Greece”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”;  2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”;  2 x Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”; Platinum in UK by the “BPI”; 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”, and Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.


  • James Hetfield– vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kirk Hammett– lead guitar
  • Lars Ulrich– drums
  • Robert Trujillo– bass
  • David Campbell– orchestration
  • Greg Fidelman– mixing, recording
  • Andrew Scheps– mixing
  • Mike Gillies – additional recording
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Dan Monti– digital editing

Track listing:

All lyrics by James Hetfield; all music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo.

  1. That Was Just Your Life
  2. The End of the Line
  3. Broken, Beat & Scarred
  4. The Day That Never Comes
  5. All Nightmare Long
  6. Cyanide
  7. The Unforgiven III
  8. The Judas Kiss
  9. Suicide & Redemption
  10. My Apocalypse

On September 11, 1995.


On September 11, 1995, “Food” label released “The Great Escape”, the fourth Blur studio album. It was recorded January – May 1995, at “Maison Rouge” in Fulham; “Townhouse Studios” in  London, and was produced by Stephen Street. The album was certified 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI” and Platinum in Europe by “IFPI”.


  • Damon Albarn– vocals, piano, keyboards, organ, synthesizer, handclaps
  • Graham Coxon– electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, saxophone, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Alex James– bass guitar
  • Dave Rowntree– drums, percussion
  • Simon Clarke – saxophone
  • Tim Sanders – saxophone
  • Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet
  • Louise Fuller – violin
  • Richard Koster – violin
  • John Metcalfe – viola
  • Ivan McCermoy – cello
  • Ken Livingstone– narration
  • Theresa Davis – backing vocals
  • Angela Murrell – backing vocals
  • Cathy Gillat – backing vocals
  • Tom Girling – assistant engineering
  • Nels Israelson – photography
  • Tom King – photography
  • Jason Cox – studio manager
  • John Smith – engineering
  • Julie Gardner – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.

  1. Stereotypes
  2. Country House
  3. Best Days
  4. Charmless man
  5. Fade Away
  6. Top Man
  7. The Universal
  8. Robinson’sQuango
  9. He Thought of Cars
  10. It Could Be You
  11. Ernold Same
  12. Globe Alone
  13. Dan Abnormal
  14. Entertain Me
  15. Yuko and Hiro