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On May 31, 2005.

On May 31, 2005, “Verve” label released “Rock Swings”, album  by Paul Anka. It was recorded in November 2004, and was produced by Paul Anka.

Personnel:

  • Paul Anka – vocal, executive producer
  • Jon Bon Jovi – guitar, piano, backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Mike Lang – piano
  • Jon Crosse – tenor saxophone
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Mike Valerio – bass
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Emil Richards – vibes
  • Gary Grant, Charles Davis, Larry Hall, Warren Luening, Sal Cracchiolo – trumpet
  • Steve Holtman, Andrew Martin, Alex Iles, Bill Reichenbach, Bob McChesney, Bryant Byers – trombone
  • Gene Cipriano – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins – alto saxophone, flute
  • Bill Liston – tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet
  • Joel Peskin – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Joel Derouin, Bruce Dukov – concert-master, violin
  • Rebecca Bunnell, Mario De Leon, Tiffany Yi Hu, Patricia Johnson, Peter Kent, Miran Kojian, Haim Shtrum, Mari Tsumura, Shari Zippert, Kirstin Fife, Razdan Kuyumjian, Dennis Molchan, Les Terry, Jennifer Munday, Anatoly Rosinsky, Charles Everett, Armen Garabedian, Berj Garabedian, Darius Campo – violin
  • Marilyn Baker, Jorge Moraga, James Ross, Harry Shirinian, Karie Prescott, Evan Wilson, Simon Oswell, Pam Goldsmith – viola
  • Larry Corbett, Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, Miguel Martinez, Steve Richards, Andrew Shulman, Anne Karam, Ernie Ehrhardt – cello
  • Peter Doubrovsky, Frances Liu-Wu – bass
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brad Warnaar, Jim Atkinson, Kurt Snyder: French horn
  • Alex Christensen – session producer
  • Al Schmitt – session engineer
  • Jon Crosse – conductor
  • Patrick Williams, Randy Kerber, John Clayton – session arrangers, conductors

Track listing:

  1. Eye of the Tiger
  2. Jump
  3. Everybody Hurts
  4. Wonderwall
  5. Black Hole Sun
  6. It’s My Life
  7. It’s a Sin
  8. True
  9. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  10. Hello
  11. Eyes Without a Face
  12. Lovecats
  13. The Way You Make Me Feel
  14. Tears in Heaven
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On December 9, 2003.

On December 9, 2003, “Columbia” label released “Splinter”, the seventh Offspring studio album. It was recorded January – August 2003, at “Henson Recording Studios” in Los Angeles,  “Southern Tracks Recording” in Atlanta, Georgia, and was produced by Brendan O’Brien, Dexter Holland, Noodles and Greg K. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”.

Personnel:

  • Dexter Holland– lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Noodles– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg K.– bass, backing vocals
  • Josh Freese– drums
  • Ronnie King– keyboards
  • Jim Lindberg, Jack Grisham, Chris “X-13” Higgins, Lauren Kinkade – backing vocals
  • 2002 Reading Festival Crowd – crowd vocals
  • Mark Moreno – DJ scratching
  • Phil Jordan – trumpet
  • Jason Powell – saxophone
  • Erich Marbach – trombone
  • Brendan O’Brien– piano
  • Natalie Leggett, Mario De Leon, Eve Butler, Denyse Buffum, Matt Funes – violins
  • Josefina Vergara – concert master
  • Suzie Katayama – orchestration
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Brendan O’Brien – mixing
  • Billy Bowers – engineer
  • Nick DiDia, Brian Humphrey, Phil Martin, Kevil Mills, Jamie Sickora, Karl Egsieker, Bryan Cook – assistant engineer
  • Steve Masi – guitar technician
  • Eddy Schreyer, Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Sean Evans – art direction
  • Justin Beope, Sarkis Kaloustian – CD art adaption
  • Rupert Truman – photography
  • Storm Thorgerson, Peter Curzon, Darrell Lance Abbott – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dexter Holland.

  1. Neocon
  2. The Noose
  3. Long Way Home
  4. Hit That
  5. Rage Against Myself
  6. (Can’t Get My) Head Around You
  7. The Worst Hangover Ever
  8. Never Gonna Find Me
  9. Lightning Rod
  10. Spare Me the Details
  11. Da Hui
  12. When You’re in Prison