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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 October 5, 2010.

On October 5, 2010, “Wind-Up” label released “Life Turns Electric”, the fifth Finger Eleven studio album. It was recorded January – June 2010, at “Wind-up Studios” in New York City, and was produced by James Black, Rick Jacket, Gregg Wattenberg and Ross Peterson.

Personnel:

  • Scott Anderson – vocals
  • James Black – guitar, vocals
  • Rick Jackett – guitar
  • Sean Anderson – bass
  • Rich Beddoe – drums
  • Ross Petersen – engineering, editing
  • John Alicastro, Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpen – assistant engineering
  • Chris Lord-Alge, Brad Townsend, Andrew Schubert, Rich Costey, Charles L. Stavish Jr. – mixing
  • Ryan Smith, Ted Jensen – mastering
  • James Black – art direction
  • Mike Mongillo, Michelle Lukianovich – concept art

Track listing:

.All tracks by Scott Anderson, James Black, Rick Jackett, Sean Anderson and Rich Beddoe, except where noted.

  1. Any Moment Now
  2. Pieces Fit
  3. Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me
  4. Living in a Dream – Scott Anderson, James Black, Rick Jackett, Sean Anderson, Rich Beddoe,, Gregg Wattenberg
  5. Good Intentions
  6. Stone Soul
  7. Ordinary Life
  8. Don’t Look Down
  9. Famous Last Words
  10. Love’s What You Left Me With

On July 31, 2007.

On July 31, 2007, “Virgin” label released “Direction”, the third Starting Line studio album. It was recorded February – May 2008, at “Bay 7 Studios” in Valley Village, “ and Sparky Dark Studio” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson.

Personnel:

  • Kenny Vasoli– lead vocals, bass
  • Mike Golla – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Watts – rhythm guitar
  • Tom Gryskiewicz – drums
  • Brian Schmutz – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Howard Benson– keyboards, programming
  • Kenny Aronoff– drums
  • Luis Conti – percussion
  • Jamie Muhoberac– keyboards
  • Mike Plotnikoff – recording
  • Paul DeCarli – digital editing
  • Hatsukazu Inagaki – engineer
  • Chris Concepcion – technical assistance
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Sean Mosher-Smith – creative director
  • Mike Joyce – art, design
  • Kate McGregor – art coordinator
  • Justin Borucki – photography

Track listing:

  1. Direction
  2. 21
  3. Are You Alone
  4. Island
  5. Hurry
  6. Something Left to Give
  7. Birds
  8. Way With Words
  9. I Could Be Wrong
  10. Somebody’s Gonna Miss Us
  11. Need to Love
  12. What You Want

On June 29, 2016.

On June 29, 2016, “Warner Music Canada” label released “Afraid of Heights”, the fifth Billy Talent studio album. It was recorded January –April 2016 at “Revolution Recording”, and “Dudebox Studios” in Toronto, and was produced by Ian D’Sa.

Personnel:

  • Ben Kowalewicz– lead vocals
  • Ian D’Sa– guitar, vocals, piano, programming,  percussion
  • Jon Gallant– bass, backing vocals
  • Aaron Solowoniuk- drums
  • Jordan Hastings– drums, percussion
  • Eric Ratz– engineering
  • Kenny Luong – digital engineering
  • Chris Lord-Alge, Rich Costey– mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Nik Karpen, Martin Cooke, Luke Schindler, Ryan Jones – assistant engineering
  • Igor Hofbauer – artwork, illustrations
  • Antje Schröder – layout, package design

Track listing:

  1. Big Red Gun
  2. Afraid of Heights
  3. Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats
  4. Louder than the DJ
  5. The Crutch
  6. Rabbit Down the Hole
  7. Time-Bomb Ticking Away
  8. Leave Them All Behind
  9. Horses & Chariots
  10. This Is Our War
  11. February Winds
  12. Afraid of Heights (Reprise)

 

On July 31, 2006.

On July 31, 2007, “Virgin” label released “Direction”, the third Starting Line studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Howard Benson and Luis Conti.

Personnel:

  • Brian Schmutz – keyboards, background vocals
  • Marc VanGool – guitar technician
  • Kenny Vasoli- vocals, bass
  • Kenny Aronoff – drums
  • Howard Benson – keyboards, programming
  • Luis Conti – percussion
  • Mike Golla – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Gryskiewicz – drums
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Matt Watts – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Golla – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Tom Gryskiewicz – drums
  • Justin Borucki – photography
  • Paul DeCarli – digital editing
  • Hatsukazu “Hatch” Inagaki – engineer
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Mike Joyce – artwork, design
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Sean Mosher-Smith – creative director
  • Jon Nicholson – drum technician
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer
  • Michelle Ryang – A&R
  • Logan Waters – A&R assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Kenny Vasoli, Matt Watts, Mike Golla, Tom Gryskiewicz and Brian Schmutz.

  1. Direction
  2. 21
  3. Are You Alone
  4. Something Left to Give
  5. Hurry
  6. Something Left to Give
  7. Birds
  8. Way with Words
  9. I Could Be Wrong
  10. Somebody’s Gonna Miss Us
  11. Need to Love
  12. What You Want

On March 29, 2011.

On March 29, 2011, “Island” label released “Screaming Bloody Murder”, the fifth Sum 41 studio album. It was recorded January-June 2010, at “Perfect Sound Studios”, “Capitol Studios”, “EastWest Studios” and “Studio Mr. Biz” in Hollywood, and was produced by Deryck Whibley.

Personnel:

  • Deryck Whibley– lead vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, keyboards, piano, mixing
  • Jason McCaslin– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Steve Jocz– drums, percussion
  • James Levine– piano
  • Dan Chase – percussion
  • Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.– additional keyboards
  • Tom Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Chris Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Femio Hernández – mixing assistant
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Gil Norton– additional drums
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineering
  • Jason Donaghy – engineering
  • Travis Huff – additional engineering
  • Joe Hirst – additional engineering
  • Robbes Steiglitz – assistant engineering
  • Ben O’Neil – assistant engineering
  • Ken Sluiter – assistant engineering
  • Brad Townsend – mixdown engineering
  • Andrew Schubert – mixdown engineering
  • Evan Lipschultz – A&R
  • Javon Greene – A&R
  • Kristen Yiengst – artwork, photo coordination
  • James Minchin – photography
  • Paul Resta – marketing
  • Kristen Yiengst – artwork, photo coordination
  • Marjan Malakpour – stylist

Track listing:

All tracks by Deryck Whibley, except where noted.

  1. Reason to Believe
  2. Screaming Bloody Murder – Deryck Whibley, Tom Thacker
  3. Skumfuk
  4. Time for You to Go
  5. Jessica Kill
  6. What Am I to Say
  7. Holy Image of Lies (A Dark Road Out of Hell Part 1)
  8. Sick of Everyone (A Dark Road Out of hell Part II)
  9. Happiness Machine (A Dark Road Out of Hell Part III)
  10. Crash
  11. Blood in My Eyes
  12. Baby You Don’t Wanna Know – Deryck Whibley, Matt Squire
  13. Back Where I Belong
  14. Exit Song