Tom Coyne (music engineer)
Thomas J. Coyne was an American mastering engineer. Coyne was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and grew up in nearby Union where he graduated from Roselle Catholic High School in 1972, he attended Kean College. Following college, Coyne's first job was at Dick Charles Recording where Lee Hulko, former owner of Sterling Sound, got his first job in the states after arriving from Thunder Bay, Ontario. In the six months Coyne worked at Dick Charles, he watched Dick master records on the lathe and soon began cutting his own after hours. Coyne was hired at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, assisting under Dominic Romeo, known for cutting 45s for The Rolling Stones, The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli and Dionne Warwick among others. For the next ten years, Coyne cut records for dance bands with his first big record being "Ladies Night" by Kool and the Gang. In 1989, Coyne was hired by the Hit Factory where he spent another five years mastering Hip-Hop and R&B records by artists such as Black Box, Billy Ocean, Tribe Called Quest and De la Soul.
In 1994, Coyne was offered a job by Lee Hulko. In 1998, Ted Jensen, Greg Calbi, Murat Aktar and the UK based Metropolis bought Sterling Sound from Lee Hulko. Coyne died on April 12, 2017 from multiple myeloma at the age of 62. During his career, Coyne won nine Grammy Awards and one Latin Grammy Award and had over 35 category wins. Sterling Sound is located in New York City, occupying the top floor of the Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District, it was designed by FM Design. 2017 - Cayendo - Nicole Pernigotti 2017 - Time in a Vacuum - Franzone 2017 - Confusion - Fase39 2017 - Speak to Me - Amy Lee 2017 - Gang Signs & Prayer - Stormzy 2017 - The Valley - Betty Who 2017 - Fifty Shades Darker - Danny Elfman 2017 - Dear Evan Hansen: Original Broadway Cast Recording - Benj Pasek / Justin Paul 2017 - Believer - Imagine Dragons 2017 - Thankful - New Kids on the Block 2017 - Animal World 動物世界 - Joker Xue 薛之謙 2016 - And the Anonymous Nobody... - De La Soul 2016 - Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande 2016 - 24K Magic - Bruno Mars 2016 - Boxes - Goo Goo Dolls 2016 - Ripcord - Keith Urban 2016 - Joanne - Lady Gaga 2016 - Starboy - The Weeknd 2016 - Sit Still, Look Pretty - Daya 2016 - Glory Days - Little Mix 2016 - Dream Machine - Tokio Hotel 2016 - Lady Wood - Tove Lo 2016 - Fantôme - Utada Hikaru 2016 - Made - BIGBANG 2016 - Selamanya Cinta - Shila Amzah featuring Alif Satar 2016 - My Journey - Shila Amzah 2015 - 25 - Adele 2015 - Hamilton 2015 - Lesser Oceans - Fences 2015 - Daya - Daya 2015 - The Bass Bass - Franzone 2015 - Piece of Music - Franzone 2015 - Uptown Special - Mark Ronson 2015 - Confident - Demi Lovato 2014 - 1989 - Taylor Swift 2014 - Rose ave.
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Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon abbreviated BMTH, are an English rock band from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group now consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish, they are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records in the United States. The style of their early work, including their debut album Count Your Blessings, has been described as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on albums. Furthermore, their fifth album That's the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive rock music styles. In addition, their sixth album Amo saw a shift into different genres, such as electronica and hip hop; the band released their debut album Count Your Blessings in 2006. Upon release, the album's sound polarised listeners, was met with critical disdain; the band began to break away from their controversial sound with Suicide Season, a creative and commercial turning point for the band.
Bring Me the Horizon released their third album, There Is Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven. In 2010, propelling them to greater international fame, whilst incorporating influences from classical and pop, their major label debut, Sempiternal achieved Gold certification in Australia and Silver in the United Kingdom. That's the Spirit debuted at number two in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200; as well as these five studio albums, they have released two extended plays and two live albums. They have received four Kerrang! Awards, including two for Best British Band and one for Best Live Band, they have received a Grammy nomination. Bring Me the Horizon's founding members came from diverse musical backgrounds within metal and rock. Matt Nicholls and Oliver Sykes had a common interest in American metalcore such as Norma Jean and Skycamefalling, used to attend local hardcore punk shows, they met Lee Malia, who spoke with them about thrash metal and melodic death metal bands like Metallica and At the Gates.
Bring Me the Horizon formed in March 2004, when the members were aged 15 to 17. Curtis Ward, who lived in the Rotherham area, joined Sykes and Nicholls on drums. Bassist Matt Kean, in other local bands, completed the line-up, their name was taken from the line in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, where Captain Jack Sparrow says "Now, bring me that horizon."In the months following their formation, Bring Me the Horizon created a demo album titled Bedroom Sessions. They followed this by releasing their first EP, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For in September 2004 through local UK label Thirty Days of Night Records. Bring Me the Horizon were the label's first signing, it was recorded at Pristine Studios in Nottingham over the course of two weekends, with drums and bass guitar laid down over the first weekend, guitars and vocals completed a week later. UK label Visible Noise noticed the band after the release of their EP, signed them for a four-album deal, in addition to re-releasing the EP in January 2005.
The re-release gained the band significant attention peaking at No. 41 on the UK album charts. The band was awarded Best British Newcomer at the 2006 Kerrang! Awards ceremony; the band's first tour was supporting The Red Chord across the United Kingdom. As with other early tours, they were able to get this slot by tricking venue promoters. Kean and Oliver's mother Carol Sykes were the de facto managers of the band at this time, a role they continued to occupy until 2008. For The Red Chord support, Kean emailed promoters and pretended they were opening on all the dates, when they were supposed to play only at their local show; this led them to being booked for the whole tour. In another case, Sykes created an e-mail account in the name of Johnny Truant vocalist Oliver Mitchell, which he used to contact a promoter requesting Bring Me the Horizon on their tour. Alcohol consumption fuelled their live performances in their early history when the band would get so drunk they vomited on stage and damaged their equipment.
The band released their debut album Count Your Blessings in October 2006 in the United Kingdom and in August 2007 in the United States. They rented a house in the country to write songs, but became distracted, they recorded the album in inner-city Birmingham, a process, infamous for their excessive and dangerous drinking. During this period drummer Nicholls summarised it saying "we were out every night, just being regular 18-year-olds". Critics panned the album adding to the polarised responses the band were seeing from the public, they supported Count Your Blessings by going on a lengthy headline tour of the UK in November, followed this joining Lostprophets and The Blackout on a UK tour through late November and December 2006. In January 2007, Bring Me the Horizon were able to set their sights beyond the UK, when they replaced Bury Your Dead on Killswitch Engage's European headline tour; the slot became available after Bury Your Dead were forced to withdraw by the departure from the band of their vocalist, Mat Bruso.
Bring Me the Horizon's presence on the tour was poorly received by fans of Killswitch Engage, with concert attendees throwing bottles at the band before they started playing their set. Bring Me the Horizon recorded their second studio album, Suicide Season, in Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström, he was unimpressed with their first album and was absent from the recording sessions unless he needed to be there. Nordström late
Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. Starr was replaced by Mike Inez in 1993. William DuVall joined the band in 2006 as co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, replacing Staley, who died in 2002; the band took its name from the glam metal band Alice N' Chains. Although associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released six studio albums, three EPs, three live albums, four compilations, two DVDs, 32 music videos and 31 singles; the band is known for its distinctive vocal style, which included the harmonized vocals between Staley and Cantrell. Cantrell started to sing lead vocals on the 1992 acoustic EP Sap, his role continued to grow in the following albums, making Alice in Chains a two-vocal band. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden.
The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 30 million records worldwide, over 14 million records in the US alone, with two No. 1 albums and six Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart. The band has had 18 Top 10 songs on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, 5 No. 1 hits, 11 Grammy Award nominations. Their debut album, featuring the hit single "Man in the Box", was released in 1990 and has been certified double-platinum by the RIAA, selling over two million copies. In 1992, the band's second album, was released to critical acclaim and was certified quadruple platinum, their second acoustic EP, Jar of Flies, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1994, becoming the first EP and first Alice in Chains release to top the charts, it has been certified triple platinum. The band's third album, Alice in Chains debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1995 and is certified double platinum. Although never disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onwards due to Staley's substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002.
The band reunited in 2005 for a live benefit show. They toured with William DuVall taking over as lead vocalist full-time; the new line-up released the band's fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, received gold certification by the RIAA and two Grammy nominations. The lead single, "Check My Brain", became the first Alice in Chains song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 92. Their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, was released in 2013 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The band released several videos in support of these albums. Alice in Chains' sixth studio album, Rainier Fog, was released on August 24, 2018, debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album. Before the formation of Alice in Chains, then-drummer Layne Staley landed his first gig as a vocalist when he auditioned to sing for a local glam metal band known as Sleze after receiving some encouragement from his stepbrother Ken Elmer.
Other members of this group at that time were guitarists Johnny Bacolas and Zoli Semanate, drummer James Bergstrom, bassist Byron Hansen. This band went through several lineup changes culminating with Nick Pollock as their sole guitarist and Bacolas switching to bass before discussions arose about changing their name to Alice in Chains; this was prompted by a conversation that Bacolas had with Russ Klatt, the lead singer of Slaughter Haus 5, about backstage passes. One of the passes said "Welcome to Wonderland", they started talking about that being a reference to Alice in Wonderland, until Klatt said, "What about Alice in Chains? Put her in bondage and stuff like that." Bacolas thought the name "Alice in Chains" was cool and brought it up to his Sleze bandmates and everyone liked it, so they decided to change the name of the band. Due to concerns over the reference to female bondage, the group chose to spell it differently as Alice N' Chains to allay any parental concerns, though Staley's mother Nancy McCallum has said she was still not happy with this name at first.
According to Bacolas, the decision to use the apostrophe-N combination in their name had nothing to do with the Los Angeles band Guns N' Roses. The name change happened in 1986, a year before Guns N' Roses became a household name with their first album Appetite for Destruction, released in July 1987. Staley met guitarist Jerry Cantrell at a party in Seattle around August 1987. A few months before that, Cantrell had watched a concert of Staley's then-band, Alice N' Chains, in his hometown at the Tacoma Little Theatre, was impressed by his voice. Cantrell was homeless after being kicked out of his family's house, so Staley invited Cantrell to live with him at the rehearsal studio Music Bank, the two struggling musicians became roommates. Alice N' Chains soon disbanded, Staley joined a funk band. Cantrell's band, Diamond Lie, broke up and he wanted to form a new band, so Staley gave him the phone number of Melinda Starr, the girlfriend of drummer Sean Kinney, so that Cantrell could talk to him.
Cantrell set up a meeting with Kinney. Kinney and his girlfriend went to the Music Bank and listened to Cantrell's demos, who mentioned that they needed a bass player to jam with them, he had someone in mind: Mike Starr, with whom Cantrell had played in a band in Burien called Gypsy Rose. Kinney mentioned that his girlfriend was Mike Starr
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U. S. state of Tennessee. The city is located on the Cumberland River; the city's population ranks 24th in the U. S. According to 2017 estimates from the U. S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 691,243; the "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 667,560 in 2017. Located in northern Middle Tennessee, Nashville is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in Tennessee; the 2017 population of the entire 14-county Nashville metropolitan area was 1,903,045. The 2017 population of the Nashville—Davidson–Murfreesboro–Columbia combined statistical area, a larger trade area, was 2,027,489. Named for Francis Nash, a general of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, the city was founded in 1779; the city grew due to its strategic location as a port and railroad center. Nashville seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War and in 1862 became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.
After the war the city developed a manufacturing base. Since 1963, Nashville has had a consolidated city-county government, which includes six smaller municipalities in a two-tier system; the city is governed by a mayor, a vice-mayor, a 40-member metropolitan council. Reflecting the city's position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court's courthouse for Middle Tennessee. Nashville is a center for the music, publishing, private prison and transportation industries, is home to numerous colleges and universities such as Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, Lipscomb University. Entities with headquarters in the city include Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, Captain D's, CoreCivic, Dollar General, Hospital Corporation of America, LifeWay Christian Resources, Logan's Roadhouse, Ryman Hospitality Properties; the town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough.
It was named for the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a port on the Cumberland River, a tributary of the Ohio River. By 1800, the city had 345 residents, including 136 enslaved African Americans and 14 free African-American residents. In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. In 1843, the city was named as the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee; the city government of Nashville owned 24 slaves by 1831, 60 prior to the war. They were "put to work to build the first successful water system and maintain the streets." The cholera outbreak that struck Nashville in 1849–1850 took the life of former U. S. President James K. Polk. There were 311 deaths from cholera in 1849 and an estimated 316 to about 500 in 1850. By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a prosperous city; the city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes.
In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops. The state was occupied by Union troops for the duration of the war; the Battle of Nashville was a significant Union victory and the most decisive tactical victory gained by either side in the war. Afterward, the Confederates conducted a war of attrition, making guerrilla raids and engaging in small skirmishes, with the Confederate forces in the Deep South constantly in retreat. In 1868, a few years after the Civil War, the Nashville chapter of the Ku Klux Klan was founded by Confederate veteran John W. Morton. Chapters of this secret insurgent group formed throughout the South. In 1873 Nashville suffered another cholera epidemic, as did towns throughout Sumner County along railroad routes and the Cumberland River. Meanwhile, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and developed a solid manufacturing base; the post–Civil War years of the late 19th century brought new prosperity to Nashville and Davidson County.
These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, including the Parthenon in Centennial Park, near downtown. On April 30, 1892, Ephraim Grizzard, an African-American man, was lynched in a spectacle murder in front of a white mob of 10,000 in Nashville, his lynching was described by journalist Ida B. Wells as: "A naked, bloody example of the blood-thirstiness of the nineteenth century civilization of the Athens of the South." From 1877 to 1950, a total of six lynchings of blacks were conducted in Davidson County, most in the county seat of Nashville near the turn of the century. By the turn of the century, Nashville had become the cradle of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, as the first chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded here and the Confederate Veteran magazine was published here. Most "guardians of the Lost Cause" lived near Centennial Park. At the same time, Jefferson Street became the historic center of the African-American community.
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Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Meatpacking District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan that runs from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street, from the Hudson River east to Hudson Street. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District extends further north to West 17th Street, east to Eighth Avenue, south to Horatio Street. A Native American trading station called "Sapohanikan" was on the riverbank, accounting for landfill, was located about where Gansevoort Street meets Washington Street today; the footpath that led from Sapohanikan inland to the east became the foundation for Gansevoort Street, which by accident or design aligns, within one degree, to the spring and autumnal equinoxes. In recognition of this history, petitions were made to call the 14th Street Park "Saphohanikan Park" although it appears no formal recognition was given; the earliest development of the area now known as the Meatpacking District came in the mid-19th century. Before that it was the location of Fort Gansevoort and of the upper extension of Greenwich Village, a vacation spot until overtaken by the northward movement of New York City.
The irregular street patterns in the area resulted from the clash of the Greenwich Village street system with that of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which sought to impose a regular grid on the undeveloped part of Manhattan island. Construction of residences in the neighborhood – rowhouses and town houses, some of which were converted into tenements – began around 1840 in the Greek Revival style, prominent at the time. By mid-century, with Fort Gansevoort replaced by freight yards of the Hudson River Railroad, a neighborhood developed, part heavy industry and part residential – a pattern, more typical of an earlier period in the city's history but, becoming less usual, as industry and residences began to be isolated in their own districts. In the western portion of the neighborhood, heavy industry such as iron works and a terra cotta manufacturer could be found, while lighter industry such as carpentry and woodworking, lumber yards, paint works, granite works and a plaster mill blended into the residential area.
At the time of the Civil War the part of the district west of Ninth Avenue and Greenwich Street and above 10th Street was the location of numerous distilleries making turpentine and camphene, a lamp fuel. When development began again after the war in the 1870s, the tenor of the neighborhood changed. Since it was no longer considered a desirable area to live in, construction of single-family residences was replaced with the building of multiple-family dwellings, the continued internal industrialization increased. In addition an elevated railroad line had been constructed through the neighborhood along Ninth Avenue and Greenwich Street, completed in 1869. Additional development began in the 1880s. On the old freight yards, the Gansevoort Market, an open-air space for the buying and selling of regional produce started in 1879, the West Washington Market, 10 brick buildings used for meat and dairy transactions, relocated to the river side of West Street in 1884. By 1900 the area was home to 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants, by the 1920s what had been a neighborhood based on mixture of marketplaces became more focused on meatpacking and related activities – although other industries continued to be located there, including cigar-making, transportation-related businesses such as automobile repair, express services and garages, import-export firms, marine supplies, cosmetics and many others.
After decades of debate, the High Line elevated freight line was authorized in 1929 as part of the "West Side Improvement Plan", the New York Central Railroad completed construction, passing through the neighborhood, in 1934. The area's decline began around the 1960s as part of the general decline of the waterfront area. Containerization of freight. At the same time a new "industry", nightclubs and other entertainment and leisure operations catering to a gay clientele, began to spring up in the area. In the 1980s, as the industrial activities in the area continued their downturn, it became known as a center for drug dealing and prostitution involving transsexuals. Concurrent with the rise in illicit sexual activity, the sparsely populated industrial area became the focus of the city's burgeoning BDSM subculture. Many of these establishments were under the direct control of the Mafia or subject to NYPD protection rackets. In 1985 The Mineshaft was forcibly shuttered by the city at the height of AIDS preventionism.
Beginning in the late 1990s, the Meatpacking District went through a transformation. High-end boutiques catering to young professionals and hipsters opened, including Diane von Fürstenberg, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Rubin & Chapelle, Theory, Ed Hardy, Moschino, ADAM by Adam Lippes, an Apple Store. In 2004, New York magazine called the Meatpacking District "New York’s most fashionable neighborhood". A catalyst for greater transformation of the area was the opening in June 2009 of the
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971. The founding members were Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. With five number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, six number-one albums, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. At the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits and Hotel California, were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America. By 2006, both albums were among the top three best-selling albums in the United States. Hotel California is ranked 37th in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the band was ranked number 75 on the magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time; the Eagles are one of the best-selling bands, having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.—120 million in the U. S. alone. Their Greatest Hits is the number one selling album in the US with more than 38 million album units in sales and streams and Hotel California is the third best selling album with more than 26 million album units in sales and streams.
Their Greatest Hits was the best selling album of the 20th century in the U. S, they are the fifth-highest-selling music act and the highest-selling American band in U. S. history. The band released their debut album, Eagles, in 1972, which spawned three top 40 singles: "Take It Easy", "Witchy Woman", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", their next album, was less successful than the first, only reaching number 41 on the charts. However, the album does contain what would go on to be two of the band's most popular tracks: "Desperado" and "Tequila Sunrise"; the band released On the Border in 1974, adding guitarist Don Felder as the fifth member midway through the recording of the album. The album generated two top 40 singles: "Already Gone" and their first number one, "Best of My Love", their 1975 album One of These Nights included three top 10 singles: "One of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", "Take It to the Limit", the first hitting the top of the charts. Guitarist and vocalist Joe Walsh joined the band in 1975 replacing Leadon.
The Eagles continued that success and hit their commercial peak in late 1976 with the release of Hotel California, which would go on to sell more than 26 million copies in the U. S. alone and more than 42 million copies worldwide. The album yielded two number-one singles, "New Kid in Town" and "Hotel California". Meisner left the band in 1977 and was replaced by Timothy B. Schmit, they released their last studio album for nearly 28 years in 1979 with The Long Run, which spawned three top 10 singles: "Heartache Tonight", "The Long Run", "I Can't Tell You Why", the lead single being another chart-topping hit. The Eagles disbanded in July 1980 but reunited in 1994 for the album Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks, they toured and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, the Eagles released Long Road Out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years and their sixth number-one album; the next year they launched the Long Road Out of Eden Tour in support of the album.
In 2013, they began the extended History of the Eagles Tour in conjunction with the band's documentary release, History of the Eagles. Following Frey's death in January 2016, Henley stated in several interviews that he did not think the band would perform again. However, the Eagles continued performing in 2017, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill sharing lead vocals for Frey's numbers; the Eagles began in early 1971, when Linda Ronstadt and her then-manager John Boylan recruited local musicians Glenn Frey and Don Henley for her band. Henley had moved to Los Angeles from Texas with his band Shiloh to record an album produced by Kenny Rogers, Frey had come from Michigan and formed Longbranch Pennywhistle. Randy Meisner, working with Ricky Nelson's backing band, the Stone Canyon Band, Bernie Leadon, a veteran of the Flying Burrito Brothers later joined Ronstadt's group of performers for her summer tour promoting the Silk Purse album. While on the tour and Henley decided to form a band together and informed Ronstadt of their intention.
Frey credited Ronstadt with suggesting Leadon for the band, arranging for Leadon to play for her so Frey and Henley could approach him about forming a band together. They pitched the idea to Meisner and brought him on board; these four played live together behind Ronstadt only once for a July concert at Disneyland, but all four appeared on her eponymous album. It was proposed that J. D. Souther should join the band, but Meisner objected; the four were signed in September 1971 to Asylum Records, the new label started by David Geffen, introduced to Frey by Jackson Browne. Geffen bought out Frey's and Henley's contracts with Amos Records, sent the four to Aspen, Colorado to develop as a band. Having not settled on a band name yet, they performed their first show in October 1971 under the name of Teen King and the Emergencies at a club called The Gallery in Aspen; the idea of naming the band "Eagles" came during a peyote and tequila-influenced group outing in the Mojave Desert. Accounts of the origin of the name however vary.
D. Souther suggested that the idea came when Frey shouted out, "Eagles!" when they saw eagles flying above. Steve Martin, a friend of the band from th
American Idiot is the seventh studio album by American rock band Green Day, released on September 20, 2004 by Reprise Records. Following disappointing sales of their previous album Warning, the band took a break before recording their next album, titled Cigarettes and Valentines; the recording process was cut short when the album's master tapes were stolen, rather than re-recording that material, the band decided to start over. A concept album dubbed a "punk rock opera" by the band members, American Idiot follows the story of Jesus of Suburbia, a lower-middle-class American adolescent anti-hero. Through its plot, the album expresses the disillusionment and dissent of a generation that came of age in a period shaped by tumultuous events such as the Iraq War. Recording sessions were split between two California studios between 2003 and 2004. American Idiot marked a career comeback for Green Day following a period of decreased success, it charted in 27 countries, peaking at number one in 19, sold 16 million copies worldwide.
The album spawned five successful singles: "American Idiot", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "Holiday", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "Jesus of Suburbia". American Idiot was well received critically and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2005, its success inspired a planned feature film adaptation. It has been praised in the years following its release, appearing on several year-end and decade-end lists. Green Day, which formed in 1986 and spent early years touring punk rock clubs, emerged in the early 1990s as one of the most popular rock acts, their third album and major-label debut Dookie sold upwards of 20 million copies. Subsequent releases were hits, including the multi-platinum successes Insomniac and Nimrod, their subsequent album Warning, released in 2000, was considered a significant commercial disappointment, despite positive reviews. In early 2002, the band embarked on the Pop Disaster Tour, co-headlining with Blink-182; the tour created momentum for the trio, who began to be viewed as "elder statesmen" of the pop punk scene at the time, which consisted of bands like Good Charlotte, Sum 41, New Found Glory.
By this time, things had come to a point regarding unresolved personal issues between the three band members. The band was argumentative and miserable, according to band member Mike Dirnt, needed to "shift directions". In addition, the band released a greatest hits album, International Superhits!, which they felt was "an invitation to midlife crisis". Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong called Dirnt and asked him, "Do you wanna do anymore?" He felt insecure, having become "fascinated and horrified" by his reckless lifestyle, his marriage was in jeopardy. Dirnt and Tré Cool viewed the frontman as controlling, while Armstrong feared to show his bandmates new songs. Beginning in January 2003, the group had weekly personal discussions, which resulted in a revitalized feeling among the musicians, they settled on more musical input from Cool and Dirnt, with "more respect and less criticism". The band had spent much of 2002 recording new material at Studio 880 in Oakland, California for an album titled Cigarettes and Valentines, creating "polka songs, filthy versions of Christmas tunes, salsa numbers" for the project, hoping to establish something new within their music.
After completing twenty songs, the rough demo master tapes were stolen that November. The musicians insisted they had no leads on its whereabouts until 2016, when during an interview with NME Armstrong and Dirnt stated that they recovered the material, that the band is now using the tapes for ideas; the band consulted longtime producer Rob Cavallo about. Cavallo told the members to ask themselves. Armstrong said that the band members "couldn't look at ourselves and say,'That was the best thing we've done.' So we decided to move on and do something new." The band members agreed to spend the next three months writing new material. American Idiot was born out of two incidents: the loss of the aforementioned recordings and an occasion when the trio each individually crafted their own ambitious thirty-second songs. Armstrong recalled, "It started getting more serious. We kept connecting these little half-minute bits until we had something." This musical suite became "Homecoming", the group subsequently wrote another suite, "Jesus of Suburbia".
It changed the development of the album, the trio began viewing songs as more than their format—as chapters, movements, or a feature film or novel. Soon afterward, Armstrong penned the record's title track, which explicitly addresses sociopolitical issues; the group decided that they would steer the development of the album toward what they dubbed a "punk rock opera."Prior to recording, Green Day rented rehearsal space in Oakland. Armstrong invited Cavallo to help guide their writing processes. Cavallo encouraged the idea of a concept album, recalling a conversation the two had a decade prior, in which Armstrong expressed his desire for their career to have a "Beatles-like arc to their creativity." During the group's sessions at Studio 880, the members of Green Day spent their days writing material and would stay up late and discussing music. The band set up a pirate radio station from which it would broadcast jam sessions, along with occasional prank calls; the band demoed the album sufficiently so that it would be written and sequenced before they went to record.
Hoping to clear his head and develop new ideas for songs, Arms