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Joe Satriani discusses working with Mike Fraser on his new album

May 31, 2013

JOE SATRIANI DISCUSSES WORKING WITH MIKE FRASER ON HIS NEW ALBUM

In the second of a new 3-part video series, guitarist Joe Satriani discusses his inspiration behind the writing and recording of his new album “Unstoppable Momentum.” In part 2, Joe discusses working with co-producer Mike Fraser and creating new performances for the project. The video series also features exclusive behind the scenes footage of the recording sessions and samples of tracks from the album.

Watch it HERE.

AC/DC on iTunes!!!

November 19, 2012

Mike flew to New York to oversee the mastering of the entire AC/DC catalog for iTunes…And it’s available digitally for the first time TODAY!

From their 1976 debutHigh Voltage to seminal classic Back In Black and 2008 smash hit Black Ice, every one of AC/DC’s 16 studio albums, along with four live albums and three compilation albums, are available for the first time ever on theiTunes Store. All tracks are Mastered for iTunes, and fans have the ability to download full albums or simply purchase their favorite individual songs.

Exclusively on the iTunes Storeworldwide.

Meet Alan Doyle, Russel Crowe’s musical partner in crime

May 16, 2012

Courtesy of www.americansonwriter.com – By Britta Dragicevic

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(Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, Mike Fraser, sound engineer/mixer, and Russell Crowe at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver recording Boy on Bridge. Photo: Mike Fraser)

At first, it seems an unlikely duo. Russell Crowe, Oscar-award winning actor, and Alan Doyle, frontman for Canada’s uber-popular folk rock band, Great Big Sea. Yet, it doesn’t take much time to realize that the two artists have more in common than not. A passion for music (for those of you who don’t know, Crowe has been a songwriter and fronting bands since he was a teenager), a penchant for giving audiences a hard-partying, memorable experience; and a sensitivity to the details in life that infuse their music with a crystal clarity that rings true to the human spirit.

The two have been writing music together for nearly a decade. But you won’t hear either of them make a splash about it. They released the Crowe/Doyle Songbook, Volume III (ironically, there is no Volume I or II) last August in a MP3 file download format. The album verges hauntingly on poetry and gives a revealing take on a variety of subjects, including an honest account of the toll fame takes on the human soul – something we rarely hear discussed. Not only is the album beautiful musically, but the storytelling is raw and authentic. And it’s that authenticity that makes it – and them – stand out.

Crowe is currently filming Les Miserables, the first time the acclaimed musical has been filmed as a movie, and declined to be interviewed for this article. Alan is in the midst of planning Great Big Sea’s 20th Anniversary tour, releasing his first solo album and keeping pace with a myriad of tasks and tour dates. Despite their schedules, they manage to continue to capture the everyday stories of life in lyric and melody, often via email. With the Crowe/Doyle Songbook, they created a set of songs that goes back to the heart of songwriting, an album that reaches into the human heart, soothes, entertains, and makes us think. All while staying true to their own Story. Not an easy task in a world that adores image and conformity. Alan took some time between tour dates to talk with us.

Check out the full interview HERE.

Alan Doyle’s solo album, Boy on Bridge has just been released. The Crowe/Doyle Songbook, Vol. III is available online via iTunes, Amazon and other online music retailers.

The Avengers: biggest opening weekend ever

May 8, 2012

Marvel’s The Avengers smashed domestic box office records this weekend, and now stands as having the biggest opening weekend of all time with a whopping $207.4 million. The previous record holder was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with $169 million.

Mike Fraser mixed Buckcherry’s “Wherever I Go” at The Warehouse in Vancouver.

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