The term "soundtrack of our lives" is one commonly tossed around by artists, fans, critics, and historians in discussing rock 'n' roll's timeless hits, spanning every subgenre, from pop to hard rock, heavy metal to new wave. In the pages of Behind the Boards III: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed," the first definitive rock record-producers' anthology of its kind, readers are taken inside the studio one final time, into the creation of the generations of classic records that collectively make up that soundtrack of our lives. The book appeals to both fans and academic audiences interested in the art of sound recording/record producing, providing a rich demographic spread of potential niche and mainstream markets. This is the first definitive record-producers' anthology to cross every one of rock's sub-genres, featuring intimate, first-hand accounts of how the making of many of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits were created, via exclusive interviews with the producers who recorded them.
Featuring chapter-length interview profiles with yet another class of Rock & Roll's most celebrated record producers, this final installment in the trilogy includes definitive career-spanning interviews with Terry Date Flood, David Kahne, Paul Leary, Joe Chicarelli, Henry Hirsch, Jerry Yester, Trevor Horn, Peter Solley, Chris Hughes, Ed Stasium, David Leonard, Roger Becherian, Jay Ruston, Marcel Van Limbeek, Tom Lord Alge, Stephen Street, Toby Wright, David Kirshenbaum, Cameron Webb, John Leckie, Rick Chertoff, Rob Frabroni, Mitch Easter, Michael Wagener, Eric Rosse, Eddie Ashworth, Joe Boyd, Sylvia Massey, Alan Moulder, John Cunniberti, John Burns, Bryan Carlstrom, Michael Koppelman, and Duane Baron.
Over 40 chapters, these legendary sound men discuss their often-ground breaking work the studio across every sub-genre with the likes of Prince, U2, Nine Inch Nails, R.E.M., Pink Floyd, Deliverance "Dueling Banjos" Theme, Steve Winwood, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, Santana, The Wallflowers, Soundgarden, the Deftones, Pantera, INXS, AC/DC, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, The Bangles, Fishbone, Sublime, The Butthole Surfers, the Meat Puppets, Frank Zappa, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Jason Mraz, Juanes, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, Lenny Kravitz, Tim Buckley, Tom Waits, The Association, The Turtles, Seal, YES, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Buggles, Pet Shop Boys, The Romantics, Proco Harum, Tears for Fears, Adam and the Ants, The Ramones, Living Colour, The Smithereens, Skid Row, Warrant, White Lion, Ozzy Osbourne, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Steel Panther, Jars of Clay, Stone Sour, Blur, The Smiths, The Cranberries, Alice in Chains, Slayer, Tracy Chapman, Joe Jackson, Motorhead, The Stone Roses, Public Image Ltd., Radiohead, XTC, Cindy Lauper, Joan Osbourne, Sophie B. Hawkins, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, The Band, Izzy Stradlin, Nick Drake, 10,000 Maniacs, Tool, Johnny Cash, Queens of the Stone Age, NIN, Marylin Manson, Wolfmother, Joe Satriani, The Dead Kennedies, Chickenfoot, Genesis, Motorhead, Burning Spear, Social Distortion, Dream Theatre, and Heart among many more