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Perry's Platter: Aguilera, Dixie Chicks, Cheap Trick


March 03, 2006, 4:15 PM ET

Katie Hasty, N.Y.
Musician/producer Linda Perry has emerged from her North Hollywood studio after manning the boards for a number of prominent pop musicians as well as aiding a pair of unknowns, including singer/songwriter Ben Jelen.

Perry also spent much of the past year in the studio with Christina Aguilera, with whom she previously collaborated on tracks like "Beautiful," "Cruz" and "Make Over." "I'm not really sure if any of the cuts will make the record, but I certainly hope so," Perry tells Billboard.com of the project. "They're going to see a whole other side of Christina."

Aguilera's management could not confirm which tracks will appear on the new album, which is expected for release this summer.

In addition, Perry helped helm Sierra Swan's debut, "Ladyland," due May 3 via Interscope. Perry describes songwriter Swan as "very quirky" and "emotional" and plans on continuing to work with her. The project was co-produced by Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Elton John).

And while details are scant about release dates, Perry has co-written a prospective single with Cheap Trick, two songs with the Dixie Chicks, several tunes with Ziggy Marley and, as previously reported, re-teamed with Vanessa Carlton, whose new album is due later this year.


As reported this morning, Perry will re-team with Courtney Love to produce the follow-up to 2004's "America's Sweetheart."

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hey - i was reading sierra swan's blog & i thought you all might be interested in something she said... "Biography is going to do a show on Linda Perry and I am going to be interviewed for it, that should be fun! So look for that in the future. When I know the date it is going to air I will let you all know."

whenever she posts the date, i will pass it along.

article about the 4 non-blondes

from metro news - canada

MIA: 4 Non Blondes


4 Non Blondes members from left) Dawn Richardson, Linda Perry, Roger Rocha and Christa Hillhouse.

Name: 4 Non Blondes

Members: Linda Perry (vocals), Roger Rocha (guitar, replacing founding guitar player Shaunna Hall), Christa Hillhouse (bass), Dawn Richardson (drums, replacing founding drummer Wanda Day). Formed in San Francisco 1989. Split in 1995.

Claims to fame: One-hit wonder from 1992-93: the Perry-penned What’s Up?, off of ’92’s Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

Where are they now? Differences in creative direction for a followup to Bigger, Better, Faster, More! led to Perry leaving 4 Non Blondes in 1995, and inevitably a group splitup not long after. Following the breakup, Rocha went on to play guitar for San Francisco outfit El Destroyo. Hillhouse furthered her work as a small-business web designer, programmer and graphic artist, as well as keeping up her bass chops with, among others, original Blondes guitarist Hall. Richardson has also toured and/or recorded with The Loud Family, The Martinis, one-time Tonight Show percussionist/vocalist Vicki Randle and Lillix, plus work in composing for film and video and writing drums-instruction books. Day, hurt in a 1992 accident that crushed her legs and broke her back, reportedly died of an overdose in 1997. Perry, however, remains in the limelight not so much for her solo efforts but more for her co-writing and co-producing a who’s-who list of music biz heavyweights in Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jewel, Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, Robbie Williams, Melissa Etheridge, Juliette Lewis And The Licks, Lisa Marie Presley, Kelly Osbourne, Vanessa Carlton and Enrique Iglesias.

ian nathanson/metro toronto

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Top Music Producers Share Secrets from the Studio in Producing Hit Records
The art of recording exposed in new book by David John Farinella

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Rolling Stones to Solomon Burke, Pink to George Strait, record producers have always played an integral role in the success of an artist.

Producing Hit Records: Secrets From The Studio (Schirmer Trade Books), gives you the scoop on how today's music gets made from the most successful producers in the field. In this fascinating account of how record producers shape the hits and the careers of major artists, author David John Farinella talks to the men and women who've launched a thousand careers and pushed their collaborators to multi-platinum success. The impressive list of producers includes such renowned names as Rick Rubin (Tom Petty, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Johnny Cash), Tony Brown (Reba McEntire, George Strait, Emmylou Harris), Walter Afanasieff (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Josh Groban, Barbara Streisand), Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Sleater-Kinney, Low, Sparklehorse) and Howard Benson (P.O.D., Hoobastank, Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance). Artists who offer their viewpoint as both producers and musicians include Joe Henry, Ben Harper, Rufus Wainwright, David Lowery and Linda Perry. The book brilliantly covers a wide spectrum of musical genres, providing useful studio information suitable for various aesthetic tastes and diverse production styles while exploring the unique chemistry between artist and producer. The book presents a treasure trove of sound practical tips for anyone wanting to produce.

David John Farinella has been writing about the music industry since 1990, which has allowed him to encounter some of today's best-known singers, songwriters and producers. His work has appeared in Billboard, Mix, Alternative Press, Performing Songwriter, the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone and many other well-known publications. He was also associate editor for The Encyclopedia of Record Producers.

For more information on the book and David John Farinella visit http://www.producinghitrecords.com/

Published by Schirmer Trade Books,

An imprint of The Music Sales Group ISBN 0.8256.7299.6 $17.95 Paperback April 2006

Website: http://www.producinghitrecords.com/