Last night I was driving in rush hour and I got a call from Rob Cavallo. “Please come down to Capitol studio C and overdub!” So I hustled back to my house, grabbed a couple of Les Pauls, my pedal board, and got back on the freeway.
Rob had a Fender Princeton borrowed from Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance. I was reminded again that a small amp with an overdrive pedal can sound like a huge Marshall stack. I recorded with my totally beaten and devalued 1968 black beauty Les Paul.
The project is called Rock Mania. It’s a hybrid of Led Zeppelin songs and symphony orchestra. I’ll let everyone know when the record comes out. It’s turning out great!
Here are Rob, and Doug McKean listening back. Rob and Doug recorded Green Day’s “American Idiot” and Gary Clark Jr.s “Bright Lights”, along with countless other great rock records.
Here are the YouTube videos from the tracking sessions earlier this year.