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Common Vault Fireplace: Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Questlove and Gap Reply to Destruction of Recordings

Common Vault Fireplace: Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Questlove and Gap Reply to Destruction of Recordings 1

As information filters down on the true influence of a fireplace that gutted a Common Studios vault in 2008 and worn out some 500,000 grasp recordings, a string of high-profile artists have weighed in on their very own losses.

A large assortment of irreplaceable grasp tapes originated from a number of labels, together with Decca, MCA, ABC and Chess, and that includes songs from jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Billie Vacation and Ella Fitzgerald, to rock n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry and materials from a younger teenage Aretha Franklin had been torched within the calamity, the dimensions of which has lastly come to gentle in a prolonged expose revealed by The Instances.

The listing of misplaced tapes is a protracted one, spanning genres and generations of music. Till now, nonetheless, Common Music Group had publicly downplayed the extent of the injury. 

In accordance with the function, titled The Day The Music Burned, and primarily based on authorized and inside paperwork, works by B.B. King, Joni Mitchell, Iggy Pop, Tom Petty, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and the Roots are amongst people who went up in smoke.

Now, R.E.M, Questlove, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Gap and others are counting the price.

Responding to a query on Twitter, Novoselic stated he thought the masters of Nirvana’s Nevermind “are gone forever,” whereas reps for Gap instructed Pitchfork that the band was “not aware until this morning” that their works had been destroyed.

The Roots’ drummer Questlove tweeted that the fireplace was the explanation why the band wouldn’t reissuing their second and third studio albums Do You Need Extra?!!!??! and Illadelph Halflife.

R.E.M.’s reps say had been “trying to get good information to find out what happened and the effect on the band’s music, if any.”

As beforehand reported, UMG put the variety of music tapes destroyed within the West Coast blaze at almost 120,000. Randy Aronson, who was senior director of vault operations for UMG on the time of the blaze, instructed The Instances the determine was nearer to 175,000. All up, UMG estimated internally that roughly 500,000 songs had been misplaced.



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