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« Reply #15 on: 01 November 2017 - 21:26:19 »
2017-10-27 - Linkin Park - Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington [LIVE from the Hollywood Bowl]

[Dave Gahan sent a pre-recorded message for this livestream.]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VoLHdADma8



Linkin Park & Friends Celebrate Life in Honor of Chester Bennington LIVE from the Hollywood Bowl 2017.
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2017-10-31 - PSN Europe (UK) - Ben Hillier on 25 years producing some of the biggest names in music

https://www.psneurope.com/studio/ben-hillier-producer-interview
http://www.mi-pro.co.uk/news/read/interview-ben-hillier-on-making-nadine-shah-s-new-album-and-how-blur-and-depeche-mode-shaped-his-songwriting/022981

Ben Hillier on 25 years producing some of the biggest names in music
The UK producer and songwriter has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including collaborating on one of the finest records of 2017 in the form of Nadine Shah’s Holiday Destination. We caught up with him to find out how he's still finding new ways to challenge himself…

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What has been the most challenging record you’ve worked on to date? And what’s been the most enjoyable?

Often the most challenging is the most enjoyable. I have a great relationship with Depeche Mode doing their stuff. Their demos are so advanced; they do so much work before you get in the studio. They wouldn't think of presenting me with a song until it has all the lyrics, the middle eight etc. A lot of bands will turn up with a vague idea for a chorus and go, right; we’ll work it out in the studio. By the third album I did with them (2013’s Delta Machine) where we knew each other so well and were really up for challenging each other, we worked really hard. Because Martin [Gore’s] tracks are very well realised it would be quite a battle to push the songs further. You'd have to really get into the detail to work out how you could make it better, rather than just changing it for the sake of it. Every time we tried to push things further I‘d have Dave [Gahan] do a whole new set of vocal takes, and by the final version of the song he would have done 10 sets of takes. Each time his performance would get better and it would be a gradual process of pushing things forward. From a techy production point of view that was always great.

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From the songwriting point of view, if you work with someone like Martin Gore from Depeche Mode, his songwriting is so advanced that you just sit back in awe. The way he pieces together and joins his lyrics with the chord structure of the song is amazing. How everything eventually locks together is incredible.

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