Dr Dre - Dr. Dre And Partners Take On Muscle Shoals Revamp Project

Rap mogul Dr. DrE and his Beats Electronics partners have taken over the fabled Muscle Shoals Sound and FAME Recording studios in Alabama as part of a major redevelopment initiative.

The brains behind the rap legend's accessories line will aid the renovation and revival of the music meccas, where Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones and Etta James, among others, recorded classic tracks and albums, as part of a new deal with the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation.

Beats Electronics bosses hope to return Muscle Shoals Sound Studio to a functioning recording space, and turn it into a working school for budding engineers and producers to learn studio skills.

Beats co-founder and Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine says, "Magic is a word that's too often misused in the record industry. Muscle Shoals is different; it's one of the rare places where it really exists. Any time you can capture such a distinct and authentic sound over and over again, that's something worth protecting."


Contactmusic

Tags: Dr Dre


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Dr Dre Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dr Dre

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All