No Doubt Switch to Manson, Hole Producer

Ska Group Schleps Album to New York

Posted Nov 04, 1998 12:00 AM

There is absolutely no doubt that Michael Beinhorn is the hottest producer on the planet. |

With albums like the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Mother's Milk and Soundgarden's Superunknown already to his credit, Beinhorn set out to further embellish his resume by producing Hole's Celebrity Skin and Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals; currently, he is working on the Verve Pipe's follow-up to their multi-platinum 1996 effort, Villains. Now, as if being in a studio with so many massive egos wouldn't make him permanently claustrophobic, Beinhorn will forgo a lengthy vacation to take the helm on the next No Doubt album.

Late this summer, No Doubt completed seven tracks with producer Matthew Wilder (Tragic Kingdom) in a Los Angeles studio, but now that relationship looks over, as the group continues to write new material before they head east and begin work with Beinhorn early next year in a New York studio. "There was no big blowout [between No Doubt and Wilder]," according to Wilder's manager, Tim McDaniel. "It was a creative thing. We're hopeful that some of Matthew's work is gonna end up on this record."

Right now, there is no set release date for the new album, tentatively titled Magic's in the Makeup, which No Doubt agent Mitch Okmin estimates will take another three months to complete. Mid-summer, however, is considered an unofficial target date for its release.

BLAIR R. FISCHER(November 3, 1998)


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