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Daniel Lanois seriously injured in a motorcyle accident

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by kirstenmeows, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. kirstenmeows

    kirstenmeows TRIBE Member

    This sucks...

    OTTAWA — Musician and producer Daniel Lanois suffered multiple injuries in Los Angeles last weekend, forcing him to call off a summer tour with his new group, Black Dub. His July 2 concert at the Montreal International Jazz Festival is among the concert cancellations.

    Tickets for the July 2 show will be refunded at point of purchase only, a jazz festival spokesperson said.

    Although the extent of Lanois’s injuries remains unknown, he remains in the intensive-care unit of a Los Angeles hospital. A spokesman for his label, Jive Records, said Lanois expects to be released soon but will spend the next two months recovering. His recent projects also include producing Neil Young’s upcoming album.

    Lanois, who's 58, had recently signed with Jive to release the first album by Black Dub, a new group that also includes superstar drummer Brian Blade and 22-year-old vocalist Trixie Whitley.

    Lanois is also scheduled to release an autobiographical book titled Soul Mining this year, and is producing the new Neil Young album.

    Born in Hull, Lanois grew up in Hamilton, opened a studio with his brother and went on to an illustrious career working as a producer with artists such as U2, Robbie Robertson, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan.

    An avid motorcyclist who earned his motorcycle license on a Harley-Davidson Sportster when he was 16, Lanois said in an 2008 interview with The Citizen that he does not own a car, but has several motorcycles, including a high-performance BMW sport bike and an old Harley.

    “We of the iron horse, we don’t mix up too many things together,” Lanois told The Citizen. “We concentrate on what we’re doing. We also exercise that part of our brain that embraces telepathy so we anticipate what people are thinking around us, which is what I do for a living, with my music."

    When he’s riding a motorcycle, Lanois said he is able to focus. “I’m not on the phone. I’m not multi-tasking. I’m not trying to do too much. I’m concentrating on one thing at a time, which is part of what makes music beautiful, and what makes life beautiful.”

    © Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

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  2. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    Hope he gets better soon :(

    One of my favourites.

  3. solacevip

    solacevip TRIBE Promoter

    Bono, back surgery......Lanois, motorcycle crash....

    What's going on with the U2 camp?

    Betcha Edge is shitting his pants!
  4. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

  5. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    the name sounds vaguely familiar, but nothing about him does.

    ...and this is the story of how i learned about Daniel Lanois.
  6. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    A producer who has produced a 1 or 2 artists/albums you may have heard of:

    Production credits
  7. swenard

    swenard TRIBE Member

  8. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    he is probably the most influencial CDN producer aside from David Foster
  9. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

  10. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    anyway so next year the next U2 album will sound significantly different than more recent efforts.

    There will be a lot more grunts and groans than usual. Ungghhh Ahhh Unnnhhh
  11. Sal De Ban

    Sal De Ban TRIBE Member

    those grunts need some serious 'verb. does this mean there will be less chorus fx on the guitar
  12. videotronic

    videotronic TRIBE Member

    i heard chad kroeger from nickelback will be producing
  13. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    a tie with elvis costello

    hope he recovers quickly.
  14. NemIsis

    NemIsis TRIBE Member

    Elvis Costello is British. Although he is married to Diana Krall, who is Canadian. ;)
  15. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    my world just shattered. for some reason i always thought he was canadian. i guess producing 'the specials' wasn't enough of a tip for me.
  16. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    Yeah. Only recently Canadian.

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