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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
Alain wrote and produced the music for this game, and performed it along with famed musicians Joey Castillo, Nick Oliveri and Norm Block. Alain played numerous instruments to create the dynamic, atmospheric backdrop for the game.
'Unfinished Plan: The Path of Alain Johannes'
Alain's tale is finally told in this documentary, produced and directed by Rodolfo Garate. It was unanimously awarded "Best National Documentary" at the In-Edit Nescafe Film Festival.
PJ Harvey 'The Hope Six Demolition Project'
Alain performed guitar, saxophone, keyboards, percussion and backing vocals on this album.
#1 debut on UK Albums Chart
"One of the 50 Best Albums of 2016" - MOJO
Grammy Nominee "Best Alternative Album"
Arctic Monkeys 'Humbug'
Alain recorded this album, which has been certified Platinum in the UK.
#1 Album in UK
#1 Independent Album in US
#2 Album in AUS, FRA
#3 Album in JPN
#4 Album in GER
Jimmy Eat World 'Damage'
Alain produced and recorded this album at his studio in Los Angeles.
#2 Top Alternative Album
#4 Top Rock Album
#14 Billboard Top 200
Brody Dalle 'Diploid Love'
Alain produced, recorded and mixed Diploid Love, Brody's debut solo album. He also contributed his musical talents on guitars, bass, piano, trumpet and mellotron.
#7 Heatseekers Album
#33 UK Top 100
Chris Cornell "The Keeper"
Alain co-produced, engineered and mixed this track for the motion picture 'Machine Gun Preacher.' The song was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Original Song in a Motion Picture" in 2011.
Sound City 'Real to Reel'
Alain composed & performed several tracks from this anticipated documentary soundtrack, and was a member of the Sound City Players. The soundtrack won two Grammy Awards: Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Best Rock Song.
#1 Billboard Soundtrack
#1 Top Hard Rock Album
#3 Album in CAN
#6 Album in AUS
Queens of the Stone Age 'Era Vulgaris
Alain recorded and mixed this album, which has been certified Gold in the UK and Canada. He also co-wrote the track "Make It Wit Chu," which placed on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Best Songs of 2007.
#4 Album in AUS
#5 Album in CAN, GER
#7 Album in UK
Mark Lanegan Band 'Phantom Radio'
Alain produced, recorded and mixed this album from him studio in Los Angeles, CA.
Chris Cornell 'Euphoria Morning'
Alain produced, recorded and mixed this album with his wife Natasha. The original title was to be 'Euphoria Mourning,' but a typo led to the actual title 'Euphoria Morning.' Alain also co-wrote five tracks from the album.
No Doubt 'Return Of Saturn'
Alain recorded this album, which has been certified Platinum in the US and Canada, and Grammy nominated for Best Rock Album.
#2 Billboard Top 200 debut
#4 Album in CAN
Queens of the Stone Age 'Lullabies To Paralyze'
Alain co-wrote the track "In My Head" for this album. The album was certified Gold in AUS, CAN and UK, and reached #5 on the Billboard Top 200.
Desert Sessions 'Vol. 7-8'
Eagles of Death Metal 'Peace, Love and Death Metal'
Mark Lanegan Band
Alain produced, recorded and mixed this album. Within the first week of its release, it had charted in six countries, including the UK, New Zealand and Sweden.
Queens of the Stone Age
'Songs For The Deaf'
Alain co-wrote the song "Hangin' Tree' from this album. He also engineered and contributed as a musician on several other tracks.
Gold in US
Platinum in AUS, CAN, NOR, UK
Desert Sessions 'Vol. 9-10'
Them Crooked Vultures 'Them Crooked Vultures'
In addition to engineering several tracks from this album, Alain was a touring member of the supergroup. The album debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, and won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2011.
Mark Lanegan Band 'Bubblegum'
Alain co-produced and mixed this album. It became Lanegan's first commercially successful album, charting in multiple countries including the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Germany.
Alain co-wrote several tracks from this album, including "Push" and "Undone."
Jimmy Gnecco feat. Brian May 'Someone To Die For'
Alain co-wrote this song, which appears on the Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
#1 Top Soundtrack in US
#7 on Billboard Top 200
Adam Lambert 'Time For Miracles'
Alain co-wrote this song with his late wife, Natasha. The song was performed by Adam Lambert for the motion picture '2012' and was also included on his album 'For Your Entertainment.' Alain has also recorded his own version of the song, performing vocals and guitars himself.
#3 debut on Billboard Top 200
Platinum in Canada
Gold in US
Alain Johannes 'Fragments and Wholes, Vol. 1'
Alain Johannes 'Spark'
Eleven 'Howling Book'
Eleven 'Awake In A Dream'
Walk The Moon 'Walk The Moon'
What Is This 'What Is This'
This album was the band's only LP on the MCA label. The lineup for this album featured Alain on vocals and guitar, Hillel Slovak on guitar, Todd Strassman on bass, and Jack Irons on drums. Hillel played on most of the album, leaving to rejoin Red Hot Chili Peppers for their 2nd album. Todd Rundgren re-recorded a cover version of the song "Chasing Your Ghost" for his own album in 2011.
What Is This 'Squeezed'
While in high school, Alain formed this band with Jack Irons, Hillel Slovak and Todd Strassman. They were originally known as Chain Reaction, later changed to Anthem, then Anthym, and finally What Is This?. The name references the reaction they would get from listeners of their music. Flea eventually replaced Todd on bass, before being replaced himself by Chris Hutchinson.
Selected PRODUCTION / MIX credits:
Grenadeers - forthcoming debut album (P-E-M) Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle (Heavenly) (P-E-M-CW) Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands - Official Game Soundtrack (Ubisoft) (P-E-M-W-A-U) PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project (Island)
___#1 debut on UK Albums Chart
___"One of the 50 Best Albums of 2016" - MOJO
___Grammy Nominee "Best Alternative Album"
Exsage (formerly Cobalt Cranes) - Out of the Blue (P-E-M) Gutterdammerung: The Loudest Silent Movie on Earth - "Theme from Gutterdammerung" (W-P-E-M) Andrew Watt - Ghost In My Head EP (Republic) (P-E) Stroy - Like It Or Not EP (P-E-M) Firekind - What I Have Found Is Already Lost (P-E-M) K's Choice - Phantom Cowboy (P-E-M) Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio (Vagrant) (P-E-M) Brody Dalle - Diploid Love (Anthem) (P-E-M) The Mighty Stef - Year Of The Horse (Polar Patrol) (P-E-M) Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (Matador) (AE) Pepper - several tracks from Pepper (Island) (CW) Dreamers Dose - At Least We're Happy (Vector) (P-E-M) Jimmy Eat World - Damage (RCA) (P-E)
___#2 Top Alternative Album
___#4 Top Rock Album
___#14 Billboard Top 200
Teenage Kicks - forthcoming album (P-E) Sound City Players - several tracks from 'Real to Reel' (Roswell) (CW-Performed)
___#1 Billboard Soundtrack
___#1 Top Hard Tock Album
___#3 Album in CAN
___#6 Album in AUS
___Grammy Award Winner "Best Rock Song," "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media"
Loading Data - Double Disco Animal Style (Deadlight Ent) (P-E-M) Hifiklub - From Coast To Coast (Albeille Musique) (P-E-M) Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral (4AD) (P-E-M) Chris Cornell - Songbook (UME) (M) Chris Cornell - "The Keeper" from the 'Machine Gun Preacher' (Relativity Media) (CP-E-M)
___Golden Globe nominee "Best Original Song in a Motion Picture"
Black Box Revelation - My Perception (T4 Tunes) (P-E-M) Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 - theme song (Cartoon Network) (CP-CW) Them Crooked Vultures - several tracks from Them Crooked Vultures (Interscope) (E)
___Grammy Award "Best Hard Rock Performance"
Adam Lambert - "Time For Miracles" from For Your Entertainment (RCA) (CW)
___and the motion picture 2012 (Columbia Pictures)
Natalie Imbruglia - 'What You Up To' from forthcoming album Come to Life (Island) (P-CW) Arctic Monkeys - Humbug (Domino) (E)
___#1 Album in UK
___#1 Independent Album in US
___Platinum in UK
Nosfell - Nosfell (V2) (P-E-M) Spinnerette - Spinnerette (Anthem) (P-E-M) People In Planes - Beyond The Horizon (Wind-Up) (P-E-M) Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris (Interscope) (E-M-CW)
___Gold in UK, CAN
___"One of the Best Songs of 2007" (Make It Wit Chu) - Rolling Stone
Whitestarr - forthcoming album (Atlantic) (P-E-M) Wires On Fire - self-titled (Buddyhead) (P-E-M-CW-A) Eagles Of Death Metal - Death By Sexy (Downtown) (E-M) Eagles Of Death Metal - Peace, Love and Death Metal (Ant Acid Audio) (E-M) Eleven & Josh Homme - "Stone Cold Crazy" from Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen (Hollywood) (P-E-M) Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyze (Interscope) (AE-CW) Queens of the Stone Age - Stone Age Complication (Interscope) (P-E-M) Queens of the Stone Age - "Never Say Never" from The Punisher soundtrack (Wind-UP) (P) Queens of the Stone Age - "Hangin' Tree" from Songs For The Deaf (Interscope) (W) Queens of the Stone Age - "Back To Dungaree High" from the Turbonegro Tribute: Alpha (Hopeless) (E-M) Queens of the Stone Age - B-sides (Universal/Interscope) (P-E-M) UNKLE - Never, Never, Land (Global Underground) (P-RM) Janubia - Mother Tongue (Lengua Materna) (M) Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum (Beggars Banquet) (CP-E-M) Live - Awake: The Best of Live (Geffen) (P) Live - Birds of Pray (UK Bonus Tracks) (Radioactive) (P) Live - "Deep Enough" remix from the Fast & The Furious soundtrack (Universal) (P-E-M-A) Live - V (MCA) (CP-E) Jack Irons - Attention Dimension (Breaching Whale) (CP-E-M-C-A) Smallville - "Smallville: The Talon Mix" for the original TV soundtrack (P) Steadman - Carried (Elektra) (P-E-M-A) Steadman - Revive (Elektra) (P-E-M-A) Desert Sessions - Vol. 7, 8, 9, 10 (Southern Lord) (E-M-CW) Mark Lanegan Band - Here Comes That Weird Chill (EP) (Post P-E-M) Mondo Generator - Drug Problem That Never Existed (E-M) No Doubt - Return Of Saturn (Interscope) (E)
___#2 Billboard Top 200 debut
___#4 Album in CAN
___Platinum in US, CAN
___Grammy nominee "Best Rock Album"
No Doubt - Return Of Saturn B-Sides (Interscope) (P-E-M) No Doubt - "Everything In Time" from Boom Box (Interscope) (P-E-M) No Doubt - "Love To Love You Baby" from the Zoolander soundtrack (Hollywood) (CP-E-M-A) Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning (A&M) (P-E-M-CW-A) Chris Cornell - "Mission 2000" from the M:i-2 soundtrack (Hollywood) (P-E-M-CW-A) Chris Cornell - "Sunshower" from the Great Expectations soundtrack (P-E-M) Eleven & Chris Cornell - "Ave Maria" from A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 3 (A&M) (P-E-M) Catwoman soundtrack - "Who's In Control" (W-A) Brian May (Queen) & Jimmy Gnecco - "Someone To Die For" from the Spiderman 2 soundtrack (Sony) (CW)
___#1 Top Soundtrack in US
___#7 Billboard Top 200
Selected ARTIST credits:
Alain Johannes - Fragments and Wholes, Vol. 1 Alain Johannes - Spark Eleven - Howling Book (Pollen) Eleven - Avantgardedog (A&M) Eleven - Thunk (Hollywood) Eleven - Eleven (Hollywood/Third Rail) Eleven - Awake In A Dream (Morgan Creek) Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon (MCA) What Is This? - 1985 (MCA) What Is This? - Squeezed (MCA)
The list of musicians that Alain Johannes has worked with reads like an encyclopedia of California rock history. In high school he was in bands with Flea, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons and Anthony Kiedis, all of whom would later play with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Later Alain formed Eleven with Natasha Shneider and Jack Irons. They toured with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and for several years recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age.
In the recording studio, Alain has worked with Chris Cornell, No Doubt, Mark Lanegan, Jimmy Eat World, Brody Dalle and Arctic Monkeys.
He's been a touring member of Them Crooked Vultures as well as the Sound City Players which performed in connection with the documentary, "Sound City." Alain co-wrote and performed "Trick With No Sleeve" with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme for the movie.
Alain continues to write and record his own music, and released his latest solo album, "Fragments and Wholes Vol. 1" in November 2014.