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EntertainmentNirvana, R.E.M., Roots Did Not Know Warehouse Fire Destroyed Their Recordings

20:35  12 june  2019
20:35  12 june  2019 Source:   variety.com

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A 2008 Warehouse Fire Destroyed Masters from Tupac, Nirvana , Snoop Dogg, Eminem & More: One journalist calls it the "biggest disaster in the history of As The New York Times reports, master tapes of well- known projects from Nirvana , Tupac, John Coltrane, Eminem, R . E . M ., The Roots , Nine Inch

A 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed master tapes and other recordings by a staggering list of artists, according to a new report from the New York Times. The fire destroyed master tapes of recordings by a diverse range of artists and hitmakers like John Coltrane

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In the wake of a blockbuster New York Times article published yesterday revealing that countless thousands of master tapes from artists ranging from Louis Armstrong to Tupac were destroyed in a massive 2008 fire at Universal Studios in Hollywood, several artists have stated that they were unaware of the damage to their masters.

While safety copies or duplicates of many of the effected recordings had been made, thousands of original master tapes were destroyed — meaning that many outtakes and other recordings and information of historical value are gone forever.

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Yesterday, The New York Times unveiled an investigation into the 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood that destroyed thousands of musical recordings Now, affected artists including Nirvana ’s Krist Novoselic, Hole and R . E . M . have responded to the revelations that their recordings — under

Hundreds of firefighters responded to the fire . After trying to douse it with foam retardant and water What was lost? Almost all of the master recordings stored in the vault were destroyed in the fire “Sonically, masters can be stunning in their capturing of an event in time. Every copy thereafter is a

Nirvana, R.E.M., Roots Did Not Know Warehouse Fire Destroyed Their Recordings © Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock Nirvana bassist said as much via Twitter when asked by a fan:

One of the affected artists, R.E.M., tweeted, “REMHQ is receiving inquiries from many people concerned about the New York Times article on the Universal Music fire 11 years ago. We are trying to get good information to find out what happened and the effect on the band’s music, if any. We will detail further as and when.”

Questlove of the Roots took to social media, sharing the link to the article and adding, “For everyone asking why [the group’s 1990s albums] ‘Do You Want More’ & ‘Illdelph Halflife’ wont get reissue treatment. I been dying to find all the old reels and mix the 8 or 9 songs that never made ‘DYWM.’ My plan for both ‘DYWM’ & ‘IH’ was to release all the songs and instrumental/acapella mixes on 45.”

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A fire at Universal Studios Hollywood over a decade ago destroyed material from some of the As the fire continued, it hit the huge Building 6197 warehouse , which was home to Universal Music Group’s master recordings . Nirvana and R . E . M perform live Credit: Getty. Unheard material from Nirvana

Did you know a fire swept through Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in 2008, destroying decades' worth of master recordings ? And eventually it made its way to a 22,320-square-foot warehouse known officially as Building 1980s stuff from REM . unheard Steely Dan or Nirvana or Janet Jackson.

Steely Dan’s manager Irving Azoff released a statement on behalf of the band. “We have been aware of ‘missing’ original Steely Dan tapes for a long time now,” he wrote. “We’ve never been given a plausible explanation. Maybe they burned up in the big fire. In any case, it’s certainly a lost treasure.”

And contacted by Pitchfork on Tuesday, a rep for Hole confirmed that the group was “not aware until this morning.”

Universal were quick to comment on the article Tuesday morning, claiming that the damage had been overstated and noting that copies of many of the recordings exist. However, it did not dispute that the damage to the archives —  which saw the destruction of 500,000 recordings, according to an estimate in a 2009 confidential UMG report cited in the article — was severe.

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