The recording studio has long been referred to as "the lab" in record-producer slang, and the Scientists of Sound for the first time takes rock and roll fans of every genre and generation on a first-of-its-kind behind-the-scenes tour of the record-making process, from analog to the digital era, with many of the most famous hits of all time chronicled here, including "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones, "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd, "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, the Breakfast Club theme "Don't You Forget about Me" by Simple Minds, "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" by Rick Derringer, "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" and "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones, "The Heart of Rock & Roll," "Hip to Be Square," and "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News, "Home" by American Idol star Chris Daughtry, "Black and White" by Michael Jackson, "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, "Beautiful Day" by U2, "One" by Metallica, "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC, "Crazy on You," "Magic Man," and "Barracuda" by Heart, "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction, "Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel, and "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith, "Hotel California" by the Eagles, the Rocky theme "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Clash, "Rocket Man" by Elton John, "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie, "The Thrill Is Gone" by B. B. King, "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed, Beatles classics like "I Am the Walrus," "Helter Skelter," and "Give Peace a Chance," "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard, "Times like These" by the Foo Fighters, "Hurts So Good" and "Jack & Diane" by John Mellencamp, "Kickstart My Heart" by Motley Crue, "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman, "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne, "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood, "Black Dog," "Rock and Roll" and "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin, "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac, "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner, "Mony Mony," "Rebel Yell," "White Wedding," and "Cradle of Love" by Billy Idol, "How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston, "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow, "Breaking the Law" by Judas Priest, "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent, "Fly like an Eagle" by Steve Miller, and on and on through hundreds more of rock and roll's most timeless hits!
Giving fans a front-row studio seat as they recount the stories behind the creation of these hits are 50 of the most legendary record producers of all time, including Daniel Lanois, Eddie Kramer, Jack Douglas, Bob Rock, Bob Ezrin, Dave Jerden, Mario Caldato Jr., Tom Werman, Kevin Elson, Don Was, Al Jourgensen, Michael Beinhorn, Hugh Padgham, Mike Fraser, Butch Vig, Linda Perry, Stephen Hague, Flemming Rasmussen, Dave Jerden, Tony Platt, Matt Wallace, Andy Johns, Tom Allom, Gil Norton, Richie Zito, Butch Walker, Don Gehman, J. Mascis, Keith Olsen, Bones Howe, Michael Beinhorn, Ron Nevison, and more.