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Exclusive: Two New Tracks From Our Great Eight Finalists

by Rolling Stone on Mar 25, 2011

Just days after discovering out they were moving on to the next round, the final eight bands in our "Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star" contest were flown to NYC for a few whirlwind days of rock star treatment.  Along with video shoots, live performances, photo sessions and late night NYC revelry, each artist was paired up with renowned producers to record two new songs at various studios in and around Manhattan. The final mixes have been cut and the freshly mastered tracks are now available for streaming exclusively on Rolling Stone.

 Lelia Broussard went into Integrated Studios with Espionage (Train's "Hey Soul Sister," Beyonce's "Irreplaceable")  to record “Satellite” and “My Heart's a Cannonball.”  Listen NowEmbed

 Grammy, Oscar and TONY Award nominated Adam Schlesinger invited Canada's The Sheepdogs to work with him at Stratosphere Sound Studio.  Together they recorded "How Late, How Long" and "Who." Listen NowEmbed
 
Platinum producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) met Fictionist at House of Loud Studio for new takes on “Great Escape” and “Treasure These Moments.”  Listen NowEmbed
 
Chicago's Empires met up with Machine (The Academy Is, Cobra Starship, Fall Out Boy) at Machine Shop Productions to record “Hard Times” and “Night Is Young.”  Listen NowEmbed
 
The Romany Rye and Gregg Wattenberg (O.A.R., Train, Daughtry) hooked up at Quad Studios in New York City to work on “True North” and “New King of the Mountain.”  Listen NowEmbed
 
Acclaimed soundtrack producer Ali Dee (Transformers, Iron Man, Speed Racer) paired up with Tha Boogie to record "Ain’ No Turning Back" and "Don't Flush Me Out."  Listen NowEmbed
 
Minnesota's Mod Sun headed into Freshkills Studio to work with S.A.M. & Sluggo (Gym Class Heroes, Train) on “Shaun White” and “Forever Woodstock.”  Listen NowEmbed
 
Skyler Stonestreet and Peter Zizzo (Jennifer Lopez, Avril Lavigne, Celine Dion) met up at Big Baby Recording / Big Much Productions to record “Crazy” and “Top Of The World.”  Listen NowEmbed
 
Only four artists will make it to round three and have a chance to be on the cover of Rolling Stone, so make sure to give 5 stars for your favorite.  Voting ends April 14th.

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