.

The Matrix Snare Shakira

"World's hottest producers" invading Spain, Hollywo

July 14, 2003 12:00 AM ET

Since helping launch Avril Lavigne to pop stardom, the Los Angeles-based production trio the Matrix has worked with everyone from Ricky Martin to Britney Spears to David Bowie.

"Somebody said we were the hottest production team in the world the other day," says Lauren Christy. "We just laughed."

Up next for Christy, her husband Graham Edwards and Scott Spock is a trip to Spain to work on Shakira's second English-language album.

"She's such a great writer," Christy says. "She might have ideas she wants us to flesh out with her. We'll probably just wing it."

The three are also serving as script consultants on the movie version of "Sk8er Boi," one of the seven tracks they produced for Lavigne's debut Let Go. "It's our story," Christy says. "They want to make sure they follow it in a cool way."

"We didn't it want to be a silly kids film," explains Scott. "We wanted it to be legit."

The trio will be involved in casting and will serve as executive producers on the soundtrack. "I have a kind of vision in my head of what he's going to look like and what the girl's going to look like," Christy says. "It's not going to be someone from Jason's Creek or whatever creek. We want to do West Side Story meets Saturday Night Fever."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com