Like many musicians who work their magic behind the scenes, Alain Johannes has never received the recognition he deserves despite being a major contributor to many famous bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Mark Lanegan, Puscifer, Eagles of Death Metal, Arctic Monkeys, PJ Harvey… For decades, Johannes has been a producer, a session musician, and a touring band member for many famous names after producing six albums with his wife Natasha Shneider and their rock band Eleven, which supported Soundgarden and Pearl Jam in the ‘90s. The couple even co-produced Chris Cornell’s debut solo album ‘Euphoria Morning’ and made significant contributions to the Queens of the Stone Age, album’s ‘Songs for the Deaf’.
The Chili-born Johannes is finally receiving some recognition with a new movie ‘Unfinished Plan: The Path of Alain Johannes, which is opening today at Theater Laemmle in Glendale, CA for a limited engagement. Directed by Rodolfo Gárate, the documentary tells us the story of Johannes with appearances by the members of Soundgarden (Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys), Mark Lanegan among others, who were all deeply affected by Johannes and Shneider, their intense love for each other and their complete musical connection that Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron has described as a ‘telepathic musical relationship’.
The movie is also a profound and heartbreaking love story as Shneider succumbed to cancer in 2008. Tragically, Johannes’ solo album, ‘Spark’, released in 2010, is a love letter addressed to Shneider.
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