Kate Abbott of iBerkshires.com reports that Tom Werman left his lifetime career as a heavy metal producer with 13 platinum and 10 gold records to his credit (including those by MÖTLEY CRÜE and TWISTED SISTER), to open Stonover Bed and Breakfast with his wife, Susan, in July 2002. Judging by their first year of business, which has increased after a national award they received in December, Werman's second career bids fair to be as golden as the first.
"A producer is to a record what a director is to a play," he said in an interview. "He makes every musical decision, from the beginning to the end of the record — selecting songs, arranging songs, perfecting instruments' parts, placing microphones, adjusting sound, choosing drum heads and instruments, supporting musicians and background singers, deciding what they all play and sing, creating harmonies, mixing and mastering the record.
"It's not always easy, especially if the artists were using drugs or drinking. That was common. It's not anymore. It's harder to make a hit record with a band like TWISTED SISTER than with a band like THE EAGLES, because THE EAGLES know what they're doing." [Read more]
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