Rancho De La Luna

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Rancho De La Luna is a recording studio in Joshua Tree, California that was founded in 1993 by Fred Drake and David Catching. After Drake's death in 2002 to cancer, the studio was operated by David Catching and Drake's collaborators Anthony Scott Mason, Ted Quinn, Dean Chamberlain, Billy Bizeau and Fred Burke until 2004. It has since doubled as Catching's home, where he has been known to cook for bands. Rancho de la Luna is a private residence and kindly requests that there are no uninvited guests. No trespassing signs are clearly posted throughout the property. Please respect residents and clients. For inquiries and booking information, please see the official Rancho de La Luna website.

Notable bands and artists to record at the Rancho include Sky Valley Mistress, CKY, Kurt Vile,[1] PINS, Mojave Lords, Antony Bourdain filmed an episode of No Reservations here, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, earthlings?, Daniel Lanois, Fu Manchu, UNKLE, Twilight Singers, Gutter Twins, Masters of Reality, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Wool, Victoria Williams, The Duke Spirit, Earth, Eagles of Death Metal, Mondo Generator, Mark Lanegan, Dave Grohl, Desert Sessions (including sessions with Josh Homme, PJ Harvey, Alain Johannes, Natasha Schneider, Dean Ween, Twiggy Ramirez, Joey Castillo, Josh Freese, Peter Stahl, Mario Lalli, Troy van Leeuwen, Nick Oliveri, Chris Goss Ben Shepherd, John McBain, Alfredo Hernandez, David Catching, Brian O'Connor, Jesse Hughes), Dot Hacker, Fatso Jetson, Hulk, Sparta, and recently, Iggy Pop, Foo Fighters featuring Joe Walsh, Nine50nine featuring Dave Krusen and Ty Willman, The Giraffes, Arctic Monkeys, Philiac, Smith & Pyle, Bingo's Dream Band, Barb Wire Dolls, Midget Handjob featuring Keith Morris, and The Mutants.


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Coordinates: 34°08′25″N 116°19′25″W / 34.1402°N 116.3235°W / 34.1402; -116.3235