TIFEM Hogtown Hometown Heroes – Daniel Lanois

From the 427 to the River Rouge, Lake Ontario on up to Steeles Ave, we bring you the city’s best, past, present, and future.

Despite the fact that Lanois’ birthplace is listed as Hull, Quebec, he now calls Toronto home. He has recently built a studio at Dundas and Roncesvalles, called the Temple. For these reasons, and the fact that he chose to premiere one of his latest efforts, Neil Young’s Le Noise Album, right here in Toronto, we have dubbed Daniel Lanois an honorary Hogtown Hometown Hero.

In addition to producing and performing several albums of his own music, Daniel Lanois has worked with such heavyweights as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris.

Lanois is most renowned for his work with Brian Eno. The pair have collaborated on several projects together including a number of platinum albums for U2.

Lanois has earned many nominations at the Grammy awards, and has been the recipient of three Grammys for Album of the year.

Sonically, Lanois is known for his larger than life drum sounds and his touch for ambient reverb and atmospheric guitars.

Most recently, Lanois did some production work on “Heart of a Girl”, a track from the Killers’ latest release, Battle Born.