Famous producer Giorgio Moroder founded the studio in the early 70s. World-class superstars such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, Iron Maiden, Rainbow, or Iggy Pop all were guests in these walls. Imagine all those upcoming, young bands recording their albums in the basement of the Arabella Sheraton Hotel. Also Iggy Pop's The Idiot was partly recorded here, produced by David Bowie. Obviously they liked the atmosphere of living in the same building where the studio was.
For Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury it was especially convenient to record in Munich as his partner he was in a relationship with for years was from the Bavarian capital. It was also here where the Disco style got its roots.
The Arabella Sheraton Hotel had several refurbishments since the 70s but basically it's still the same hotel as back then. Anyway, it was the subway line that was build in the 80s which ended all musical activities here. The underground tunnel was too close to the basement studio. The noise of the bypassing trains made it impossible to run a proper record studio. In consequence, Giorgio Moroder went to New York, USA, instead. For further reading in German, please see here.
Arabella Sheraton (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)
Once with the world's highest Rock museum
LA-like star installation
Where Nirvana played their second Munich concert back in 1991
The very last concert of Nirvana
Where Freddie Mercury celebrated his 40th birthday
Including a Parkway Drive album cover
Freddie Mercury was former guest in this gay bar
Gay spot frequently visited by Freddie Mercury
A monument for Michael Jackson and a brothers' fist fight
Arctic Monkeys video taken in subway station
Guess the Britpop album cover
The most popular Munich based Pop and Rock act
Munich Metalcore on headliner level
Heavy Psychedelic at its best
Experimental Gothic since 1992
The home of Bavarian Rock ’n’ Roll
Rock based in Germany, but connected world-wide
Characteristic and energetic southern Rock