I don't know if that is a common practice, but here is what i read on youtube. comment on this video Michael R.il y a 3 mois @Dirface - For sure. Frig, even the Ramones' first live album, 'It's Alive', from 1979, was essentially a studio album. I heard CJ talk about it on a show and he said that Tommy and Johnny told him exactly how they did it. They re-recorded everything except for the bass and snare drum. Even the high hats and cymbals were overdubbed. So what they essentially did was record a whole show and then use that as a guide or scratch track when re-recording it in the studio. Generally speaking (for other bands), the only live thing about live albums is usually the drums. The drums are what give life to songs, so that makes sense to me. Everyone always talks about how surprised they were when they found out that the first Kiss, 'Alive', album was essentially a studio album back when t was released in the late 70's because it was done so well. But you would have thought that everyone would have known by then. I was born in 1981 and have been involved in 'music stuff' for essentially my whole life. So maybe I just learned of these things before most of my peers. It never surprised me." How common is that ? I knew stuffs could be rerecorded, but just keeping the snare and the bass, it is not really worth the hassle to even make a recording... Except if they noticed later that the recording was not good enough.