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Legendary Producer/Musician Steve Albini Has Passed Away


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Legendary producer/musician Steve Albini has passed away at the age of 61. In addition to his work as a member of Big Black, Shellac, Rapeman and Pigface, Albini founded Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL. He would go on to serve as the ‘lead engineer’/producer on numerous influential albums, with releases from Nirvana, Bush, Helmet, Chevelle, Zao, and numerous others, recorded under his watch

Albini was also an advocate for artists getting a fair shake in the music industry, having penned a piece called ‘The Problem With Music’ that criticized the state of the music industry at the time. That piece became essential reading for struggling artists and those looking to break into the industry.

Thus far there’s been no official statement made regarding his passing, though sources have confirmed to several publications that he allegedly died as a result of a heart attack.

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