Steve Albini has died at 61 years old of a heart attack. The news of his passing was confirmed by employees at his recording studio Electric Audio to Pitchfork on Wednesday, May 8. Steve was a legendary producer, known for his work in the indie rock world. He produced countless classics by some of the biggest bands to crossover from the indie scene to mainstream success. He also performed in bands like Big Black and Shellac, and he was outspoken about the music industry.

Steve’s passing comes just weeks before his band Shellac was anticipated to release their new album To All Trains on May 17. The record is their first since 2014’s Dude Incredible. Steve and the band were preparing to set out on a tour to support the album.

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