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The alt-rock world lost a legend this week. Steve Albini, the influential musician, producer, and audio engineer, passed away at 61.

Beyond his own bands like Big Black and Shellac (whose new album “To All Trains” drops next month), Albini’s impact as a producer is undeniable. His work with Nirvana (“In Utero”), Pixies (“Surfer Rosa”), and countless others helped shape the sound of alternative rock and continues to inspire generations of musicians.

A statement from Albini’s studio, Electrical Audio, confirmed his death from a heart attack on Tuesday. They plan to share more about his legacy in the coming days.

Albini‘s influence goes beyond the studio. Steve Albini DIY ethic and commitment to artistic integrity made him a respected figure in the indie scene, helping elevate it from a fringe movement to a thriving industry force. His legacy will undoubtedly live on through the music he created and the countless artists he influenced.

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