Steve Albini, Iconoclastic Rock Musician and Engineer, Dies at 61

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Updated May 8, 2024 at 5:26 PM ET Steve Albini, renowned for decades as a distinctive musician and recording engineer, died Tuesday night of a heart attack. Staff at his Chicago recording studio, Electrical Audio, confirmed news of his death with NPR. Albini was 61 years old. As a performer, he fronted Shellac and Big Black, two indie-rock bands that …

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