Jeff Ament remembers Iconic Chicago producer, musician Steve Albini

Steve Albini, the Chicago producer and musician known for recording some of the best music ever (from Jesus Lizard to Nirvana), died at the age of 61 Tuesday night.

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Rest easy, Steve. You inspired a bunch of creative Montana kids to get out there and get in the mix in the early 80s. Thanks for letting Green River open up for Big Black in 1985 in the Midwest even though you hated us:). It was nice to have a respectful positive exchange a few years ago after decades of pitchforks. Much love to his people” – Jeff Ament