Sound City Studios Owner Tom Skeeter Dies at 82
The legendary Sound City Studios is mourning the loss of owner Tom Skeeter, who has passed away at the age of 82.
Sound City Studios was a place where magic constantly happened. Some of music's most important albums were created within those walls, such as Dio's 'Holy Diver,' Rage Against the Machine's self-titled debut, Slipknot's 'Iowa' and, of course, Nirvana's 'Nevermind.'
The importance and legacy of Sound City Studios was famously captured in Dave Grohl's acclaimed documentary, 'Sound City: Real to Reel,' which swept audiences in 2013. Skeeter was prominently featured in the film, telling tales of some of the studio's history and handing off the studio's famous Neve console to Grohl.
Sound City Studios' Facebook page posted the sad news about Skeeter on Sept. 13:
The Sound City Movie Facebook page also paid tribute to Skeeter earlier today (Sept. 15), while Foo Fighters replicated the comment on their social networks:
In addition to his work at Sound City Studios, which closed in 2011, Tom Skeeter served as CEO of Rainy Day Records and acted as president and co-founder of Carman Productions. Rest in peace, Tom, and thank you for enriching our lives.