Punk Producer Thom Wilson Dies

Image Courtesy of Epitaph RecordsThom Wilson, best known for producing The Offspring's breakthrough 1994 album Smash, has died. A statement from Epitaph Records reports that Wilson passed away February 8, 2015.

In addition to The Offspring, Wilson also worked with Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys and Social Distortion.

"In '82 when I was just getting started Thom Wilson was a guy all the bands in the scene looked up to," says Epitaph CEO and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in a statement. "He was the pro in our midst who loved punk and was willing to take kids under his wing to help them sound great. His work with TSOL and The Adolescents set the bar for everything that came after, including The Offspring's multi-platinum LP Smash, which was the best-selling independent release of all time. Tom was a friend, a teacher, and a great producer. He’ll be missed."

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