Punk producer Tom Wilson died on February 8th, according to a press release send out by the Epitaph label. They did not reveal a cause of death.
In addition to The Offspring’s first three albums, Wilson was behind the boards for albums by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Face to Face, and the Bouncing Souls.
Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz states, “In ’82 when I was just getting started Thom Wilson was a guy all the bands in the scene looked up to. 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.”