R.I.P. Tom Skeeter, Owner of Sound City Studios
Published Sep 15, 2014Tom Skeeter, owner of legendary Los Angeles recording studio Sound City, passed away over the weekend at the age of 82.
Skeeter founded the studio with in 1969 alongside Joe Gottfried. Artists like Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana would go on to record classic albums there, and it was the subject of Dave Grohl's 2013 film Sound City.
A post from the studio's Facebook page confirmed Skeeter's passing and offered the following message:
We lost our main man, Tommy Skeeter this week. Grateful [to] our Sound City Movie pals for introducing him to all of you. Thank you to all of the people who have stopped by the office to meet Tom in the past few years — he enjoyed the visits, and loved hearing how far people had come.
Sound City ceased operating commercially in 2011, at which point Grohl purchased the Neve 8028 analogue recording console responsible for the studio's signature sound.