Steve Thompson (musician)
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Steve Thompson is an American record producer and remixer. He has worked with Guns N' Roses, Madonna, John Lennon, Wu-Tang Clan, Korn, Cutting Crew, Belouis Some, Public Enemy, Blondie, Whitney Houston, Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.
Steve Thompson is a native New Yorker. As a youth, he played guitar in local bands.
He was mentored by music moguls David Geffen and Clive Davis early in his career. At Geffen Records he got his first real break in the rock genre as a mixer on the 1987 Guns N' Roses album Appetite for Destruction, a massive bestseller that would become Geffen's most successful album.
He is a long-time collaborator with mixing engineer Michael Barbiero, with whom he shares credits on albums such as Appetite for Destruction and The Great Radio Controversy by Tesla. He mixed Metallica's 1988 Album ...And Justice for All (album).
- Aretha Franklin and George Michael: "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (1990)
- Whitney Houston: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody"
- Cutting Crew: Broadcast
- Korn: Follow the Leader
- Ziggy Marley: "People Get Ready"
- Blues Traveller: "Run-Around"
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