Chris Dugan is an Audio Engineer, Photographer, Videographer, and Musician.
Chris Dugan (born May 11, 1973) is an American engineer and producer. He is also a drummer, videographer, and photographer.
Dugan began his musical pursuits as a drummer. Needing to be resourceful, he learned to do basic recordings for his high school bands. Engineering was an instinctual progression and it was the purist recording styles of the 60s and 70s that really inspired him. In 1996, he opened Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburg, Ca with fellow engineer Willie Samuels. Nu-Tone quickly became an indie band favorite, drawing the local rock scene and labels like Lookout, Adeline, and Alternative Tentacles. In 2003, The Effection, with Dugan as the band’s drummer, released the album “Soundtrack To A Moment” on Adeline Records. In 2002, Dugan began engineering for Green Day out of JingleTown Recording in Oakland, Ca, at that time called Studio 880. In 2010, he won his first Grammy with Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" winning Best Rock Album.
Dugan currently resides in Oakland, Ca. In August 2013, he married Mari Tanaka, JingleTown Recording's studio manager.
Dugan has worked with bands such as U2, Iggy Pop, Green Day, and Smash Mouth. He has also work with producers Rob Cavallo, Butch Vig, Bob Ezrin, and Jeff Saltzman. In 2010, he won the Grammy for Best Rock Album of the Year for engineering Green Day’s “21st Century Breakdown.” In 2011, he won the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album for engineering Green Day’s "American_Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording.”
|2002||The Enemies||Seize The Day||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The Frustrators||Achtung Jackass||Yes||Yes|
|2003||The Network||Money Money 2020||Yes||Yes|
|Iggy Pop||Skull Ring||Yes||Yes|
|2004||Green Day||American Idiot||Yes|
|Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards||Viking||Yes|
|2006||U2 and Green Day||The Saints Are Coming||Yes|
|Smash Mouth||Summer Girl||Yes|
|2007||Lillix||Inside The Hollow||Yes|
|2008||Foxboro Hot Tubs||Stop Drop and Roll!!!||Yes||Yes|
|2009||Green Day||21st Century Breakdown||Yes|
|Last Night on Earth: Live in Tokyo||Yes|
|2010||American Idiot Broadway Cast & Green Day||American Idiot – Original Broadway Cast Recording||Yes|
|2011||Green Day||Awesome As Fuck||Yes|
|2013||Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones||Foreverly||Yes||Yes|
|2013||Thirteen Days||Wanna Be Fameass (single)||Yes|
|2014||Thirteen Days||Goodbye To Yesterday||Yes|
- 2009 – Video: – Green Day – "East Jesus Nowhere" – Director, Camera, Photography
- 2012 – Video: – Green Day – Awesome As Fuck – Director