March 26, 1966 – December 31, 2011
Jeff “Critter” Newell was a self-taught recording studio engineer who first built a name for himself when he was working at the influential Chicago Trax Studio which played a pivotal role in the growth of the city’s underground industrial scene. He eventually relocated to Studio City, California. Over the course of his career, Newell worked on releases by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Angels & Airwaves, Guns N’ Roses, and Blink-182. Jeff Newell was 45 when he passed away on December 31, 2011. Cause of death was not immediately released.
Thanks to Sandy Skeeter from Sound City Studios for the assist.