Producer, Mixer, Re-mixer, Arranger, and Writer Steve Thompson
7x Grammy-winner, 150+ Diamond, Platinum & Gold Records, 250+ million records sold — Steve Thompson has worked closely with the top decision-makers in the music and entertainment industry in virtually every music genre: from pop, rock, and edm/dance, to hiphop, R&B/soul, reggae, roots, Americana, blues and country. His Grammys include songs/records with KORN, Blues Traveler, Whitney Houston, Cutting Crew, Aretha Franklin & George Michael, Paul Simon and Ziggy Marley.
Thompson has also worked musically on many of the biggest movies of all time, as well as a host of smaller budget pics and indies. Counted among the bigger releases are: Ace Ventura, Return of the Jedi, Blues Brothers, End of Days, War of the Worlds, and Dracula. Here he talks with Paul Doty and Roman Guzman about …And Justice for All , the fourth studio album by American thrash metal band Metallica, released on August 25, 1988 by Elektra Records. It was the band’s first studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in 1986. …And Justice for All is musically progressive, with long and complex songs, fast tempos, and few verse-chorus structures. The album is noted for its dry, sterile production, which producer Flemming Rasmussen attributed to his absence during the mixing process. The lyrics feature themes of political and legal injustice seen through the prism of war, censored speech, and nuclear brinkmanship.