Fleetwood Mac, Santana, Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne producer Keith Olsen dies

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Multi-platinum record producer Keith Olsen has sadly passed away.

Olsen produced over 100 albums during his career, many at the legendary Sound City studio in Los Angeles that was the subject of a 2013 Dave Grohl (opens in new tab)-directed documentary. 

Olsen worked on hugely successful albums including Whitesnake (opens in new tab)'s 1987 and Slip Of The Tongue, Fleetwood Mac's self-titled, Pat Benatar's Crimes Of Passion, Rick Springfield's Working Class Dog, Foreigner's Double Vision, The Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station and Ozzy Osbourne's No Rest For The Wicked, 

Olsen's cause of death has not yet been confirmed and although born in 1945, his exact age has not been revealed.

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Rob Laing
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I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.