George Marino of Sterling Sound in N.Y died yesterday after a year long battle with cancer.
Marino worked on albums that are houshold names including Metallica's 'Black Album,' Stevie Wonder's 'Innervisions,' AC/DC's 'Back In Black,' Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction,' Bon Jovi's 'Slippery When Wet,' Journey's 'Frontiers,' Motley Crue's 'Dr. Feelgood,' and Don McLean’s “American Pie” along with many others that benefited from his expertise in the mastering stage of sound production.
Sterling Sound issued a statment announcing the mastering engineers death. " Senior Mastering Engineer George Marino lost his battle with cancer this morning. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. George was family to us all and we will miss him dearly."
Marino had been employed by Sterling Sound since 1973. He earned his first GRAMMY nomination in 2001 for Album Of The Year for Bob Dylan's Love And Theft. Marino's one Grammy win came in 2010 for Album Of The Year for Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.