read tributes to Hal Willner from Sonic Youth, Michael Stipe, Julia Louis Dreyfus, John Mulaney, more
Hal Wilner was a true forward thinker, a champion of the strange and a brilliant producer with a knack for unusual musical combinations and collaborations. Tributes have been pouring in since news of his death from coronavirus compilcations hit earlier today, including many from the world of Saturday Night Live, where he had been sketch music producer since 1981, and also from the music world. Read tributes from Sonic Youth, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Van Dyke Parks, Adam Sandler, John Mulaney, Beth Orton, Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow, Sean Ono Lennon, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, The dB's Peter Holsappel, Tim Heidecker, Nels Cline, Living Colour's Vernon Reid, Paula Pell, and more, below.