Mike Clink is an American record producer. He began his career as an engineer at Record Plant Studios, recording such bands as Whitesnake, Triumph, Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, UFO (including Strangers in the Night), Jefferson Starship, The Babys, Heart, Eddie Money, and many others.
Mike Clink's career has spanned over 30 years with sales of over 70 million albums. He has worked with legendary bands like Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses and Metallica, as well as live events like the Super Bowl and FIFA World Cup Soccer Championship.
Clink began producing in 1986. "After a series of failed attempts", Steve Kurutz at AllMusic noted, "a young band named Guns N' Roses asked Clink to produce their debut album, Appetite for Destruction." "We could have made it all smooth and polished with (original producer) Spencer Proffer," noted Axl Rose, "[but] it was too fucking radio (i.e., radio-friendly). That's why we went with Mike Clink." Clink's collaboration with Guns N' Roses lasted for five albums, which sold a combined total of around ninety million.
In 1988, Clink began work on Metallica's ...And Justice for All but was replaced with Flemming Rasmussen, who had helmed the band's preceding two albums.
In 1989, Clink produced the Sea Hags' critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album, recorded at Captain and Tennille's Rumbo Recorders. It would be the band's only album. The following year, Clink coproduced the successful Rust in Peace by American thrash metal band Megadeth.
In 1996, Clink moved away from the metal genre to produce an album for the pop-punk band Size 14, released on Volcano Entertainment, part of BMG.
Clink recorded and mixed the live half-time show for Super Bowl XXXV that featured Aerosmith, 'N Sync, Nelly, and Britney Spears. He also recorded and mixed a live television special for Union Underground. In 2001, he produced the album Glamorous Youth for the Houston rock band Pure Rubbish, signed to Ozzy Osbourne's label, Divine Recordings.
An entrepreneur, Clink frequently speaks on panels focusing on digital rights, new media technology, and copyright protection. -Wikipedia [Source]