Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin



Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records. Along with Russell Simmons, Rubin is the co-founder of Def Jam Records and also established American Recordings. With the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Run–D.M.C., Rubin helped popularize hip hop music.

Rubin has also worked with artists such as AC/DC, Adele, Aerosmith, At The Drive-In, Audioslave, Black Sabbath, Coheed And Cambria, Damien Rice, Danzig, Dixie Chicks, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, Frank Ocean, Gogol Bordello, Jakob Dylan, Jay Z, Jake Bugg, James Blake, Joe Strummer, Jovanotti, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Linkin Park, Melanie C, Metallica, Mick Jagger, Neil Diamond, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Slayer, Slipknot, System of a Down, The Avett Brothers, The Black Crowes, The Cult, The Four Horsemen, The Mars Volta, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Type O Negative, Weezer, and ZZ Top. In 2007, MTV called him "the most important producer of the last 20 years",[3] and the same year Rubin appeared on Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He financially supported Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling from 1991 to 1995.



Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (also known simply as Shut Up and Sing) is a 2006 documentary film produced and directed by director Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck (daughter of actor Gregory Peck).The film follows the Dixie Chicks, an all-woman Texas-based country music trio, over a three-year period of intense public scrutiny, fan backlash, physical threats, and pressure from both corporate and conservative political elements in the United States after lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticized then President of the United States George W.
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right
"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" (sometimes shortened to "Fight for Your Right") is a song by American group the Beastie Boys, released as the fourth single released from their debut album Licensed to Ill (1986).
Sound City
Sound City is a 2013 documentary film produced and directed by Dave Grohl, in his directorial debut, about the history of recording studio Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Los Angeles.
Star Wars Headspace
Star Wars Headspace is an electronic music compilation album executively produced by Rick Rubin and Kevin Kusatsu.

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Elvis Presley, Garry Shandling docs highlight HBO slate
  –  January 13, 2018
while chronicling the Avetts’ present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness.” With the recording process as a backdrop, it depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership ...
Hear Eminem Blast Critics on Volatile 'Chloraseptic' Remix With 2 Chainz
  –  January 13, 2018
Notes on superstar cameos, Trump tirades, personal drama, blistering rhymes on Rick Rubin-produced LP – his first in four years Throughout, the rapper embodies the contrarian voices of fans and reviewers – asking at one point, "Why can't you be like ...
Towkio Announces Long-awaited Debut LP 'WWW,' Releases Video for New Single 'Symphony'
  –  January 13, 2018
Last year, SAVEMONEY alumn Towkio signed to Rick Rubin‘s American Recordings/Republic Records. He released songs like “Hot Shit” and “Swim” and then he went to work, finishing up his debut album. Now he’s getting ready to drop it.
Music Review: Eminem sounds alive on 'Revival'
  –  January 12, 2018
Eminem co-produced some of the songs, also getting help from Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre, Alex Da Kid, Mr. Porter and Skylar Grey, the singer, songwriter and originator of "Love the Way You Lie." Overall, "Revival" is solid. It isn't his best album, but it does ...
craig david and goldlink teach you how to have a great 2018
  –  January 12, 2018
4. Hone your craft, not your Instagram profile GoldLink: The best thing I could tell somebody is what Rick Rubin told me after the first album -- because you have that sophomore slump where you're scared of what's gonna happen next. And that's when he was ...
HBO Announces 2018 Documentaries From Mariska Hargitay, Judd Apatow, Peter Kunhardt, Rebecca Miller
  –  January 12, 2018
Filmed over the course of more than two years, this doc is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band s they chart their 15 year successes and chronicle their present day collaboration with Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy nominated album ...
Towkio Drops "Symphony" Video and Shares Details for Debut Album
  –  January 11, 2018
You can check it out above. WWW. will be released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label in partnership with Republic. Towkio is the first rapper Rubin has signed in more than 20 years, and the album was recorded at the famed producer's iconic ...
Album Review: ‘Ogilala’ By WPC
  –  January 11, 2018
his birth name — the album presents only Corgan’s voice alongside acoustic guitars, pianos and some light strings. The record, produced by the famed Rick Rubin, feels confident in itself, putti...
Towkio announces debut album, WWW., shares “Symphony”: Watch
  –  January 11, 2018
Towkio, the first rapper to be signed by Rick Rubin in over 20 years, is set to step out from the shadows of fellow Savemoney crew members Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa. The Chicago native has announced his debut album, WWW., arriving on February 16th ...
Towkio Spits Game at a “Symphony” of Women on New Single: Listen
  –  January 11, 2018
From the bedroom to the bar to the swimming pool, women flock to Towkio like we flock to the music. No wonder he’s Rick Rubin’s first signee in over 20 years.
Page turners: Improve your career aptitude with these noteworthy books
  –  January 10, 2018
In a series of Q&As with notable people from all walks of life, including "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, music producer Rick Rubin, comedian Whitney Cummings, American Online co-founder Steve Case, tennis champion Maria Sharapova and others, Ferriss ...
New HBO Trailer for Doc 'May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers'
  –  January 9, 2018
while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated new album "True Sadness". With the recording process as a backdrop, the film depicts a lifelong bond and unique creative partnership, as band ...
NYPD reviewing rape claims against Russell Simmons as another accuser comes forward
  –  January 5, 2018
Simmons founded Def Jam Recordings with mega-producer Rick Rubin in 1984. It made stars of such hip-hop artists as LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy.
WATCH: The Avett Brothers Talk 'Tragedy' and Rise to Fame in Trailer for New Doc May it Last
  –  January 5, 2018
rousing concert performances and snippets of the band working with famed producer Rick Rubin on their latest multi-Grammy-nominated album, True Sadness. “We thought the world was gonna either come to us or not, and either way they were missing out ...
Malcolm Young: A Tribute to AC/DC's Solid-As-a-Rock Rhythm Guitarist
  –  January 4, 2018
Over the years AC/DC worked with many legendary producers. Along with the stalwart team of George Young and Harry Vanda, there was Mutt Lange, Bruce Fairbairn, Brendan O’Brien and Rick Rubin—a virtual who’s-who of top rock producers. But Malcolm was ...
Eminem Reveals The Best Advice He's Ever Gotten And The Album Cover For Revival
  –  January 4, 2018
He also used to say, 'It can be in bad taste as long as it don’t taste bad.'" After John called Dre an Obi-Wan Kenobi to Em, the rapper revealed that Rick Rubin also gives drops gems. "We were talking about a song or something," said Em. "And he said ...
10 Great Albums Turning 10 in 2018
  –  January 3, 2018
Under the guidance of producer/guru Rick Rubin, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett (joined by bassist Robert Trujillo) revisited the mindset of their definitive trilogy, and while the result sometimes feels a little too by the numbers ...
Album review: Eminem sounds alive on ‘Revival’
  –  January 1, 2018
Eminem co-produced some of the songs, also getting help from Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre, Alex Da Kid, Mr. Porter and Skylar Grey, the singer, songwriter and originator of “Love the Way You Lie.” Overall, “Revival” is solid. It isn’t his best album ...
Eminem gets real on ‘Revival’ and loses himself in the noise
  –  December 27, 2017
While his sudden desire for reflection is admirable, his voice has lost its bite, and over 19 sparsely produced tracks (at the hands of Rick Rubin), the barking begins to wear thin. Add to it a seemingly endless procession of guest stars (Ed Sheeran ...
Premature Evaluation: Eminem Revival
  –  December 15, 2017
When Rick Rubin shows up with those Joan Jett and Boogie Nights samples, they’re cartoonishly silly, but at least they liven things up for a few minutes at a time.
DRAM’s Collaboration With Neil Young For The ‘Bright’ Soundtrack Is Fascinating
  –  December 15, 2017
The Virginia native is also working with legendary super-producer Rick Rubin on his next album, which is expected sometime next year.
Eminem review: A mixed 'Revival' saves the best for last
  –  December 15, 2017
The rock-driven beat of “Untouchable” and its Black Lives Matter solidarity is soon followed by Rick Rubin’s barreling, riff-streaked “Remind Me,” a risqué track built atop Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” that’s so over the top it ...
Rick Rubin Launches New Broken Record Podcast
  –  November 28, 2017
(Gibson) One of the most consistent themes in music visionary Rick Rubin's long and storied career is his penchant for getting artists to crossover from their original fanbase to newer, larger audiences. He's done it with the Beastie Boys (guiding them ...

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