Latest Rick Rubin News

Fascinating Fact: 4278884

10th July 2014

Music producer Rick Rubin has filed legal documents to change his name. The hip-hop mogul has begun court proceedings to alter his name from that on his birth certificate, Frederick Jay Rubin, to his professional...

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Ed Sheeran Scores First Us Number One

3rd July 2014

Ed Sheeran has scored his first number one album on the US Billboard chart. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter has sold about 210,000 copies of his second record 'x' in America, according to Nielsen SoundScan.Ed took to...

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Ed Sheeran 'Wary' Of Pharrell

20th June 2014

Ed Sheeran was ''wary'' of working with Pharrell Williams.The 23-year-old singer's recent single 'Sing' was produced and co-written by the 'Happy' hitmaker, and it required a different way of working for the British star.Ed explained:...

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Rick Rubin & Kanye West Start Work On Yeezus Sequel

16th June 2014

Rap mogul Rick Rubin has confirmed reports suggesting he and Kanye West have started work on a sequel to the hip-hop star's Yeezus album.In a new Bbc interview the in-demand producer reveals he and Kanye...

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Kanye West Is Working On A New Album

16th June 2014

Kanye West is working with Rick Rubin on a new album.The producer, who teamed up with the rapper on his recent LP 'Yeezus', has announced that he has been ''looking at vocal ideas'' for the...

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Ed Sheeran Received Sage Advice From Fairy Godfather-like Pharrell

By Victoria Pavlova | 11th June 2014

With his sophomore album, X, Ed Sheeran is taking a whole new musical direction and he couldn’t have found a better advisor than Pharrell Williams. In his new MTV documentary, Sheeran talks about the process...

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Ed Sheeran Thinks Pharrell Williams Is Psychic

10th June 2014

Ed Sheeran thinks Pharrell Williams is psychic. The 'Drunk' hitmaker and producer collaborated on Ed's new track 'Sing', which became his first UK number one at the weekend, and he reckons its success is all...

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Ed Sheeran: I Don't Worry About Becoming A Fat Slob

29th April 2014

Ed Sheeran isn't worried about becoming a ''fat slob'' because his records aren't sold on his looks. The 'Sing' hitmaker, who will release his second album 'x' later this year, believes his appearance has nothing...

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Ed Sheeran Announces Return With New Album 'X'

By Michael West | 7th April 2014

Ed Sheeran has announced details of his upcoming second album, which is titled x. The follow-up to Sheeran's smash-hit debut will hit shelves on June 23.Ed Sheeran Will Release His Second Album in June"[It] is...

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Ed Sheeran Writes Song About Ex-love

7th April 2014

Ed Sheeran has written a song about an ex-girlfriend. The 'Lego House' hitmaker, who has announced his new album 'x' will be released on June 23, admits one track on the record is a ''true...

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Kanye West Postpones Tour Of Australia

1st April 2014

Kanye West has postponed his tour of Australia to work on his new album. The 36-year-old rapper was set to perform seven dates in the country in May, but they have now been delayed until...

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Kodaline Want To Work With Pharrell And Rubin

28th March 2014

Kodaline want to work with Rick Rubin and Pharrell Williams. The Irish rock band - made up of Steve Garrigan, Jason Boland, Vincent May and Mark Prendergrast - are writing and recording their second album...

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Chris Rock And Ice-t Inspired Chorus For Jay Z's 99 Problems

26th March 2014

Comedian Chris Rock inspired the chorus of Jay Z's 2004 hit 99 Problems, according to legendary producer Rick Rubin.The Def Jam Records co-founder has shared his memories of recording the track on its 10th anniversary...

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Jake Bugg: Working With Rick Rubin Was Easy

19th March 2014

Jake Bugg found it ''easy'' working with Rick Rubin. The 'Lightning Bolt' singer, who worked with the famous producer on his second album 'Shangri La' at his Malibu recording studio and claims it was a...

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Rick Rubin To Receive The Lifetime Of Harmony Award

26th February 2014

Music producer Rick Rubin is set to receive the Lifetime of Harmony Award at a tribute concert in Los Angeles later this week (ends02Mar14).The 50 year old will be feted by director David Lynch on...

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Ed Sheeran Finishes His Second Album

5th December 2013

Ed Sheeran has finished recording his second album. The 'Small Bump' singer tweeted fans to reveal the follow-up to his 2011 debut '+' is complete after more than a year of working on tracks. The...

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Professional "Creative Genius" Kanye West Working On Album With Q-tip, Rick Rubin

By Victoria Pavlova | 4th December 2013

Kanye West is being very productive these days and already working on his seventh studio album, mere months after the release of Yeezus. What’s more, West has already assembled at least part of the team...

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Fascinating Fact: 3980127

4th December 2013

A Tribe Called Quest star Q-Tip and music mogul Rick Rubin are to team up to produce the follow-up to Kanye West's Yeezus, which is set for release next summer (14).

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Eminem Wanted To 'Impress' Rick Rubin

19th November 2013

Eminem wanted to ''impress'' Rick Rubin with his new album.The 'Berzerk' hitmaker felt ''honoured'' when he heard the famed producer was keen to work with him and was ''nervous'' when they first entered the studio...

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Fascinating Fact: 3934719

3rd November 2013

Eminem was joined by producer Rick Rubin to perform his new song Berzerk on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live this weekend (02Nov13). The producer and Def Jam Records co-founder played Dj and sampled Billy...

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Eminem Delivers Powerhouse Performance As Musical Guest On Snl

By Victoria Pavlova | 3rd November 2013

Eminem graced the SNL stage for the sixth time in his career last night, performing his latest single Berzerk, which really got the audience going. He was backed by longtime collaborator Rick Rubin, who took...

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Eminem Drops New Track 'Rap God': Prepare For Some Immodest Double Time [Listen]

By Lauren James | 15th October 2013

Eminem has dropped the latest track from his upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which will be out in November. 'Rap God' follows earlier singles 'Berzerk' and 'Survival.' The new six-minute track picks up...

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Eminem Releases Marshall Mathers Lp 2 Tracklist

11th October 2013

Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' features Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.The 'Berzerk' rapper teams up with the Bajan singer on a new track called 'The Monster', following on from the success of their last collaboration,...

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Eminem Reveals The Tracklist For 'The Marshal Mathers Lp 2'

By Joe Wilde | 11th October 2013

Eminem released the full details of his 16-track line-up for his upcoming album, The Marshal Mathers LP 2. The follow-up to 2010's chart-topping Recovery will be released next month, and in a bid to produce...

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Eminem Unveils 'Survival' Video, One Huge Advert For Call Of Duty: Ghosts [Video]

By Michael West | 9th October 2013

Two months after dropping his latest single Survival, Eminem has released the accompanying video.The rapper's theme song for Call of Duty: Ghosts comes equipped with a promo that acts as one massive commercial for the...

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Ed Sheeran To Release Three Albums In Three Years

6th September 2013

Ed Sheeran is planning to release three albums in three years. The 22-year-old singer is set to treat his fans to a wealth of new material, including a long-awaited follow up to his 2011 debut...

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Jake Bugg Talks Album Number Two And Partnering With Rick Rubin [Interview]

By Holly Williams | 27th August 2013

We managed to grab Jake Bugg for a quick chat at Leeds Festival 2013 over the weekend (August 23rd - 25th) where, among other things, he opened up about what to expect from his sophomore...

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Eminem Samples Beastie Boys

27th August 2013

Eminem samples Beastie Boys on his new single, 'Berzerk'.The rapper has unveiled the Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin produced track as the first proper single from his upcoming 'The Marshall Mathers LP II'.The upbeat song...

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Eminem Marks His Return With 'Berzerk' New Single & Album Details [Video]

By Joe Wilde | 27th August 2013

He may not have been there in person, but Eminem was one of the biggest talking points at the end of this year's MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (25 August), thanks to a well-placed...

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Eminem Announces The Marshall Mathers Lp 2

26th August 2013

Eminem has announced his next album will be 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'.The 'Not Afraid' hitmaker revealed the title of his next record - a sequel to his third full-length from 2000 - in a...

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