Fact: 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 moniker, Rick Rubin, according to Tmz.com.
Fact: 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 Squier's The Stroke on his turntables during the set. Singer Skylar Grey also joined the rapper for a rendition of his other single, Survival, stepping in for Liz Rodrigues, whose vocals feature on the original track.
Quote: "F**k Malibu is boring. Rick (Rubin) said it would be a good place to recoup from two years touring. Man, an hour there, you could recoup from 20 years touring. Everyone lives behind a gate, the restaurants are awful and I got food poisoning from an aubergine." British soul singer Adele did not enjoy her time decamped at producer Rick Rubin's studio in Malibu, California while recording her second album 21.
Fact: Supergroup CROSBY, STILLS & NASH have teamed up with music mogul Rick Rubin to record an album of classic covers. Graham Nash tells Billboard.com the quartet are a third of the way through the album, which will feature CSN renditions of songs by the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead.
Quote: "He didn't feel he could be honest singing things like, 'Imagine there's no heaven'." Producer Rick Rubin admits Johnny Cash felt uncomfortable tempting fate while recording his final album tracks before he died.
Fact: British singer Adele has landed a little heavyweight help in the studio as she starts work on a new album - Grammy-winning producer PAUL EPWORTH and music mogul Rick Rubin. The Producer of the Year and Def Jam co-founder Rubin will work side by side on Adele's new project.
Quote: "I think it's odd that Rick Rubin produced both records and never noticed it when my gardener did. I won't sue, but I wouldn't mind if they cut me in for a piece." Tom Petty partly blames producer Rick Rubin for the well-publicised similarities between the Red Hot Chili Peppers hit DANI CALIFORNIA and his MARY JANE'S LAST DANCE.