Rick Rubin Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

10th July 2014

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.

4th December 2013

Fact: 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).

3rd November 2013

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.

12th January 2011

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.

3rd September 2010

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.

22nd February 2010

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.

17th February 2010

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.

25th July 2006

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.

10th October 2005

Fact: <p>Movie star Owen Wilson has teamed up with Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin to create new TV sitcom BERT + DICKIE - about a mismatched stand-up comedy duo. </p>

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