Rick Rubin

Required Listening: Angus & Julia Stone – “Grizzly Bear”

Every so often a song arrives in my inbox from a group that not only captures my attention, but somehow manages to hold onto it throughout the majority of any given work day. I stumbled upon one such track early this morning, and in the hours that have passed since its initial discovery I have […]

Angus and Julia Stone Release Video For “A Heartbreak”

Critically acclaimed Australian folk-pop duo Angus and Julia Stone have released the video for “A Heartbreak” via The New York Times. “A Heartbreak” is taken from the duo’s Rick Rubin-produced third full-length Angus and Julia Stone which is due for release on August 1 via Republic Records. “A Heartbreak” joins the album’s first official single, […]

Kanye Shortens ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up To Just Eight Songs

According to NME.com, self-proclaimed rap genius Kanye West plans to shorten the follow-up to 2013’s Yeezus to just eight songs. “I think my next album is going to be eight songs,” he said during an interview with architect James Herzog at Art Basel Miami. “It’s just reducing down the amount of information that you need. People […]

Astro Safari USA Cover Eminem, Release “Rap God” Music Video

We have been singing the praises of Astro Safari USA for months. From quirky pop rock anthems about living the average life, to colorful videos bursting with originality there seems to be nothing the two can’t do. Now they’ve set their sights on covering a living rap icon, and the results are something you need […]

STREAM: Eminem – “Berzerk”

He’s back. Slim Shady, that is. In true (irreverent) form, Slim Shady has been unleashed on the internet in a fashion best defined by the name of the single, “Berzerk.” Produced by Rick Rubin, the lead single for the Marshall Mathers LP 2  is bonkers. More wild than anything you heard on Recovery and more […]

Lana Del Rey Teases New Short Film ‘Tropico’

Lana Del Rey released the first details of Tropico, a mysterious 30-minute film that is “coming to a city near you.” The movie stars Del Rey and actor Shaun Ross and appears to be a glorified music video (for three songs) from Del Rey’s recent EP. The project is characterized as “a tale of redemption […]

Kanye West To Release ‘Yeezus Part 2’?

It seems like Kanye West may be pulling a Justin Timberlake. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Rick Rubin discussed working with Kanye West on his new album, Yeezus, and the possibility of their being a follow-up album. “Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first […]

Rick Rubin Discusses Working With Kanye West On New Album, ‘Yeezus’

There’s been a ton of news and hype lately leading up to Kanye West’s new album, Yeezus. During his album’s listening party in New York this earlier week, West made the announcement that Rick Rubin is indeed the executive producer on the upcoming album. Kanye West is even on record telling The New York Times, […]

Black Sabbath Album Set For June Release

Over the weekend, classic rock and early heavy metal legends Black Sabbath announced that their next album would come out in June. The album, titled 13, is produced by Rick Rubin, famed for his work ranging from the Beastie Boys to Metallica. Also announced this weekend was Black Sabbath’s studio drummer; Rage Against The Machine‘s Brad […]

Gogol Bordello Expect Album Release In May 2013

Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello have told Rolling Stone that they expect their next album to come out in May of 2013. The album, which won’t be produced by Rick Rubin but instead by his assistant Andrew Sheps, has a tentative title of Pura Vida Conspiracy. It will be their first full album stateside since 2010’s […]

Metallica Start Their Own Label, Releasing Concert Blu Ray & DVD

Former heavy metal and current Rick Rubin act Metallica have gone independent (maybe blink 182 will do the same?). They have formally announced they have started their own label – although they haven’t said if the still untitled label will be signing other acts, or just being used as a means to release their new […]

Metallica To Start Work On New Album

80s metal, 90s rock, and present day eh band Metallica have released their intentions to begin working on a new album. Drummer Lars Ulrich said it is unlikely to arrive until 2014 – but based on the history of the band, it might even be longer. Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone “Right now, […]