Stop what you’re doing and read this Washington Post piece: The inside story of when Run-DMC met Aerosmith and changed music forever by Geoff Edgers. It’s as amazing as you could hope for. Even if you don’t have time to read the whole thing right now, at least watch 4-minute collection of unreleased MTV News … Continue reading The Oral History of Walk This Way
White Stripe to produce rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson.
As by-the-numbers as anything the band has done in the past twenty years, a perfectly executed formula hidden underneath layers of precise guitars and aggressive arrangements.
According to Billboard, Crosby, Stills & Nash is planning on recording a collection of covers with producer Rick Rubin: “Rick Rubin’s a brilliant man,” Graham Nash tells Billboard.com, “and what he wants is an album with no CSN songs. He wants to do an album of all the songs we love, all the songs we … Continue reading Rick Rubin to record CSN
Repeating the successful formula from 2005’s 12 Songs, Neil Diamond and Rick Rubin produce another fine album, better than anybody had any right to expect.
The A.V. Club talks to Gary Louris about his new album, Vagabonds, and about trying to release the 1986 Jayhawks debut that’s never even been issued on CD: Well, we did have the rights to the first record, but we sold it to Lost Highway with the idea they were going to put it out, … Continue reading Gary Louris: Rick Rubin owns Jayhawks
Glorious Noise reads the 8,000-word New York Times magazine feature on Rick Rubin so you don’t have to. “The most important thing we have to do now is get the art right. So many of the decisions at these companies have not been about the music. They sign artists for the wrong reasons — because … Continue reading Rick Rubin: The Music Man
Rubin Turns To Linkin Park, Weezer After Winning Buckets Of Grammys. Also: Metallica, U2, Dan Wilson of Semisonic, and The (International) Noise Conspiracy. What, no old people?
Looks like Neil Diamond will be working with Rick Rubin again for his next album. Undetermined is whether it will be another album of originals, like 12 Songs, or whether it’ll fall back on the proven Johnny Cash formula of mixing covers of 90s alternative rock with obscure older songs. “It depends on how long … Continue reading Neil Diamond and Rick Rubin: More Songs
It’s one of those rare moments we all dream about: a legendary performer comes back and puts out an album worthy of his legacy. Neil Diamond has teamed with Rick Rubin to do just that. Unfortunately, you really shouldn’t buy it.