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Serj Tankian Explores the Connection Between Music and Activism in New Doc

System of a Down's Serj Tankian has been known for bringing together the power of music and activism. And he will be able to really…
Emily Tan / June 25, 2020

Rick Rubin and Beastie Boys Revisit the Early Days on Broken Record

When Rick Rubin first met the Beastie Boys, he was still a student and DJ at New York University. But after meeting Ad-Rock, Mike D,…
Emily Tan / June 23, 2020

Watch Mac Miller Talk Swimming With Rick Rubin in New Shangri-La Clip

Rick Rubin's new four-part docu-series Shangri-La debuted earlier this month on Showtime. The series follows the award-winning producer through his daily routine, working with a…
Rob Arcand / July 27, 2019

Geto Boys & Rick Rubin: Spin’s 1990 Feature, ‘Censorship Isn’t Def American’

How the Geto Boys (Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D) captured Rick Rubin's otherwise waning interest in rap in 1990.
Frank Owen / June 9, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Smashing Pumpkins – “Silvery Sometime (Ghosts)”

While still riding high from the Shiny And Oh So Bright shows, the mostly reunited Smashing Pumpkins debuted a new song on Lauren Laverne's BBC…
Maggie Serota / September 13, 2018

Billy Corgan Hints Smashing Pumpkins Are Recording With Rick Rubin

In a lengthy soliloquy of an Instagram caption, Billy Corgan has apparently revealed that Rick Rubin is producing the new Smashing Pumpkins reunion album Corgan has teased for several years.
Maggie Serota / January 29, 2018

Jay-Z Convinced Beyoncé to Sing on Eminem’s Latest Song

Rick Rubin's big Friday includes producing Eminem's new Beyoncé-featuring single "Walk on Water" and the premiere of his new podcast with Malcolm Gladwell called Broken Record, in…
Brian Josephs / November 10, 2017

Watch Frank Ocean Honor Rick Rubin at the Spotify Secret Genius Awards With an Eight-Second Speech

Hey, look everyone, it's the elusive Frank Ocean, out speaking publicly in the world! Here he is, at Spotify's Secret Genius Awards. The Genius Award is a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 3, 2017

DRAM – “Check Ya Fabrics” ft. Rick Rubin

DRAM has dropped the periods from his name and linked up with legendary producer Rick Rubin to come out with "Check Ya Fabrics." The song…
Brian Josephs / November 3, 2017

Frank Ocean Will Present “Legendary Genius Award” to Rick Rubin at Spotify’s Inaugural Secret Genius Awards

Frank Ocean will make a rare public appearance at Spotify’s inaugural Secret Genius Awards to present Rick Rubin with the first-ever Legendary Genius Award. The…
James Rettig, Stereogum / October 26, 2017

Johnny Cash’s Unearthed Is Getting a Giant Vinyl Box Set

Johnny Cash's posthumous release, Unearthed, will appear on vinyl for this first time this November, reports Rolling Stone. Shortly after Cash's death in 2003, producer Rick Rubin compiled…
Liz Cantrell / October 5, 2017

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Says Rick Rubin Convinced the Band to Perform Again

Yesterday, Linkin Park announced the band's first performance since the suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington in July. The announcement came with the release of a video…
Dale Eisinger / September 19, 2017

Billy Corgan Announces Solo Album Ogilala, Releases Single “Aeronaut”

Billy Corgan in the cut, that's a scary sight. The Smashing Pumpkins mastermind has just announced a solo album to be released under his full…
Winston Cook-Wilson / August 22, 2017

The Strokes Aren’t Recording With Rick Rubin After All [UPDATE]

During a recent interview with The West Australian, Albert Hammond Sr. dished that the Strokes are working with Rick Rubin. Hammond's son, Albert Hammond Jr., is, of course,…
Emma May / July 28, 2017
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