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Rick Rubin

Date: December 2012

Rick Rubin is a seven time GRAMMY Award-winning record producer, co-president of Columbia Records and multiple Legacy Audio speaker user. He has been called "the most important producer of the last 20 years" voted Best Producer by Rolling Stone and listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Speakers used: Legacy Focus & Legacy Signature

Considered by many to be the most prominent producer of our time, Rick Rubin is a rare exception in the musical world- experiencing simultaneous critical and commercial success. He is known for extracting honest and emotional performances from artists and producing career defining recordings. His highly developed listening skills have him listening to music for hours on end making speaker choice a critical decision.

Selections from Rubin's discography reads like a "Who's Who?" of music from Adele to ZZ Top. It includes Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Red Hot Chili Peppers, AC/DC, Neil Diamond, U2, Josh Groban, Aerosmith, Vanessa Carlton, System of a Down, Joan Jett. In the 1900s and 2000s he produced the seminal Johnny Cash "American Recordings" albums.

In 2012 he won the GRAMMY, once again, for his work on Adele's "21". During her acceptance speech, Adele, who has taken the music world by storm, thanked Rubin for his expertise- "...I also want to say a big thank you to Rick Rubin, who taught me about quality control."

A long time Legacy user, Rick Rubin continues to make his mark on the music industry with releases by Lana Del Ray and upcoming albums from Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Country Music Award winner The Band Perry. His complete discography is available here.

 

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