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Tag Archives: Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin talks about working with Slayer, Danzig, Kerry King’s dislike of Beastie Boys

Posted by on February 11, 2016

Given the body of work he’s amassed already, not to mention his long, flowing gray beard, it’s hard to imagine that Rick Rubin is only 52 years old. In his 32 years of producing, he cofounded Def Jam, then American Recordings and he produced everything from Slayer’s Reign in Blood to Adele and Johnny Cash. On the eve […]

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Update: Slayer May Still Resign With American Recordings After All

Posted by on December 12, 2013

Yesterday, Tom Araya and Kerry King let it slip that Slayer are currently without a label. They even insinuated that they couldn’t get Rick Rubin or American Recordings to call them back. However, Slayer’s manager Rick Sales has just issued a statement claiming that the band hasn’t been ignored by their longtime label, and that […]

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Slayer without a label, no longer working with Rick Rubin?

Posted by on December 11, 2013

There’s been a lot of twist and turns in the world of Slayer this year. And now 2013 is ending on another surprise twist: Slayer appear to have parted ways with Rick Rubin and American Recordings. Slayer recently sat down with FUSE to provide insight into the new album, including returning drummer Paul Bostaph and […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 12/9: Our “Metal” Predictions For The 2014 Grammys

Posted by on December 9, 2013

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Yup, it’s that time again when we reflect on the flaws of the Grammy’s “Metal” nominations. However, something unusual has occurred: the nominees for […]

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Eyal Levi on what all recording musicians should know

Posted by on November 6, 2013

If there’s anyone who can give advice on making it into the music business, it’s Eyal Levi. Known by many as the creative mastermind of Daath, Levi has also made a name for himself as part of the Audiohammer Studios family. He’s been behind the mixing board for the past decade’s best albums in extreme […]

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Slayer to release individual albums on vinyl

Posted by on November 5, 2013

Three years ago, the perfect gift for any Slayer fan was The Vinyl Conflict, a now out-of-print collection of all of Slayer’s American Recordings albums. Starting with the band’s classic Reign in Blood and ending with their most recent album, World Painted Blood, the set was a really good summation of the majority of the band’s career, pressed […]

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Black Sabbath Gets First UK #1 In 42 Years As Drummer Saga Continues

Posted by on June 18, 2013

Back in October of 1970, Black Sabbath’s sophomore album, Paranoid, reached #1 on the UK charts. Strangely enough, that was their only record to reach the top of the album charts in their native country – until now. Billboard.biz reports that with UK charts out, 13 debuts at #1, shattering the record for the longest gap between […]

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Black Sabbath Single To Be Released This Week

Posted by on April 15, 2013

Given that the band’s name is Black Sabbath and that they’ve spent their entire career being viewed as satanists, it’s no surprise that the first single from the band’s first album with Ozzy Osbourne on it in 35 years is called “God is Dead?” However, given that it’s posed as a question and not a […]

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Rick Rubin Talks Producing Black Sabbath’s New Album In New Video

Posted by on March 13, 2013

At this point, everyone is just clamoring for a sample or a riff to will hold them over until Black Sabbath release their new album 13 (now confirmed to be released on June 11). Well, we’re not quite there yet, but if you’re desperate for anything new Sabbath relate, refer yourself to the video above. […]

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Rick Rubin Wanted Ginger Baker To Drum On Sabbath Album

Posted by on February 11, 2013

While we’re really looking forward to hearing what Black Sabbath’s 13 sounds like when it comes out in June, it nearly had a different drummer than Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, who replaced original drummer Bill Ward. Tony Iommi told Rolling Stone that producer Rick Rubin was pushing for Cream drummer Ginger Baker to play on […]

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