Rick Rubin Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 37 Quotes About Rick Rubin

#1. Everything I do, whether it's producing or signing an artist, always starts with the songs. When I'm listening, I'm looking for a balance that you could see in anything. Whether it's a great painting or a building or a sunset. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#2. I don't know what makes someone hip. The goal is artist achievement and the best work we can do with no limitation. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#3. I don't even know what a traditional producer is or does. I feel like the job is like being a coach, building good work habits and building trust. You want to get to a point where you can say anything and talk about anything. There needs to be a real connection. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#4. I really like the challenge of working with different kinds of music. I feel like my role is really like a coach, so I feel like I can do my job for different kinds of music that may not necessarily be what I listen to. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#5. At 15, I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal, but I would say it was more hard rock because I liked Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and eventually AC/DC. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#6. From the outside, Rick Rubin's house above Zuma Beach is a generic millionaire beach home. There's a rarely used tennis court and a circular drive. - Author: Stephen Rodrick
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#7. I was the only punk rocker at my high school. And there were at least a handful of black kids who liked hip-hop. Both were kind of the new music of the day, and it was lonely being the only punk. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#8. If you're working with a producer like Rick Rubin or whatever, you sing each line probably 30 different ways. Each time they're like, "Can you try it this way, can you try it that way?" That's each line in the song, for each song. - Author: Glenn Danzig
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#9. I think with certain artists you want to hear their album ... and then there are other artists who I like where maybe it's more about the single. I don't think there is going to be one way that everything works. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#10. I'm just trying to make my favorite music. That's how I work; I just do things based on the way they feel to me. I want to be touched by the music I'm making. Luckily, other people have shared that response to my work over the years. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#11. I always feel like there's something magic in recording studios. There's a reason good music continues to be made in them. It's just some mojo element. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#12. I played more of an advisory role with Public Enemy. I really trusted them to make the music that they wanted to make, and the way The Bomb Squad worked with the ... they created their whole own world of music. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#13. My taste changes radically all the time, and I listen to whatever feels good. Another thing is that I'm in the studio so much of the time, and I listen to so much loud, aggressive music for work, that for pleasure, I'll listen to something else. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#14. I guess edgy things tend to get my attention. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#15. The power of nature is what all art strives to be. The more we can get in tune with the harmony of the planet, the more our art can benefit from that relationship. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#16. I like things that are unique and extreme. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#17. The technology is getting better. There will be a day when you'll be able to hear any music you want, anywhere you are, on demand, in a quality that is as good as when it was made. Things are moving in that direction. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#18. For me, the Beatles are proof of the existence of God. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#19. Well I listened to mostly rock music, and I felt like hip hop was like an extension of rock music when it was done well. So energetically, again I felt like it was in line with punk rock and maybe hard rock, more than it was in line with R&B, which I never really liked. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#20. I never had the feeling I ever had to make a dime doing anything. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#21. People are willing to get short-term gains at the risk of long-term choices ... - Author: Rick Rubin
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#22. There's a tremendous power in using the least amount of information to get a point across. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#23. From the time I was 9 years old, I loved magic. I was an only child, and I think that had a big impact on me. I always had grown-up friends even though I was a little kid. I would take the train from Lido Beach into Manhattan, and I'd hang out in magic shops. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#24. There's just a natural human element to a great song that feels immediately satisfying. I like the song to create a mood. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#25. I never made beats to make beats; I only made them when there was a record to make them for. That's one of the things that has changed in hip-hop that's made me like it less. It feels much more like it's a producer-driven medium, where there are all these tracks that are completely interchangeable. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#26. I've always been an outsider. When I did magic, I was the only kid. When I worked with Johnny Cash, I was completely out of place in Nashville. And when I started Def Jam, I was the only white guy in the hip-hop world. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#27. When you're vegan, you spend your time chasing protein, and you're eating food that's way too high in carbs. I could never catch up on protein. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#28. In between 15 and 20 - probably at around 17 - my interests switched from hard rock to punk rock. And then by 20 they were circling out of punk rock back into Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, the stuff that I didn't get to when I was younger. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#29. It was Rick's Rubin idea to have the 'Brooklyn' verse repeat. It already was a story, but having that made it a folk song. Instead of this rambling march of verses, Rick understands that music needs hooks. You need that repeated chorus, that everyone can sing along to. - Author: Scott Avett
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#30. On their deathbeds, people don't think about their work or their life experiences or the items remaining on their to-do list. They think about love and family. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#31. It's a big theme in my life, learning about myself and being a better person. I'm a work in progress; I have revelations every day. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#32. I really loved crunk. I loved the extreme nature of it, how repetitious it was, and how these basic, angry chants would just be repeated over and over again. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#33. I was very lucky. My neck hurt and I went to my doctor, who was kind of hip, and he said it was stress-caused and that I needed to learn how to meditate. So I learned how to do Transcendental Meditation. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#34. Rick Rubin is super intriguing to me because he has become this god producer in completely drastically different genres, which very few people have done. - Author: Ryan Lewis
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#35. I never really think so much about commercial success; I usually just think about records that move me, and 'Baby Got Back' was one that moved me. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#36. Everything happens kind of the way it's supposed to happen, and we just watch it unfold. And you can't control it. Looking back, you can't say, 'I should've ... ' You didn't, and had you, the outcome would have been different. - Author: Rick Rubin
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#37. Rick Rubin's undulating face hair is just as famous as his body of work. In homage to the yogis he read about as a boy on Long Island, Rubin hasn't shaved since he was 23. It's long been his registered trademark. - Author: Stephen Rodrick
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