#275 – Rick Rubin: Legendary Music Producer

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Rick Rubin is one of the greatest music producers of all time, working with many of the greats including Beastie Boys, Eminem, Metallica, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Slayer, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks, Aerosmith, Adele, Danzig, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, Jay-Z, Black Sabbath. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:
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Here’s the timestamps for the episode. On some podcast players you should be able to click the timestamp to jump to that time.
(00:00) – Introduction
(07:46) – Nietzsche and music
(18:47) – Rick’s approach with artists
(30:10) – Beautiful simplicity in music
(33:54) – Marvin Gaye
(43:09) – Best album of all time
(47:02) – Paul McCartney
(49:08) – Ideas
(51:30) – Rebellion and conformity
(56:18) – Fitness
(59:27) – Johnny Cash
(1:09:23) – Tom Waits
(1:14:01) – Lyrics vs rhythm
(1:18:48) – Johnny Cash continued
(1:20:47) – Beastie Boys
(1:27:09) – Depression
(1:31:31) – Art vs Business
(1:40:18) – Art of conversation
(1:56:52) – Rick’s podcast
(2:00:02) – Advice for young people
(2:04:07) – Mortality
(2:06:42) – Meaning of life

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