This book chronicles record producer Rick Rubin´s meteoric rise in the music industry. A great piece of literature for those into the music industry and those wanting to be a producer. The risks, trials an tribulations that Rick Rubin went through in the past 25 years are all documented in this inspiring book. Tracing his career from Def Jam Records—founded with Russell Simmons in a New York University dorm room—to his recent years as a top independent record executive, the book also goes behind the scenes to show how Rubin created hit albums with such diverse legends as the Beastie Boys, the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, LL Cool J, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rage Against the Machine—as well as the great rock and metal super groups, Audioslave, Linkin Park, and Metallica.
Written by the Jake Brown, the owner of Versailles Records and the author of 16 books, including Dr. Dre: In the Studio, Heart: In the Studio, and Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records. The book is great if any of these artists are your favorite band, or if your like me and just intrigued on how every album this guy touches turns to gold or greater (or platinum rather). Rick Rubin talks about the stories into the recording process and his background and everything he wanted to accomplish. The story behind this mans dream that became reality is astonishing. From each chapter going in depth to each album and the process it began. With excerpts form Rubin himself and the bands he worked with. So maybe bands are knocking on this guy’s door, who knows what band he is going to put on the map next. A great read for any rock fan or music fan in general. I highly recommend it.