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Chronicling record producer Rick Rubin's meteoric rise in the music industry, this authoritative book posits that he has taken greater risks than any other producer of the past 25 years. 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 supergroups, Audioslave, Linkin Park, and Metallica.
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Jake Brown is 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."""He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.


"Appealing to musicians old and new, "Rick Rubin: In the Studio" is not only a great read, but also a great textbook for anyone interested in a career in music." --Abort Magazine "A smooth read with enough musical jargon to satisfy the musician's curiosity while not overwhelming the folks just looking for a good biography." --"Synthesis" "Brown's writing style here is likewise breezy and easy to follow, particularly given all the studio details. For students of the recording process, I can't imagine coming across a better read than this one." "It's all here in the only biography available. The author has done an admirable job of assessing Rubin's career without muddying it up with too much sideline rah-rahing." --Curled Up With a Good Book ( "With his great beard, Rick Rubin looks as if he could be the lost member of ZZ Top. In reality, he's a music exec of historic proportions--he founded Def Jam Records--and one of the top producers of our times. The artists he's worked with range from Run-DMC to Johnny Cash. Brown, a Nashville-based music biographer, didn't speak with Rubin, but he did get stories from some of the musicians he produced, bringing readers into the studio for some of the last 25 years' most influential and best-loved albums." --"New York Post" "Pure insight into a genius mind . . . If you are someone who followed the Chili Peppers, Cash, Audioslave, Petty, Metallica, Danzig, Slayer, The Cult, Weezer, the Chicks, Linkin Park, System of a Down or even Neil Diamond, here's a great place to glean great insight into their studio approaches." --Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online "The story of a true auteur of the recording studio control room . . . an inspirational read for everyone interested in all that goes into the production of great records." --"Music Connection"

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