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Rick Rubin
Background information
Birth name Frederick Jay Rubin
Born March 10, 1963 (1963-03-10) (age 57)
Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Heavy metal, hip hop, hard rock, alternative rock, country
Occupations Record producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1982–present
Labels Def Jam/Columbia, American Recordings, Warner Bros., Epic
Associated acts Hose

Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10 1963 in Long Island, New York) is an American record producer. He is currently in charge of Columbia Records. He helped merge the rap and heavy metal genres. MTV called him "the most important producer of the last 20 years."[1] Rubin won five Grammy Awards in 2006 including "Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical".[2] In 2007, Rubin was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World.[3] Rubin is the owner of a mansion in Los Angeles called The Mansion. Many albums he produces are recorded there.


  1. Corey Moss. What's Up With That Bearded Guy In The '99 Problems' Video?. MTV. Accessed September 7, 2008.
  2. Grammy Winners Search - Rick Rubin. Grammy Awards. Accessed September 7, 2008.
  3. Natalie Maines. Rick Rubin. Time. Accessed September 7, 2008.