Rick Rubin

American music producer (born 1963)

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. He helped produce Tom Petty's Wildflowers (1994).

Rick Rubin
Background information
Birth nameFrederick Jay Rubin
Born (1963-03-10) March 10, 1963 (age 61)
Long Island, New York, United States
GenresHeavy metal, hip hop, hard rock, alternative rock, country
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active1982–present


  1. Corey Moss. What's Up With That Bearded Guy In The '99 Problems' Video? Archived 2015-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. MTV. Accessed September 7, 2008.
  2. Grammy Winners Search - Rick Rubin[permanent dead link]. Grammy Awards. Accessed September 7, 2008.
  3. Natalie Maines. Rick Rubin Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine. Time. Accessed September 7, 2008.