Rick Rubin’s Valuable Ears

By: Friday February 7, 2014 3:35 pm

In his autobiography, the famous artist and producer Brian Eno wrote, “Value the ears that things sound good through.” This principle has provided Rick Rubin his livelihood: he has no formal musical training, yet he’s one of the world’s most famous producers. He’s been at the top, or close to it, ever since he arrived in 1984, with a label named Def Jam and a single, LL Cool J’s “I Need A Beat.” He seems to be experiencing (yet another) career renaissance, because the things that sound good through his ears often sound good through everyone else’s.

 

Live Blog, Live Stream: 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 7:14 pm

IT’S EVERYWHERE! OMG! The 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief, benefiting the Robin Hood Fund, the largest independent poverty fighting organization in the New York area, is being broadcast and streamed on almost every major website and TV channel in the US, and is accessible to over 2 billion worldwide. Heck it’s even on the Cooking Channel! And the Military History Channel. Maybe Israelis and Palestinians will bond over Billy Joel and Kanye West, and we’ll have world peace as well as raising fund to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts!

And we’re here liveblogging it with you, from the opening (rumored to be Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) to the close (PaulMcCartney takes on Kurt Cobain’s role in Nirvana. Please no one introduce him to Courtney Love!).

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