|Birth name||Frederick Jay Rubin|
March 10, 1963 |
Long Island, New York, United States
|Genres||Heavy metal, hip hop, hard rock, alternative rock, country|
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." Rubin won five Grammy Awards in 2006 including "Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical". In 2007, Rubin was listed among Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. 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).