Watch a Rare Hour-Long Interview With Rick Rubin

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.24.14 in News

“It’s a frustrating job in many respects,” producer Rick Rubin says of his chosen profession in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe. “It’s like fishing. You can go out fishing, but you can’t say, ‘I’m going to catch three fish today.’ We have very little control over this process. It’s magic, really, what’s happening.”

Not a bad metaphor when you consider just how rarely Rubin discusses his definitive work with artists like Johnny Cash, Slayer, or to use a couple more recent examples, Eminem and Black Sabbath. Not to mention Kanye West, who Rubin calls “the most consistently great creative person in music today.”

Watch Lowe’s extended stay at the Rubin’s Malibu compound below, and check out the last in-depth Rubin profile we remember reading — a meaty New York Times Magazine piece — here