Rick Rubin Names The Best Rock Band Of All Time After The Beatles
During an appearance on Talk Is Jericho, producer Rick Rubin revealed the band he considers the best rock band of all time after The Beatles.
As you might know, Rick Rubin is a record producer and the former co-president of Columbia Records. Along with that, he established American Recordings and is also the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings. Aside from popularizing hip-hop music, he has also produced numerous successful heavy metal, alternative rock, and country records.
Cited by MTV as the most important producer of the last 20 years in 2007, Rick Rubin has worked with many artists, including Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Linkin Park, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and more. Speaking with Chris Jericho during his podcast, Rick Rubin talked about his career as a producer.
Chris asked him what it was like to work with AC/DC on their ‘Ballbreaker’ album. As a response, Rick Rubin mentioned his first musical effort with AC/DC, ‘Big Gun,’ the song which appeared on the soundtrack for the movie ‘Last Action Hero,’ and became a hit.
Following that, Rubin said AC/DC was quite pleased with that song, and they went on to make the ‘Ballbreaker’ album. The successful producer then claimed it was weird working with AC/DC as they were his favorite band after the Beatles. He then went on to say that they are the best rock band in the world.
Rick Rubin talked about AC/DC in the podcast Talk Is Jericho, and said that:
“We did one song together for a movie soundtrack which was really successful, and they were happy with that. And then we went on to make the album, the ‘Ballbreaker’ album. Honestly, it was weird [working with them as] my favorite group post Beatles would be AC/DC. And I think [they are] the best rock band in the world, and of all time. You know, the best rock band.”
In the same podcast, Rubin talked about his recent musical effort with RHCP, with whom he has created some of his most well-known work. Exciting the RHCP fans, he said that he is producing their new album, which is near completion.