Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing to Honor Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin will be this year's honoree at the ninth annual Grammy week event by the Recording Academy's Producers and Engineers Wing.

Rubin, who is being recognized for his "commitment to creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music", will be formally honored on Thursday, February 11 at The Village studios in West Hollywood, CA.

Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, said "Rick Rubin has said he has one rule regarding his recording process, 'The only rule is that it's not done until it's great.' His contributions to music and to the artists he's worked with prove that Rick is beyond simply great. He is remarkable. We look forward to celebrating this musical icon and his pioneering career, which continues to inspire and climb to new heights."

Rubin, winner of two Producer of the Year, two Album of the Year and two Best Country Album, one Record of the Year and one Best Rock Album Grammy Award, has produced a long list of major albums by a wide variety of artists, including:

  • Reign of Blood - Slayer
  • Danzig - Danzig
  • Tougher Than Leather - Run-D.M.C.
  • Walking With a Panther - LL Cool J
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • American Recordings - Johnny Cash
  • Wildflower - Tom Petty
  • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • 99 Problems - Jay-Z
  • 12 Songs - Neil Diamond
  • Taking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks
  • FutureSex/LoveSounds - Justin Timberlake
  • Death Magnetic - Metallica
  • 21 - Adele
  • 13 - Black Sabbath
  • Artpop - Lady Gaga
  • X - Ed Sheeran
Previous honorees of the Producers and Engineers Wing include Chris Blackwell, T Bone Burnett, Tom Dowd, Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun, Jimmy Iovine, Quincy Jones, Arif Mardin, Nile Rodgers, Al Schmitt, Jerry Wexler, and Neil Young.