Famed record producer and music mogul Rick Rubin has announced his first book due out in early 2023. The Guardian reported the tome by the Def Jam Records co-founder, titled, The Creative Act: A Way Of Being, will not be traditional a memoir, but a “a non-fiction work about creativity.” Rubin explained in a statement, “I set out to write a book about what to do to make a great work of art. Instead, it revealed itself to be a book on how to be.”
Over the course of his career, Rick Rubin has produced such legendary artists as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Slayer, Public Enemy, the Cult, Danzig, the Black Crows, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Limp Bizkit, Weezer, Slipknot, Dixie Chicks, Audioslave, Shakira, Poison, Neil Diamond, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Donovan, Metallica, and Johnny Cash, among many, many more.
Rick Rubin is behind the boards once again for Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest album, Unlimited Love, which drops on April 1st. Drummer Chad Smith told us the band has always relied on Rubin for his vision and enthusiam: “I know Rick is great when it comes to helping us with our songs. He always has been. He's our guy, we trust him. It's whether or not, y'know, you want to try somebody new to see what that does, but we know what Rick brings to the table and we like it and it's been, y'know, he really, really helps us. We're comfortable with him, obviously.”