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Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin was born on March 10, 1963 in Long Island, New York, USA as Frederick Jay Rubin. See full bio »

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Battleship Music Department
Twister Soundtrack
Last Action Hero Soundtrack


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 2018 Bumblebee (writer: "I Can't Live Without My Radio")
 2018 Pose (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mother's Day (2018) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2017 I'm a Celebrity... Extra Camp (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.21 (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 99 (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep till Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2017 The 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Christmas in Hollis (1987)") / (music: "Christmas in Hollis (1987)")
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (writer: "Going Back To Cali")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
 2017 My Favorite Faded Fantasy (Video short) (producer: "My Favorite Faded Fantasy")
 2016-2017 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Cop and a Half-Wit (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
- Underage Peter (2016) ... (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2017 Daphne (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Will Ferrell/Christina Aguilera/2 Chainz & Lil Wayne (2016) ... (writer: "Going Back to Cali" - uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake/Ellen DeGeneres/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "Rock the Bells" - uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Queen Latifah vs. Marlon Wayans (2015) ... (writer: "Rock the Bells")
- Salt vs. Pepa (2015) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2015 The Brit Awards 2015 (TV Special) (producer: "Bloodstream")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (writer: "My Adidas")
 2012-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Party Night (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- 2012 Grand Finale (2012) ... (writer: "It's Tricky" - uncredited)
 2014 The Expendables 3 ("A Light That Never Comes (Rick Rubin Reboot)")
 2014 Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2014: Day 9, Part 3 (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
- 2014: Day 9, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
 2014 Blondie at BBC Maida Vale (TV Special) (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)")
 2005-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Days of Future Future (2014) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
- Home Away from Homer (2005) ... (writer: "Fight For Your Right To Party" - uncredited)
 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show (TV Special) (producer: "Give It Away")
 2014 The Raid 2 (writer: "A Light That Never Comes")
 2013 Eminem: Berzerk (Video short) (writer: "Berzerk")
 2013 Turbo (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2012 Fun Size (writer: "(YOU'VE GOTTA) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (TO PARTY)")
 2012 Grave Encounters 2 (producer: "Given Up")
 2012 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock and Roll #31: Vanilla Ice (2012) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for your Right (To Party)")
 2012 June Brown: Respect Your Elders (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
 2012 The Central Park Five (Documentary) (writer: "Jack the Ripper")
 2012 Battleship (producer: "Super Battle")
 2011 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2011 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final Footy Show (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
 2011 Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie (Video short) (producer: "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie")
 2011 The Change-Up (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 (producer: "Iridescent")
 2011 Spread Eagle Cross the Block (Short) (writer: "Spread Eagle Cross the Block")
 2008-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 01: Saucy Songs (2009) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 2011 Beastie Boys: Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (writer: "Fight for Your Right")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Paul Revere" - uncredited)
 2010 8213: Gacy House (Video) (producer: "Be Yourself" - uncredited)
 2010 Angel Camouflaged (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (TV Special) (producer: "Cyanide" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.4 (2010) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.73 (2010) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
 2009 Community TV (Short) (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage")
 2006 Final Fight: Streetwise (Video Game) (producer: "Pulse of the Maggots")
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' ("Fight for Your Right to Party", "I Can't Live without My Radio")
 2005 The World's Greatest Gigs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "No Sleep till Brooklyn", "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
 2005 Punk: Attitude (Documentary) (writer: "Fight Your Right To Party" - as Rubin)
 2004 UFC 50: The War of '04 (TV Special) (writer: "Brass Monkey" - uncredited)
 2004 Friday Night Lights (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (writer: "Going Back to Cali")
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1987 (2002) ... (writer: "Fight For Your Right")
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2002 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rock the Bells")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "My Adidas" - uncredited)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Rock Box" - uncredited)
 2001 Lindenstraße (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Planeta (2001) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2001 Summer Catch (writer: "Going Back to Cali")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Rock the Bells")
 2000 Little Nicky (producer: "School of Hard Knocks")
 2000 Road Trip (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2000 Heavy Metal 2000 (producer: "Storaged")
 1999 Big Daddy (producer: "Ga Ga", "Sweet Child o' Mine")
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "It's Tricky")
 1997 Edge (writer: "March of the Pigs")
 1996 She's the One (producer: "Walls (Circus)", "Walls (No. 3)", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never")
 1996 Twister (producer: "Melancholy Mechanics")
 1995 The Addiction (producer: "Addiction")
 1993 Last Action Hero (producer: "Big Gun")
 1992 Cool World (producer: "The Witch")
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (writer: "Slow Ride")
 1991 Out for Justice (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Scenario")
 1988 Hot to Trot (writer: "Fight for Your Right")
 1988 Day by Day (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Birthday Presence (1988) ... (writer: "Fight for Your Right to Party" - uncredited)
 1987 Less Than Zero (writer: "Going Back To Cali", "You And Me" ("Less Than Zero"))
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (writer: "She's Crafty" - as R. Rubin)
 1987 White Water Summer (producer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket")
 1987 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 1985 Krush Groove (writer: "Can You Rock It Like This", "Krush Groovin'" - as R. Rubin) / (writer: "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "She's on It")
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I never made beats to make beats; I only made them when there was a record to make them for. That's one of the things that has changed in hip-hop that's made me like it less. It feels much more like it's a producer-driven medium, where there are all these tracks that are completely interchangeable. See more »


After collaborating with them for about 3 years, he had a mysterious falling out with the Beastie Boys in 1987, around the same time the group left their then-label, Def Jam Recordings and signed with Capitol/EMI Records, for whom they have recorded ever since. It is unclear whether the Beastie Boys left Def Jam as a result of their conflict with Rubin, or whether their ended friendship was ... See more »


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