Rubin on Cash rediscovering his "reason to be" and the cover Bono preferred to “One,” by U2.
Plus: Jessica Simpson! Kid Rock! John Grisham!
He's either close to a deal with Epic or close to a deal with Warner — or both! — depending on whom you believe.
Rubin is working with Clipse, one of the first acts signed to Columbia under his watch.
Columbia executives 'were at a loss to name a notable act that Mr. Rubin has brought to [the label] in his executive capacity.'
Sony could be close to removing bearded mystic Rick Rubin from his post as the co-head of Columbia Records.
Plus, Werner Herzog's 'Bad Lieutenant' gets two more cast members, and Rick Rubin will go digging in ZZ Top's beards.
"Can Rick Rubin Save the Music Business?" asks the cover of Sunday's New York Times Magazine. Short answer: No. Long answer: Noooooooooo.