Recording Academy To Honor Rick Rubin With Producers & Engineers Wing Award
October 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM (PT)
THE RECORDING ACADEMY PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS WING will honor multi-GRAMMY winner RICK RUBIN during its ninth annual GRAMMY WEEK event. RUBIN will be feted for his commitment to creative and sonic excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music. The event will be held on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11th, 2016, at THE VILLAGE studios in WEST LOS ANGELES.
"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,'" said RECORDING ACADEMY Pres./CEO NEIL PORTNOW. "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."
THE PRODUCERS & ENGINEERS event gathers behind-the-scenes music makers in celebration of their efforts and advancements in the pursuit of sound perfection.
RUBIN has received eight GRAMMY AWARDS, including two for Producer Of The Year for 2006 and 2008. His other wins include two for Album Of The Year (ADELE's "21;" DIXIE CHICKS' "Taking The Long Way"), two for Best Country Album ("Taking The Long Way"; JOHNNY CASH's "Unchained"), Record Of The Year (DIXIE CHICKS" "Not Ready To Make Nice"), and Best Rock Album (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' "Stadium Arcadium"). RUBIN has worked with artists including the BEASTIE BOYS, BLACK SABBATH, NEIL DIAMOND, EMINEM, JAY Z, KID ROCK LL COOL J, METALLICA, TOM PETTY, PUBLIC ENEMY, DAMIEN RICE, ED SHEERAN, SLAYER, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, KANYE WEST and ZZ TOP.
Previous honorees 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.