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From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond Pushkin Industries

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From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play.

    Booker T of the MG's: Time Is Tight

    Booker T of the MG's: Time Is Tight

    Booker T. Jones—as leader of Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Stax record's house band—helped popularize the sound of Southern soul music. Working alongside Stax legends like Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Albert King and more, his finger prints were everywhere. He details it all in his new book "Time Is Tight: My Life, Note By Note." He sat with Bruce Headlam in Brooklyn to discuss his time at Stax, including some of the great songs he had a hand in writing, and about his incredible career after leaving the label.
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    • 56 min
    Broken Record Presents: Slow Burn - Biggie and Tupac

    Broken Record Presents: Slow Burn - Biggie and Tupac

    Broken Record brings you Season 3, Episode 2 of the podcast Slow Burn. Season 3 is focused on the murders of rap legends Tupac and Biggie. This episode of the series dissects a time in the 1990s when rappers pushed America to confront police brutality—and police claimed rap lyrics were turning black listeners into cop-killers.

    Listen to more of this season and series at https://slate.com/podcasts/slow-burn/s3/biggie-and-tupac
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    • 30 min
    Broken Record Presents: Cautionary Tales - Bowie, Jazz and the Unplayable Piano

    Broken Record Presents: Cautionary Tales - Bowie, Jazz and the Unplayable Piano

    Broken Record presents an episode of "Cautionary Tales": Bowie, Jazz and the Unplayable Piano
    It was the biggest concert of Keith Jarrett's career - but the pianist was in for a shock when he entered Koln's opera house. The only piano at the venue was a broken-down wreck. Should he risk humiliation and play anyway or simply walk out? The collaboration between pop superstar David Bowie and arch disruptor Brian Eno offers a lesson that staying in your comfort zone isn't always the best option.
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    • 31 min
    Brittany Howard Goes Solo

    Brittany Howard Goes Solo

    Lead singer of the Alabama Shakes, Brittany Howard, talks to Rick Rubin about making her first solo album, Jamie. She shares a never before heard demo from the album and talks about her high school band days, The Shakes first live show, and how she's overcome serious bouts of writer's block with just about every project she's ever released.
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    • 42 min
    Andre 3000 and Rick Rubin In Conversation

    Andre 3000 and Rick Rubin In Conversation

    Andre 3000 opens up to Rick Rubin in one of his most candid interviews ever. He talks about the early days of OutKast, how he first found his voice, how his mental health diagnosis has been both a blessing a curse, why it’s so hard for him to write new material, and why he would rather perform at flea markets these days than sold-out arenas.
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    • 59 min
    Bon Iver's Past and Present

    Bon Iver's Past and Present

    Justin Vernon and producer Chris Messina from Bon Iver, discuss the new album "i,i" with Rick Rubin. Listen as they bond over their love for remote recording spaces, the importance of self care while making music, Justin’s love for the Indigo Girls, and how the ‘90s cult classic TV show Northern Exposure helped inspire the creation of Bon Iver.
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    • 46 min

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