From Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond. The musicians you love talk about their life, inspiration, and craft. Then play. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
Scarface: The Reunion
Houston rapper Scarface is one of the most recognizable, respected voices in hip-hop. When he was just 17 years-old, Scarface was recruited to join Bushwik Bill and Willie D in the Geto Boys. The group was one of Rick Rubin’s earliest rap signings for his post Def Jam label, Def American.
On today’s episode, Scarface and Rick reminisce about working together, and Face talks about how his recent experience with covid was eerily similar to his classic verse on “Mind Playing Tricks On Me.” Scarface also talks about the Miranda Lambert song that makes him yearn for his childhood Texas home.
Extended Cut: Lindsey Buckingham
Today we’re extending a conversation between Bruce Headlam and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. Lindsey recently released his latest solo album after a number of setbacks including filing for divorce from his wife, heart surgery, and getting kicked out of the band he helped commit to music history, Fleetwood Mac.
Lindsey hasn’t been shy about discussing the unresolved issues between himself and Stevie Nicks, who he claims had him kicked out. But nowhere has he been more candid than in his conversation with Bruce. In this Pushnik exclusive, we’re restoring the full conversation.
We appreciate your support, now here’s Bruce Headlam with Lindsey Buckingham.
White Lotus Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer
Cristobal Tapia de Veer is the composer and musician behind Mike White’s HBO show, White Lotus. The sounds in the score range from percussive African and Latin American instruments to guttural human chants. On today’s episode Justin Richmond talks to de Veer about how he came up with White Lotus’ striking soundscape. De Veer plays stems from the score and explains about how he initially set out to create a Hawaiian Hitchcock sound. He also talks about how he created the signature tribal-sounding vocals from White Lotus after being summoned to California by Kanye West.
Lindsey Buckingham: Going His Own Way
Lindsey Buckingham’s signature finger-style guitar is perhaps as recognizable as the countless classic songs he wrote while he was in Fleetwood Mac. Buckingham is a self-taught guitar virtuoso and songwriter who famously joined Fleetwood Mac in the mid ‘70s with his then girlfriend, Stevie Nicks. The band had been around since ‘67 with various singers, guitarists and songwriters. The only constant was their rhythm section: drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie. But the band didn’t blow up until Buckingham and Nicks joined, writing mega hits for their insanely successful 10th and 11th albums including the 20-times platinum album, Rumours. On today’s episode Bruce Headlam talks to Lindsey Buckingham about his new self-titled solo album. Buckingham also tells Bruce that he and Nicks never really got closure from their breakup, and how that affected their professional relationship in the decades since.
Extended Cut: Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels
Today we’re looking back at Rick’s conversation with Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels. D.M.C. and Rick, of course, go back to the early days of Rush management, Def Jam and Profile Records. They reminisce about some of Rick’s collaborations with Run-D.M.C. But mostly what stayed with me after listening to this interview was how Sarah McLachlan's song “Angel” lifted D.M.C. out of a suicidal depression.
We’ve extended that powerful story so you’ll hear how it was told to Rick in the room. Plus there are a lot more gems about the early days of hip-hop and Run-D.M.C.
We appreciate your support and hope D.M.C.’s chat with Rick moves you as much as it moved us.
Ringo Starr: Peace and Love
Ringo Starr is one of the most iconic musicians living today. Famed drummer for The Beatles and a prolific songwriter in his own right, at 81, Ringo’s gearing up to release his latest EP, Change The World. Rick Rubin and Ringo recorded this interview on the day it was announced that Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts passed away. On today’s episode you’ll hear Ringo reminisce about partying with Charlie and Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham. Ringo also talks about how he was a drunk heckler at Beatles shows before he joined the band, and why Paul McCartney was the only Beatle who would share a room with him.
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Be well, go well Black Pumas............