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

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

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.

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

Tue Jun 11 2024

RAYE

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This episode features insights from Ray, a British pop singer-songwriter, about her journey through the music industry. She values honesty and openness in her performances and released her debut album independently. The episode also covers the speaker's experiences with songwriting, musical influences, and challenges faced in the industry. The importance of vulnerability and honesty in creating music that deeply connects with listeners is emphasized. The episode concludes with discussions about the artist's new single and upcoming album.

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

Tue Jun 04 2024

Michael McDonald and Paul Reiser

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The episode features a conversation between Michael McDonald and Paul Reiser about their collaboration on a memoir chronicling Michael's career highs and lows, struggles with addiction, and personal insecurities. They discuss the process of writing the book, including the challenges and joys of collaborating. The podcast touches on themes of personal growth, unexpected opportunities in the music industry, and the importance of relationships and collaborations. It also explores the evolution of the music industry and the impact of major labels on emerging genres. Throughout the episode, there are insights shared about life reflections, missed opportunities, and working with influential figures like Quincy Jones.

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

Tue May 28 2024

Sarah Jarosz

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This episode explores the musical journey of Sarah Dros, from learning music in a welcoming community to finding her musical voice with the octave mandolin. It also delves into the downfall of Milli Vanilli, early music career experiences, music school, live performances, and songwriting collaborations. Throughout the episode, Sarah shares key insights and inspirations that have shaped her music.

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

Tue May 21 2024

DJ Premier

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The podcast discusses the life and impact of artist Lee Krasner, wife of Jackson Pollock, on American abstract painting. DJ Premier, a renowned hip-hop producer, shares insights about his career and collaborations with artists like Guru, Biggie, Jay-Z, Nas, and D'Angelo. The episode also highlights the creative process behind producing music and the collaboration between DJ Premier, D'Angelo, J. Dilla, and Alchemist.

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

Tue May 14 2024

Corinne Bailey Rae

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This episode features insights from Corinne Bailey Ray and other speakers on topics such as recording at Capitol in LA, the resonator awards and equity in the music industry, reflections on music creation, Chicago's cultural hub, artistic events at the library, pressure and creativity, making music in Chicago, challenges for new artists, A&R work and artist potential, inspiration from external sources, black spaces and everyday black life, letting go of false narratives, exploring utopia and survival, personal connection to music, and staying true to oneself as an artist.

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

Tue May 07 2024

Heart's Ann Wilson

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Lee Krasner played a significant role in resetting the market for American abstract painting. Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, has been with the band for nearly 50 years. Heart's current lineup includes Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and the Tripsider band. Ann Wilson practices by focusing on being completely present in the music and lyrics. The presence of cell phones at concerts has changed the energy for performers like Ann Wilson. The speaker warms up their voice by singing along with songs before performances. The speaker does not consider themselves to have a powerful voice. The speaker admires singers like Billie Eilish. Family influences inspire the speaker's songwriting. The speaker reflects on early romantic relationships. Writing 'Magic Man' raised concerns about sharing scandalous details with the speaker's mother. Ann Wilson and her bandmates lived on a diet of brown rice and water. Nancy joining the band brought a new element of harmony singing and acoustic guitar playing. Heart had a momentous experience performing at the Kennedy Center. Ann Wilson recalls opening for the Bee Gees. Recording their first album involved Ann Wilson's journey from knowing nothing to being mentored by their producer. The band started by testing new songs in clubs before they became hits. Their song 'Dreamboat Annie' gained unexpected popularity in Montreal. The band's early albums had a mix of rock and softer songs. 'Little Queen' is considered one of the band's albums that best represents their style. In the late 70s, the band had a five-year plan for their career. Songwriting often started with music for the band. Feedback from band members on lyrics was welcomed. The band faced difficulties and disagreements leading to a lineup change. Despite challenges, the band remained optimistic with new members joining. Financial success changed dynamics within the band. The original lineup members were reunited in Seattle recently. In the 80s, the band signed with Capitol Records and worked with professional songwriters. Lessons learned from that era included connecting with audiences through songs. Anne Wilson discusses the compromises made in the 80s and how she pushed past that era. She values performing over the level of success and prefers writing lovely songs rather than commercial ones. Anne is currently writing songs and plans to collaborate with Tripsiders in Nashville. The Lovemongers provided an escape from Heart's music in the 80s. Anne recalls interactions with Seattle musicians like Jerry Cantrell. Musicians would gather at Anne's house after concerts to drink, play instruments, and sing together. Anne fondly remembers singing with Chris Cornell and briefly visiting Jimi Hendrix's apartment in Seattle. Stevie Nicks joined the podcast hosts and Grace Slick on stage to sing 'What About Love'. Touring at a high level creates a bubble of safety and security for musicians. Relaxation techniques help the host get into a good headspace before shows. The setlist for Heart's tour changes regularly. Ann Wilson is proud of her recent album with Tripsider titled 'Another Door'. Anna and Nancy from Heart are on tour through December. Favorite songs from Heart and their side projects can be found on a playlist at broken record podcast.com. Subscribe to Broken Record's YouTube channel for new episodes.

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

Tue Apr 30 2024

Heart's Nancy Wilson

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Nancy Wilson of Heart discusses the band's journey in the music industry, surviving and thriving on tour, their approach to guitar playing, influences, success, transition, collaboration, the Seattle music community, creating music for films, and preparing for a new tour.

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

Tue Apr 23 2024

Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament

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Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament discuss their music journey, the creative process behind their latest album Dark Matter, and the importance of collaboration. They share insights into songwriting, musical contributions, and the band's live performances. The transformative experiences, band formation, early days, and pre-show routines are also explored. Join Pearl Jam as they reflect on their success, dynamics, and tour experiences.

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

Wed Aug 09 2023

Rewind: Robbie Robertson

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This episode explores the creation of a new Paramount+ series, the challenges faced by Canadian musician Robbie Robertson, and the band's experiences touring with Bob Dylan. It also delves into their collaboration with Martin Scorsese and their unique approach to combining music from different artists.

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

Tue Aug 08 2023

Introducing The Last Archive

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This episode explores the life of composer Raymond Scott, known for his music in Looney Tunes cartoons and being sampled by various artists. It delves into his early life, his fascination with music machines like the player piano, his rise in the music industry, and his love for both music and machines. The episode also covers Scott's collaboration with Motown Records and their interest in his automatic songwriting machine, the Electronium. It concludes with the legacy of Raymond Scott and the ongoing efforts to bring the Electronium back to life.

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