Rick Rubin Showtime Docuseries to Debut at SXSW


An upcoming Showtime docuseries about legendary producer and label boss Rick Rubin will debut on the SXSW pageant in March. The work-in-progress collection, directed by Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and tentatively titled SHANGRI-LA, is slated to debut on the cable community later this yr, in keeping with a launch saying the mission.

Filmed at Rubin's legendary California studio of the identical identify, the docuseries "pulls again the veil on Rubin and his work with musicians throughout each style. The collection is an all-access go into Rubin's artistic course of, giving viewers a style of what it's prefer to be produced by the music world's most singular voice." Rubin's legendary profession spans greater than three many years, from the time he co-founded the pioneering rap label Def Jam Records in his his New York University dorm room in 1984, to his signature manufacturing work with everybody from LL Cool J, Run-DMC and JAY-Z to his time behind the boards for AC/DC, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Diamond, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Dixie Chicks, Adele, Weezer and plenty of, many extra.

With his lengthy, flowing beard and buddha-like posture, Rubin, 55, has turn out to be a sort of musical guru, sought out for recommendation and his one-of-a-kind ear and bare-bones model, which has garnered eight Grammy Awards over his profession. Neville is an Emmy- and Oscar-winning director whose 2013 exploration of backup singers, 20 Feet From Stardom, received an Academy Award for greatest documentary and Grammy for greatest music movie; his newer effort was the critically acclaimed 2018 Mr. Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor.

SHANGRI-LA is a Tremolo manufacturing, with Neville, Rubin, Jeff Malmberg, Danny Breen, Michael Goldberg, Eric Lynn, Isaac Heymann, Dianna Schmedeman and Jason Schrift listed as govt producers. Jeff Malmberg will direct two episodes of the collection, whose launch date has not but been introduced.