For this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave talked with legendary music producer Rick Rubin at the famed Shangri-La Recording Studio in Malibu, California.
Rick coaxes creativity and musical magic from diverse artists across multiple genres, such as hip-hop, heavy metal, pop, country, rock & roll, alternative, and more. He’s known for his Zen-like demeanor, private nature and nearly four-decades-long influence on music.
His formula for success isn’t a formula at all. “We’re really at the mercy of the forces of the universe to control the process,” Rick says, “and we just have to be patient and be open and allow it to happen.”
He doesn’t have a formula for biohacking his way to a 130-pound weight loss, either, but being open to experimentation got him there. Take a listen to Rick’s journey to better health in which he reconsidered veganism, discovered ice baths as meditation, and embraced loving kindness.
There’s plenty more biohacking goodness covered, too, like intranasal red light, biophoto modulation, cerebral electrical stimulation, Carbogen, deuterium depleted water, and peptides. “I don’t need to understand the science of why a biohack works or doesn’t work,” Rick says. “I just want it to work.”
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Rick Rubin has helped shape the careers of an array of influential musical artists and bands over nearly four decades, including: AC/DC, Adele, Aerosmith, At The Drive-In, Audioslave, Black Sabbath, Coheed And Cambria, Damien Rice, Danzig, Dixie Chicks, Ed Sheeran, Eminem, Frank Ocean, Gogol Bordello, Jakob Dylan, Jay Z, Jake Bugg, James Blake, Joe Strummer, Johnny Cash, Jovanotti, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Kid Rock, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Melanie C, Metallica, Mick Jagger, Neil Diamond, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Slayer, Slipknot, Suitors of Penelope, System of a Down, The Avett Brothers, The Black Crowes, The Cult, The Four Horsemen, The Mars Volta, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Trouble, Type O Negative, Weezer, Dan Auerbach, The Black Keys and ZZ Top.
- How the science follows 00:09:05
- Distracting yourself in order to be successful in a task 00:13:30
- Rick’s Meta Phrases 00:18:20
- Ice baths are a forced meditation 00:20:50
- What is loving-kindness? 00:49:00
- Using failure by depersonalizing it 00:52:50
- Bigger Ideas:
- In music and art, it’s ok to not know why it works 00:11:00
- The role of meditation 00:16:20
- What happened when Rick met Phil Maffetone 00:24:20
- Advanced biohacks that Rick uses 00:32:30
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