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

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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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. read less

Our Editor's Take

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam, and Justin Richmond is a music podcast from those who know it best. These hosts share their thoughts about the craft of music in this casual podcast. But the main goal is to introduce listeners to the musicians they love.

Through intimate conversations, this podcast gives insights into the lives of musicians. Broken Record hosts explore the creative process, revealing personal stories behind the music. The hosts are all connected to music and media in some way. Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist and author. His “10,000 hours” theory about how long it takes to master a craft is applicable to many artists. Rick Rubin, another host, is an American record producer. Bruce Headlam is also a journalist who previously worked with The New York Times. Justin Richmond is an executive producer for Pushkin Industries. He is a self-proclaimed "lover of music and culture."

Listeners can expect to hear from a range of popular musicians on this podcast. Legends like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young make appearances. Rising stars like H.E.R. and FINNEAS show up as well. Broken Record offers a diverse range of guests from all sorts of genres and backgrounds.

But it's more than just interviews with musicians. Broken Record includes perspectives and guests from other industry insiders. The business of music is a frequent topic of conversation. The technological advancements that impact the industry are also discussed.

The guests and the quality of the conversations make this podcast special. The hosts skillfully interview guests. Together they discover details and stories that might surprise the most devoted fans.

Though the episodes vary, each ends the same way-playing a song in its entirety. This podcast provides a unique listening experience that combines interviews with music. The show is great for listeners seeking a deeper understanding of music and those who create it. This podcast is engaging and informative, offering a glimpse into the world of music. From the biggest names to emerging talents, the Broken Record podcast has something for almost everyone.

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Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament
Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament
Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament are two of the Seattle scene’s most foundational musicians from the 80’s and 90’s. Stone and Jeff started playing together in 1984 as members of Green River, which eventually dissolved, leading singer Mark Arm to form Mudhoney. Later, Jeff played bass and Stone played guitar in Mother Love Bone until their lead singer Andrew Wood died of an overdose just days before their major label debut in March of 1990. Reeling from Andy’s death, Jeff and Stone started recording with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell on a side project called Temple Of The Dog that featured vocals from a then unknown singer from San Diego named Eddie Vedder. Later that year, Jeff and Stone asked Eddie to join their new band with guitarist Mike McCready. As Pearl Jam, they released their debut album Ten in August of ‘91—the album went 13 times platinum and charted on Billboard for nearly five years. Since then, Pearl Jam have released 11 more albums and built a die-hard fan base thanks in part to their outstanding live shows. Last week they released their latest album, Dark Matter, which was produced by Andrew Watt, who's recently worked with Miley Cyrus, Iggy Pop, Post Malone and Ozzy Osborne. On today’s episode Leah Rose talks to Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament about how Andrew Watt’s encyclopedic knowledge of Pearl Jam helped inspire some of their best performances to date. Stone and Jeff also open up about the inner-workings of their professional relationship, and Stone remembers the first time he met Eddie Vedder, who marked the occasion by passing him a hand-written poem. You can hear a playlist of some of our favorite Pearl Jam songs HERE.See for privacy information.
Brandi Carlile and Tish Melton
Brandi Carlile and Tish Melton
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Love Me Do: McCartney A Life in Lyrics
Love Me Do: McCartney A Life in Lyrics
Countless decisions, large and small, aided The Beatles’ ascent to the top of popular culture. The release of their debut single, “Love Me Do,” in the UK in the fall of 1962 was one of those decisions. Their debut on American television was another. In this first episode of season two, Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon discuss the early evolution of The Beatles. Season Two of McCartney: A Life in Lyrics comes out weekly starting February 7th, and features the stories behind songs like Yesterday, Band on the Run, Here, There and Everywhere, Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me) and many more. Follow the show to learn more about Paul McCartney’s songwriting process, the creation of Wings, the development of McCartney’s bass playing over the life of The Beatles and more! Binge the entire season early and ad-free starting February 7th by subscribing to Pushkin+ on our Apple show page or at “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. The series was produced by Pejk Malinovski and Sara McCrea; written by Sara McCrea; edited by Dan O’Donnell and Sophie Crane; mastered by Jason Gambrell with assistance from Jake Gorski and sound design by Pejk Malinovski. The series is executive produced by Leital Molad, Justin Richmond, Lee Eastman and Scott Rodger. Thanks to Lee Eastman, Richard Ewbank, Scott Rodger, Aoife Corbett and Steve Ithell.See for privacy information.