Rick Rubin is one of the most influential musical figures of our time and whether you know it or not, you have listened, bought and enjoyed a record crafted by this renowned producer. Zane Lowe took the rare opportunity to hear the super-producer speak. Rubin has worked with everyone from Slipknot to Shakira, Run DMC to the Dixie Chicks and opened up to Lowe on how he managed to stay focused while helming his way through pop star egos. The gentle, barefoot producer confirmed that he managed through maintaining a genuine love for music and talked about the significance of creating an environment for musicians that serves as a recording studio and a metaphorical therapist couch.”The goal is to create a setting where the artist can be completely vulnerable,” he says. Lowe was also given the opportunity to explore the interior of Shangri La studios and the renovated Bob Dylan tour bus that also serves as a recording space.