Influential music producer Rick Rubin is set to receive the David Lynch Foundation’s “Lifetime of Harmony Award.”
The event is called “A Night of Harmony,” honoring Rick Rubin with the “Lifetime of Harmony Award” and featuring concert performances by the Dixie Chicks, Damien Rice and Jake Bugg (all of whom Rubin has produced). The ceremony will take place tonight, February 27, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles with proceeds benefiting the David Lynch Foundation’s (DLF) campaign to teach 10,000 at-risk youth and veterans in LA how to meditate.
Rubin is being honored as a producer as well as for being a longtime advocate for transcendental meditation (TM). Rubin, who co-founded the official Def Jam record label in 1984 with fellow transcendental meditation advocate Russell Simmons, has taken part in some of the most successful productions in music. He has worked with a long list of artists, many times his involvement leading to the most important works of their careers. The Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Jay-Z, Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West, Black Sabbath, System of a Down, Adele, Lana Del Rey and Johnny Cash are just some of the musicians Rubin has produced. “Rick is living and enjoying the good life which comes from diving within each day,” says David Lynch. “We at the David Lynch Foundation are so happy to be honoring the great Rick Rubin with the Lifetime of Harmony Award.”
The David Lynch Foundation was founded in 2005 by filmmaker David Lynch (Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) with the mission of teaching TM across the world, . Lynch, who has been practicing transcendental meditation since 1973, says he practices twice a day, every day and hasn’t missed a session in over 30 years. He shares how he felt after his first meditation session back in 1973 in his book entitled Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. “The word ‘unique’ should be reserved for this experience. It takes you to an ocean of pure consciousness, pure knowingness,” says Lynch. “But it’s familiar; it’s you. And right away a sense of happiness emerges-not a goofball happiness, but a thing of beauty.”
Lynch, Jim Carrey, Linkin Park and DLF Board Advisor Russell Simmons, are all fans of Rubin and USA Today reports they are expected to attend the event. Get more information on the David Lynch Foundation at the organization’s official website and pick up tickets to the Rick Rubin “A Night of Harmony” event here.