"F**k Malibu is boring. Rick (Rubin) said it would be a good place to recoup from two years touring. Man, an hour there, you could recoup from 20 years touring. Everyone lives behind a gate, the restaurants are awful and I got food poisoning from an aubergine." British soul singer Adele did not enjoy her time decamped at producer Rick Rubin's studio in Malibu, California while recording her second album 21.