Def Jam founder Rick Rubin has found another ageing muse following the death of JOHNNY CASH - NEIL DIAMOND.

Rubin, who gave Cash's career new life by producing his final albums, is now hoping to revive Diamond's chart fortunes on a new album - the crooner's first since 2001's THREE CHORD OPERA.

Rubin says, "I've always been a fan. We got to meet and talk, and it just kind of happened."

31/03/2005 02:28