The Grammy-winning singer Adele might be a fresh face on the music scene this year, but she followed in the footsteps of greats when choosing a place to record her breakout album. The Shangri-La Ranch, in the hills of Malibu, Calif., has been the site of recordings by a litany of famous musicians over the years, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Pete Townshend, The Band, Jackson Browne, Keith Richards, Weezer, Metallica, Tom Waits, and Crosby Stills & Nash. For Adele, it served not only as the place to record major portions of 21, it was also where the music video for "Rolling in the Deep" was shot. When we last checked in on this place in June of last year, it was up for sale for $4.1M, with the owner, record producer Rob Fraboni, fearing he would have to shut the place down for good. Then another producer, the famous Rick Rubin, swooped in to save the studio and its stunning, 40-year legacy, paying just $2M for the property.
· This Modest Malibu Ranch Has Hosted Rock 'n' Roll Greats [Curbed National]
· Adele's Studio: Where Grammy Winner Laid Down Tracks [AOL Real Estate]