Metallica could be set to return to producer Rick Rubin for their next album, because of his "great" work on 2008's "Death Magnetic."
Bassist Rob Trujillo was being interviewed about their short tour of South Africa last month when he described their recording schedule for the new Metallica album and their plans for picking a new producer:
"We've got to start getting our blueprints for songs together and make sure they're the best possible - and then we see what producers are available," he told Muse (via Blabbermouth). "We made a great album with Rick Rubin the last time - that's a strong possibility still. Obviously, there are no guarantees in anything in this day and age, but if there is a great producer, who has something to bring to Metallica, we will investigate it."
In the same interview, Trujillo expressed why international tours are so important to Metallica: "It is pretty special for us and that doesn't happen to every band on the planet. We're still lucky to be around and relevant in a lot of people's eyes."
He continued: "To look out in the crowd and see young kids out there, too: teenagers and kids, who were, like, 5 years old when we came out here last time, headbanging is really exciting."
Meanwhile, Metallica are preparing to release their innovative movie "Through the Never" which blends concert footage with a gripping story about a young crew member whose life is about to turn upside down. Watch the bombastic trailer here:
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