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Metallica To Make New Album With Rick Rubin

Metallica will be teaming up with producer Rick Rubin again for their next album, a follow up to 2008′s Death Magnetic, according to bassist Robert Trujillo. In an interview with 93.7 KCLB Rocks! Radio Trujillo explained the group’s relationship to Rubin, who they believe has a “zen guru spirit.”

“Yeah, I love working with Rick. Rick, to me, he’s sort of a Zen guru spirit that Metallica needs right now, he said. “Not to say that we need it, because we’re getting along incredibly well, we’re really excited to write some new music. There’s no shortage of riffage in Metallica world right now. And I think it’s only gonna get better.”

Before heading back into the studio though, the band will playing a few more special shows. “The Big Four” dates with fellow thrash legends Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will take place in Europe, South America and Southern Asia, and India.

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