Rick Rubin produces new Metallica

    Metallica”’s follow-up to 2003”’s St. Anger is to be released in late spring of 2008 and will, says drummer Lars Ulrich, harken back to the band”’s sound from the 80s, but ””a lot more melodic.”” Rick Rubin has produced the new record which currently has possible working titles[more:] 19, 10, German Soup, Glass Cow, and Black Squirrel. The band”’s usual producer, Bob Rock is markedly absent. Ulrich claims working with ””a different set of circumstances and dynamics”” was necessary for their sanity and the survival of Metallica. [NME]