(Classic Rock) Metallica aim to stick with producer Rick Rubin to work on the album they'll record in 2013.
He wasn't involved in Lulu, last year's collaboration with Lou Reed, but he worked on 2008′s Death Magnetic and its little-brother follow-up Beyond Magnetic.
"He's a different kind of producer. He's challenging. He's a very cut and dried, to-the-point kind of producer – but he's also very open to lots of ideas." Frontman James Hetfield tells Metal Hammer. "The main thing for us was getting to the core and essence of Metallica, and that's the reason we chose to work with him. He gets the best out of artists who have been around for a while, I believe. That's what we wanted him for." more on this story