September 16, 2010 14:49

ZZ Top recruit Rick Rubin for first album in seven years

Bearded rockers also pull in The Black Keys for 15th studio effort

ZZ Top recruit Rick Rubin for first album in seven years
ZZ Top have teamed up with producer Rick Rubin, who has worked with Beastie Boys and Johnny Cash, for their first album in seven years.

The as-yet-untitled record will be the band's 15th studio album and their first since 2003's 'Mescalero'.

"He's very instrumental in striking a resonant chord," frontman Billy Gibbons told of Rubin's involvement. "He's able to find ways to pull things out that you might not know were there in the first place."

The band have also recruited The Black Keys to play on the record, which is due out later this year.

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