Metallica’s Rob Trujillo: ‘We’ve started working on next album’

Band's bass player reveals follow-up to 'Lulu' collaboration could arrive soon

Metallica have started working on their new album, says bass player Rob Trujillo.

The metal giants are about to release ‘Lulu’, on which they teamed up with Lou Reed.

Trujillo told that Metallica “have been busy writing and recording”.

He continued:

We’ve got a couple of new songs we have been working on the past couple of weeks. The writing process for the new Metallica album has begun. We’ve been in the studio with Rick Rubin, working on a couple of things, and we’re going to be recording during the most of next year.

He went on to say the quartet have got a lot of work ahead of them, “but the great thing is that we have sort of already jumped off the launch pad and we’re swimming. It’s happening. It’s reality.”

Trujillo, formerly a member of Suicidal Tendencies, added Metallica’s 2008 record ‘Death Magnetic’ was the launch pad for “the beginning of something very, very cool”.