Hey, I was reading the blabbermouth.net forums the other day when I thought of something. This article said that Metallica is finishing their six months of writing music before heading into the studio to record their new album with Rick Rubin in July... I'm predicting that Linkin Park will be heading into the production studio to record by around late April/early May by the way things are going so far. The song ideas have been narrowed down from 70 to 32 in 3 or 4 months. Rob said earlier on the lpu they will narrow it down to 15 when they begin recording... But my question is will Rick Rubin be working with Metallica and Linkin Park at the same time? Maybe Rubin is planing on finishing with Linkin Park by June so he can commence working with Metallica in July? Is this why Mike said the album will come out July, August, or September? I thought I heard someone say that Rubin is known to work faster than Don Gillmore when recording? What do you think?