According to Inter Sandman, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett stopped by The METALLICA Club chat room yesterday. Amongst the things mentioned by the pair were the following:* It was confirmed the band is jamming on some RAMONES material for inclusion on the upcoming RAMONES tribute CD (to which METALLICA are said to be contributing a version of "We're a Happy Family")
* Producer Bob Rock is still filling in bass, but does not wish to join the band — due mostly to touring commitments.
* Lars talked to former bassist Jason Newsted from the road last week and everything was good. The band stopped by Club HQ after a day in the studio. This followed a scheduled MetClub chat about merchandise/memberships, but Lars and Kirk were not due to appear and just hopped on spontaneously.