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July 26, 2006

The Velvet Revolver camp is in talks with heavyweight producer Rick Rubin to man the boards for their upcoming disc.

“We’ve been talking to Rick Rubin,” drummer Matt Sorum told ABC Radio. “So hopefully he’s gonna come on board, because I think he’s just a great song guy.

“He’s listened to a lot of our riffs and different parts that we have. He’s a very honest guy, and even if he doesn’t produce us, he’s given us a good sense of what we need to go for, and that’s just great songs.”

The band is in the middle of writing songs for the album, which is going by the working title “Libertad.”

Their debut disc, “Contraband,” entered the Canadian charts at No. 1 back in June of 2004.

Rubin’s 2006 production credits include Johnny Cash’s “American V: Hundred Highways,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Stadium Arcadium,” Dixie Chicks’ “Taking the Long Way,” and the upcoming Audioslave effort, “Like a Stone.”

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