With new bassist Robert Trujillo replacing Jason Newsted, Metallica tell MTV News that they have never sounded stronger. “The first time we played with Rob, [producer] Bob [Rock] was in the control room,” drummer Lars Ulrich said. “And as I had a tendency to do when we had different guys come in, I’d sneak into the control room and go, ‘Yeah? Well? How’s it sound?’ When Rob was playing, Bob looked at me and said, ‘That’s the best the band’s ever sounded off the floor.’ And I was like, ‘OK, cool. It sounds like that out in the room, too’.” Read more.