After previously confirming to the press that they will tap Rick Rubin to produce their new album, legendary rockers ZZ Top look forward to go all the way with the renown producer by signing to his label American Recordings. According to their manager Carl Stubner, by fully collaborating with Rubin, the band hopefully can enjoy a commercial success as well as critical revitalization at the same time.
Moreover, on the upcoming studio set Stubner stated that the band will try to create a kind of pop friendly '80s sound. Revealing about the new things that the band will be doing on their upcoming LP, the manager said, "We thought this was a great brand that was kind of dusty. My goal was to polish it and do certain things they hadn't done before."
Previously, the band's guitarist Billy Gibbons has confirmed that they are tapping Rubin to produce their upcoming record stating, "That starts pretty soon. We just inked a deal with Rick Rubin that will be announced shortly." Billy also believes that collaborating with the famous producer will be "a nice excursion."
However, before finishing the new album, the band will be hitting the road to stage some concerts that will start in Oporto, Portugal on July 4. After that the rockers will also co-headline about 18-concerts in North America alongside country duo Brooks & Dunn.