Among the internet rumors swirling about whom Madonna has pegged to produce her next album, one of the more surprising names was Grammy Award-winning rock producer Brendan O’Brien, who also worked with Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and Bruce Springsteen.
HitFix.com reached out to O’Brien for another story, but they couldn't resist asking him about Madonna. He goodnaturedly reminded them not to believe everything we read.
"No one has contacted me about working with Madonna," he says. "Someone actually showed me something today that said that Bruce Springsteen was going to fire me because I'd worked with Madonna. It was awesome. It's really hilarious. I'm a huge fan of Madonna’s but no one has talked to me. The internet is bulls***. You can write that down."
Duly noted. Similarly, after reports also mentioned DJ A-Trak, he reached out to say his comments about working with Madge were taken out of context.
Representatives for both David Guetta and Fernando Garibay told MTV that comments about their involvement with Madonna were also inaccurate.