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London, Oct 30: American heavy metal band Metallica has associated with rock musician Lou Reed for new album 'Lulu'.
Both Metallica and Lou Reed have produced the collaborative effort which will release Monday.
This is not the first time that the two have worked together. The metal band backed Reed while performing the 'Sweet Jane' at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Anniversary concert in 2009.
- Diksha Singh
Look, I loved Metallica, prior to the '90s. And I deeply love Lou Reed, even into some of his later and much-maligned solo work. But their performance of "Sweet Jane" at... whatever the hell it was originally performed at, was just terrible. So I've been somewhat apprehensive at the prospect of their new collaborative project, Lulu. And at the risk of furthering my reputation as a deeply cynical, negative bastard, judging from this newly released preview, it's going to suck. The first time I heard this, I thought it was a parody. Then I thought it was some kind of other fake. But it's real. Horribly, horribly real. So it's basically exactly what everybody assumed it would be: Lou deadpans some fake-poetry over a plodding hunger-dunger-dang riff, then James Hetfield comes in and starts braying. Guh. It's too bad downloading killed the [...] »
Not a headline I ever imagined writing as I grumpily listened to And Justice For All... for the thousandth time in high school. (I'm not sure I knew who Lou Reed was.) But, yes, Metallica has recorded an album with Lou Reed, after playing "Sweet Jane" with the downtown legend at a 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame event. The album has no release date, but Rolling Stone says it sounds like "a raging union of [Reed's] 1973 noir classic, Berlin, and Metallica's '86 crusher, Master of Puppets. " (With all due respect to David Fricke, imagining what that sounds like is not as easy as imagining that David Fricke hasn't listened to Master of Puppets in a while.) As a fan of both artists, I can't see this being a natural pairing. Reed likes a groove, and Metallica was always better at [...] »
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