Various news circulating the Lou Reed & Metallica project has surfaced over the last few months. The most notable remarks surrounding the forthcoming work came from Reed who claimed in a June interview that the music they were creating was “awe inspiring” and “possibly the best thing done by anyone, ever“.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said “I don’t think we’ve ever felt this free. There’s nothing that’s totally outside of the boundary for us, nothing that feels like ‘Oh, what happens if we go there?”
Frontman James Hetfield added, “Lars and I listened to [Reed’s demos] and it was like, ‘Wow, this is very different.’ It was scary at first, because the music was so open. But then I thought, ‘This could go anywhere.‘”
The project, entitled ‘Lulu’ is to be released in the US on November 1st, and on October 31st in all other territories. Lou Reed is not currently under contract with a label and Metallica completed their contract with Warner Bros with the release of ‘Death Magnetic’, back in September 2009.
Titles on the forthcoming disc includes ‘Pumping Blood’ and ‘Mistress Dread’, but at this time, no full track listing has been revealed.
Click here to watch a full Metallica gig from Sweden 2011.