Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lou Reed & Metallica cover banned by London Underground

There’s no freedom of expression on the London Underground…or, at least when it comes to what ads the subway system will display.

The NME reports the London Underground have banned promo posters for Lou Reed & Metallica's forthcoming album, “Lulu,” from being displayed in stations.

The site reports Transport For London bosses made the decision not to allow the image on tubes, or in stations, after an unnamed “spokesperson” claimed it looked too much like graffiti.

The album cover features a photo of a limbless mannequin with a realistic expression, and the album name written across it.

The LU’s decision not to accept the ad revenue for the album will actually help further promote the release, as word spreads worldwide on this story.

“Lulu” comes out October 31 everywhere except North America, where it’ll be available November 1.

Lou Reed & Metallica Lou Reed & Metallica

Lou Reed & Metallica – The View (preview)

See also:

Metallica: Kirk Hammett guitar straps available
VIDEO: Metallica share Yankee Stadium footage
AUDIO: Lou Reed & Metallica present first Lulu preview
VIDEO: Metallica drummer talks about rocking Yankee Stadium
VIDEO: Metallica, Big 4 jam Motorhead classic at Yankee Stadium
Megadeth are Public Enemy No. 1
VIDEO: Anthrax rock Jimmy Fallon
Metallica and Lou Reed unveil full Lulu song list
VIDEO: Metallica rock San Francisco
Metallica-Lou Reed project confirms release date
Lou Reed and Metallica website launched
Metallica top the hennemusic Hot 10
Metallica/Megadeth supergroup on the horizon?
Metallica’s Black album gets German tribute
July 29: Final day to bid on Metallica meet and greet for charity
Metallica announce 30th Anniversary shows
VIDEO: Metallica rocks Quebec City
VIDEO: Metallica rock Halifax
VIDEO: Metallica rock France
VIDEO: Metallica, Big 4 rock Sonisphere UK
Metallica: Lars Ulrich discusses St. Anger
VIDEO: Metallica rock Quebec City
VIDEO: Big 4 - Watch full Metallica set from Sweden