Friday, October 14, 2011

VIDEO: Lou Reed & Metallica talk about Lulu

“Lulu,” the collaborative work between Lou Reed and Metallica, sees its release on Halloween, which somehow seems appropriate: based on the initial reaction of Metallica fans, this album may scare the hell out a lot of them.

The project is definitely going to take Metallica fans out of their comfort zone, as evident by the fan-created version of the first track, “The View” – which sees Reed’s vocals removed and the 6-minute piece trimmed to about half its original length.

“Lulu” also took the musicians out of their comfort zone, and both sides knew they’d be stepping out on a creative ledge.

“It was more like, are you ready to end your career?,” says Reed dryly, in an interview with Arte (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne), a Franco-German TV network. “Every album,” laughs James Hetfield.

Here’s a look at some of that session…

Lou Reed on how the project came together

Lars Ulrich on Robert Wilson

James Hetfield on making music with Lou Reed

James Hetfield on Lou Reed

Lou Reed & Metallica Lou Reed & Metallica

Lou Reed and Metallica – The View

Lou Reed and Metallica – The View
Fan edit: Lou Reed removed from song

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