Hear Metallica, Lou Reed Collaboration

And check album cover
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Listen to a 30 seconds preview of the Metallica & Lou Reed collaboration, 'The View', and check out the cover art for the full album to be called 'LULU'.

Below you can hear a preview of 'The View', taken from the album, due out on 31st October. Speaking about the collaboration Metallica's James Hetfield said: “We were very interested in working with Lou. I had these giant question marks: What’s it going to be like? What’s going to happen? So it was great when he sent us the lyrics for the Lulu body of work. It was something we could sink our teeth into. I could take off my singer and lyricist hat and concentrate on the music part. These were very potent lyrics, with a soundscape behind them for atmosphere. Lars and I sat there with an acoustic and let this blank canvas take us where it needed to go. It was a great gift, to be asked to stamp ‘TALLICA on it. And that’s what we did.”

Reed adds “We had to bring Lulu to life in a sophisticated way, using rock, and the hardest power rock you could come up with would have to be Metallica. They live on that planet. We played together, and I knew it: dream come true. This is the best thing I ever did. And I did it with the best group I could possibly find. By definition, everybody involved was honest. This has come into the world pure. We pushed as far as we possibly could within the realms of reality.”

“It’s definitely not a Metallica album, or a Lou Reed album,” adds Hammett. “It’s something else. It’s a new animal, a hybrid.”

Listen to 'The View' below.

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