Metallica and Lou Reed Release 90-Second Clip of First Single from Collaboration Album ‘Lulu’
When announced earlier in the summer, the collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed seemed to come out of left field. Now the sounds from their sessions have materialized into album Lulu, and they released a 90-second clip of their first single “The View” recently. A shorter preview of the song appeared last week. Watch and listen to the recent preview below:
What do you think? Albeit an odd title, Lulu is inspired by a 1913 play by German writer Frank Wededkind about the life of an abused dancer. The posers for the release reflect this theme and were recently banned from display in London Underground trains and stations.
While the album had neither a distributor nor release date a few months ago, Lulu is now scheduled to hit stores on October 31 in the U.K. and on November 1 in the U.S. The tracklisting will include:
'Cheat On Me'
A recent statement about Lulu said: “Originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin, but after coming together with the Metallica boys for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together.
“Lou was inspired enough by that performance to recently ask the band to join him in taking his theatrical 'Lulu' piece to the next level and so starting in early May of this year we were all camped out recording at HQ studios in Northern California, bringing us to today and ten complete songs.''
If you are a Metallica or Lou Reed fan, are you planning to purchase Lulu?
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