Friday, 17 June 2011

Music: Lou Reed + Metallica = Win?

The fine people in Metallica revealed yesterday that they have completed an album with legendary musician and rock icon Lou Reed.


Lou Reed, founding member and lead songwriter of the influential The Velvet Underground (check out my previous article on them here), and weathered solo artist, has created such classics like "A Walk on the Wild Side", "Heroin", "Berlin", and the first album totally created from white noise and loud sound samples, aptly named Metal Machine Music.


Audio has yet to be released from the album, but I would expect the sound to lie closer to Load-era Metallica, more so heavy classic rock then the band's early thrash sound or the latest Metallica record Death Magnetic.

The best I can give in regards to what the album might sound like would be this joint performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert, where Metallica backed Lou in a rendition of his Velvet Underground songs "White Light/White Heat" and "Sweet Jane". I would say the WL/WH performance was the better job, but as there aren't many quality copies available, here's the Sweet Jane performance.


  • What is your reaction to this news?
  • Do you have a favorable opinion of Metallica these days?
  • LOOOOOUUUUUUU.
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21 comments:

  1. Haven't paid much attention to Metallica ever since St Anger was released. Let's hope its good!

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  2. I haven't listened to Metallica in a long time, but this might be pretty good!

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  3. Oh dear god yes please!!!!

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  4. Metallica aint been good for 15 years but this could be interesting

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  5. I thought they were just a touring band and stopped recording

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  6. Ugh, Metallica hasn't been good since the mid 80s. I'm kind of insulted lou reed is working with them, shouldn't he be doing better things? Lou is awesome though.

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  7. Used to be a hardcore Metallica fan a few years back but now I just care about their new music.

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  8. This is a nice blog, I really like the colors. Metallica still rocks, hard, in my opinion.

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  9. I'm not going to lie, it's great when a band makes a new album, but I haven't really listned to Metallica, only when friends play it. Following :>

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  10. Nice. Been a big fan of Metallica for a while.

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  11. Not a huge metallica fan, but that's pretty cool

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  12. So awesome! :D loving the blog man!

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  13. Nice to know, bro. Thank you for the info, i love metallica!

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  14. Metallica rocks!
    But I need to learn more about that Lou Reed. :)

    Followed!

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  15. I'm very curious about the album.

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  16. I loved Metallica growing up, not so much anymore.

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  17. Of course Win, there's no doubt about it.

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