Posted in metal | music on June 16, 2011

Metallica

"A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that's "not really 100 percent a Metallica record." While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.

Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together. Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months. In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we're not exactly sure when you'll hear it, we're beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week.

A true innovator and easily one of the most influential songwriters, musicians, and performers in rock music history, Lou's work with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist has such an enduring quality that he has long been revered and respected by us and many of our peers. We can't wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates . . . we'll be back with more details as they come together." [Metallica.com]

Lou Reed takes part in the free Hal Willner show happening in Prospect Park tonight (6/16). Maybe he'll join Metallica when they hit Yankee Stadium.

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Comments (41)

LOLz

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 10:53 AM

Tai Chi with Trujillo, and anal sex with Ulrich.
Surprised it hasn't happened sooner.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 10:56 AM

:/

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 10:56 AM

wat

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:03 AM

cool push ups, bro.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:06 AM

Am I having a fever dream? Yuckggghhhh

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:13 AM

i can't make up my mind whether or not this will be good. if it makes pitchfork's best new music, then i'll like it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:21 AM

I've stated this numerous of times. Why, do fucking why, artists think they can 'expand' beyond their musical boundaries and pull this shit off. Just stick to what you are good at. Jesusfuckingchrist.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:23 AM

I don't expect much out of this album, but I'm at least curious to hear it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:24 AM

Dig Metallica.....but that rec has disaster written all over it.

Posted by Blag the destroyer | June 16, 2011 11:31 AM

"Exit (white) light!!"

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:38 AM

Metal Machine Music

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:58 AM

I have a feeling that i'll actually like this. And that the meat n' potato metal boneheads won't.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:08 PM

What sucks about Metallica, is that they're stuck being Metallica. Even if they want to express themselves artistically in other ways, they're stuck inside the Metallica box. People's perceptions of what they're supposed to be, are too confining.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:10 PM

As long as they're not making a country record so that they'll get radio airplay, like other lame mainstream bands have done over the last few years, I don't mind. They're doing something because they want to, and because they can. For that, I give them props.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:16 PM

It couldn't be any worse than St. Anger.


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:17 PM

Metallica + Lou Reed = My Bloody Valentine
LOLZ

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:18 PM

12:17. Nothing is worse than St.Anger. Bottom of the heap.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:22 PM

Viscious-aaaaaah

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:36 PM

Some Kind Of Blue Mask
The Sweet Jane That Should Not Be

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:37 PM

Yeah, I agree 12:22.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 12:38 PM

you flush it out, you flush it out

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 1:11 PM

Ride The Coney Island Baby

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 1:33 PM

If u like Lou Reed you will like his music idea. I have listen before u this time. I dont know metallica

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 1:35 PM

you know this is going to be terrible

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 1:56 PM

What we can all hope for here is that Lou's famous attitude will cause a big fight. James will punch him the mouth. They both will fall off the wagon and make good music again. Gotta be optimistic folks!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:01 PM

Oh man this can only be terrible

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:01 PM

2 Legends finally unite...This will be EPIC!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:04 PM

Prediction: better than The Velvet Underground.

Posted by streetdude | June 16, 2011 2:27 PM

Prediction: music to eat hummus with.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:44 PM

Better Than Transformer!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:44 PM

You hit MEEEEEHHHHHH with a FLOWWWAAAAAHHH-YEAAAAAHHH!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:53 PM

this is not the best band anymore, I like

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:54 PM

"Better Than Transformer!"

The new Worse Than Hitler, ladies and gentlesirs!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 2:56 PM

better than robyn's pen is

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 3:34 PM

Fade To Perfect Day

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 5:11 PM

this is what happens when you have too much money

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 5:18 PM

Bad judgement by both parties. Any attempt at bridging the gap between "musical generations" is horseshit. This stuff is reserved for jackholes like Jimmy Buffett and lame-o country acts.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 6:12 PM

I just don't understand this... It's like mixing hummus and grape jam!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 7:04 PM

Velvetallica Underground

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 9:14 AM

FUCKING MEDIA!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 10:08 AM

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