The Lou Reed & Metallica collaborative album 'Lulu' is without a doubt the most infamous, reviled and debated upon release of 2011. Paolo Gregoletto, bassist for American metalcore band Trivium recently shared his "view" on the album, claiming that any fan who claims to understand 'Lulu' must be on some sort of drug trip.
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The ‘Loutallica’ experience marches on with a recent trip over the pond. Lou Reed & Metallica recently set their sights on entertaining the crowd of the UK based show ‘Later…With Jools Holland.’ Their performance included the original track ‘Iced Honey’ from their recent ‘Lulu’ release and a cover of the Velvet Underground tune ‘White Light/White Heat.’
Multi-award winning director Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct the video for 'Iced Honey,' the second single from Metallica and Lou Reed's 'Lulu' collaboration. Aronofsky had directed some of cinema's most celebrated films such as 'Black Swan,' 'The Fountain' and 'Requiem for a Dream.'
What the hell would "Loutallica" sound like? That was the question on everybody's mind from the very moment Metallica and Lou Reed announced back in June that they had just finished recording an album together. Fans got a small taste of things to come when the art rocker and the metal masters hit the stage together in 2009 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert, tearing through raucous versions of 'Sweet Jane' and 'White Light / White Heat," both classics from Reed's former band, the Velvet Underground.
In a reaction to one of Metallica’s “friends in the digital retail world,” which prematurely uploaded 30-second snippets of all the tracks on ‘Lulu,’ the band’s upcoming collaboration with Lou Reed, “higher quality streams” of snippets of all the songs have officially been posted on the two acts' collaborative website.
Thrash giants Metallica and former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed recently joined forces to create 'Lulu,' an experimental project combining the styles of both acts. Lulu's first single, 'The View' was released on Sept. 27, receiving mixed reviews from critics, including our review of the track, and mostly negative feedback from listeners - 'The View' gathering three-times as many 'dislikes' as 'likes' on the official Lulu YouTube channel. Those metal fans who weren't digging the tune can now listen to the Lulu single without the Lou.
Whether fans will cry foul at the forthcoming collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed remains to be seen. But at least one organization has rejected cover artwork for the experimental project which unites the ex-Velvet Underground frontman with the biggest band in heavy metal: the London Underground.