Metallica records new album with Lou Reed
Well……this is interesting. If you remember, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett said that the band was planning on releasing a new album that wasn’t a 100% Metallica album. Confusing as that was, we went along with it and eventually let that statement float into the background…until now.
The band released a statement saying that they just finished recording a brand new, full-length album with Lou Reed. Yeah, the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed. The statement reads, “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.” The end result is a 10-track album featuring songs named “Pumping Blood” and “Mistress Dread.”
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Reed called the collaboration “a marriage made in heaven” adding “I knew it from the first day we played together: ‘Oh, man, this is perfection, right in front of me.’” Plus, Reed and Metallica are no strangers to performing together. They performed two songs at the 25th anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts at Madison Square Garden in 2009.
Hmmm…I mean, I guess this should be considered cool but…I just don’t know. Granted, it’s cool that Metallica has finished a new album already and we’ll hopefully get to hear it soon but….Lou Reed? Really? Well I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. But for now, let’s reminisce.
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