Review: Lou Reed Metallica – Lulu

Saturday, October 29th, 2011



On today’s Rock it Out! Blog, I review the Lou Reed/Metallica album, Lulu. If you haven’t listened to this record yet, it might be better if you don’t. It’s uninspiring and really has no redeeming qualities about it.

Yes, some of the riffs on the album are okay but it’s Lou Reed’s vocals that spoil the whole record. He speaks through the whole album and the lyrics have no… Read More

RiO!B episode – October 27, 2011

Thursday, October 27th, 2011



Metallica working on new material

Rammstein releasing new single in November

Iron Maiden lullaby songsRead More

Stream: 30-second snippets from Lulu

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011



Well it looks like you get an opportunity to spit a bit of early love or hate for Lou Reed and Metallica’s Lulu. Down below you can stream 30-second snippets of the album. It’s in stores on November 1st and based of what I’m hearing I don’t plan on buying this thing. Reed’s voice just kills me. An old man wailing over dark metal riffs aren’t… Read More

Listen: Metallica & Lou Reed – “The View”

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
We first had a 30-second preview. Then the 90-second preview. So why not finally have the whole song? Down below, you can check out "The View" from Metallica and Lou Reed's Lulu which is in stores on November 1st. What are your thoughts? Metallica & Lou Reed - "The View"

The first full-length taste of Lou Reed and Metallica’s… Read More

Listen: 90-second preview of The View from Lulu

Saturday, September 24th, 2011



So remember how a few of us were worried about the 30-second preview of “The View” from Lou Reed and Metallica? We weren’t exactly sure what to think of Lou Reed speaking over a basic sounding Metallica track. But now we have a 90-second preview of the Lulu track up top.Read More

RiO!B episode – September 7, 2011

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011



My Chemical Romance fire drummer

Anthrax U.S. tour dates

Mastodon – “Spectrelight”

Tracklisting… Read More

Check out the tracklisting for Metallica and Lou Reeds Lulu

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011



I never know what to think when I post tracklistings for albums. I mean, you can look at the titles of songs and guess which ones will be the best or which song you’re most excited for based on its name or length. But at the end of the day they’re just words until we get some sound attached to them.

In any case, down below is the tracklisting… Read More

RiO!B episode – August 23, 2011

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011



Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”

Metallica/Lou Reed Album release date

OK Go – “Muppet Theme Song”

Tom Waits releasing… Read More

Metallica and Lou Reed releasing collaborative album on November 1st

Friday, August 19th, 2011
It’s official. Lou Reed and Metallica will release their collaborative album on November 1st in North America while the rest of the world gets it on October 31st. And, according to Reed, this album is “the best thing done by anyone, ever.” With titles like “Pumping Blood” and “Mistress Dread,” the 10 songs on this album could be something extremely heavy…or a massive flop. I guess we’ll wait and see.

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Big Four of Thrash announce US show date

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011



Well, America, our prayers have been answered…kinda.

The Big Four of Thrash – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax – are indeed playing the United States on April 23rd at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Tickets are going on sale Friday, January 28th at 1pm EST via Ticketmaster.com and… Read More