Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Did they really need to get him to make this video? From the epic disappointment of an album, Lulu
This is Lou Reed/Metallica two-in-one post. First off, the band performed on Later… with Jools Holland yesterday, and if you are really into torturing yourself, or staring at train wrecks that you can't look away from, then this clip is for you! The band performs "Iced Honey," the same track that Darren Aronofsky is going to make a music video for, and pretty much the only coherent song on Lulu. (more…)
Darren Aronofsky is one of my all-time favorite directors, with Requiem For A Dream and The Wrestler amongst my all-time favorite movies (the former much more so than the latter). Fun fact: Aronofsky went to the same high school as I did (Edward R. Murrow High, represent!) and a lot of Requiem was shot in the neighborhood I grew up in. I always considered him a smart guy. Which is why I am shocked, SHOCKED, that he has agreed to direct a music video for Lou Reed & Metallica. The video will be for the track "Iced Honey," which is easily the most song-like piece on the whole album. For a full, in-depth review of Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu, click here.
So, Lulu came out this week, and people hate it so much, Lou Reed is being threatened. Okay, maybe not actually being threatened, but at least he knows Lulu sucks: (more…)
Everybody knows famed pop-culture author Chuck Klosterman is a metalhead, as he wrote a book about discovering it while growing up in Fargo. So it was quite interesting to read his take on the abominable collaboration between Lou Reed & Metallica, and the man couldn't be more biting and on point. I highly recommend reading his review on Grantland, where he is very fair and even handed, praising the musicians for their bravery but ultimately hating the outcome. My favorite line from the review is "if the Red Hot Chili Peppers acoustically covered the 12 worst Primus songs for Starbucks, it would still be (slightly) better than this." Ouch!
Lou Reed and Metallica are being very coy and selective when it comes to releasing new music from their highly-anticipated disaster, Lulu, but today they have released a 30 second snippet of each track on the record. Is it bad? Yes. Atrocious? Maybe not. It's bad… but not St. Anger bad. Take a listen for yourself: (more…)
We've been having a good time poking fun at this (in our opinion) terrible collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica for a few weeks now. Turns out the fine folks at Metal Insider are having fun with it too, as they compiled the song to exclude all of Reed's geriatric spoken word and just include Metallica's silly hooks. The result? Slightly more co-herent, but still incredibly silly. I AM THE TABLET!
We know Lars Ulrich is a troll in the vertical sense of the word, but also in the figurative U MAD?? sense too? In a recent circlejerk interview in RollingStone, all the players in this Lulu trainwreck were interviewed and Lars gave a choice quote to the magazine: (more…)
Same song as last week, except
we're up to 90 seconds we hear the whole load of crap, instead of 30 seconds. Sorry, just cant' get into it.
I don't know why I even thought that the Metallica & Lou Reed collaboration would be bearable. I thought Death Magnetic was alright, but I'm not exactly clamoring to listen to it again. For some reason though, I thought the addition of Lou Reed might ignite some sort of spark in the band. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! From this 30 second sample of the a track titled "The View," I have pretty much gathered that this album will be a disappointment to me. My expectations are immediately lowered. It's my own fault really.
The full single comes out September 27th, and the album, Lulu hits stores November 1st.
So the cover art was revealed for the highly anticipated Lou Reed & Metallica collaboration, Lulu. While the artwork isn't revolutionary or anything, it does make sense given the concept of the album. Ultimately what matters is the music, and I have a feeling we will be hearing some very soon (most likely after Labor Day). If you are the type of person who gets excited over tracklistings, well then, do I have a gift for you. Some names of tracks include: (more…)
If you didn't already know, Metallica is making an album with Lou Reed, former frontman for the legendary Velvet Underground. While not much was previously known about the album, updates are trickling in.There is a release date: November 1, 2011 in North America and October 31 for the rest of the world. There is also a concept, as explained on the album's official site: (more…)
I have a reserved level of optimism about the upcoming Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration. Other than the initial story we posted a few weeks ago, there has been no progress, until a site recently launched at loureedmetallica.com featuring the photo you see attached to this post. Um, ok. How about some music guys?
Talk about a meeting of the minds. In a collaboration that could either be really great, or really terrible (or just literally the sum of their parts), Metallica announced on their official site that they have just wrapped recording sessions with the legendary Lou Reed, he of The Velvet Underground fame, and an all-around music innovator. The band met Reed at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and decided to make a record together. Here is the full statement from the band: (more…)