We have hinted at it before, but it's official. Metallica has recorded
a full-length album with Lou Reed. An odd pairing? Not really. The
heavy metallurgists bonded with the Velvet Underground founder when they
performed together at the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2009. Ever since they've returned
to the idea of doing something together.
The real tip-off was Bay Area
residents kept seeing a curly-haired man with glasses who looked a lot like
Reed. But it turns out it was Lou Reed, who has logged in time at Metallica's HQ
over the past few months. According to a report on Metallica's website, they wrapped
up the sessions last week and have recorded ten songs to show for it.
As of yet, there is no firm release date, but we'll keep you updated with the salacious details as we get them. Things like what foods Lou Reed wanted in the communal refrigerator, if he practiced Qi Gong in their parking lot, and whether the songs are all new collaborations.