Metallica Walk On The Wild Side: Heavy Metalists Record An Album With Lou Reed

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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.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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