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article imageLou Reed and Metallica announce collaborative album

By Sam Halaby     Jun 16, 2011 in Entertainment
Metallica and former-Velvet Underground rock legend Lou Reed have teamed up for a joint record which is nearing completion.
Metallica have announced that they are nearing completion of a full-length album collaboration with rock legend and former Velvet Underground front-man Lou Reed.
Reed told Rolling Stone that he knew from the day him and the band first played together that the collaboration would be a “marriage made in heaven” and witnessed “perfection” in the project.
The band first performed with Reed in October 2009 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. At that time, Reed and Metallica had discussed the idea of collaborating on a record together, originally planned to be a Metallica-style revamp of Reed’s classic material.
“It feels like we’re a different band, in a situation we’ve never been in before,” guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone.
According to Metallica’s official blog, Hammett leaked the project a few months ago, that they were working on a new project that would not be “100 per cent a Metallica record”.
While Ulrich says that the album is “90 per cent complete”, there are no plans of release as of yet, as neither Reed nor Metallica are currently signed to any record label.
Two songs on the 10-track joint effort, which is yet-to-be-titled, are entitled ‘Pumping Blood’ and ‘Mistress Dread’.
Over the years since the band’s formation three decades ago, Metallica has collaborated on recordings with producers such as Bob Rock and Rick Rubin, composer Michael Kamen.
Metallica has even collaborated on a rap-track with Ja Rule on a Swizz Beatz-produced track entitled “We Did It Again” in 2002.
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