Metallica and Lou Reed‘s collaboration — which I like to call Metallouca — will an album on November 1 and that album will be called Lulu. I was so busy with my day job yesterday that I forgot to get this exciting news up.
“The musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, Lulu, is coming your way this fall and this space will be your spot for all things Loutallica,” the collaboration’s site proclaims. “We want to start sharing with you just how the Lulu project, recorded at HQ just a few short months ago, is coming together. As you can see this site is a work in progress and the plan is to build it before your very eyes. Please bear with us while we piece it all together!”
That’s a cool idea. I knew a guy who had an idea like that once — to update a site in piece meal fashion. That never happened though.
Lulu was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind’s plays “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box,” which tell a story of a young abused dancer’s life and relationships; they’re now collectively known as the “Lulu Plays.”
Originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production, but after coming together with Metallica for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009, “all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together,” the press release says. “Lou was inspired enough by that performance to recently ask the band to join him in taking his theatrical ‘Lulu’ piece to the next level and so starting in early May of this year we were all camped out recording at HQ studios in Northern California, bringing us to today and ten complete songs.”
Ten songs. I’m interested to hear this, but expectations are low.