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Metallica’s Secret Recording Project Revealed

16 June
Author: Sam

Straight from the horse’s mouth (aka Metallica’s website):

A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that’s “not really 100 percent a Metallica record.”   While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.

Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together.  Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months.  In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we’re not exactly sure when you’ll hear it, we’re beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week.

A true innovator and easily one of the most influential songwriters, musicians, and performers in rock music history, Lou’s work with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist has such an enduring quality that he has long been revered and respected by us and many of our peers.  We can’t wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates . . . we’ll be back with more details as they come together.

How cool is that?!  They were really good together at the Hall of Fame concert, and I could definitely see this combo working on a full album.  According to Ulrich, the album is already 90% done, but there are currently no firm release plans.

What do you think – good idea or bad idea?

-Sam

5 Responses to “Metallica’s Secret Recording Project Revealed”

  1. Sean says:

    This proves Lou Reed’s career has consistently gone downhill since the Velvet Underground.

  2. beyoNdHQ says:

    ye tony for president :D

  3. David says:

    I’m sorry, reading that marketing spiel on Metallica’s website, I can imagine Adam West reading it out dramatically in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. There is no way that any one of the band members wrote that drivel, but why do they insist on using the first person plural?

    I don’t know, Metallica and Lou Reed, both awesome in their day, I’m just kind of over it.