Blog points us to a soundcloud stream of the album track the view, which you can. Nov 01, 2015 after lou reed died of liver disease on oct. Lou reed march 2, 1942 october 27, 20 was an american rock artist originally from brooklyn, new york, usa. Sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts. Lou reed and metallica and the first official video of the project lulu. On october 16, 2011, robert trujillo confirmed that the band was back in the studio and writing new material. The conception of the collaboration project began in 2009 when both metallica and lou reed performed at the rock and roll hall of fames 25th anniversary concert.
Lou reed says he wants to make a second album with metallica. Especially while a member of the the velvet underground in the 1960s, reed broke new ground for the rock genre in several important dimensions, introducing more mature and intellectual themes to what was then considered a largely simplistic genre of music. With kirk hammett, james hetfield, metallica, lou reed. Lulu is a musical collaboration between lou reed and metallica. Watching interviews with lou and metallica made some of us understand how much this project meant to them, and made me personally spend a great deal of time listening to the lyrics and the music. In february 2011, metallica guitarist kirk hammett announced that in may 2011 the group would start working on something thats. Neo808 said, this is not a metallica album now with that said.
Excellent overview of lou reed s solo career and several tracks from his career with the velvet underground. Although metallica will headline the download festival in the uk in june. This is by far the worst album i have heard in all of 2011, and in the top ten personal worst of alltime, right up there with none other than, st. Lou reed doesnt just write about squalid characters, he allows them to leer and breathe in their own voices, and he colors familiar landscapes through their own eyes. Licensed to youtube by sme on behalf of rca records label. A promotional video for lou reed and metallicas 2011 single the view. Solar music rights management, pedl, latinautor, emi music. Lou reed mostly consisted of flaccid versions of songs dating back to the velvet days, and he could have really used the group to punch them up, as proved by the many outtake versions of these tunes that he actually recorded with the velvet underground some of which didnt surface until about 25 years later. This album featured the remaining six tracks from lou reeds storming late 1973 new york city concert that were not included on 1974s rock n roll animal and the subsequent expanded cd release. Lewis allan reed march 2, 1942 october 27, 20 was an american musician, singer, songwriter and poet. Berlin is the third solo studio album by american musician lou reed, released in july 1973 by rca records. Oct 27, 20 lou reed, velvet underground leader and rock pioneer, dead at 71 new york legend, who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, underwent a liver transplant in may.
The unlikely musical pairing has teamed up for the. Lars ulrich later said lou reed challenged him to a street fight. New york is the fifteenth solo studio album by american musician lou reed, released in january 1989 by sire records the album received universal critical success upon release, and is widely considered to be among reed s strongest solo efforts. The former velvet underground singer is head over heels for the band that wrote enter. 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 view video 2011 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. B ased on the work of early 20thcentury expressionist playwright frank wedekind, lulu features some of lou reeds more challenging lyrics set to metallicas misfiring metal. Lou reed and the raven april 6, 2003 over the past few decades, iconic musician lou reed has worked with a gallery of talented visual and performing artists andy warhol, the velvet. C 1972 rca records a division of sony music entertainment. Apr 05, 20 rock and roll has never lacked for singular characters, and amongst that cavalcade of the insanely great and greatly insane, lewis allen lou reed takes second chair to nobody. Lulu is a collaboration album between rock singersongwriter lou reed and heavy metal band.
Metallica and lou reeds lulu is actually excellent. The guardian view columnists letters opinion videos cartoons. It is inspired by german expressionist writer frank wedekinds plays earth spirit and pandoras box, which tell the story of a young abused dancers life and relationships, and are now collectively known as the lulu plays. Lulu is a music studio album recording by metallica prog relatedprogressive rock released in 2011 on cd, lp vinyl andor cassette. After that performance, the two entities began kicking around the idea of making a record together, but didnt start working togethe.
The recording of the album was problematic at times. Metallica and lou reeds lulu is actually excellent the atlantic. Quotations by lou reed, american musician, born march 2, 1942. The career of lou reed defied capsule summarization.
Lou reed is the guy who gave dignity and poetry and rock n roll to smack, speed. In its original form, it features five songs, four of which were initially recorded by the velvet underground. A concept album, berlin tells the story of a couples struggle with drug addiction and abuse. Ring is the fifth studio album by american rock musician lou reed, released as a double album in july 1975 by rca records. Lou reed sweet jane from rock n roll animal youtube. In this interview from 2011, reed and metallica defended their controversial collaboration album lulu to neil mccormick. Reed also released 5 video albums and 11 music videos. The truth is it is the product of genuine love and passion, still exhilarating and bursting with possibility four decades on.
Transformer is the second solo studio album by american recording artist lou reed. It stars master ren guang yi, lou s longtime tai chi teacher, and features a cameo appearance by and the music of lou. Lou reed born march 2, 1942 in brooklyn, new york, usa died october 27, 20, southampton, new york, usa was an american rock musician, songwriter and photographer. Many say they find it repetitive, but the mighty metallica is in absolute true form here. The view directed by darren aronofsky from the album lulu. Lulu is a 95minute double album of droning, grinding, freeform. Lulu is a collaboration album between rock singersongwriter lou reed and heavy metal band metallica. Especially while a member of the the velvet underground in the 1960s, reed broke new ground for the rock genre in several important dimensions, introducing more mature and intellec. Both discs have excellent sound quality available at a bargain price, this is the set to get for anyone new to the great man. It was released on october 31, 2011 by warner bros. He was the rhythmlead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the velvet underground and had a solo career that spanned five. Lou reeds forthcoming metallica collaboration is the best the best thing i ever did, he claimed this week.
The riffs may seem somewhat limited compared to classic metallica albums, but it complements lou reeds spoken word style really well. The discography of the american rock musician lou reed consists of 22 studio albums and live albums, and 44 singles. Stephan berwick, friend and tai chi brother of lou, has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund a featurelength version of final weapon final weapon was originally released in 2010 as a short film. Licensed to youtube by emi music publishing, umpi, global music rights llc, bmi broadcast music inc. Lou reed and metallica will appear on the bbcs later with jools holland on november 8 and 11. And offcourse lou reed and all the members of metallica.
Sep 07, 2008 lou reed andys chest classic rock dojo. The project was revealed to be a collaboration with lou reed once the recording of the album had been completed in june 2011. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. In the process, reed has created a body of music that comes as close to disclosing the parameters of human loss and recovery as were likely to find. He was the rhythmlead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band the velvet underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The album is the final fulllength studio recording project that reed was involved in before his death in october 20. The view is a single by american singer lou reed and american heavy metal band metallica. I dont think weve ever felt this free, ulrich admitted.
Lou reed biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Metallica lyrics the view with lou reed i am a chorus of the voices that gather up the magnets set before me i attract you and repel you a science of the heart and blood and meaning the coldness of most beauties. Metallica and lou reed record joint album music the. Lou reed, velvet underground leader and rock pioneer, dead at. News, discografia, traduzioni, testi e tutto cio che riguarda lou. Full movie metallica making of death magnetic dvd 2008 duration. All songs on this album are based on songs originally written by lou reed for the play lulu. Music video by lou reed performing walk on the wild side audio. Rock n roll animal is a live album by american musician lou reed, released in february 1974 by rca records. In february 2011, metallica guitarist kirk hammett announced that in may 2011 the group would start working on something thats not 100 percent a metallica record. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. In 1974, after the commercial disaster of his album berlin, lou reed needed a hit, and rock n roll animal was a rare display of commercial acumen on his part, just the right album at just the right time. The first fulllength taste of lou reed and metallica s collaborative album, lulu, is here.
A departure from the rest of his catalog, the album features no songs or even recognizably structured compositions, eschewing melody and rhythm for modulated feedback and guitar effects, mixed at varying speeds by reed. The kids, one of berlins hardesthitting tracks, was initially inspired by lous thenwife, bettye kronstad, who had been taken by the state from her mother at the age of five. It stars master ren guang yi, lous longtime tai chi teacher, and features a cameo appearance by and the music of lou. Slowly drawing the curtain back on the track the view made matters worse much worse and most people sold their stock but quick, leaving nothing left for. Lulu is a collaborative album between rock singersongwriter lou reed and heavy metal band metallica. The first book includes 20 pages of photographs by anton corbijn. Final weapon was originally released in 2010 as a short film. The first full track from metallicas controversial collaboration with lou reed has been emerged. Sep 17, 2007 in 1975, lou reed released metal machine music, a notorious, 65minute noise opus comprised almost entirely of guitar feedback. Stephan berwick, friend and tai chi brother of lou, has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund a featurelength version of final weapon. Nov 26, 20 music video by lou reed performing walk on the wild side audio.
The diva of american rock critics, lester bangs, has described the decline of reeds artistry thusly. It was recorded in san rafael, california, during april to june 2011, after reed had. Lou reed s 1975 album has been called one of the worst albums ever made. Kirk hammett, lars ulrich, lou reed, rob trujillo and. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the velvet underground, and his subsequent solo career spanned five decades. He said, the writing process for the new metallica album has begun. All songs 2011 lou reed music bmicreeping death music ascap. The album is considered an influential landmark of the glam rock genre, anchored by reed s most successful single, walk on the wild side, which touched on thencontroversial topics of sexual orientation, gender identity, prostitution, and drug use. Lou reed says he wants to make a second album with metallica this article is more than 8 years old grizzled icon not bothered by reaction of the.740 1449 1006 1167 215 1128 251 1421 1226 1213 1088 725 183 351 499 227 817 644 217 535 545 433 51 991 917 1099 979 303 1137 28 851 1042 447 71