Metallica & Lou Reed of Velvet Underground fame – it doesn’t sound like a likely combo to me! How about you?
But that’s the announcement from the Bay Area thrashers, stating that their follow up to 2008’s Death Magnetic is atleast 10 songs which the guys in the band have recorded with the New York music veteran. M/s Lars, James, Kirk & Rob performed with Reed during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts in New York City in 2009, and the collaboration prompted them to start planning a project together. A statement from the band confirms that they have just completed a few months’ work with Reed in their San Francisco studio and finished recording a 10 track album.
Calling the former Velvet Underground frontman a legend, the statement reads ”
“Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou… 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 that would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded 10 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.”