March 23, 2017

Metallica, Lou Reed collaborate on new album


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Metal super group Metallica hasn’t released a full-blown album since 2008’s “Death Magnetic,” but a report says the band is composing new music with an unlikely partner.

Metallica and Lou Reed have collaborated on a 10-track studio album that marries the trash-metal band’s bombastic arrangements to Reed’s unique storytelling methods through song.

“A marriage made in heaven,” Reed tells Rolling Stone magazine in an exclusive interview. “I knew it from the first day we played together: ‘Oh, man, this is perfection, right in front of me.'”

“I don’t think we’ve ever felt this free,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich added. “There’s nothing that’s totally outside of the boundary for us, nothing that feels like ‘Oh, what happens if we go there?’ The strength of [Reed and Metallica] is it feels like we cannot land on a wrong place.”

While the album is “90 perfect finished,” according to Ulrich, there are no release plans at this time. “We are free to go wherever,” Ulrich says. “I’m obviously psyched for people to hear this, in whatever way we feel is right.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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