Published Jun 29, 2011Earlier this month, Metallica took us by surprise with the revelation that they had recorded an album with Lou Reed. Now, Lou Reed has opened up about the project in an interview, explaining that it will be based on songs he wrote for a staging of Frank Wedekind's Lulu plays.
Speaking with New York Magazine [via The Daily Swarm], Reed explained that despite its theatrical origins, the project won't hit the stage. "I don't think Metallica want to be a band on Broadway!" he said. "They're metalheads. They're not going to do that."
"But the version of the Lulu music I did with Metallica is awe-inspiring," he continues. "It's may be the best thing done by anyone, ever. It could create another planetary system. I'm not joking, and I'm not being egotistical."
Whether or not you believe it will be that good is up to you, but Reed went on to explain that the Metallica collaboration will include all the material he's written for the Lulu plays. While it doesn't have a title or release date just yet, the album is expected to be out by November.