Published Aug 22, 2011Details behind the bizarre and anticipated collaborative album between Metallica and Lou Reed are slowly becoming available. The big news last week was that we learned it will be coming out November 1 in North America (October 31 in the rest of the world), but a new post on the joint outfit's website gives us a few more goodies, including an album title.
Recorded this past May at Metallica's HQ studio in San Rafael, CA, the ten-song set will be called Lulu and include tracks with titles like "Junior Dad," "Mistress Dread" and "Pumping Blood." More song names will be revealed in the future.
While it was hinted at before, a press release further explains that Lulu was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind's plays Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box. The works, "which tell a story of a young abused dancer's life and relationships," collectively known as the Lulu Plays.
Reed had initially been working on the project on his own for a theatrical production in Berlin, but following playing with the Metallica boys at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York, "all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together."
More info, from album work to a complete tracklisting, will be revealed soon.