Metallica and Lou Reed's 'Lulu' Album Art Banned from London Underground

Metallica and Lou Reed's 'Lulu' Album Art Banned from London Underground
We've already been appropriately weirded out by the cover art for Lulu, the upcoming collaboration from Lou Reed and Metallica. It's not too much surprise, then, that the collaborators encountered some trouble when their promotional team attempted to stick up posters displaying the album art around London, England.

NME reports that he bosses at the city's Transport for London government body decided to ban the posters from the London Underground, with a spokesperson reportedly claiming that the posters looked too much like graffiti.

You can see the album cover above. We're not sure that it particularly looks like graffiti, but we understand that having posters that show a disembodied mannequin and writing in blood might not be appropriate in a public space -- well, if you're a big tight ass.

This crazy collaborative project, sometimes known as "Loutallica," has previously been called "maybe the best thing done by anyone, ever", while Metallica cried because of Lou Reed's awesomely poetic lyrics. You might want to get a tissue ready when you listen to a 30-second preview of the Lulu cut "The View" below.

Lulu is due out on November 1 in North American via Warner Bros.