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22nd August 2011

lou reed

Metallica and Lou Reed have announced that their forthcoming collaboration album will be released on November 1st in North America, while it will hit the shelves in the rest of the world a day earlier on October 31st.

The name of the forthcoming collaboration album will be 'Lulu', a title which comes from the plays of German expressionist writer Frank Wededkind's plays 'Earth Spirit' and 'Pandora's Box' which tell a story of a young abused dancer's life and relationships and are now collectively known as the 'Lulu Plays.'

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Since their publication in the early 1900s, the 'Lulu Plays' have been the inspiration for a silent film ('Pandora's Box', 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors.

Originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin, but after coming together with the 'Tallica boys for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together.

Lou was inspired enough by that performance to recently ask the band to join him in taking his theatrical 'Lulu' piece to the next level and so starting in early May of this year they all camped out recording at HQ studios in Northern California, bringing us to today and ten complete songs.

More updates on thsi project as and when we have them.


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