Contact Us

Metallica and Lou Reed Announce November 1 Release Date for Joint Album

Kirk Hammett and Lou Reed
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

Just a couple of days after launching a website devoted to their joint album, Metallica and Lou Reed have announced a Nov. 1 release date for the as-yet-untitled disc. In addition, the collaborative project has posted behind-the-scenes photos on its Facebook page.

As previously reported, the two legendary music acts revealed in June that they were working on a new disc of songs penned by Reed. The tunes feature arrangements by both the former Velvet Underground frontman and Metallica.

“It doesn’t feel like we’re his backup band,” Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone. “It feels like we’re a different band, in a situation we’ve never been in before.”

The new website,, which features a photo of the two acts posing together, has been updated with the words: “North America November 1″ and “Rest of the World October 31.”

The Facebook page features a number of photos of Metallica and Reed recording in a studio together. Check out the pics here.

In the meantime, check out Ultimate Classic Rock’s lists of Five Things That Could Go Right and Five Things That Could Go Wrong with the album.

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of Ultimate Metallica

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Ultimate Metallica quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!