Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.
"This is for people who are literate," Lou Reed insists about 'Lulu,' his widely criticized collaboration album with Metallica. "This isn’t 'I cry in my beer cos you f---ed him and ran your truck through my bar."
The only single released from 'Lulu,' the collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, also spawned a music video. 'The View' was directed by Darren Aronofsky and debuted on Dec. 3, 2011. The video features the band's performance of the song in Metallica HQ in San Rafael, California, the studios where 'Lulu' was recorded.
Darren Aronofsky, the director of redemption-themed, Oscar-nominated films such as 'The Wrestler' and 'Black Swan,' got behind the camera to shoot the video for the Lou Reed and Metallica single 'The View.' While the Loutallica collaboration, which yielded the 'Lulu' album, has been the subject of much criticism and even lower sales, Aronofsky breathed new artistic life into the project with this
The Lou Reed & Metallica collaborative album 'Lulu' is without a doubt the most infamous, reviled and debated upon release of 2011. Paolo Gregoletto, bassist for American metalcore band Trivium recently shared his "view" on the album, claiming that any fan who claims to understand 'Lulu' must be on some sort of drug trip.