Metallica Wanted to Record Another Album with Lou Reed
Published Aug 26, 2020They say time heals all wounds, but for most of us, it hasn't been long enough for us to forgive Metallica and Lou Reed's abysmal Lulu. Still, if Lars Ulrich had his way (and he usually does), there would have been a second album from both parties.
In a new interview with NME, Ulrich explained that Metallica had been considering another Lou Reed recording session prior to his death in 2013.
"Listen, I would play with Lou any time, anywhere and he knew that," Ulrich said. "He'd had this idea for a long time and when we played together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [in 2009], in his mind, he'd found the perfect band to get his vision out and we definitely talked about doing more stuff together. We just felt so connected and we stayed in touch way up 'til his very early and untimely end. I would do anything for that man."
Ulrich went on to explain that he nearly got into a fight with Reed over the album's creation.
"We come from such different ways of doing things because we [Metallica] like to mull things over and overthink and overanalyze them — and every decision he was making at the time was so impulsive and in the moment, which we admired, but at the same time, it was like: 'Huh? What are you thinking?!' Then he was like: 'Let's go outside and duke it out' — which of course we never did!"
Instead of a Lulu sequel, Metallica will release their highly anticipated S&M2 album later this week.