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Metallica And Lou Reed Reveal "Lulu" Album Cover

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American heavy metal legends Metallica have posted the front cover of their forthcoming album, "Lulu" online, which is a collaboration album with the innovative former Velvet Underground frontman, Lou Reed. You can check it out below. "Lulu" will be released in Europe on October 31st and will hit North American shelves the following day on November 1st.

The record is based off of German expressionist Frank Wedekind's early 20th century plays Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box, and were a rewrite of Edgar Allan Poe's, The Raven, which emerged as a graphic novel on Fantagraphics Press. Some of the song titles set to appear on the album include, "Junior Dad," "Little Dog," Mistress Dread" and "Pumping Blood."

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1. Greyback writes:

First. Yawn. Little Dog? James and Lou crooning about a little fluffy poodle or something. Mock mock mock.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 7:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Greyback writes:

Pretty sure this is going to be a acoustic only CD. [google is your friend.]

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Before everyone complains about it not looking like Master of Puppets, guess what, that's because it isn't supposed to be. This is basically a Lou Reed album with Metallica as a backing band so I wouldn't expect anything else.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

@Greyback - Photos show Hetfield with his Gibson Explorer and Rolling Stone described it as ""raging union of [Reed's] 1973 noir classic, Berlin, and Metallica's '86 crusher, Master of Puppets."

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R10 writes:

Yea,album cover sucks,who knows,tunes might be good! I'll you-tube before i buy,could be some dark sh**. We'll find out. I know it aint f***in MOP,f***,that was 25 years ago.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. btbamfav20 writes:

This is going to be gaaaaaaaay... and WTF is with that cover?!?! seems like their going down thee ol' Load/Reload road again, i'll forget about them for another decade again, who'll care?

NP: Born To Serve - Allfader

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 7:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

Since it is agreed that Lulu sucks as an album title (even though it does fit with Lou's concept), lets put our metal heads together and come up with alternatives:

"Metal Mannequin Music"
"Load of LuLu"
"Pastor of Muppets"
"LuTallica"
"Re-Load of Lulu"

...any others???

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. sonictherapy writes:

^^^ ha ha

"Mass Herd of Puppies"
"Sad But Lou"
"Blitz-Reed"
"Am I Emo?"

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. u_f_in_tool writes:

And Justice for Lulu
Frayed ends of Lounity
Enter lulu

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Drum_Junkie writes:

^^ LMAO!

"The Call of Ka-Lulu"
"For Lou the Bell Tolls"
"Trapped Under Lulu's A$$"

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. CorpusUpir writes:

You missed
Ride the Lulu
The Thing that should not Reed
Leper Lou
Lou Inc.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. R10 writes:

Ahh man,you are all too much! LMFAO!

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

I at least expected "Lulu" to be written in semen. When can we expect Re-lulu?

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. deathbringer writes:

Ah, I posted that before reading all your funny comments above. Excellent work.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. warlockzero writes:

Heres more... st lulu, the day that lu lu never comes, motorreed, jump in the lulu, creeping reed, disposiable lulu's, phantom lulu.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. mudguts666 writes:

LMFAO!!! This sh%t is funny as.

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 11:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cynic writes:

Re-Lou'd. :P

# Sep 1, 2011 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. MetallicaHater writes:

Lou Reed, (all songs played in E Minor and all songs sung about death, also known as Metallica Music) With special backing band METALLICA!!

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. adace1 writes:

My Reedocalypse, The Album That Should Not Be, Low Man's Lulu, The Lou That Failed, Don't Tread On Lulu, Blouckened, Stone Cold Lulu

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 3:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. TheIronMan writes:

I can't wait to not listen to this.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. WOLF7 writes:

... And Lulu for All.

Cynic (post#4), for real? Hmm... sounds good to me. Just got interested in this one!

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. WOLF7 writes:

oh, and as for Luluism, I think "Ride The Lulu"s got the best ones, such as "The Call of Lulu" and "┬┤Trapped under Lulu"...

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 9:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BrianMN writes:

You guys all stole the best song titles. :P
I must agree this is sounding worse and worse by the minute.
I'll wait for youtube........

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 9:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. WOLF7 writes:

^ just wait, mate. Might be good! Seriously, Berlin mixed with Master of Puppets sounds good to me.

We'll see if it'll be "Enter Lulu" or "Enter Luluman", the difference between f***ing and getting f***ed.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hellrat writes:

Ha! You guys are awesome, some of those are fvcking classic! :)

A few more for your enjoyment:

Harvester of LuLu

WhipLou!

Fight Lou with LuLu

Battereed

Nothing Else, LuLu (but Thanks for Asking!)

Holier than Lou

Metal Up Your LuLu

The Shortest Reed

Seek LuLu and Destroy Her

Unmetal Louitia

Welcome Home LuLu (Lou-ney Bin)

Seriously now, this record?? well....Silly is as Silly does, LuLu says... ;)

NP---Eye Market---Black Uhuru

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. duncan hills writes:

That was just your Lulu
The End of The Lulu
Broken, Reed and Scarred
The Good Metallica Album That Never Comes
All Lulu Long
...no idea for cyanide...
The Unforgiven Reed
Lulu's Kiss
Louicide & Reedemption
My Velvetocalypse

I went to the Death Magnetic release party and everything, used to be such a fanboy. I'll probably youtube this album... won't buy it.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Rychemn writes:

LMFAO!!!! this is too good...u know I have to put in a few more..Hee, hee...
"The Four Lulu's"....."Pulling Lulu"......"Re-Lulu"...."Fight fire with Lulu"...."Holier than Lulu"..."Of wolf and Lulu"...."Don't Lulu on me".......

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Metal Messiah writes:

Sigh Metallica, this is such a poor album cover. Just to look at it makes you think it could be a new album by Lady GA GA. The only metal theme to the image is the fact that LU LU looks like it's written in blood, either that or strawberry jam? Death Magnetic was amazing and i wanted more of it, NOT A LOU REED BACKING BAND!!!
I'll stick with Slayer and Megadeth thanks.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. spiral_architect writes:

HEY BABE......TAKE A WALK ON THE METALLICA SIDE!......I ADMIT THIS WHOLE COLLABORATION SEEMS STRANGER AND STRANGER WITH EACH NEW DETAIL LEARNED, BUT THEN AGAIN, I KNOW I WILL BE PICKING IT UP THE DAY IT COMES OUT.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. decapitator94 writes:

It Ain't My Lulu
Lulu, Beat And Scarred
Some Kind of Lulu

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31. Jenny writes:

The majority of this thread made my day :P However now I won't be able to listen to Metallica for the next few weeks without giggling to myself.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Necrovomit writes:

"sad but lou" "wherever i may reed" " nothing else lou lou's" "the god that lulu'd" "disoposable reed-o's" "to live is to lou" "lounestesia (pulling reed)"

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Greyback writes:

To Lulu is to Suck
Dyer's Reed
Whiplou
Creeping Lulu
Invisible Reed
Hit the Lou
Wild Sideenide

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. NikkiLynn writes:

King LuLu :D
Where's your crown King Lulu??

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. hee writes:

the house lou built

# Sep 3, 2011 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. All The Noyes writes:

Lulu In a Jar

# Sep 3, 2011 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. sonictherapy writes:

Bow to Lou-per Messiah...

# Sep 3, 2011 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Valentine_no_more writes:

Wait and see...

# Sep 3, 2011 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Fred Durst writes:

Reeding Me, Louper Messiah, Damage Reed, Hit The Lou, Anesthesia (Pulling Reed), WhipLou, Lou X 4, HolLouer Than Thou, Don't Tread On Reed, Until It Reeds, Better Than Lou, The End Of The Lou, Loudas Kiss.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. silvermountains writes:

just quit metallica, we've all seen you live. you've toured the world and had your fun... but for the love of fvcking satan. end.

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. shit band writes:

no care

# Sep 6, 2011 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. CorpusUpir writes:

Lulu Said
The Lulu
The Lulu 2
The Lulu 3
Lou Man's lyric
No Lou Clover
The Memory Remains of a once good Metallica

# Sep 8, 2011 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. hunter65 writes:

did yall forget this 1?... THE LULU THAT FAILED

# Sep 16, 2011 @ 4:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. HUNTER65 writes:

unwelcome home lulu
disposable lulu
sad but lulu
lulu disappear
the album that should not be
eye of the lulu
no remorse for lulu
fade to lulu
for whom the lulu tolls

# Sep 16, 2011 @ 4:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. lou Caress writes:

Lou Caress
Sad But Lou
Of Wolf and Lou
My Friend Lou
Lou Lou

# Sep 16, 2011 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. theheadbanger27 writes:

f*** the title f*** the cover its f***in metallica some cover and title doesn't f***in make it sh**ty look at ...And Justice For All its just some f***in statue b**** with some floating money

The music is what f***in counts - as long aS i can f***in get high and bang my head life's good

# Sep 17, 2011 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. urdeth writes:

wow people finally realized music suppose to be entertainment! ".....and Lulu for all"

# Sep 17, 2011 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Terminator writes:

wow, you guys are stLOUpid

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