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Metallica/Lou Reed Post 30 Second Preview Of "The View" From "Lulu" Project

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Metallica/Lou Reed posted a 30 second preview of the song "The View" from the collaborative project "Lulu." The single for "The View" will be available on September 27, 2011 via iTunes. "Lulu" is scheduled for release on October 31, 2011 (EU) and November 1, 2011 (North America).

"Lulu" track listing:

1. Brandenburg Gate
2. The View
3. Pumping Blood
4. Mistress Dread
5. Iced Honey
6. Cheat On Me
7. Frustration
8. Little Dog
9. Dragon
10. Junior Dad

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Dasher10's avatar

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1. Dasher10 writes:

Wow, this is... horrible.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. CROMCarl writes:

Its like a train wreck, you can't look away!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. sonictherapy writes:

This is one step above a Bob Seger cover tune, which isn't saying much.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CROMCarl writes:

It reminds me of when Iggy Pop did the reading of the "Tell Tale Heart" on the Edgar Allen Poe compilation "Closed On Account of Rabies." At least with that I kinda knew what I was going to hear!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jay3730 writes:

Dafuq?

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 11:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kita7 writes:

After hearing this St. Anger become best album of all time

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. wilco writes:

now i am wondering shall i buy it or not kind of lame this is

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R10 writes:

Holy frikken moly! That was hard on the ears! And it was so brief,thankfully. I think Megadeth has nothing to worry about Nov. 1st. They'll recieve no competition from Lulu. I wouldnt release any more snippets if i was Metallica,because i probably wont buy as a cheapo at Wally World now.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Macy writes:

I like it.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrokenFace writes:

This is bad, i liked st anger - thats right i said it. but this is just..........well sh** an it was only a tiny snippet.
This is the best part of the album????? f***in god save us

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. adace1 writes:

Lou Reed sounds like an old man on crack.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. btbamfav20 writes:

WHAT THE f***?!?!?! muuuuh uh muuh muuuuh muh muuuuuuh ba muuuurr. thats all u f***ing heard... What a load of absolute batsh** crap

NP: Be Still And Know - Machine Head

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, thats the final in the coffin!!!! hahhahaah, guess they smoked the wrong crack while recording that sh!t!!!!!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ^ to brandedcfh420 writes:

actually, you should attack lou; everything else was fine in that song without lou/old man's spoken words

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

the entire preview sucked donkey a$$, so ill keep "attacking" the entire group for it!!!!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. R10 writes:

Why Lou Reed? Shaking my fvckin head at that! Hell,Tom Waits,even Bob Seger! Confusing!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. HR writes:

I won't insult the 'Tards of the world by calling this sh!te thusly, but...well, let's just say that this fvcking garbage is, eh, 'seriously fvcking impaired'

fair enuff?

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. onbekendd writes:

its was only 38 seconds, and 3/4 of it was lou talking on the same riff over and over... how can you already say it sucks by a preview of 38 seconds:S must say i dont like the part either until 0:30 comes up, it starts to sound interesting although it ends quickly...

Just wait until it comes out before you judge the entire song/album

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. XxZxMETALHEADxZxX writes:

Lou reed shouldnt be doing vocals. this sucks ass

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I love how people judge an entire 60 minute album based off of a 38 second clip LOL

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

glad we could make you smile TAG!!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. deathbringer writes:

I honestly hoped this was a joke when I heard it. Seems like that's not the case though.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. CROMCarl writes:

Nope...sadly, the joke's on us!

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 9:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. starvillan writes:

NP - Machine Head - Unto The Locust.

Good music, unlike this rubbish.

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Progressivity_In_All writes:

This just will not do...

Metallica, WHY must you do this to yourselves?

# Sep 18, 2011 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. WOLF7 writes:

I liked the riff a lot. Suprisingly, the worst part here was Lou Reed...

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 1:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Arnian writes:

Either this is atrociously overcompressed like Death Magnetic, or this was encoded through myspace. How the f*** can they release this? I have absolutely no idea how this will sound now.

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 2:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cynic writes:

Err... well it sounds exactly like Lou Reed singing over new Metallica... not really that surprising really. It just obviously doesn't really work - sounds like it'd be an ok Metallica song though.

What I'm interested to know is did this take up riffs that Metallica would have otherwise used on the new LP that they were supposed to be writing a while back? How much did Reed write? Wait for the interviews I guess...

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 4:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. wilco writes:

daam have to say do like metallica but dont know what to say on this guess when you have lots of cash
it does not matter what you bring out
indeed lou speed sucks bad
have to say the same a s branded this sucks donkey ass

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 7:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. CorpusUpir writes:

Well I am definatly not going to Ride the Lulu. That was painful

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 7:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. BrianMN writes:

Won't be buying this turkey.

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Fazrul writes:

Dumbasses. Metallica made it very clear that this is not a Metallica record but a collaboration with Lou Reed with most of the writing coming from Reed. Don't expect Metallica but listen with an open mind (and ears).

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 10:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
R10's avatar

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33. R10 writes:

A collab with someone like Lemmy might have been far more suitable to these ears. Lou Reed? Forgot why i hate his voice until i heard this 30 second gem. Who knows,might have been the worst 30 seconds of the 60 minute album. I doubt it though.

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BrianMN writes:

@Fazrul....
I tried but after 30 seconds my ears staged a mini coup and simply closed.

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 10:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. spiral_architect writes:

i listened to this clip twice, hoping it would somehow be better the second time. i was wrong. :(

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 10:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hellrat writes:

I actually wish I had a hard copy of this piece of sh!t...then I could have the satisfation of throwing the cursed thing out the truck window like I did with St. fvcking Chunder

Tag, over two decades of Sh!tallica's fvcking suckage has preempted the possibility of of them EVER AGAIN creating ANYthing worth hearing...this fvcking two bit carnival soundtrack simply drops the bar to an all time low. 38 excruciating seconds is more than enough to prove that

these fvcking clowns should have humped and made up with haggy ol Davey Sh!tstaine, and invited him to gargle on this junk, thereby completing the atrocity...as of now, sounds like something's missing ya know?

But that might COULD be the talent and better judement these motherfvcks willingly abandoned back in 1989 :)

this stinking goddamned pile is a fvcking pitiful and pathetic abomination

absolutely and utterly inexcusable...but not altogether surprising

NP---Rocky Mountain High---John Denver

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Poisonfume writes:

At least we know Metallica aren't sellouts...
They are making albums that are guaranteed not to sell...

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Caveman1 writes:

Death Magnetic = a leap forward, why follow with lou reed??

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. wilco writes:

we all know its a not official met album but why the f*** lou speed reed
indeed use lemmy or ozzy even klaus meine
this f***ed up my mind

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. hunter65 writes:

GAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!! f*** METALLICA SLOW DEEP & HARD

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. slayer2049 writes:

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. sonictherapy writes:

Those spoken vocals sound like Lou has elmer's glue in his mouth.

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. absolutely amazing writes:

The interludes and the progression in lou reeds voice is a true contender for grammy 2012.

# Sep 19, 2011 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Netromancer writes:

Not if Jethro Tull have anything to say about it ;)

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Cynic writes:

Or Opeth maybe Netro :P That'd be brilliant.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. psythe writes:

It sounds like they chose an exceptionally awful 30 seconds of the disc to use as a preview. When Lou starts actually belting it right at the end, I want to hear more of that. That might sound alright. But when he's just talking rubbish at the start of the preview, I wouldn't keep a disc of that in my library if someone gave it to me for free.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 5:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. DreamHeater writes:

Holy Vishnu...
I don't care if it's not technically Metallica, either way, it's still bad.
If this was a new band, I'd honestly just laugh at them.

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. kallah writes:

Brb.

*pukes*

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. This guy sez writes:

It sucks horrendously!

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Metal Messiah writes:

It's alright for metallica to like Lou Reed, but to do a collabaration sigh?
How did they think metal fans would react to it!
Basically St Anger part 2 but with Lou Reed singing, hope he doesn't tour with them. At least Slayer and Megadeth never lost there way.
NP Megadeth-Kick the chair

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. ZMA writes:

Meh.........

# Sep 20, 2011 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Starchman writes:

i almost want to go in my time machine and never listen to metallica......its that disappointing i LOVE metallica but WTF is this?!?!!!

# Sep 23, 2011 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Brian Black writes:

The track as a whole is alright, but that was quite a poor choice for a short 30 second sample.

It rocks, but if you ain't a Lou Reed fan, then don't bother.

The same track with Lou's vocal swapped for almost any guest vocalist with a metal background would be a great improvement; but it is a collaboration rather than a guest vocal, so the track doesn't exist without Lou Lou.

Metallica like to experiment - don't get so uptight, folks. If you don't like S&M, St. Anger or this, then save your pennies. Buy the new Mastadon instead. Personally I'd like to hear a few more oddballs come from Metallica's direction - there are deeper influences to their material and I'd like to give them a listen even if I don't want to buy them.

If you never liked Lou Reed before, don't bother trying now.

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. heavyhepp writes:

they should rename this album poo poo

# Sep 26, 2011 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. trunkrecords writes:

Why cant Metallica just be a fvcking metal band?

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