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London Underground Bans Metallica And Lou Reed's "Lulu" Album Artwork

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According to the New Musical Express, London Underground have banned promo posters for Lou Reed & Metallica's forthcoming album "Lulu" from being displayed in stations. Transport For London bosses made the decision not to allow the image on tubes or in stations after a spokesperson claimed it looked too much like graffiti. "Lulu" will be released in Europe on October 31st with a North American release to be seen the next day.

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1. bar farkas writes:

metallica+lou reed=ghey

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 12:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Bruce writes:

I would have banned the album.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 12:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. WOLF7 writes:

ahh... the English... they don't like anything, do they?

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Haha writes:

Ditto number two

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 3:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jackrum writes:

i would have lopped off metallicas hands to prevent them making any more appalling music

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 6:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. CorpusUpir writes:

Can they ban the collab for the sake of all that is right !

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 8:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

maybe this is the start of the world banning metallica now!!!!

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

"Transport For London bosses made the decision not to allow the image on tubes"... Tubes. Been too long Oz.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. spiral_architect writes:

this sounds like a publicity scheme to me. i can only imagine lars and lou delirious with delight, high fiving one another and proclaiming "f*** yeah man, we were banned in the london underground!"

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. spiral_architect writes:

in lars' megalomaniacal mind, he can only entertain the fantasy that throngs of deranged underground metal-lou-ca devotees take to the streets of london, spray- painting "lulu" from blood red aerosol cans, similar to the "clapton is god" craze of the late 1960's.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. R10 writes:

Is this a profitable way of promotion in London? The album art,although hideous,is probably better than the recorded product! I hope im wrong,but after hearing Lou slur like a homeless drunk on that snippet,im afraid this record will die an ugly death,quick. Gotta feeling this ends up in bargain bin,or with a 'nice price' sticker on it. Hell,probably will be able to pick up a used copy at Newbury Comics for a few bucks a few weeks after the release date!

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. spiral_architect writes:

i don't think this would be a profitable way of promotion in london, any moreso than the "clapton is god" campaign, but i do think lars and lou are striving for underground credibility. you mention newbury comics (where i hope to pick up batman #1 today in the northampton store by the way). metallica released the "live at grimeys" ep solely through newbury and other independent shops with the expressed intent of putting something special out strictly for the underground.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

i hope this album goes nowhere and metallica ends.

# Sep 21, 2011 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. R10 writes:

I wasnt aware North Hampton had a Newbury Comics,Spiral. I knew Amherst had one. In the mid to late 90's i saw alot of shows at Pearl St.,when they booked metal. Metal shows there are few and far between now. Yea it seems Metallica has stived in a way to reconnect with thier past a bit,but its difficult,theyve become such a corporate entity,a brand. We will see about LuLu,i dont expect much though.

# Sep 22, 2011 @ 5:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. broken face writes:

Im glad to b english and i even more glad they band this from our tubes, it was either that or i smear sh** on them

# Sep 22, 2011 @ 5:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. anon writes:

Can't expect much from a country that renames Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles because they think that having kids say the word "ninja" could make them think of violent imagery.

No, seriously, I was a kid while living in GB when the turtles went big and for the life of me couldn't figure out why they renamed them "Hero." How f'n dumb is that?

# Sep 22, 2011 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spiral_architect writes:

R10: NEWBURY IN AMHERST CLOSED DOWN, AND MOVED OVER TO NORTHAMPTON, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM "TURN IT UP" AND THE INDEPENDENT MOVIE THEATER. I SAW METALLICA'S "SOME KIND OF MONSTER" AT THAT THEATER WHEN IT CAME OUT, BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY PLACE AROUND SHOWING IT.

ANON: SPEAKING OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA/ HERO TURTLES, THEY WERE CREATED BY A COUPLE OF GUYS WHO LIVED IN NORTHAMPTON.

# Sep 22, 2011 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Fuzzypiggy writes:

Well when they burst on the scene they had that teenage fire and energy leading to them to head straight to the top of the burgening thrash scene. However when you've sold 75 squillion records and your drummer sells just one of his houses for $13m, it's bit hard to to find that angst and fire that made you what you were. Metallica's "day" ended with Justice for me. From now on out they will simply become a parody of themselves trotting out the same old songs from their glory days, selling out 50,000 seat arenas with ease from people who want to hear a Greatest Hits live set.

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