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Metallica/Lou Reed Performance Footage From Germany Available

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Footage has been posted online of Lou Reed and Metallica performing "The View" and a cover of The Velvet Underground's "White Light/White Heat" live in Cologne, Germany on November 11th, 2011 during a live radio broadcast/webcast on 1LIVE radio. You can check out the clips below. Metallica and Lou Reed recently collaborated to release the "Lulu" album on November 1st, 2011.

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1. warlockzero writes:

WE DON'T CARE!!! Stop shoving this down our throats!!

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 11:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

i wonder how much they paid the people to show up and pretend to enjoy themselves?!?!

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. b.bristowe writes:

Yeah I have got to agree. I don't frequent this site as often anymore but I am sick of seeing this prunes face and the raisins he rode in with.

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Drum_Junkie writes:

THAT WAS AWESOME!! I watched every clip! It was sooo cool to see Lou and Meta....
*Deep breath*
Sorry, I can't do it. I just can't. I tried to be positive about this, but I simply cannot do it.

THIS. IS. AWFUL...

Close you eyes and listen to this. Seriously. It sounds like a garage band rehearsing while your best friend's alcoholic grandpa does his impression of Andy Rooney over it. Lard was playing way too fast. It's too fast when Lou had to strain to keep up with the words. Only James and Rob did their job well. I could actually hear James pronounce tablet instead of table. With all that top shelf equipment, you'd think a better would result. Lards' snare sounded even worse than normal. Did his drum tech not learn anything from the dark years under Bob Rock? I could tell through my sh**ty computer speakers that the bottom snare head wasn't tuned right. Sorry, but you don't tune a snare like a tom.

That was terrible. What a way to waste 11.11.11 That crowd must have been die hard Loutallica fans to give that kind of applause. I bet half the crowd has the Metallica throwing star logo tattooed on their a$$h0le.

Awful....

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Drum_Junkie writes:

"I am sick of seeing this prunes face and the raisins he rode in with."

nice one, bristowe!

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. XxZxMETALHEADxZxX writes:

Dear Metallica, Please stop f***ing with us and go back to being a true metal band and not a bunch of radio rock fags. Sincerely, Everyone who's heard your new album.

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ci writes:

absolute rubbish. Its not even radio rock - id change stations if this came on. Its actually more painful to listen to than top 50 music cause you know your gonna be listening to cr#p with it. These guys can make some of the best music in the world if the tried a bit harder but you just never know whats they are going to make next

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 8:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

The only vibe I get from listening to this is shame. The hardest part is trying to distinguish what is the worst part of all this mess. My vote goes for Lars amateurish drum playing. Yours?

# Nov 12, 2011 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. bucky writes:

One or two songs is cool, a whole album is self indulgent to the ones who are straight up Metallica fans. Anthrax's ''worship music" and Accept's " blood of the nations' will get me through to the next Metallica album. Experimenting and growing is fine and expected but keep it within the confines of the band. I can't wait for the new Lemmy /Slayer cd. Oh I forgot .Slayer's musical influences are in their music not on it.

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 10:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. All The Noyes writes:

Lou Reeds guitar prolly wasnt even hooked up. He was strumming something that wasnt even keeping in beat...

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. wilco writes:

this is f***ed up waste of my effort trying to watch it

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. mikey808 writes:

lol.....LOL....haha...HAHA AHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

If those people actually paid to see that....they are sad human beings

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. psythe writes:

LOL at the entire crowd standing completly still :P

The last minute of The View after Lou shuts up is (not good, but) tolerable. For the rest of it, it kind of feels like a garage jam session where Metallica told Reed "We'll play something easy and you do whatever you want over the top of it" just for a bit of fun and a laugh. Then all of a sudden it was recorded and Metallica found themselves on stage having to try and sell it. You can clearly see Hammett looking at James through the performance going "Dude, whyyyyy??" and James looks back making the "I know, dude. I know. But we gotta make the best of it now" face. At least they tried to salvage something of the song after Lou quit yawning at his microphone. Still, I genuinely hope that Metallica are just trying to make the best of it and don't sincerely like this bollocks.

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Derrick writes:

one word, HORRIBLE!!!!!!

come on Metallica, stop lowering your standards.....who is Lou Reed??

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 9:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MooseDrool writes:

James you are a "table" and I am your daddy, so suck a d***.

# Nov 13, 2011 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. All Day Watcher writes:

This is the first time that I thought Metallica live sounds better than on the album. But then I remembered Lulu isn't quite a big standard, so it's not hard to sound better live than on the album.

I wasn't thrilled by Metallica in the past and I'm not thrilled with Lulu now.

# Nov 14, 2011 @ 6:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Dasher10 writes:

Why are Metallica touring for this?

# Nov 14, 2011 @ 7:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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