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Lou Reed And Metallica Posts Music Video For, "The View" Online

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The controversial collaboration between avante garde musician Lou Reed and heavy metal veterans Metallica have posted their new music video online the song, "The View." You can check it out below.

The video was directed by acclaimed film maker, Darren Aronofsky, who has previously directed such films as Pi, Requiem For A Dream, The Wrestler and most recently, Black Swan. "The View" appears on the Lou Reed and Metallica collaboration album, "Lulu," which was released on October 31st in Europe and November 1st in North America.

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1. mush writes:

I AM THE TABLE!

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

When it's edited down so much it's not such a bad song.

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. b.bristowe writes:

Christ, Megadeth really had a chance to sink the Metallica ship with this but they totally blew it.

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DreamHeater writes:

Jesus Rollerblading Christ, STOP PROMOTING LULU
I'm reasonably sure that everybody has already realized that it sucks. Why dig yourself deeper into your hole, Metallica?
Well, at least they solved the pirating problem. I wouldn't download this sh** if they paid me.
I wish they would just start pretending it didn't happen already.

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DamnYou writes:

GAHHH!! THAT F UCKING RIFF HAUNTS ME! HAHAHA NOOOOO!!!!!

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 4:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Trev writes:

I am the tableaaaawwgh!

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. deathbringer writes:

I too just want to shout I AM THE TABLE when I see more Lulu news... Glad I'm not the only one. I prefer this version though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRPzElP_eSI

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. heavyhepp writes:

i love how they're trying to headbang and rockout and trying to look like they're into this piece of sh** abomination of an album.

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. spiral_architect writes:

LOU REED APPEARS TO BE OPENLY WEEPING IN THIS VIDEO BECAUSE HE IS THINKING TO HIMSELF "MY GOD WHAT AM I DOING? THIS TRULY BLOWS!"

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dimentian writes:

sh**.

# Dec 4, 2011 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Arnian writes:

Having listened through this album a few times (yeah, I've given it a chance), my opinion is that this is the worst song on this album. And it appears to me, probably the only reason this song is the single, and gets a video, is because it's the only one where James has a major singing part, and it has a long-ish guitar solo. To promote the collaboration aspect I guess.

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 1:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ahh... writes:

how the mighty have fallen. We go from "One" to this? Well, no one can be king forever.

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 8:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Drum_Junkie writes:

^ True, but it's rare to go from king to court jester.

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 9:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Drum_Junkie writes:

Everyone needs to youtube Gramptallica. Funny sh!t!

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. 9Maggot9 writes:

Why the f*** is James a table?

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. b.bristowe writes:

This is the first Metallica album the true 'tallica' fans haven't come out of the woodshed to try and save their name. Everyone knows this is/was/will always be a REALLY BAD IDEA.

Saaaaaainnnttt AAAAAAAAANggggerrrrrr.

Sounds way better to me right now.

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZMA writes:

This is beating a dead horse.

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Drum_Junkie writes:

*Stops flogging Secretariat*

This still blows!
I liked Aronofsky's work for The Wrestler, but he can't polish this turd.

*Resumes flogging Secretariat*

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. whats doing Metallica??? writes:

Geez - I've done farts that have sounded more inspirational than that rubbish.
Riffs dont sound too bad, but Lou Reed sounds terrible and James little bit wasnt much better

# Dec 5, 2011 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. copied off facebook...... writes:

This album AINT MY b****. I'll wait UNTIL IT SLEEPS. METALLICA tends to be KING NOTHING. SAD BUT TRUE. Im afraid that this MEMORY REMAINS. SEEK all the copies of LULU and DESTROY or KILL EM' ALL, Even my MAMA SAID that its crap. LULU will always be the THORN WITHIN their albums. Another ONE album that disappointed me. I heard LULU and have nights ALL NIGHTMARE LONG. I expect a great tallica album but this is THE DAY THAT NEVER COMES. If only this album will DISAPPEAR. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 12:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Fuck you guys writes:

You guys are ignorant they came out and said that it wasnt going to be like metallica before its not even metallica 10% that is metallica is really good you guys are stupid a$$holes that always have to be complaining about something that isnt "METAL" shut up id like to see you make something better

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 1:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Netromancer writes:

Punctuation is fun! See what I did there? Oh, I did it again.

Now to the matter at hand. I don't care what they call it, I don't care how far it differentiates from the music they have released, and I'm not complaining about something that isn't "METAL".

Lulu sucks. End of story.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am VERY accepting of people's musical tastes. People like what they like. But this... I played it for my wife and she thought someone overlapped a spoken word performance with some psuedo-heavy riffs. In short, she thought it was a joke. It is a joke. I don't care what they have done in the past. An artist is only as good as their current works. sh** is sh** no matter how it is presented. Metallica needs to take a long look at themselves and where their music is going. Lulu is un-listenable and to defend it shows a marked lack of musical taste and a decided fanboy streak to the point of fanaticism.

By the way, I'm a Metallica fan and I still think it sucks.

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 2:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. txmetal writes:

yawn.

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 2:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BoltThrower writes:

Someone finally takes their table seriously.

# Dec 6, 2011 @ 5:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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