Kirk Hammett of Metallica recently revealed why he has “fear” to listen ‘Lulu’the album of Metallica from 2011 with Lou Reed of The Velvet Underground. Upon its debut, the collaborative effort received mixed reviews from the trade press, and a negative response from fans. Metallica.
But public disdain is not the reason why the lead guitarist of Metallica is now reluctant to play the record.
No, it’s more of a sentimental reverence for the material and for the effort’s lead vocalist, Reed. The late rocker, who died in 2013; not only led The Velvet Underground but he was a defiant solo artist. And several years ago, David Bowie, another late rock icon, wrote to Reed a letter praising ‘Lulu’.
It was a compliment that hammett won’t soon forget.
“It was one of the highest compliments I have ever received as a musician and artist.”– said the member of Metallica in an interview with NME, published last week (June 17). “It was an incredible honor to work with Lou Reed, and I loved the Lulu album.”
“I remember that Lou shared with me that letter David Bowie I send him. It was written on paper, and it was such a laudatory and exhausting appraisal of ‘Lulu.’”
“When Lou He showed it to me, it made me cry! ‘Cause I might be a heavy metal guy, but Lou Reed Y David Bowie They made tons of great music that have been a huge inspiration to me throughout my life.”
Nevertheless, hammett confesses that it is difficult for him to listen again ‘Lulu’because it takes you back to that time. “Thinking about working with Lou and soaking up the vibe from him. It became a very emotional album for me, and it scares me to listen to it!”
In ‘Lulu’, Metallica provides the muscular musical backing to 10 ambiguous lyrical pieces written and performed by Reed. Her only single, “The View,” came out in September 2011.
Meanwhile, in April, hammett published his first solo work, ‘portals’just in time for the Record Store Day. That month, she suggested that she intends to continue working on solo material.
Metallica, which has been together for more than 40 years, is touring the world. Several new documentaries about the band are currently being shot. Last year, the drummer, Lars UlrichHe said it was “too soon” to talk about a new album, although apparently they have been working on one.