Lou Reed is about to take a walk on the wild side with Metallica.
A few months ago, guitarist Kirk Hammett hinted that a new record was “not really 100 percent a Metallica record.” And so yesterday, the California-based heavy metal rockers revealed in a statement on their website that they have completed a full-length album with the legendary Velvet Underground frontman.
The group stated that they have “been kicking around the idea of making a record together” ever since they performed with Reed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary at Madison Square Garden in 2009.
“Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months,” the statement confirms.
Metallica did not give any further information on the upcoming album except that they recorded 10 songs.
“We can’t wait for you to listen to the finished record,” they said.