Tag: Lou Reed
The night began with ARMORED SAINT opening the show and moved on into immortality from there… From MERCYFUL FATE, to Marianne Faithful, Lou Reed, John Bush on vocals, another guest fan on guitar, Jason Newsted again, Ray Haller from SWEET SAVAGE, and Kid Rock took the stage with Metallica to help celebrate their 30th Anniversary. The band also unveiled another unreleased song from the Death Magnetic sessions entitled Just A Bullet Away.
METALLICA 30th Anniversary Night Two setlist:
1. To Live Is to Die
2. Enter Sandman
3. Holier Than Thou
4. Disposable Heroes
5. Bleeding Me
6. Wasting My Hate
7. My Apocalypse
8. Just a Bullet Away
9. Breadfan (w/ MetClubber Andrew Dowis)
10. The Memory Remains (w/ Marianne Faithfull)
11. Killing Time (w/ Ray Haller)
12. Turn the Page (w/ Kid Rock)
13. The Four Horsemen (Full Version) (w/ John Bush)
14. Iced Honey (w/ Lou Reed)
15. The View (w/ Lou Reed)
16. White Light/White Heat (w/ Lou Reed)
17. Creeping Death (w/ Jason Newsted)
18. Battery (w/ Jason Newsted)
19. Mercyful Fate (w/ King Diamond, Hank Shermann, Michael Denner, and Timi Hansen)
20. Seek & Destroy (w/ Jason Newsted, Scott Ian, Ray Haller, John Bush, Joey Vera, Gonzo Sandoval, and the Soul Rebels Brass Band)
Metallica is now streaming Just A Bullet Away.
Warner Bros Records
-10 out of 10 (THAT’S A NEGATIVE 10 OUT OF 10!)
When Metallica & Lou Reed performed Sweet Jane at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame 25 Year Anniversary show a couple years ago, it was a good rendition of a great song.
Then someone somewhere, smoked a huge vial of expired rancid cow shit, and thought what a great idea it would be to have them collaborate on an entire album together. Now to be fair, the idea isn’t that bad. Who knows how good or bad the final outcome would be? I mean it is the legendary Lou Reed and Mighty Metallica after all? How bad could it be?
Well, you’ve heard the single streaming for sometime, and I swear, I SWEAR, I thought it was a goof! I thought there was no way in hell that THIS was the final product. But alas, I was wrong. It wasn’t a goof, it wasn’t a ploy to throw us all off the scent, this was the final product, they were serious, and this was the roasted dog turd that they were serving up known as Lulu.
Now lest you think I am a Metallica hater, I have always and still do defend St. Anger. There are some great riffs, and songs buried in that album. Yes the production stinks, but go back, and really listen to it. Ok, well listen to the DVD of them playing it all live, it is much better than the CD itself. And listen to the songs again. Buried in the repetitiveness and overkill of each 10 minute song is a great 4 minute song struggling to get out.
That being said, it saddens me to call this album worse than Limp Bizkit’s Gold Cobra. Hell, this is even worse than Stryper’s cover album The Covering and that was a steaming dog turd!!!!
I just reread my review of Stryper and realized that musically (and for song choices they covered) I had them at 4 out of 10 before Michael sang. And that dropped it back to 0.
So in all fairness I should give this ‘Less Than Zero’, as it only garnered one point for some of the underlying riffs that Metallica lays down throughout this horrible horrible album. So, as I said with Stryper’s attempt at recording the worst album of 2011, DO NOT PICK THIS UP. You’ll thank me later.
If you HAVE to listen to it for yourself, you can listen to the entire album streaming here.
But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
My heart hurts. I have to go drown it in some Slayer now thank you.
A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that’s “not really 100 percent a Metallica record.” While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.
Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together. 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. In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we’re not exactly sure when you’ll hear it, we’re beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week.
A true innovator and easily one of the most influential songwriters, musicians, and performers in rock music history, Lou‘s work with the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist has such an enduring quality that he has long been revered and respected by us and many of our peers. We can’t wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates . . . we’ll be back with more details as they come together.
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Fascinating film examines the three men that changed music forever in the early 1970s.
By the second half of 1971 David Bowie was justifiably being branded a one-hit-wonder, Lou Reed was considered washed-up following a disastrous solo debut, and Iggy Pop was seen as merely a drug crazed ex-Stooge – the band having split the year before for reasons linked to his deepening habit. But a meeting of minds at the New York venue ‘Max’s Kansas City’ in that year’s closing months was the catalyst for an extraordinary turnaround of fortunes for these three musical geniuses, resulting in the most dramatic shift in musical style since the dawn of the rock age, fifteen years before.
This fascinating film investigates the era in which these brilliant, creative personalities worked most closely together. With the story told by those who were there at the time and via rare and classic film footage, plus recently discovered archive, seldom seen photographs and a host of other features, this programme reveals a time of incredible creativity, astonishing energy and a sublime chain of events that changed music forever.
Includes exclusive contributions from David’s ex-wife Angie Bowie; Andy Warhol’s Factory assistant Billy Name; MainMan Management vice president, Lee Black Childers; New York scenester Jayne [née Wayne] County and many others from the era in question.
For more details and to purchase this film, visit http://www.seeofsound.com/p.php?s=SIDVD560