Thursday, June 16, 2011

Metallica unveils "secret project" with Lou Reed today revealed that the "secret recording project" they have been planning for months is a full album collaboration with Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Lou Reed. They have an entire album of songs written (10), but no release date as of yet.

“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.

Neither Metallica or Lou Reed have record deals and the possibility exists for a self-release since "Metallica Inc." is so big they don't need to rely on traditional distribution options. is the third largest seller of mp3's in the world outside of iTunes and

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