This week alone has seen a track from Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy, and Andrew WK and Kasabian’s LL Cool J-featuring remix, but when it comes to 2011 collaborations, not much else is more anticipated than Metallica and Lou Reed’s joint LP. Now, we can finally begin to count down to the release date: the as yet titled LP will be released in North America on November 1st (and everywhere else on October 31st.)
As previously reported, Metallica’s partnership with Reed came to fruition following their performance together at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 2009. Reed composed the record’s 10 songs, while Metallica made “significant arrangement contributions.” Tracks include a 7-minute opener called “Pumping Blood” and “Mistress Dread”.
Reed is already calling it “the best thing done by anyone, ever.” Strong words from the dude behind “European Son”. So, get ready.