Metallica’s Lars Ulrich: Lulu Is “Impulsive”

She thinks Lars is high

OK, that’s it — I need whatever drugs the dudes in Metallica are doing.

After actually listening to Lulu — the album Metallica made with Lou Reed that releases in November — in its entirety, I question Metallica’s judgement.

And mark my words: An Album of the Year Grammy nomination is almost definitely on the way for Metallouca, because the Grammy committee loves collaborations and A-list garbage.

Now, Lars Ulrich and Lou Reed are raving about the record, because…well, they have to.

“This [record] has so much rage it’s thrilling. I’ve waited for a long time to have a shot at doing something like this with the right people. I’m energized and jacked up,” Reed enthused. “Sometimes I find it so emotional I have to get up and turn it off.”

I know how you feel. I have to turn it off not long after putting it on too.

“I didn’t expect to be involved in a process of this magnitude,” Lars added. “I’m invigorated at how absolutely awesome the record turned out. Lou walked into the studio and about seven seconds later my head was spinning like Linda Blair in ‘The Exorcist.’ It was so impulsive it’ll take me years to access what happened.”

This man is high on something. They all are. Had I been involved with this record, I would have buried it or placed it in concrete, let it dry overnight, and then, the next morning, driven out to the George Washington Bridge and dropped it into the Hudson.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • HalfEatenZombie

    You might want to credit the correct source of the following quote.  This is something LOU REED said… “This [record] has so much rage it’s thrilling. I’ve waited for a long time to have a shot at doing something like this with the right people. I’m energized and jacked up. Sometimes I find it so emotional I have to get up and turn it off.”

    • http://twitter.com/GraveYardMouth Jesse James Madre

      it says that Lou Reed said that. It’s implied when in the next paragraph and quotes it says, “Lars added”

      • Anonymous

        Nah, I fixed it. It was attributed wrong the first time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GMAJMLLFJT72VQSXDUC6O4PMAE Anonymous

    Perhaps the result of going ass-to-mouth?