We've had a lot of fun at the expense of Lulu, the collaboration between legendary musician Lou Reed and Metallica, and it was widely panned as a terrible piece of music, perhaps even a trolling by Metallica against it's fans, and a new interview with Robert Trujillo, bassist of Metallica, confirms what we knew all along: most Metallica fans thought it was crap.
In a new interview with Detroit Free Press, Trujillo was asked if Metallica's fans have always trusted the band, both in the studio and on stage and I commend Trujillo for giving an honest answer:
“Yes and no. Obviously there were mixed reviews on our Lou Reed experience. Some people thought it was an amazing artistic statement. A lot of Metallica fans thought it was crap. (Laughs) You take chances and kind of go with the flow of it. We just try to have a good time. That’s the name of the game — be creative — and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t work.
“That’s what makes the band special — the fact that Metallica can go in and play with an orchestra and collaborate with the likes of a Lou Reed, and actually do a bit of improvising in uncharted territory.
“In this day and age, it’s important in staying relevant, especially for us. We’re inspired by so much, we like to try things. Sometimes financially it can be a task. …
“We’re there to deliver the passion we feel for music. When we put on the guitars it’s like we’re kids again. And that’s different from a lot of bands when they get older, to still connect with music that way. We come up with so many riffs — our problem is trying to keep them all out of one song. (Laughs) It’s a good problem to have.
“Right now we’re having a hard time focusing on making a new record because there’s so much else going on.”
I will say, seeing Metallica live is still quite the awesome moment, the band have their live show on lock, but as for writing, and especially collaborating with Lou Reed, not so much. In conclusion, here's 10 minutes of James Hetfield yelling "I am the table" as ripped from Lulu:
Is there anybody who actually liked Lulu? If so, please be brave and leave a comment below.