Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Discusses Working With Lou Reed
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed that the metal band had considered working with Lou Reed again, recording a follow-up to their first collaborative album, before his untimely death.
“Listen, I would play with Lou anytime, anywhere and he knew that,” Ulrich told NME in an interview.
“He’d had this idea for a long time and when we played together at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame [in 2009], in his mind, he’d found the perfect band to get his vision out and we definitely talked about doing more stuff together. We just felt so connected and we stayed in touch way up ’til his very early and untimely end,” Ulrich said, referring to Reed’s death in 2013 of liver disease at the age of 71.
“We come from such different ways of doing things because we [Metallica] like to mull things over and overthink and overanalyse them – and every decision he was making at the time was so impulsive and in the moment, which we admired, but at the same time, it was like: ‘Huh? What are you thinking?!’ Then he was like: ‘Let’s go outside and duke it out’ – which of course we never did,” Ulrich said in this week’s “Does Rock ‘N Roll Kill Braincells?” program.
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