This Week is Full of Collaboration News: Tony Bennett + Lady Gaga, ICP + Jack White, Lou Reed + Metallica, Dirty Projectors + Bjork
The oddest of them all, however, has to be the musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, titled Lulu. Coming this fall, they even have a website for "all things Loutallica(!)" Jesus.
The two music legends started recording in May and today released their album cover. (See above.) And also, here's the Bennett-Gaga collab that we were talking about earlier. Enjoy!
"Lulu" was inspired by German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind's plays "Earth Spirit" and "Pandora's Box," which tell a story of a young abused dancer's life and relationships and are now collectively known as the "Lulu Plays." Since their publication in the early 1900's, the plays have been the inspiration for a silent film ("Pandora's Box," 1929), an opera, and countless other creative endeavors.
Originally the lyrics and musical landscape were sketched out by Lou for a theatrical production in Berlin, but after coming together with the 'Tallica boys for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 all guilty parties knew they wanted to make more music together.