When asked about the collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed he was quoted as saying:
“No, I haven’t listened to the album. I don’t want to. To me, it’s like, I hate to say this, but it’s trying too hard to be cool.”
Cheesy Valentine’s Day merchandise or not, you can always count on Slayer to tell it like it is and sound just like Slayer.
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Metallica decided to go a bit left-field recently and make “Lulu” with Lou Reed. What would [Slayer's] equivalent be, if you had to go and make it, and you had to choose an artist to make it with who was completely mismatched, who would it be and why?
Erm… I can’t speak for the whole band, but it would require a lot of thought, and I don’t see us doing anything like that. I can’t even conceive of the idea of doing something like that, you know? Lou Reed of all people, you know? He’s just so avant garde, so out there, so musically different. He was his own thing. He was his own mould. And for them to try to… I don’t know, when I found out about that, I thought that it was a little too much.
Did you listen to the album?
No, I haven’t listened to the album. I don’t want to. To me, it’s like, I hate to say this, but it’s trying too hard to be cool.
Lou Reed is trying too hard?
No, no, no, this is nothing against Lou Reed. Lou Reed is great, I think what he does is amazing, but it’s METALLICA trying to be too cool. They’re trying to be too cool. Why do you need to do that? Why do you need to be too cool? That’s on METALLICA, that’s not on Lou Reed. He’s awesome… And they’re going to hate it if they read this, they’re going to hate me saying it, but it’s just my personal opinion. I don’t even need to listen to the album! [Laughs]