Lou Reed: ‘The music I’ve done with Metallica is the best thing done by anyone, ever’

Reed adds that collaboration with thrash titans will be out by November

Lou Reed has said that he believes his collaborative project with Metallica is “the best thing done by anyone, ever.”

Speaking in New York Magazine, Reed revealed he and the thrash titans have re-recorded some of the music he wrote as a score for a musical version of German playwright Frank Wedekind‘s Lulu.

Reed said: “The version of the Lulu music I did with Metallica is awe inspiring. It’s maybe the best thing done by anyone, ever. It could create another planetary system. I’m not joking, and I’m not being egotistical.”

He added that the Metallica aided version of the material “will probably come out by November.”

Metallica return to the UK next weekend to headline Sonisphere Festival, while Reed himself plays Hop Farm Festival this weekend, as well as two dates in London and Wolverhampton next week.