First Video From Metallica and Lou Reed's The View Released

The Lou Reed/Metallica project "Lulu" is going to polarize more Metallica fans than ever before. For fans who want nothing than to reminisce the good ole days of Cliff Burton on bass and "Kill Em All’s" skull crushing blitzkriegs this is not the album for you. In fact there probably hasn't been a Metallica album for you since "Master of Puppets". Ride The Lightning is my personal Favorite and I spent hours back in the day wood shedding Cliffs bass lines, but music is about traveling a road less traveled at times, and I'm cool with them taking a chance at something unexpected. My bet is Cliff would have been right alongside them letting Lou spew his ironic salute to the misfits of the world.

The first video. Short of calling it a single, "The View" has been the band's focus track since the album launched, having performed the track live on various European tv and radio programs.

The black and white clip was directed by Darren Aronofsky, and shot at the Metallica HQ in the San Francisco Bay area.

"The first time I heard 'The View' I was stunned," Aronofsky said. "I had never heard anything like it. Half was all Lou. The other half all Metallica. It was a marriage that on the surface made no sense, but the fusion changed the way I thought about both artists and morphed into something completely fresh and new. I couldn't stop listening to it. Lou's crushing lyrics, and the band's incredible licks."

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