Glee may have popularized the notion of mash-ups, but that hasn't stopped unlikely collaborators from running with the idea and making great music together, most recently Metallica and artist Lou Reed, who just announced they have been spending the last few months recording an album together in San Francisco.

The idea occurred to the musicians in October 2009, when they performed together at the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The album is "90 percent" finished, Lars Ulrich, drummer for Metallica, told Rolling Stone. "I'm obviously psyched for people to hear this, in whatever way we feel is right." Since neither the band nor Reed are currently tied to a label, it's uncertain when the full-length, ten-track record will be available to the public.

"We can't wait for you to listen to the finished record, so as we like to hear ourselves say around here, keep watching this spot for updates," Metallica said on their official website. "We'll be back with more details as they come together."


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  • Sydney Ramsden
    Sydney Ramsden on

    This is definitely an interesting, if not surprising, collaboration. I thought Lou Reed sounded great with Metallica when he played with them at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert a couple years ago, so I'm definitely curious as to how this album will turn out.

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