During a recent appearance to NME, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett talked about Loud Reed and ”Lulu” album, saying he finds it difficult to listen to the album again.
”That was one of the highest compliments I ever got as a musician and artist, and it was an incredible honor working with Lou Reed and I loved the ”Lulu” album. I remember Lou sharing with me that letter David Bowie sent to him: it was written on paper and it was such a glowing, grueling appraisal of the ”Lulu” album.
“When Lou showed it to me, it brought me to tears bro! ‘Cause I might be some heavy metal guy but Lou Reed and David Bowie made tons of great music that have been a huge inspiration to me over the course of my life.
“It’s hard for me to listen back to ”Lulu” because it brings me back to that time, thinking about working with Lou and soaking up his vibe. It became a very emotional album for me, and I’m afraid to listen to it!”