The name ‘Lulu’ is inspired from German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind’s ‘plays’ Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box, which tell the story of a young abused dancer’s life and relationships and are now collectively known as the Lulu plays.
After Lou Reed performed with Metallica at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York in 2009 they all knew they wanted to make more music together. The Lulu project began in May 2011 at HQ studios in Northern California, with Lou’s lyrics as the starting point.
Universal Music India & SAARC managing director Devraj Sanyal said, “To release Lulu on the back of the massive success of Metallica’s super successful gig in Bangalore is one more opportunity for the Metallica fans to immerse themselves in the music of their favorite band and one of the biggest bands of all time. Songs like ‘Iced Honey’, ‘Little Dog’, ‘Dragon’ & ‘Junior Dad’ are representative of a new kind of sound not heard before. To Quote Metallica’s guitar player Kirk Hamett: “It’s definitely not a Metallica album or a Lou Reed Album…its something else. It’s a new animal, a hybrid”.”
Lulu – the album is available on three formats – CD, CD Deluxe and Vinyl.