Metallica this week released an expanded reissue of 1991’s Metallica along with a companion set called The Metallica Blacklist, a collection of 53 different covers from the “Black Album.”
This week’s new releases include the mammoth 20th anniversary reissue of U2’s landmark ‘Achtung Baby’ (including a $470 ‘Uber Deluxe’ edition with six CDs, four DVDs, two LPs and five 7-inches), plus ‘Lulu,’ the joint album from Lou Reed and Metallica, and a new INXS best-of.
The head-scratching combo of Lou Reed and Metallica, who’ll release their album ‘Lulu’ this fall, today released the first full track from that collaboration: ‘The View.’
Amoeba Music recently posted the latest in its ‘What’s In My Bag?’ video series, and this installment’s latest subject is none other than Peter Murphy — filmed, presumably, during the former Bauhaus leader’s June visit to the San Francisco outlet for an in-store performance promoting the release of ‘Ninth.’
No stranger to odd musical detours — whether it be ‘Metal Machine Music’ or his most recent project, ‘Hudson River Wind Meditations’ — the legendary Lou Reed has a particularly unlikely musical partner for his next album: thrash-metal titans Metallica.
Australia’s Hoodoo Gurus today announced a May 11 U.S. release date for their ninth studio album, ‘Purity of Essence,’ which the band is teasing with a six-part web mockumentary that pokes fun at Metallica’s self-help doc ‘Some Kind of Monster.’