Lou Reed and Metallica’s “Lulu” poster gets banned by London Underground

Lou Reed and Metallica’s “Lulu” poster gets banned by London Underground

OK, you may think it’s a stretch or it’s just crazy to call Metallica a “punk band”, but apparently we got a tip from NME that London Underground has banned promo posters for their forthcoming collaboration album with Lou ReedLulu, from being displayed in subway stations. The album cover (shown on the left) features a limbless mannequin with a realistic expression on a photograph and the album name “Lulu” written across it.  Apparently the album artwork looks too much like graffiti, according to a spokesperson for the Transport of London.

Lulu will be released in the US on October 31st on Warner Bros. Records and one day earlier (October 31) in the rest of the world through Universal Music. The album was co-produced by Reed, Metallica, Hal Willner — who has produced albums for Reed, Marianne Faithfull, and Laurie Anderson, among others — and Greg Fidelman. Fidelman also mixed the record. Metallica released their last “proper” full-length Death Magnetic in 2008, while Reed released his last solo album The Creation of the Universe in the same year.

Last Sunday, we reported that Metallica and Lou Reed have posted a sample of “The View”, which is from the Lulu album.

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