Lou Reed & Metallica - New Video Online


The video for the song "The View", taken from the album Lulu by Lou Reed & Metallica and directed by Darren Aronofsky, is now available for viewing below.






In Metallica news, there are new additions to the 2012 Summer Tour, with two more new dates in Norway and Denmark. The first show will be in Oslo at Vallehovin on May 23rd, and the second show in Horsens at "The Prison" (a former state prison) on June 6th. It will be the first time Metallica plays at this venue.

New shows added:

May 23rd, 2012 - Vallehovin - Oslo, Norway
June 6th, 2012 - "The Prison" - Horsens, Denmark

[Also thanks to kual21 for sending in this news!]


Source: loureedmetallica.com
Band profile: Metallica
 
Posted: 04.12.2011 by JD


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04.12.2011 - 11:33
Malaghost
I am the table directed by Aronofsky, where is this world going to?
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04.12.2011 - 12:08
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
I have not listened to much of the album, but I like this song, and I like the video. Although it is nothing special in a way - just black and white video, but looks good and professional.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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04.12.2011 - 12:10
ErnilEnNaur
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A pretentious untalented douche bag directing the video for the most pretentious and useless album of the year? Heh, a perfect match.
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04.12.2011 - 12:21
malaikat
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:10

A pretentious untalented douche bag directing the video for the most pretentious and useless album of the year? Heh, a perfect match.


Aronofsky in no way is not pretentious, and if he is, he at least makes something valuable at the end. LULU, on the other hand...

Btw, I could have directed this video. They called Aronofsky for this?


The really sad part: Lou at the end shouting "Bravo", "Encore" and "That was brilliant".
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04.12.2011 - 12:23
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:21


Aronofsky in no way is not pretentious, and if he is, he at least makes something valuable at the end. LULU, on the other hand...


Exactly right, I concur. This was wasted on him.
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04.12.2011 - 12:26
Angelic Storm
Melodious
A couple of things here: Firstly, I usually hate edited versions of songs that are cut down for singles/videos. But in this case, it benefits the song greatly. Without THAT riff repeating through over half of the song, it doesn't sound anywhere near as monotonous as the album version. Lou Reed still sounds awful, but at least it's tolerable when his parts are shortened considerably. Although still, the only really decent part of the song is the final riff passage after all the vocals have finished.

Secondly, the director did something right, as until now, I had never laughed out loud at the "I am the table!" part, but seeing James sing it in this video was genuinely hilarious.
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04.12.2011 - 12:27
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:21

Btw, I could have directed this video. They called Aronofsky for this?


I guess they're trying to pull every trick they possibly can to get people interested in this album, because we all know that the music in this video will not do that. But drop a famous (and VERY pretentious) director's name to it and it might just lure in some art house kids, who will claim this obscure garbage is "artsy" and "different" and "deep". I don't hate Aronofsky that much really, but you gotta admit that if he was willing to direct the video for this crap, then he is a douche bag. He cannot possibly think the song is good, but he teamed up with them anyway.
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04.12.2011 - 12:31
malaikat
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:27

Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:21

Btw, I could have directed this video. They called Aronofsky for this?


I guess they're trying to pull every trick they possibly can to get people interested in this album, because we all know that the music in this video will not do that. But drop a famous (and VERY pretentious) director's name to it and it might just lure in some art house kids, who will claim this obscure garbage is "artsy" and "different" and "deep". I don't hate Aronofsky that much really, but you gotta admit that if he was willing to direct the video for this crap, then he is a douche bag. He cannot possibly think the song is good, but he teamed up with them anyway.


Yes, I agree that Lutallica are trying to salvage this train wreck by calling an established "artsy" director who is very popular at the moment - jost so they can toss around with his name.

But, why are you blaming Aronofsky? What, according to you, his reaction should be: "No, god sirs, your music is crap and I shall not direct your video"? He is a director. He directs stuff for money. Lutallica offered him money. So he directed. End of story.
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04.12.2011 - 12:34
!J.O.O.E.!
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All Hollywood directors must be "douches" and "pretentious" then because you can bet your life they're in it for the money, as if directing this piece of crap null and voids everything else in their career.
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04.12.2011 - 12:43
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:31

But, why are you blaming Aronofsky? What, according to you, his reaction should be: "No, god sirs, your music is crap and I shall not direct your video"?


Yes actually. I do believe that influential people should not help popularize a piece of garbage just because they will get paid for it.

Being in it for the money is fine by me, but there is a big difference between accepting money for directing something good or at least decent and between accepting money for directing something you know damn well is utterly awful.
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04.12.2011 - 12:45
malaikat
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:43

Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:31

But, why are you blaming Aronofsky? What, according to you, his reaction should be: "No, god sirs, your music is crap and I shall not direct your video"?


Yes actually. I do believe that influential people should not help popularize a piece of garbage just because they will get paid for it.


Good for you, but the world doesn't work that way. Only a fool / rather naive idealist can blame Aronofsky for this.

Dude simply did his job which he was paid for - and I take satisfaction in the fact that he did quite half-assed job with this video.

EDIT: what !J.O.O.E! said.
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04.12.2011 - 12:48
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:34

All Hollywood directors must be "douches" and "pretentious" then because you can bet your life they're in it for the money, as if directing this piece of crap null and voids everything else in their career.


Peter Jackson or George Lucas must be incredibily douchbags as well.
Seriously, the logic is awful.
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04.12.2011 - 12:49
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:45

Good for you, but the world doesn't work that way. Only a fool / rather naive idealist can blame Aronofsky for this.


Only a fool can blame Aronofsky for doing something that he willingly did...

What?
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04.12.2011 - 12:52
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 12:48


Peter Jackson or George Lucas must be incredibily douchbags as well (see what I did there?).
Seriously the logic is awful.

Every self righteous twit seems to assume that anyone in the world of media production, be it music of the non super-obscure type, film or otherwise, doesn't have money on their mind. Aside from the most fringe experimental directors and some of the exilic, diasporic etc. directors who are probably more concerned with message than money, you can be sure that everyone wants to see the glow of the dollar/euro/etc. sign.
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04.12.2011 - 12:54
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 12:48

Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:34

All Hollywood directors must be "douches" and "pretentious" then because you can bet your life they're in it for the money, as if directing this piece of crap null and voids everything else in their career.


Peter Jackson or George Lucas must be incredibily douchbags as well (see what I did there?).


Only if you cannot differentiate between getting paid and then doing a poor job and between getting payed for deliberately endorsing a bad work of art.
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04.12.2011 - 12:56
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:45
he did quite half-assed job with this video.


He maked the song almost sound ok... that should count for something!
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Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.12.2011 - 12:57
malaikat
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:49

Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:45

Good for you, but the world doesn't work that way. Only a fool / rather naive idealist can blame Aronofsky for this.


Only a fool can blame Aronofsky for doing something that he willingly did...

What?


Yes. You blame him because he did his job. Which is to direct stuff. That's how the industry works. He gets money. He directs. Simple as that. +, Metallica is still big, so he gets his share of media coverage. Do you think he would be one of the most sought - after directors in Hollywod right now if he just said after "The Requiem" and "The Fountain": "A film about professional wrestlers? With Mickey Rourke? Surely you jest, gentlemen, I have my artistic principles".

Give me one valid reason why he should have, acording to you, refuse this job.
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04.12.2011 - 12:57
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:54


Only if you cannot differentiate between getting paid and then doing a poor job and between getting payed for deliberately endorsing a bad work of art.

Neither of which is below the average human's purview.
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04.12.2011 - 12:58
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:52
Aside from the most fringe experimental directors and some of the exilic, diasporic etc...


Not to even mention those guys almost never break the news or anything...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.12.2011 - 12:58
malaikat
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 12:56

Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:45
he did quite half-assed job with this video.


He maked the song almost sound ok... that should count for something!


Yeah, I blame the fact that he shortened the song, as Angelic said. That riff is just ungodly (not in a good way) :/


EDIT: Lucas is a douche.
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04.12.2011 - 13:00
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:57
Give me one valid reason why he should have, acording to you, refuse this job.


OMG it's because he's promoting bad stuff!

Lols, like if these guys need more promotion... Get real. I mean, the guys just needed a video, that's it. There's nothing deeper on that matter.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.12.2011 - 13:00
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 12:58


Not to even mention those guys almost never break the news or anything...

Nope, their styles are often so far out of the comfort zone of people who only feed on the Hollywood output it's of no interest to them. Only at Film festivals do they ever break through, and then to a limited and more specialist audience.
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04.12.2011 - 13:01
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 12:56
He maked the song almost sound ok... that should count for something!


My thoughts exactly! It's still far from great, but at least the song sounded bearable and close to being half decent in that form... maybe he should have directed the album! lol
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04.12.2011 - 13:02
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 13:00

and then to a limited and more specialist audience.


Exactly
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.12.2011 - 13:03
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Angelic Storm on 04.12.2011 at 13:01
maybe he should have directed the album! lol


Hhahahahahahhaha +1 Nice one.
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Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.12.2011 - 13:04
malaikat
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 13:00

Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:57
Give me one valid reason why he should have, acording to you, refuse this job.


OMG it's because he's promoting bad stuff!

Lols, like if these guys need more promotion... Get real. I mean, the guys just needed a video, that's it. There's nothing deeper on that matter.


I think that's about it, really. Plus, they probably went like this:

"OK we have a pretentious artsy album that no one likes. How can we promote it so they, you know, like it?"
"How about hiring an art-house director who is, in return, popular in the mainstream to do our video?"
"Splendid idea!"

etc. etc.
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04.12.2011 - 13:06
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:57

Give me one valid reason why he should have, acording to you, refuse this job.


I have explained my views adequately. And considering that you said (rightfully so) that he is one of the most sought after directors, we all know he would not have bankrupt himself by giving the finger to the guys who are giving a finger to all of their fans with this album. I rest my case.
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04.12.2011 - 13:08
Kenos
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Written by malaikat on 04.12.2011 at 12:21

*every single word he's uttered*


+1.
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04.12.2011 - 13:08
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
^Again: having the idea that hollywood directors aren't there for the money either... Lols.
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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04.12.2011 - 13:08
The Shape 1973
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.12.2011 at 12:48

Written by Guest on 04.12.2011 at 12:34

All Hollywood directors must be "douches" and "pretentious" then because you can bet your life they're in it for the money, as if directing this piece of crap null and voids everything else in their career.


Peter Jackson or George Lucas must be incredibily douchbags as well.
Seriously, the logic is awful.

Getting George Lucas to do it would have been great. They could have had Jar Jar Binks sat on a singing table.
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