Metallica will release a 4xLP 45rpm 180-gram numbered limited vinyl edition of “Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)” as part of Record Store Day’s “Black Friday” event on November 29th.
The soundtrack is the companion to the 3D feature film “Metallica Through The Never” and it will be limited to only 4000 copies.
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said: “Speaking just for me, I’ve been collecting records since I was nine, and records have just been such a significant part of my life. It’s the reason I wanted to be in a band, so stepping up and helping out Record Store Day is what Metallica call a ‘no-brainer.’”
James Hetfield said: “For me, it was when my daughter wanted a turntable. I was, like, ‘Yes!’ I took her to Amoeba Records in San Francisco. She got home and played some vinyl albums on her new turntable. Then about two days later, she said, ‘Dad, there’s songs on the other side!’ Yeah, alright!”
The last photograph ever taken of Lou Reed has been unveiled.
The legend died on Sunday at 71 of liver failure.
Reed’s close friend and manager, Tom Sarig, posted an emotional message featuring the final photograph on Reed’s official website.
He wrote: “Just a couple of weeks ago Lou did a photo session intended to become a print ad for his friend Henri Seydoux’s French audio headphones company Parrot. The renowned photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino took the shots, and this was the very last shot he took. Always a tower of strength.”
The rock world is still mourning the loss of Lou Reed who died Sunday at the age of 71 from what a representative said was an ailment related to his liver transplant in May. On Sunday night, Pearl Jam paid a musical tribute to the late Velvet Underground singer by performing “I’m Waiting for the Man” during their concert in Baltimore.
Influential songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed died yesterday. Reed was known as being a pioneer who helped shape almost fifty years of rock music.
The cause of his death has not been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Reed founded Velvet Underground in the late 60s. As a solo artist from the 70s into the 2010s, he was a fan favorite.
In 1970, Reed traveled to England and recorded a solo debut backed by members of the band Yes. 1972′s Transformer was produced by David Bowie and pushed him beyond cult status into rock stardom.
“Walk On the Wild Side” became a hit and “Satellite of Love” was covered by U2 and others.
Reed became a student of T-ai Chi. In 2005 he released a double-CD called “The Raven”, based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe. In 2007, he released an ambient album titled “Hudson River Wind Meditations”. Reed returned to mainstream rock with 2011′s “Lulu”, a collaboration with Metallica.
Lou Reed on Twitter:
In his last post on social media, Reed posted a picture with a poster of him called “The Door.”