According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett revealed to Mojo that he and frontman James Hetfield were both brought to tears during the sessions for the band’s upcoming collaborative album with Lou Reed, titled “Lulu”. Hammett explained that the outbursts occurred while they were recording a song called “Junior Dad”, saying, “I had just lost my father literally three or four weeks previous. I had to run out of the control room, and I found myself standing in the kitchen, sobbing away. Jamescame into the kitchen in the same condition — he was sobbing, too. It was insane.”
The lyrics that apparently got to the two metal men were “Say hello to junior dad/The greatest disappointment/Age withered and changed him.”
Hammett added, “[Reed] managed to take out both guitar players in METALLICA in one fell swoop, with his amazing poetic lyrics.”
James Hetfield‘s father abandoned his family when James was just 13, an experience that the singer/guitarist has spoken about at length in a new documentary called “Absent”.
“Lulu” is due out on November 1 and was secretly recorded in May at METALLICA‘s studio in the Bay Area. The album is based around music Reed originally wrote for a theatrical production of “The Lulu Plays”.
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