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David Bowie Thinks Metallica Album Was Lou Reed's Masterpiece

04/21/2015
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(Classic Rock) David Bowie described Metallica's controversial collaboration with Lou Reed as "genius", according to Reed's widow Laurie Anderson. Anderson accepted her late husband's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist at the weekend, where she said Bowie told her after Reed's death that Lulu - his 2011 album with the heavy metal giants - would one day be seen as his masterpiece.

Bowie added that the record would grow on people, much like Reed's 1973 effort Berlin, which was initially branded a flop. Anderson said the following during her speech, "One of [Lou's] last projects was his album with Metallica and this was really challenging, and I have a hard time with it. There are many struggles and so much radiance.

"And after Lou's death, David Bowie made a big point of saying to me, 'Listen, this is Lou's greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like 'Berlin'. It will take everyone a while to catch up.'" Read more here.

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