I think we can start this one with a WTF?
The project is based on the plays of German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind. Earth Spirit and Pandora’s Box tell a story of a young abused dancer’s life and are now collectively known as the Lulu Plays.
Lou Reed sketched out lyrics and music for a theatrical production in Berlin, and has since set about recording an album interpretation with Metallica in their recording studios in California. Read all about it here.
We wish we had a soundbite to share, in the meantime here are the unlikely collaborators performing ‘Sweet Jane’ at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 25th Anniversary in New York back in 2009.