Is this art? Sound Session with Metallica and Lou Reed


Lulu, a collaborative release from Metallica and Lou Reed has inspired both delight and disgust from a global audience. Bowers & Wilkins held a Sound Session at the Stephen Kasher Gallery in New York City on October 24th, 2011 where a select few were able to hear Lulu and meet the artists.

“Part of the role of the visuals here is to identify what it [Lulu] is. It’s not the next Metallica, it’s a new thing. A collaboration between these great iconic artists. It is art. They’ve done it purely for the art of it. It really is what art should be.”

David Turner, Concept and Design, Lulu

You can see photos from the Sound Session on our Facebook page

“Our Sound Sessions are designed to showcase our best-in-class performance with some of the finest artists in the world across all genres, and we are privileged that Lou Reed and Metallica have agreed to be part of this series to celebrate their new, collaborative release, Lulu.”

Tyler Fairchild, Director of Strategic Brand Development for Bowers & Wilkins.

We’d be interested to know what fans of Metallica or Lou Reed thought of this project. And if you’re not a fan of the music, is it still viable as art?


  • agh says:


  • herve says:

    mettallica vs lou reed !!

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