Metallica and Lou Reed "The View" (dir. Darren Aronofsky) (video)
Published Dec 03, 2011If you were all itching to see Darren Aronofsky helm a video for Lou Reed and Metallica, well, here it is. The director of such films as The Wrestler and Black Swan has given us a clip for Loutallica's "The View."
Via IFC, you can watch the grainy, black and white vid below.
"The first time I heard 'The View' I was stunned," Aronofsky said. "I had never heard anything like it. Half was all Lou. The other half all Metallica. It was a marriage that on the surface made no sense, but the fusion changed the way I thought about both artists and morphed into something completely fresh and new. I couldn't stop listening to it. Lou's crushing lyrics, and the band's incredible licks."
Reed himself added, "I am very excited about working with Darren Aronofsky on our powerful video 'The View.' I feel Darren understood the power and range of the emotions fueled by the fire of Metallica. His strength and spirit are on display in every frame and I think he has caught the anger, rage and anguish at the bottom of the soul of real rock."
See the results below. Of course, Lulu is out now, whether you like it or not.