Lulu, the 2011 collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica,was one of the most derided albums in recent memory, However, the album has one particularly reputable fan, David Bowie.
We’ve learned this from the speech Reed’s widow, Laurie Anderson, gave at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (April 18). “One of his last projects was his album with Metallica,” she said. “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.’”