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So, does this image work for you? Metallica and Lou Reed have released the cover art for their forthcoming album, “Lulu.”

The album, out Nov. 1 in the U.S., is inspired by two plays by German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind: “Earth Spirit” and “Pandora’s Box,” as we previously reported. Reed originally took the ideas expressed in the plays, about an abused dancer, and began writing a musical. He then joined with the Metallica lads to finish the project. Producers include Reed, Metallica, Hal Willner and Greg Fidelman.


The track listing is slowing rolling out: so far, song titles for “Lulu” are “Frustration,” “Junior Dad,” “Little Dog,” Mistress Dread” and “Pumping Blood.”

The site for developing news on the project is www.loureedmetallica.com.