Listen to Lou Reed & Metallica

Lulu by Lou Reed and Metallica
Lou Reed and Metallica
Lou Reed and Metallica

(CBS) Metallica and Lou Reed have been teasing their collaboration for months. Now a full song is finally available to for a listen.

"The View," the second track from the album "Lulu," is one of the shortest pieces on the 10-track collection. It thankfully has nothing to do with the Barbara Walters show of the same name.

The track features Lou Reed doing his standard talk/sing in the verses and Metallica's lead singer James Hetfield singing on what could be called the choruses.

(Click through to listen to "The View.")

And - hope this isn't a spoiler - it sounds like Metallica with Lou Reed singing on it. There's a (possible) bonus for Metallica fans who wondered what happened to the bass on "Death Magnetic." Robert Trujillo's presence is very much heard on this song. 

Is "The View" any good? Will you pick up "Lulu"? Let us know in the comments.

The View by Lou Reed & Metallica