"The first time I heard [it] I was stunned," Aronofsky told IFC. "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."
Although Aronofsky's signature doom-and-despair storyline is absent in the video, the clip does feature a few jarring moments, including shaky closeups on Reed and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield.
Aronofsky is currently at work on his Noah's Ark film, 'Noah.'
[via Pitchfork and IFC]
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