While neither Lou Reed nor Metallica are strangers to controversy,
they certainly didn't intend or expect the promo posters to stir up a
scandal. When asked about the ban, Reed responded to Rolling Stone with a question of his own: "What would Andy Warhol or Jean Michel Basquiat say of this type of frivolous censorship?"
As for the album itself, at least two members of Metallica have claimed that Reed's lyrics moved them to tears.
- Lou Reed
- Transport for London
- Jean Michel Basquiat