Hey Metallica and Lou Reed fans. The unit's debut 'Lulu' doesn't drop until Nov. 1, but 'Tallica and Reed will host an intimate listening session in New York City on Monday, Oct. 24, a full week before the album lands. How can you get in on the action?

It's super easy. Head over to the Bowers & Wilkins Facebook page and enter to win passes to this exclusive engagement. Obviously, members of the 'Tallica fan club can enter, as well, via the members area of the band's official site.

In addition to entry to the listening session, the winner will receive transportation for two to New York and hotel accommodations for two nights in the city, according to Metallica's Facebook posting on the matter. How rad is that?

So, head over to the B&W Facebook page now and enter to win so you can get up close and personal with a batch of rock legends. It just me be your lucky day. Or night, if you get to hob knob with Loutallica.

Several Metallica fans are a bit unsettled by the jarring nature of 'Lulu' based on the snippets of music the band has released, such as the lead single 'The View'; a Lou-less version of the song has surfaced online, courtesy of a fan edit!  Vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield addressed those concerns during a recent chat with an Argentinian radio station, admitting that "It's definitely different." He also went on to remind fans that 'Lulu' is "not the new Metallica studio record . . . I'm sure there's some Metallica fans that will think that 'This is the new Metallica record. I don't like it. I'm scared.' And it's not. This is a project that was presented to us that we wanted to challenge ourselves with."

Got that, 'Tallica fans? 'Lulu' is not the new Metallica album. It is, according to the frontman, the band challenging itself and expanding its horizons. Hetfield continued, "We don't like limiting ourselves. But we're not doing it just to mess with the fans; that's for sure. If they don't like it, wait until the next record where we're fully focused on Metallica which we're actually writing right now."

So if you don't dig Loutallica, the band can earn a reprieve when the proper new Metallica album comes out!