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Watch Lou Reed and Metric Perform “Pale Blue Eyes”

Not to be outdone by David Byrne and St. Vincent, another May-December rock legend/breakout indie star duo has emerged: Lou Reed and Metric’s Emily Haines. The Velvet Underground icon agreed to sing back-up vocals on “The Wanderlust,” a track from Metric’s recent album Synthetica, after meeting frontwoman Emily Haines and quoting some lyrics from “Gimme Sympathy.” The pair debuted the collaboration live at Radio City Music Hall over the weekend, where Reed — wearing his signature leather jacket, looking a bit antsy — also joined Haines in a beautiful rendition of VU’s “Pale Blue Eyes.” Click through to see both videos and join us in wishing you could have seen it in person.

“The Wanderlust”

“Pale Blue Eyes”

[via The Daily Swarm]

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