Metallica eyes new album - without a label?

I have to admit, I didn't think they had it in 'em anymore, especially after the mess of St Anger, but with 2007's Death Magnetic, Metallica did come back in fine style.

Has Metallica gone cuckoo with Lulu?

The artists I admire most are the fearless ones, and I especially admire musicians who aren't afraid to take risks or fail.