This installment is taken from a 1989 interview with Lou Reed, discussing his then-new album New York and the song “Dime Store Mystery.”
Dick Wagner, celebrated guitarist known for his work with Alice Cooper, KISS and Lou Reed, has died. He was 71.
While both Patti Smith and Bono eloquently eulogized Reed back in November, Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker shared her memories of the frontman and songwriter with The Guardian.
For all those people wondering what Macaulay Culkin has been up to lately, it seems he’s been working on his music. Specifically, pizza-themed renditions of Velvet Undergound and Lou Reed songs.
According to Reed’s Facebook page, the memorial will be held tomorrow (Thursday) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST at The Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center.
“He has been there all of my life. He will always be pressed to my heart. Thank God for those, like Lou, who move within their own laws, otherwise imagine how dull the world would be.”
As the music world continues to mourn Lou Reed’s death, his final interview has just been released.
In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.
Performance artist, musician and sculptor Laurie Anderson, who also happened to be the loving wife to the recently deceased Lou Reed, revealed that her departed husband died while doing something he loved: Tai Chi.
“We both never felt comfortable going down the same path that everyone else was doing. Metallica’s always been autonomous, and Lou Reed is the godfather of being an outsider, being autonomous, marching to his own drum.”