Sunday, October 27, 2013

Yet Another Iconic Voice Is Stilled

Damn, Lou Reed died today.

Lou Reed dies at 71
Los Angeles Times | October 27, 2013 | 12:18 PM

Lou Reed, anchor of the New York rock band the Velvet Underground and widely regarded as one of pop's most influential musicians, has died, the Associated Press reported today. He was 71.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed, but the AP cited a "liver-related ailment." After canceling a scheduled appearance at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Reed had undergone a liver transplant.

Some of the Velvet Underground’s best known songs include "Sweet Jane," "I'm Waiting for the Man" and "Heroin." Reed’s most recently released recorded work was “Lulu,” a 2011 collaboration with heavy metal act Metallica.

That's the quick version from an Email blast that I get from the LA Times.

The man had a long career that spanned decades and left behind a legacy that will last hundreds of years.

So I find it quite fitting to post this video in his honor.

Lou Reed - See that my grave is kept clean.

I actually got to interact with him once on a Live Chat at a blog site a few years ago and ask him a couple of questions. I can tell ya, the dude was all that and a bag of chips.

A nice guy that didn't let all the Hollywood hype go straight to his head.

Rest in Peace Lou.

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