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Waitin' for My Man (Lou Reed)

John Densmore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
John Densmore

Maybe Lou Reed's comment to Rolling Stone writer David Fricke in 1987, "I hate cheap sentiment," was the reason for Mr. Reed's confused facial expression in response to my comment when we first met.

Lou Reed Leaves Estate To Wife & Sister

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Rocker Lou Reed's life was decidedly unconventional, but he wanted his estate used for a very traditional purpose: to be...

Laurie Anderson Honors Lou Reed

AP | Posted 11.03.2013 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurie Anderson says her late husband Lou Reed was a "prince and a fighter" whose music reflected his love of life...

Why Julianne Hough Got In Trouble This Week

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 11.02.2013 | Celebrity

Halloween hit Hollywood this week as the stars showed off their best costumes. Paris Hilton dressed as Miley Cyrus, Miley dressed as Lil Kim and El...

Laurie Anderson Shares Lou Reed's Final Moments Doing Tai Chi

Posted 11.01.2013 | Religion

Laurie Anderson wrote a beautiful, brief obituary for her husband Lou Reed. Printed in the East Hampton Star, the piece shares Anderson's moving acc...

Lou Reed: 1942-2013

James Campion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
James Campion

The Velvet Underground came and went long before anyone had any idea of what New York was going to be again, was going to act like in the undulating zeitgeist; the horny, thorny, idiotic soot and grime and bankrupt moral dogma of the much later hip-hop cries for vengeance.

How Do You Think It Feels and When Do You Think It Stops? Remembering Lou Reed

Matt Krefting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Krefting

No one ever spoke so directly for misfits and freaks. His music, in its genius and its flaws, in its poignancy and its awkwardness, arose from a conscious and explicit desire to give a voice to the voiceless, to express the truths of people who were always told that their truth had no value.

Arcade Fire Pays Tribute To Lou Reed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Arcade Fire's ethereal quality is the perfect match for that of Lou Reed, as evidenced in the band's tribute to the late singer. During a live set on ...

Thanks for the Walk, Lou

Shan Wells | Posted 12.30.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

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We Now Live in Lou Reed's America

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Yzaguirre

While New York City was Reed's muse and home, it's not as though the mayor of New York gave Reed and the Velvet Underground the keys to the city in 1969. Reed was part of a cultural underground that had outposts all over the world.

Arctic Monkeys Cover Lou Reed Classic

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

The music world has been awash with tributes to the late Lou Reed, and Arctic Monkeys offered their own memorial on Monday night by performing the leg...

What Anti-Journalist Lou Reed Taught Me About Journalism

Olivia Nuzzi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Olivia Nuzzi

"I wish I could write like that," I would think whenever I heard him. I wish I could know the world like that. I wish I could make you feel like you were right here, just like he could. He let you into his world and by extension, the world at large.

Lou Reed Was More Influential Than You Realized

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact

Updated Oct. 29, 2013: 9:16 a.m. EST Lou Reed might have been known for his sharp tongue and sometimes-murky lyrics, but the legendary musician was...

Patti Smith Offers Touching Tribute On Lou Reed

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.29.2013 | Celebrity

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Patti Smith remembers the first time she saw Lou Reed in person. It was 1970 and Reed and the Velvet Underground were pe...

WATCH: Lou Reed's Relationship With Queerness

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Rock Legend Lou Reed passed away yesterday, leaving behind a legacy that spans multiple generations. Best known for his role as front man of The V...

Vatican Tweets Tribute To Rocker

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican's 71-year-old culture minister, paid his own tribute on Monday to the late ...

Lou Reed's Hidden Judaism

Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion

When someone once asked Lou Reed if he was Jewish, he replied, "Of course, aren't all the best people?" However, he was known to make the occasional a...

The Story Behind The Velvet Underground's Most Iconic Album Cover

Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

One of Lou Reed's lasting legacies -- besides founding The Velvet Underground and introducing the world to the depths of feedback loops -- will foreve...

Watch Out, the World's Behind You: RIP Lou Reed (1942-2013)

Alex Koenig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

With the help of one man, a young New York city slicker named Lou Reed would learn to siphon his existential observations into a rock and roll art form; to write what he lived, and live what he wrote.

One Magic Moment With Lou Reed

Cody Lyon | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

While I knew Lou Reed's music growing up in Alabama, it wasn't until I lived in New York that I realized that the song "Walk on the Wild Side" was downtown scripture.

10 Lou Reed Lyrics That Will Live On Forever

Posted 10.31.2013 | Arts

Lou Reed, that art rock icon who birthed The Velvet Underground, "Metal Machine Music" and ostrich tuning, passed away on October 27, 2013 at the age ...

PHOTO: This Is How We'll Remember Lou Reed

Posted 10.28.2013 | Style

Lou Reed's death yesterday at the age of 71 left a gaping hole in not only the music world but also in the style realm. Whether he was performing ...

'Oh Lou, Why Did You Leave Us This Way?'

Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

A tribute to Lou Reed written by Morrissey was posted on Morrissey's True To You fan site on Sunday, following Reed's death at the age of 71. No wo...

Remembering Lou Reed With His Music

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Reed wasn't as much a hit maker as he was a rock 'n' roll poet who influenced and inspired generations of musi...

Lou Reed: The Artist in Leather

Jay Michaelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity
Jay Michaelson

Just like his city, Lou Reed was equal parts cultured and crass. New York feels a little less New York without him.