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Lou Reed’s Final Interview Released

On October 27, the rock world lost one of its icons as Lou Reed succumbed to liver disease. Thankfully, another piece of his history has been preserved. On September 21, just a month before his death, Reed sat down with film director Farida Khelfa for a brief interview after doing a photo shoot for Parrot Zik headphones. It would be the last interview he ever gave. Parrot Zik has been good enough to post the interview on YouTube.

While Reed is in typical no-nonsense, “f**k you” form in the first part of the interview, in the next few minutes he opens up about the topic of music and sound in a way that truly reflects his lifelong love for music. It’s endearing and makes us mindful, not only of what we lost in Lou Reed, but of the legacy he has left behind. Take a look.


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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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