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Lou Reed Public Memorial Thursday in New York City

Open to the public, a memorial gathering for friends and fans to honor late rock icon Lou Reed is scheduled for today, November 14, from 1:00-4:00 PM EST, to be held at The Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at Lincoln Center. “A gathering open to the public – no speeches. No live performances, just Lou’s voice, guitar music & songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.” […]

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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 […]

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Lou Reed Dead at 71

ADDENDUM 10/28: Dr. Charles Miller of the Cleveland Clinic, who treated Lou Reed’s liver condition, confirmed that the cause of death was liver disease, as the New York Times reported today.   Lou Reed, one of the most influential musicians of the rock & roll era, died Sunday morning. He was 71. Best remembered for his contrarian attitudes, decadent rock-star lifestyle, unflinching lyricism and innovative musicianship, Reed first gained attention […]