The passing of the great Lou Reed, whose illustrious career spanned more than five decades, touched thousands in the music industry. Here artists, label personnel, venues and tech titans expressed what Reed meant to them.
Devastating news:... http://t.co/LukCOL1T4r
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. LOU REED It is with great sadness that we report the death of Lou Reed who died today aged 71. (March 2,... http://t.co/VDIkjhjTba
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) October 27, 2013
John Cale's official statement... The news I feared the most, pales in comparison to the lump in my throat... http://t.co/zs0Lpy53fq
— John Cale News (@johncalenews) October 28, 2013
— Clive Davis (@CliveDavis) August 1, 2013 (Previously Tweeted
— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. New York lost one of our greatest gifts today...
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed, R.I.P. I did the Jools Holland show with him last year and we yucked it up. I didn't know he was ill.... http://t.co/enOpYpnGlg
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) October 27, 2013
Hail Hail, a genius has vacated this realm. RIP Lou Reed-it was awesome to be in a movie with him! (smoke-1993)
— Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) October 27, 2013
— rich masio (@richmasio) October 28, 2013
lou reed. got. it. http://t.co/NDO7z1HHbQ
— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) October 28, 2013
"I’ve always believed that there’s an amazing number of things you can do through a rock ‘n’ roll song." - Lou Reed RIP
— Live Nation UK (@LiveNationUK) October 28, 2013
Amazing... Lou Reed & John Cale - Waiting for the Man - Bataclan '72 http://t.co/R6Zz2szyi4
— linda perry (@RealLindaPerry) September 3, 2013
— ian c rogers (@iancr) July 6, 2013
RIP Lou Reed only met him once, what an influence. lived his life on the wild side and came out the other. Your music will always be with us
— KevinLyman (@KevinLyman) October 28, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. You left quite a legacy. Thanks for all the music and for the music of all those who you inspired.
— Paul Epworth (@paulepworth) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. Thanks for our bandname and all the influence and great songs.
— Mike Scott (@MickPuck) October 27, 2013
So sad to hear Lou reed has passed away. A legend.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) October 28, 2013
— Mike Press (@MikePress) October 27, 2013
— mike caren (@mikecaren) October 27, 2013
Wow. My Twitter feed is nothing but Lou Reed recollections. I follow the right people.
— Tim Quirk (@tbquirk) October 27, 2013
So sorry to hear of Lou Reed s passing this is a huge shock!
— Kim Gordon (@KimletGordon) October 27, 2013
http://t.co/HvlVRuemNQ just remember, and blast your favourite
— Lorde (@lordemusic) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed's eponymous debut solo album is an underrated classic. Here's Lisa Says http://t.co/DuRANhOOaV
— steve greenberg (@steviegpro) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed and the Velvets were the catalyst for so much that shaped my life. From REM to art. Hard to express how foundational he was. Sigh.
— Ethan Kaplan (@ethank) October 27, 2013
— SXSW (@sxsw) October 28, 2013
Music. Bloody 'ell: Lou Reed, lead singer of Velvet Undergound, dies aged 71 http://t.co/i3DgHTFi4K
— Jim Butcher (@jimspotify) October 27, 2013
"Lou Reed is a completely depraved pervert and pathetic death dwarf...a huckster selling his own flesh." Lester Bangs http://t.co/n4hBA4ghPG
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed is now taking that, "Walk On The Wild Side". He was rock & roll but that song was almost rap. http://t.co/C9EBcG8TkS RIP.
— FAB 5 FREDDY (@FABNEWYORK) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 71 http://t.co/OafWQ1hXSx This dirty boulevard just got less interesting.
— david carr (@carr2n) October 27, 2013
Wow. RIP Lou Reed. Can't believe we had the pleasure of hosting you. Our memories & your music will live on forever.
— 9:30 Club (@930Club) October 27, 2013
— Eric Davich (@EricSongza) October 27, 2013
noooooooooo notttttttttt LOU REED
— Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) October 27, 2013
lou reed-one of the first poets to speak to me
thankyou for your words
thankyou for the velvet underground
thankyou for the art
— Gavin Rossdale (@GavinRossdale) October 27, 2013
R.I.P Lou http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xldl7d
— Saddle Creek (@saddlecreek) October 27, 2013
If you are listening to anything other than Lou right now what the fuck are you doing?
— Okkervil River (@okkervilriver) October 27, 2013