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  1. Laurie Anderson Writes Letter on Lou Reed's Passing

    November 01, 2013 12:44 AM EDT Laurie Anderson, the musician, performance artist and widow of Lou Reed, wrote a letter addressing the seminal musician's death in Long Island, New York newspaper East Hampton Star. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 7 ...

  2. Patti Smith On Lou Reed's Passing

    October 28, 2013 6:38 PM EDT Patti Smith remembers the first time she saw Lou Reed in person. It was 1970 and Reed and the Velvet Underground were performing at the Manhattan club Max's Kansas City. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 The Many Li ...

  3. Lou Reed Remembrance: Melinda Newman On Her Scariest Interview

    October 28, 2013 3:44 PM EDT This story originally appeared on Hitfix   Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' The most scared I’ve ever been before an intervi ...

  4. Lou Reed In The Billboard Archives: Interviews with the 'Rock 'n' Roll Animal'; 'Street Hassle' Ad; 'Pop Special Merit' for the Velvet Underground

    October 28, 2013 11:58 AM EDT In addition to his "perfect" Billboard chart history , the late-Lou Reed left a lasting legacy in Billboard magazine. Below are some excerpts culled from our archive on the ever-thoughtful, innovative and provocative rock & roll pi ...

  5. Lou Reed RIP: Artists, Music Biz Tweets From Iggy Pop, John Cale, Daniel Ek, Clive Davis, Others

    October 28, 2013 11:27 AM EDT 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:... ht ...

  6. Seymour Stein on Lou Reed’s Passing: 'We Always Respected Each Other'

    October 28, 2013 10:17 AM EDT   Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71 Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane' Seymour Stein , the great music man and label head, sent Billboard his thoughts on the pa ...

  7. Lou Reed RIP: What If Everyone Who Bought The First Velvet Underground Album Did Start A Band?

    October 28, 2013 1:49 AM EDT A popular perception of the Velvet Underground, fronted by the late-Lou Reed , is that while the group didn’t sell many records, they inspired legions of musicians to start bands. In fact a popular trope is that the Velvet Underground’s first a ...

  8. The Many Lives of Lou Reed's 'Sweet Jane'

    October 27, 2013 10:12 PM EDT "So I thought I would explain to you how you make a career out of three chords," Lou Reed says at the start of the 2004 live album "Animal Serenade," as he fools around with the opening of "Sweet Jane." He then goe ...

  9. Lou Reed's Billboard Chart History

    October 27, 2013 6:54 PM EDT In his lifetime, the late Lou Reed charted 23 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, stretching back to his self-titled debut in 1972.  The Grammy Award-winner's most recent chart ink came with his collaboration album "Lulu," with Met ...

  10. John Cale on Death of Lou Reed: 'I've Lost My 'School-Yard Buddy'

    October 27, 2013 5:16 PM EDT Lou Reed's death leaves multi-instrumentalist John Cale and drummer Mo Tucker as the only living original members of art rock icons Velvet Underground. Cale, who co-founded the group with Reed in 1965, reacted to the news with a simple sent ...

  11. Lou Reed's Death: Stars React on Twitter

    October 27, 2013 3:50 PM EDT With the sad news that rock icon Lou Reed died Sunday (October 27) at the age of 71, celebrities across genres and generations have taken to Twitter to share an outpouring of reactions expressing grief and celebrating Reed's life and long c ...

  12. Lou Reed, Rock 'n' Roll Iconoclast, Dead at 71

    October 27, 2013 2:49 PM EDT The walk on the wild side has ended. And it was a wild one, indeed. Lou Reed, who died on Sunday at the age of 71 at home on Long Island, was never on any kind of mission other than to satisfy his own muse. And that muse was meandering -- occas ...