Musicians remember Lou Reed
Sunday took one of rock and roll's greatest and most influential musicians, Lou Reed, who died at age 71 due to complications with a liver transplant. Reed, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, left behind a legacy that shaped the next generation of rock music, including acts like the Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, R.E.M. and U2, Weezer and many others. In his passing, several musicians have taken time to remember the artist.
Velvet Underground band mate John Cale:
The news I feared the most, pales in comparison to the lump in my throat and the hollow in my stomach. Two kids have a chance meeting and 47 years later we fight and love the same way -- losing either one is incomprehensible. No replacement value, no digital or virtual fill...broken now, for all time. Unlike so many with similar stories -- we have the best of our fury laid out on vinyl, for the world to catch a glimpse. The laughs we shared just a few weeks ago, will forever remind me of all that was good between us.
The Smiths's Morrissey: