Lou is the title of an upcoming Lou Reed tribute album from Grammy-nominated songwriter Joseph Arthur. The album was performed, recorded and produced by Arthur in his home studio, and will be released on May 13, 2014. "The last thing I would want to do is turn his life into an opportunity, but at the same time, what better way to honor the man and his music than to celebrate it and sing it and record it," Arthur comments in the liner notes of Lou.
“Wanna hear more?” When Lou Reed asks you a question, you know you’re being tested. For the past quarter of an hour, he’s been holding forth on the subject of power tube distortion. Now he wants to know if I’d like him to keep going.
Liver disease has officially been declared the cause of singer Lou Reed's death. Following his liver transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio in April, Reed said he was "bigger and stronger than ever" and called himself "a triumph of modern medicine, physics and chemistry," The New York Times reports.
Singer/guitarist Lou Reed, best known as the principal songwriter in the influential New York City band the Velvet Underground, died today at age 71. Although the cause of his death has not yet been revealed, Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.