The New York Times has reported that Lou Reed, former singer in the Velvet Underground, has died at the age 0f 71. Reed’s literary agent, Andrew Wylie, has confirmed Reed’s passing.
Read the report here: Lou Reed, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 71
The Age Obituary is here: A life walked on the wild side
The Australian reports on the social media reaction: Tributes Flood Social Media
Michael Goldberg interviewed Reed for Addicted To Noise in 1996 and you can read it here: Lou Reed’s Rock and Roll Heart
You can read Charles Shaar Murray‘s tribute to Reed at The Independent: Lou Reed: A frontline member of rock’s ‘Awkward Squad’
Ann Powers has written a piece for NPR: What Lou Reed Taught Me
Read a review of Reed’s 2003 Melbourne concert in The Vault here: Lou Reed Live