Lou Reed R.I.P


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

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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