Monday, October 28, 2013

RIP Lou Reed

Alternative rock pioneer and former Velvet Underground front man, Lou Reed passed away at his home in New York at age 71. Reed, who was born in Brooklyn but raised in Long Island helped lead the counter-culture and alternative moment in New York City in the late 60's through all of the 70's and 80's. His death is being connected to a liver transplant he had earlier this year.

His music influenced everyone ranging from Joy Division to The Killers. We were fortunate enough to see him in concert a few times, at his bizarre and interesting 2009 Lollapalooza performance and when he performed with Gorillaz at Madison Square Garden in 2010

RIP Lou, you will be missed.