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Former Velvet Underground Drummer Moe Tucker Pays Tribute to Lou Reed

When a famous person dies, too often the tributes from colleagues past and present read like canned statements, with little insight into the deceased’s life or character. However, Moe Tucker, former drummer for the Velvet Underground, went into considerable detail about Lou Reed, who passed away on Oct. 27.

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Pearl Jam Pays Tribute to Lou Reed

Pearl Jam paid tribute to the former Velvet Underground frontman in the best way possible: by playing his music.

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Lou Reed’s Cause of Death Confirmed

There is now a confirmation of the cause of Lou Reed’s death. It has been revealed that the Velvet Underground and solo star died at his home on Long Island yesterday (Oct. 27) of an ailment that stemmed from his recent liver transplant.

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Lou Reed Remembered by David Bowie and Former Velvet Underground Bandmate John Cale

Few musicians were more closely associated with Lou Reed than David Bowie and John Cale. Both artists released statements yesterday (Oct. 27) upon hearing of Reed’s death.

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Lou Reed Dead: Rockers React

The death of Velvet Underground and solo star Lou Reed has prompted strong reactions from both his peers and the future generations of musicians who his work influenced so profoundly.

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Lou Reed Dead at 71

Sad news from the world of rock as Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed has passed away. He was 71.

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Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ Featured in PlayStation 4 Commercial

As two flesh-and-blood actors play out the roles of video-game heroes in the trailer for the new PlayStation 4, a greater force casts its presence over the scene. The two men, dressed in warrior-like battle garb and armed with various weapons, approach each other as a piano-driven melody sets the mood. If you're a Lou Reed fan, you'll instantly recognize his familiar song.

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Lou Reed Back on the Mend After New Health Scare

Lou Reed must be getting tired of seeing the insides of hospitals. Just weeks after the liver transplant that saved his life, he was recently rushed back into emergency care after falling ill.

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Lou Reed Shocked and Disturbed Over NSA Spying

Lou Reed made his first public appearance since his life-saving liver transplant last month, and the legendary artist was as cranky as ever. Appearing at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Reed said he was shocked and disturbed by recent revelations regarding the NSA and spying, according to The Guardian.

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Lou Reed Feeling ‘Up and Strong’ After Liver Transplant

Lou Reed has disclosed the location of the life-saving liver transplant operation he underwent last month, and given thanks for the care he received in a new message posted at his website.

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