45 Years Ago: Lou Reed Becomes a Top 40 Star With ‘Transformer’
“If Bowie’s doing Lou, and if Lou’s doing Bowie, Lou’s still doing Lou.”
35 Years Ago: Lou Reed Strips Down and Makes His Best Album in Years, ‘The Blue Mask’
Lou Reed's career was in a rut as the '70s turned into the '80s.
5 Years Ago: Lou Reed Joins Metallica on the Violent, Heavily Criticized ‘Lulu’
For Metallica, 'Lulu' was a chance to try something new – to wing it with a rock hero. For Lou Reed, however, it was different.
40 Years Ago: Lou Reed Rolls On With ‘Rock and Roll Heart’
By the mid-'70s, Lou Reed had been through a lifetime of rock 'n' roll experiences in just a little more than a decade.
Holly Woodlawn, Inspiration for Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side,’ Dies
Holly Woodlawn, the flamboyant figure mentioned by name in Lou Reed's best-known solo hit, was battling cancer.
Lou Reed Biography Author Promises ‘Nuanced Portrait’
Author Howard Sounes didn't shy away from the more unpleasant aspects of Lou Reed's life while writing his biography of the former Velvet Underground frontman.
40 Years Ago: Lou Reed Releases One of Rock’s Most Hated Albums, ‘Metal Machine Music’
Lou Reed's relationship with the rock 'n' roll press was never an easy one. After the release of Metal Machine Music in July 1975, it was much, much worse.
David Bowie Called Lou Reed and Metallica’s ‘Lulu’ a ‘Masterpiece’
David Bowie said 'Lulu' was Lou Reed's "masterpiece," according to Laurie Anderson.