The rock world is still mourning the loss of Lou Reed who died Sunday at the age of 71 from what a representative said was an ailment related to his liver transplant in May. On Sunday night, Pearl Jam paid a musical tribute to the late Velvet Underground singer by performing “I’m Waiting for the Man” during their concert in Baltimore.
Influential songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed died yesterday. Reed was known as being a pioneer who helped shape almost fifty years of rock music.
The cause of his death has not been released, but Reed underwent a liver transplant in May.
Reed founded Velvet Underground in the late 60s. As a solo artist from the 70s into the 2010s, he was a fan favorite.
In 1970, Reed traveled to England and recorded a solo debut backed by members of the band Yes. 1972′s Transformer was produced by David Bowie and pushed him beyond cult status into rock stardom.
“Walk On the Wild Side” became a hit and “Satellite of Love” was covered by U2 and others.
Reed became a student of T-ai Chi. In 2005 he released a double-CD called “The Raven”, based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe. In 2007, he released an ambient album titled “Hudson River Wind Meditations”. Reed returned to mainstream rock with 2011′s “Lulu”, a collaboration with Metallica.
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In his last post on social media, Reed posted a picture with a poster of him called “The Door.”
Rumors became cold hard facts Thursday when Metallic confirmed on their website they will be performing a concert in Antarctica. The band said in a statement: “After 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth…except for one. That is all about to change as we are set to travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now.” On December 8, the band will play “inside a dome” on the Carlini Argentine Base for an audience that will consist of contest winners from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico who enter a contest sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero. And in “a real first” for the band, “the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification.” The gig will be filmed for audience worldwide to see at a later date.