MUSIC -- October 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM ET
Velvet Underground leader and legendary musician Lou Reed is dead
Singer Lou Reed performs on stage at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, on June 14, 2012. Credit: Paul Bergen/AFP/GettyImages
Rolling Stone reports Velvet Underground leader and celebrated New York musician Lou Reed is dead at 71.
The singer-songwriter's best-known hits included "Perfect Day" and "Walk On The Wild Side."
The magazine has a look back at the rock pioneer's career in a photo slide show.
Lou Reed and Mick Rock speak to BBC Music Showcase about a limited edition book and record set on Sept. 5, 2013.