Velvet Underground leader and legendary musician Lou Reed is dead

BY News Desk  October 27, 2013 at 1:53 PM EDT


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.