Back in 1972, the same year he released his breakthrough solo album 'Transformer,' Lou Reed showed up on the French TV show 'Pop 2.' But he didn't focus all that much on his new album. Instead, along with former bandmates John Cale and Nico, he performed some Velvet Underground classics.
Since rock legend Lou Reed passed away on Oct. 27, an incredible amount of musicians have offered their condolences. However, not much had been heard from the members of Metallica, who recorded the collaborative album 'Lulu' with Reed in 2011. However, one day shy of the 'Lulu' album's second anniversary, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has offered a lengthy and heartfelt tribute to Reed.
The rock world was stunned over the weekend after learning Lou Reed had passed away. The musician's cause of death was not originally confirmed with the news of his passing, but the details have now been made public.
As we reported earlier today, legendary Velvet Underground frontman and solo artist Lou Reed has died at the age of 71. The veteran rocker had undergone a liver transplant in May, but no cause of death has been officially announced.
Lou Reed underwent liver transplant surgery last month in Cleveland, his wife, Laurie Anderson, has revealed. It was apparently a life-saving operation, and it might explain why the legendary Velvet Underground frontman cancelled his planned appearance at Coachella earlier this year.