Lou Reed, the influential singer, songwriter and guitarist, died last week due to complications of liver disease. Emerging in the rock n’ roll scene in the 1960’s as The Velvet Underground’s frontman, Reed later embarked on an inventive solo career in the 1970’s. A master of his craft, Reed’s work inspired generations of entertainers and rock enthusiasts.
News of Reed’s death made headlines across the world and sparked a flood of tributes from friends, fans and musicians alike. The tributes consisted of tweets, Facebook posts, and live performances. Artists like The Killers, Tom Waits, and Neil Young are just a few of the many musicians that honored Reed’s life by covering his songs in concert..
Reed’s huge impact within the music community is shown through the slew of tributes performed after his death. Here’s a look at the musicians who took to the stage this week to pay homage to the late rock n’ roll legend.Continue Reading