Lou Reed Net Worth
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Lou Reed information Birth date: March 2, 1942, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States Death date: October 27, 2013, Southampton, New York, United States Birth place: Brooklyn Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Profession:Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Photographer, Guitarist, Actor, Voice Actor, Film Score Composer Nationality:United States of America Spouse:Laurie Anderson (m. 2008–2013), Sylvia Morales (m. 1980–1994), Betty Reed (m. 1973–1973)
:How tall is Lou Reed – 1,66m.
How much weight is Lou Reed – 57kg
Lewis Allan Lou Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career spanned several decades. The Velvet Underground was a commercial failure in the late 1960s, but …
Biography,1942–64: Early lifeReed was born on March 2, 1942 at Beth El Hospital (now Brookdale) in Brooklyn and grew up in Freeport, Long Island. Contrary to some sources, his birth name was Lewis Allan Reed, not Louis Firbanks, a name that was coined as a joke by Lester Bangs in Creem magazine. Reed was the son of Toby (nee Futterman) and Sidney Joseph Reed, an accountant. His family was Jewish, and although he said that he was Jewish, he added, My God is rocknroll. Its an obscure power that can change your life. The most important part of my religion is to play guitar. Reed attended Atkinson Elementary School in Freeport and went on to Freeport Junior High School, notorious for its gangs. His sister said that as a teenager, he suffered panic attacks, became socially awkward and possessed a fragile temperament but was highly focused on things that he liked – principally music.Reed as a high school senior, 1959Having learned to play the guitar from the radio, he developed an early interest in rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and during high school played in several bands. Reed began experimenting with drugs at the age of 16. His first recording was as a member of a doo-wop-style group called the Jades. His love for playing music and his desire to play gigs brought him into confrontation with his anxious and unaccommodating parents. His sister recalled that, during his first year in college, he was brought home one day in an unresponsive state, supposedly due to a mental breakdown, after which he remained depressed, anxious, and socially unresponsive for a time, and that his parents were having great difficulty coping with the situation. Visiting a psychologist, Reeds parents were made to feel guilty as inadequate parents, and consented to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Reed appeared to blame his father principally for what he had been subjected to. He wrote about the experience in his 1974 song, Kill Your Sons. In an interview, Reed said of the experience:They put the thing down your throat so you dont swallow your tongue, and they put electrodes on your head. Thats what was recommended in Rockland County then to discourage homosexual feelings. The effect is that you lose your memory and become a vegetable. You cant read a book because you get to page 17 and have to go right back to page one again.—?Lou Reed quoted in Please Kill Me (1996)Upon his recovery from the bout of illness and associated treatment, Reed resumed his education at Syracuse University in 1960, studying journalism, film directing, and creative writing. He was a platoon leader in ROTC and was later expelled from the program for holding an unloaded gun to his superiors head. In 1961, he began hosting a late-night radio program on WAER called Excursions On A Wobbly Rail. Named after a song by pianist Cecil Taylor, the program typically featured doo wop, rhythm and blues, and jazz, particularly the free jazz developed in the mid-1950s. Many of Reeds guitar techniques, such as the guitar-drum roll, were inspired by jazz saxophonists, such as Ornette Coleman. Reeds sister Merryl offered the following recollection of her brothers time spent at Syracuse: [He] started a band, he had his own radio show. He reportedly libeled some student on his radio show, the kids family tried to sue my father. And there were other extracurricular possibly illegal activities of which the university didnt approve. I believe they tried to kick him out. But he was a genius, what could they do? He stayed and he graduated. Reed graduated with honors from Syracuse Universitys College of Arts and Sciences with a B.A. in English in June 1964.While enrolled at Syracuse University, he studied under poet Delmore Schwartz, who he said was the first great person I ever met, and they became friends. He credited Schwartz with showing him how with the simplest language imaginable, and very short, you can accomplish the most astonishing heights. One of Reeds fellow students at Syracuse in the early 60s (who also studied under Schwartz) was the musician Garland Jeffreys, they remained close friends until the end of Reeds life. Jeffreys once offered the following recollection of Schwartz and Reed during Reeds time at Syracuse: At four in the afternoon wed all meet at [the bar] The Orange Grove. Me, Delmore and Lou. That would often be the center of the crew. And Delmore was the leader – our quiet leader.  While at Syracuse, Reed was also introduced to heroin for the first time. He once commented: I had recently been introduced to [heroin] by a mashed-in-face negro named Jaw. Jaw gave me hepatitis immediately, which is pathetic and laughable at once. While at Syracuse, Reed also met fellow guitar-playing student Sterling Morrison, who would later play with Reed in the Velvet Underground. While Morrison wasnt attending Syracuse at the time, he made Reeds acquaintance while he was visiting mutual friend Jim Tucker, the older brother of Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker who happened to be attending school there. Reed would later dedicate the song European Son, from the Velvet Undergrounds debut album, to his teacher Delmore Schwartz. In 1982, Reed also recorded My House from his early 80s album The Blue Mask as a tribute to his late mentor. He later said that his goals as a writer were to bring the sensitivities of the novel to rock music or to write the Great American Novel in a record album.1964–70: Pickwick Records and the Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground, 1968In 1964, Reed moved to New York City and began working as an in-house songwriter for Pickwick Records. In 1964, he wrote and recorded the single The Ostrich, a parody of popular dance songs of the time, which included lines such as put your head on the floor and have somebody step on it. His employers felt that the song had hit potential, and assembled a supporting band to help promote the recording. The ad hoc group, called The Primitives, included Welsh musician John Cale, who had recently moved to New York to study music and was playing viola in composer La Monte Youngs Theatre of Eternal Music, along with Tony Conrad. Cale and Conrad were both surprised to find that for The Ostrich, Reed tuned each string of his guitar to the same note, which they began to call his ostrich guitar tuning. This technique created a drone effect similar to their experimentation in Youngs avant-garde ensemble. Disappointed with Reeds performance, Cale was nevertheless impressed by Reeds early repertoire (including Heroin), and a partnership began to evolve.Reed and Cale (who would play viola, keyboards and bass) lived together on the Lower East Side, and invited Reeds college acquaintance guitarist Sterling Morrison and Cales neighbour drummer Angus MacLise to join the group, thus forming the Velvet Underground. When the opportunity came to play their first paying gig at Summit High School in Summit, New Jersey, MacLise quit because he believed that accepting money for art was a sellout and also did not want to participate in a structured gig. He was replaced on drums by Maureen Tucker, initially for that one show, but she soon became a full-time member with her pounding style of drumming an integral part of the bands distinctive sound, despite the initial objections of Cale. Though internally unstable (Cale left in 1968, Reed in 1970), and without commercial success, the band has a long-standing reputation as one of the most influential in rock history.Had he accomplished nothing else, his work with the Velvet Underground in the late sixties would assure him a place in anyones rock & roll pantheon, those remarkable songs still serve as an articulate aural nightmare of men and women caught in the beauty and terror of sexual, street and drug paranoia, unwilling or unable to move. The message is that urban life is tough stuff—it will kill you, Reed, the poet of destruction, knows it but never looks away and somehow finds holiness as well as perversity in both his sinners and his quest. . . . [H]e is still one of a handful of American artists capable of the spiritual home run.—Rolling Stone, 1975The group soon caught the attention of artist Andy Warhol. One of Warhols first contributions was to integrate them into the Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Warhols associates inspired many of Reeds songs as he fell into a thriving, multifaceted artistic scene. Reed rarely gave an interview without paying homage to Warhol as a mentor. Conflict emerged when Warhol had the idea for the group to take on a chanteuse, the European former model and singer Nico. Despite his initial resistance, Reed wrote several songs for Nico to sing, and the two were briefly lovers. The Velvet Underground & Nico reached No. 171 on the charts.The album is now widely considered one of the most influential rock albums ever recorded. Rolling Stone has it listed as the 13th greatest album of all time. Brian Eno once famously stated that although few people bought the album, most of those who did were inspired to form their own band. Vaclav Havel credited this album, which he bought while visiting the U.S., with inspiring him to become president of Czechoslovakia.By the time the band recorded White Light/White Heat, Nico had quit and Warhol had been fired, both against Cales wishes. Warhols replacement as manager was Steve Sesnick. In September 1968, Cale left the band at Reeds behest. Morrison and Tucker were discomfited by Reeds tactics but continued with the group. Cales replacement was Boston-based musician Doug Yule, who played bass, keyboards and who would soon share lead vocal duties in the band with Reed. The group now took on a more pop-oriented sound and acted more as a vehicle for Reed to develop his songwriting craft. The group released two albums with this lineup: 1969s The Velvet Underground and 1970s Loaded. The latter included two of the groups most commercially successful songs, Rock and Roll and Sweet Jane.[clarification needed] After the bands move to Atlantic Records Cotillion label, their new manager pushed Reed to change the subject matter of his songs to lighter topics in hopes of commercial success. Loaded had taken more time to record than the previous three albums together, but had not broken them through to a wider audience.Reed left the band in August 1970 and briefly retired to his parents home on Long Island. The band disintegrated as core members Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker departed in 1971. Yule continued until early 1973, and one more studio album, Squeeze, was released under the Velvet Underground name.1970–79: Glam rock and noise musicAfter quitting the Velvet Underground in August 1970, Reed took a job at his fathers tax accounting firm as a typist, by his own account earning $40 a week (US$247 in 2020 dollars). In 1971, he signed a recording contract with RCA Records and recorded his first solo album in London with top session musicians including Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, members of the progressive rock group Yes. The album, Lou Reed, contained smoothly produced versions of unreleased Velvet Underground songs, some of which had originally been recorded by the Velvets for Loaded but shelved (see the Peel Slowly and See box set). This first solo album was overlooked by most pop music critics and it did not sell well, although music critic Stephen Holden, in Rolling Stone, called it an almost perfect album. . . . which embodied the spirit of the Velvets. Holden describes Reeds unique qualities, in both his voice and lyrics, in the album:Reeds voice hasnt changed much since the early days. Outrageously unmusical, it combines the sass of Jagger and the mockery of early Dylan, but is lower-pitched than either. It is a voice so incapable of bullshit that it makes even an artsy arrangement work by turning the whole thing into a joyous travesty. Just as arresting as Reeds voice are his lyrics, which combine a New York street punk sensibility and rock song cliches with a powerful poetic gift.His artistic self-awareness is so secure that he invariably turns less into more. For he not only awakens nostalgia for Fifties rock, he shows that it is still a vital resource for todays musicians. . . . The overall impression is that of a knowing primitivism, as serious as it is playful, and never less than refreshing. . . . By keeping close to the roots he is keeping the faith.—Rolling Stone, (1972)Reeds breakthrough album, Transformer, was released in November 1972. Transformer was co-produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson, and it introduced Reed to a wider audience, especially in the UK. The hit single Walk on the Wild Side was an ironic yet affectionate salute to the misfits and hustlers who once surrounded Andy Warhol. When first introduced to Reeds music, Bowie had said, I had never heard anything quite like it. It was a revelation to me.Each of the songs five verses poignantly describes a person who had been a fixture at The Factory during the mid-to-late 1960s: (1) Holly Woodlawn, (2) Candy Darling, (3) Little Joe Dallesandro, (4) Sugar Plum Fairy Joe Campbell and (5) Jackie Curtis. The songs transgressive lyrics evaded radio censorship. Though the jazzy arrangement (courtesy of bassist Herbie Flowers and saxophonist Ronnie Ross) was musically somewhat atypical for Reed, it eventually became his signature song. It came about as a result of a commission to compose a soundtrack to a theatrical adaptation of Nelson Algrens novel of the same name, though the play failed to materialize. Ronsons arrangements brought out new aspects of Reeds songs. Perfect Day, for example, features delicate strings and soaring dynamics. It was rediscovered in the 1990s and allowed Reed to drop Walk on the Wild Side from his concerts.Transformer was Reeds commercial and critical pinnacle, and he resented the shadow the record cast over the rest of his career. An argument between Bowie and Reed ended their working relationship for several years, though its subject is not known. (The two reconciled some years later, and Reed performed with Bowie at the latters 50th birthday concert at Madison Square Garden in 1997. They did not formally collaborate again until 2003s The Raven.) Touring in support of Transformer posed the challenge of forming a band for the first time since joining the Velvets. Reed hired an inexperienced bar band, the Tots, and spent much of 1972 and early 1973 on the road with them. Though they improved over the months, criticism of their still-basic abilities ultimately led Reed to fire them mid-tour. He chose keyboardist Moogy Klingman to come up with a new five-member backing band on barely a weeks notice. Thus the tour continued with a denser, bluesier and tighter sound that presaged the very successful live albums Reed would record with all different musicians in December.Reed followed Transformer with the darker Berlin. Berlin is a concept album about two junkies in love in the city. The songs variously concern domestic violence (Caroline Says I, Caroline Says II), drug addiction (How Do You Think It Feels), adultery and prostitution (The Kids), and suicide (The Bed). Reeds late-1973 European tour, featuring dual lead guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, mixed his Berlin material with older numbers. Response to Berlin at the time of its release was decidedly negative, with Rolling Stone pronouncing it a disaster. Since then the album has been critically reevaluated, and in 2003 Rolling Stone included it in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.After Berlin came two albums in 1974, a live record Rock n Roll Animal, and Sally Cant Dance, the former containing performances of the Velvet Underground songs Sweet Jane and Heroin and would go on to become his biggest selling album. Rock n Roll Animal, featuring primarily Velvet Underground material, and its follow-up released in early 1975 Lou Reed Live, its time divided primarily between Transformer and Berlin songs, with only one Velvet Underground song, were both recorded at the same show (Academy Of Music, NYC December 21, 1973), and kept Reed in the public eye with strong sales. The later expanded CD version of Rock n Roll Animal taken together with Lou Reed Live are the entirety of the show that night, although not in the running order it was performed.Lou Reed doesnt just write about squalid characters, he allows them to leer and breathe in their own voices, and he colors familiar landscapes through their own eyes. In the process, Reed has created a body of music that comes as close to disclosing the parameters of human loss and recovery as were likely to find. That qualifies him, in my opinion, as one of the few real heroes rock & roll has raised.—Mikal Gilmore, Rolling Stone, (1979)As he had done with Berlin after Transformer, in 1975 Reed responded to commercial success with a commercial failure, a double album of electronically generated audio feedback, Metal Machine Music. Critics interpreted it as a gesture of contempt, an attempt to break his contract with RCA or to alienate his less sophisticated fans. Reed claimed that the album was a genuine artistic effort, even suggesting that quotations of classical music could be found buried in the feedback. Lester Bangs declared it genius, though also psychologically disturbing. The album was reportedly returned to stores by the thousands after a few weeks. Though later admitting that the liner notes list of instruments is fictitious and intended as parody, Reed continued to maintain that MMM was a serious album, though at the time he had taken it seriously, he was also very stoned. In the 2000s it was adapted for orchestral performance by the German ensemble Zeitkratzer.By contrast, 1975s Coney Island Baby was mainly a warm and mellow album, though for its characters Reed still drew on the underbelly of city life. At this time his lover was a transgender woman, Rachel, mentioned in the dedication of Coney Island Baby and appearing in the photos on the cover of Reeds 1977 best of album, Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed. While Rock and Roll Heart, his 1976 debut for his new record label Arista, fell short of expectations, Street Hassle (1978) was a return to form in the midst of the punk scene he had helped to inspire. Reed was dismissive of punk, and rejected any affiliation with it. Im too literate to be into punk rock . . . The whole CBGBs, new Maxs thing that everyones into and whats going on in London—you dont seriously think Im responsible for whats mostly rubbish?Lou Reed holding a gun during a 1977 photo shoot.In 1978 Reed released his third live album, Live: Take No Prisoners, which some critics thought was his bravest work yet, while others considered it his silliest. Rolling Stone described it as one of the funniest live albums ever recorded [with] Lous dark-humored, Lenny Bruce-like monologues. Reed felt it was his best album:You may find this funny, but I think of it as a contemporary urban-blues album. After all, thats what I write—tales of the city. And if I dropped dead tomorrow, this is the record Id choose for posterity. Its not only the smartest thing Ive done, its also as close to Lou Reed as youre probably going to get, for better or for worse.The Bells (1979) featured jazz musician Don Cherry, and was followed the next year by Growing Up in Public with guitarist Chuck Hammer. Around this period he also appeared as a sleazy record producer in Paul Simons film One-Trick Pony. Reed also played several unannounced one-off concerts in tiny downtown Manhattan clubs with the likes of Cale, Patti Smith, and David Byrne during this period. Reed and Patti Smith both worked at Record Plant in 1977 at the same time, each trying to complete albums. Bruce Springsteen was also at the studio working on finishing his Darkness on the Edge of Town album.1980–89: Marriage and critical acclaimIn 1980, Reed married British designer Sylvia Morales. They were divorced more than a decade later. While together, Morales inspired Reed to write several songs, particularly Think It Over from 1980s Growing Up in Public and Heavenly Arms from 1982s The Blue Mask with bassist Fernando Saunders. After Legendary Hearts (1983) and New Sensations (1984) fared adequately on the charts, Reed was sufficiently reestablished as a public figure to become spokesman for Honda motorcycles.The New York Times reported in 1998 on Reeds change from the 1970s to the 1980s. The Times observed that, in the 1970s, Reed had a distinctive persona: Back then he was publicly gay, pretended to shoot heroin onstage, and cultivated a Dachau panda look, with cropped peroxide hair and black circles painted under his eyes. The newspaper went on to note that, in 1980, Reed renounced druggy theatrics, even swore off intoxicants themselves, and became openly heterosexual, openly married.In the early 1980s, Reed worked with a number of innovative guitarists including Chuck Hammer and Robert Quine. Hammer appeared on Growing Up in Public (1980) and Quine appeared on The Blue Mask (1982) and Legendary Hearts (1983).Reed performing during A Conspiracy of Hope, 1986On September 22, 1985, Reed performed at the first Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Illinois. He performed Doin the Things That We Want To, I Love You, Suzanne, New Sensations and Walk on the Wild Side as his solo set, later playing bass for Roy Orbison during his set. In June 1986, Reed released Mistrial (co-produced with Fernando Saunders), a more commercial album than previous records. To support the release, he released two music videos: No Money Down and The Original Wrapper.At the same time of Mistrials release, he joined Amnesty Internationals A Conspiracy of Hope short tour and was outspoken about New Yorks political issues and personalities. He would later use this experience on the 1989 album New York, commenting on crime, AIDS, Jesse Jackson, Kurt Waldheim and Pope John Paul II.Following Warhols death after routine surgery in 1987, Reed again collaborated with John Cale on the biographical Songs for Drella (1990), Warhols nickname. The album marked an end to a 22-year estrangement from Cale. On the album, Reed sings of his love for his late friend, and criticizes both the doctors who were unable to save Warhols life and Warhols would-be assassin, Valerie Solanas.1990–99: Velvet Underground reunion and Laurie Anderson1993 Velvet Underground reunion promotional photo. From left to right: Morrison (at back), Tucker, Cale and ReedIn 1990, following a twenty-year hiatus, the Velvet Underground reformed for a Fondation Cartier benefit in France. Reed released his sixteenth solo record, Magic and Loss, in 1992, an album about mortality, inspired by the death of two close friends from cancer. In 1993, the Velvet Underground again reunited and toured throughout Europe, although plans for a North American tour were cancelled following another falling out between Reed and Cale. In 1994, Reed appeared in A Celebration: The Music of Pete Townshend and The Who, also known as Daltrey Sings Townshend. This was a two-night concert at Carnegie Hall produced by Roger Daltrey in celebration of his fiftieth birthday. In 1994, a CD and a VHS video were issued, and in 1998 a DVD was released. Reed performed a radically rearranged version of Now and Then from Psychoderelict.In 1996, the Velvet Underground were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. At the induction ceremony, Reed performed a song entitled Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend alongside former bandmates John Cale and Maureen Tucker, in dedication to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, who had died the previous August. Reed was nominated for the Rock Hall as a solo artist thrice, in 2000, 2001 and 2015 and was chosen to be inducted at the April 18, 2015 ceremony in Cleveland.His 1996 album, Set the Twilight Reeling, and 2000s Ecstasy, both produced by Hal Willner, drew praise from most critics. In 1996, Reed contributed songs and music to Time Rocker, an avant-garde theatrical interpretation of H. G. Wells The Time Machine staged by theater director Robert Wilson. The piece premiered in the Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany and was later also shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.In 1998, the PBS TV show American Masters aired Timothy Greenfield-Sanders feature documentary Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart. This film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. and at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany went on to screen at over 50 festivals worldwide. In 1999, the film and Reed as its subject received a Grammy Award for best long-form music video.From the late 1990s, Reed was romantically linked to the musician, multi-media and performance artist Laurie Anderson, and the two collaborated on a number of recordings together. Anderson contributed to Call On Me from Reeds project The Raven, to the tracks Baton Rouge and Rock Minuet from Reeds Ecstasy and to Hang On to Your Emotions from Reeds Set the Twilight Reeling. Reed contributed to In Our Sleep from Andersons Bright Red and to One Beautiful Evening from her Life on a String. They married on April 12, 2008.2000–09: Rock and ambient experimentationEcstasy, The Raven and Berlin tourReed performing at Schinitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, 2004In May 2000, Reed performed before Pope John Paul II at the Great Jubilee Concert in Rome. In 2000, a new collaboration with Robert Wilson called POEtry was staged at the Thalia Theater in Germany. As with the previous collaboration Time Rocker, POEtry was also inspired by the works of a 19th-century writer: Edgar Allan Poe. Reed became interested in Poe after producer Hal Willner suggested he read some of Poes text at a Halloween benefit he was curating at St. Anns Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. For this new collaboration, Reed reworked and rewrote some of Poes text and included some new songs based on the theme explored in the texts. In 2001, Reed made a cameo appearance in the movie adaptation of Prozac Nation. On October 6, 2001, the New York Times published a Reed poem called Laurie Sadly Listening in which he reflects upon the September 11 attacks.Incorrect reports of Reeds death were broadcast by numerous U.S. radio stations in 2001, caused by a hoax email (purporting to be from Reuters) which said he had died of a drug overdose. In 2003, he released a 2-CD set, The Raven, based on Poe-Try. In 2011, he transformed the CD into an illustrated book, with art by Lorenzo Mattotti, published by Fantagraphics. Besides Reed and his band, the album featured actors and musicians including singers David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Anohni, saxophonist Ornette Coleman, and actors Elizabeth Ashley, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Amanda Plummer, Fisher Stevens and Kate Valk. The album consisted of songs written by Reed and spoken-word performances of reworked and rewritten texts of Edgar Allan Poe by the actors, set to electronic music composed by Reed. At the same time a single disc CD version of the album, focusing on the music, was also released.A few months after the release of The Raven, a new 2-CD Best Of-set was released, entitled NYC Man (The Ultimate Collection 1967–2003), which featured an unreleased version of the song Who am I and a selection of career-spanning tracks that had been selected, remastered and sequenced under Reeds supervision. In April 2003, Reed embarked on a new world tour supporting both new and released material, with a band including cellist Jane Scarpantoni and singer Anohni. During some of the concerts for this tour, the band was joined by Master Ren Guangyi, Reeds personal tai chi instructor, performing tai chi movements to the music on stage. This tour was documented in the 2004 live double album Animal Serenade, recorded at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.In 2003, Reed released his first book of photographs, Emotions in Action. This work was made up out of two books, a larger A4-paper sized called Emotions and a smaller one called Actions which was laid into the hard cover of the former. After Hours: a Tribute to the Music of Lou Reed was released by Wampus Multimedia in 2003. Reed was also a judge that year for the third annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists careers.Reed performing in Malaga, Spain, 2008In 2004, a Groovefinder remix of his song Satellite of Love, called Satellite of Love 04, was released. It reached No. 10 in the UK Singles Chart. Also in 2004, Reed contributed vocals and guitar to the track Fistful of Love on I Am a Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons. In 2005, Reed recorded a spoken word text on Danish rock band Kashmirs album No Balance Palace.In January 2006, a second book of photographs, Lou Reeds New York, was released. At the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, Reed performed White Light/White Heat with the Raconteurs. Later in the night, while co-presenting the award for Best Rock Video with Pink, he exclaimed, apparently unscripted, that MTV should be playing more rock n roll.In October 2006, Reed appeared at Hal Willners Leonard Cohen tribute show Came So Far for Beauty in Dublin, beside the cast of Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave, Anohni, Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton and others. According to the reports, he played a heavy metal version of Cohens The Stranger Song. He also performed One of Us Cannot Be Wrong and two duets — Joan of Arc with Cohens former back-up singer Julie Christensen and Memories with Anjani.In December 2006, Reed played a first series of show at St. Anns Warehouse, Brooklyn, based on his 1973 Berlin song cycle. Reed was reunited on stage with guitarist Steve Hunter, who played on the original album as well as on Rock n Roll Animal, as well as joined by singers Anohni and Sharon Jones, pianist Rupert Christie, a horn and string section and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The show was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also produced the original album, and Hal Willner. The stage was designed by his neighbor and best friend, painter Julian Schnabel, and a film about protagonist Caroline directed by his daughter, Lola Schnabel, was projected to the stage. A live recording of these concerts was also published as a film (directed by Schnabel) which was released in 2008. The show was also played at the Sydney Festival in January 2007 and throughout Europe during June and July 2007. The album version of the concert, entitled Berlin: Live at St. Anns Warehouse, was released in 2008.Hudson River Wind Meditations and Metal Machine TrioReed performing the Berlin album in Stockholm, Sweden, 2008In April 2007, he released Hudson River Wind Meditations, a record of ambient meditation music. It was released on the Sounds True record label and its four tracks were said to have been composed just for himself as a guidance for tai chi exercise and meditation.In May 2007, Reed performed the narration for a screening of Guy Maddins silent film Brand upon the Brain!. In June 2007, he performed live at the Traffic Festival 2007 in Turin, Italy, a five-day free event organized by the city. That same month saw the re-release of Reeds and The Undergrounds Pale Blue Eyes, as part of the soundtrack of the French-language film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (imdb.com).In August 2007, Reed went into the studio with the Killers in New York City to record Tranquilize, a duet with Brandon Flowers for the Killers B-side/rarities album, called Sawdust. During that month, he also recorded guitar for the Lucibel Crater song Threadbare Funeral which appears on their album The Family Album. In October 2007, Reed gave a special performance in the Recitement song Passengers. The album combines music with spoken word, and was composed by Stephen Emmer and produced by Tony Visconti. Hollandcentraal was inspired by this piece of music and literature, which spawned a concept for a music video. On October 1, 2008, Reed joined Richard Barone via projected video on a spoken/sung duet of Reeds Ill Be Your Mirror with cellist Jane Scarpantoni, in Barones FRONTMAN: A Musical Reading at Carneg
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