Tributes to Lou Reed: Onstage & Around the World

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Ever since the news broke yesterday that music and cultural icon Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71, tributes have been pouring in from around the world for the musician and front-man of Velvet Underground, a seminal and incalculably influential rock band. Check out a few of these below.

Pearl Jam busted out Lou Reed’s “I’m Waiting For My Man” in Baltimore:

https://twitter.com/PearlJam/status/394662557602283520

Phish’s Trey Anastasio issued a statement on their website just before taking the stage in Hartford before opening with The Velvet Underground’s “Rock and Roll” (LISTEN).

https://twitter.com/phish/status/394615798548799488

An article titled “The Aches And Pains of Touring” penned by Lou Reed for The New Yorker was re-published 17 years after first going to print today. Click here to read the PDF.

The Who tweeted a brief tribute to Lou Reed:

https://twitter.com/TheWho/status/394517423476318209

Tom Morello credits Jane’s Addiction’s cover of VU’s “Rock and Roll” for introducing him to Lou Reed:

https://twitter.com/tmorello/status/394540072566927360

Jim James tweeted out the “Street Hassle” music video after a brief message of gratitude to Reed:

https://twitter.com/jimjames/status/394555036224598017

https://twitter.com/jimjames/status/394538186061250560

Later Sunday night, My Morning Jacket was joined by Neil Young at the Bridge School Benefit for a big performance of The Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin”:

The final tweet from Lou Reed’s account:

https://twitter.com/LouReed/status/394416620258742272