Tributes to Lou Reed: Onstage & Around the World

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:

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).

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:

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

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

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: