Lou Reed Dead at 71: Rockers React
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.
Reed, who collaborated with Metallica a couple of years, ago, is highly respected in the rock world, having influenced a tremendous amount of bands. With a death of this magnitude in the rock world, a slew of musicians and bands have reacted via Twitter, including Nikki Sixx, Dave Navarro, Motorhead, Flea and several others. See their tweets below:
RIP Lou Reed.Thank you for your beautiful/dark lyrics/music and stance on life.You inspired me from my teenage years right up till today.
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) October 27, 2013
I love Lou reed so much. Always
— Flea (@flea333) October 27, 2013
Fuck! One of my all time heroes and friends has passed. RIP Lou!
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) October 27, 2013
Rest In Peace to Lou Reed. You will be missed!
— Official Motörhead (@myMotorhead) October 27, 2013
R.I.P. Lou Reed & thank you & the Velvets. U were my inspiration in the '70's, 4 without you there would have been no punk rock!
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) October 27, 2013
— T O M M Y L E E (@MrTommyLand) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed. A musician, artist and trailblazer who played by his own rules.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed
— TheDevilWearsPrada (@TDWPband) October 27, 2013
RIP Lou Reed.
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) October 27, 2013
Wow, this is a real bummer – Lou Reed dead at 71. White Light/White Heat, Street Hassle, Metal Machine Music. Lou Reed was a treasure.
— Danko Jones (@dankojones) October 27, 2013