November 18, 2013 10:43

Lou Reed biography currently in the works

The book is being written by Rolling Stone journalist Anthony DeCurtis.

Lou Reed biography currently in the works

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A biography of the late Lou Reed is currently being penned by Rolling Stone critic Anthony DeCurtis.

Billboard reports that the book will be published by Little, Brown and Co, and though no release date or title has been revealed yet, the publishing house have said the book will offer "the inside story" on the artist. DeCurtis interviewed Reed on a number of occasions and also wrote the liner notes for a Velvet Underground anthology.

Lou Reed died from liver failure on October 27, following a transplant operation in May. His death leaves John Cale and drummer Moe Tucker as the only surviving members of The Velvet Underground.

Last week fans gathered to pay tribute to Lou Reed at a memorial service in New York (November 14). Those wishing to pay their respects to the late Velvet Underground singer attended the event at the Paul Milstein Pool & Terrace at the Lincoln Center, Rolling Stone reports.

The memorial had previously been advertised on Reed's Facebook page as "a gathering open to the public – no speeches, no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music & songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends."

Reed's songs were played through loudspeakers at the three-hour event, with the title track from his 1982 album 'The Blue Mask' the first to be played. Compositions from both his work with the Velvet Underground and his solo career were on the playlist, including 'Heroin', 'I'm Waiting For The Man', 'Sunday Morning', 'Pale Blue Eyes' and 'Sally Can't Dance'. His wife, Laurie Anderson, is said to have been among those who were in attendance.

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